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In 2018 YUSU was ranked 21st in the The Sunday Times’ Top 100 Best Not-For-Profit organisations to work for in the UK. Each year, YUSU invest over £20,000 in staff and officer training as we are dedicated to supporting and nurturing the skills and aspirations of our employees.

From our hardworking bar staff at our award-winning venues to our CEO, we all share the same goal - to put students at the heart of everything we do. 

Please see below for our current vacancies and join our dynamic and growing team:


Catering Operations and Development Manager 

Post details 

Contract: Annualised hours contract of 2080 hours per annum

Salary: Competitive dependent on experience 

More about the vacancy

YUSU CS is looking for a capable and ambitious Catering Operations and Development Manager to oversee the entire catering operation across our venue portfolio. The candidate must be diligent, hardworking and up to date with the current trends in the licensed trade and particularly within the student market. 

Whilst managing the outlets, you will also be responsible for leading the teams and have a proven track record in leadership skills, motivating and developing the team and the outlets with both passion and enthusiasm.

The successful candidate will be responsible for running and growing the catering operations in three existing venues whilst proactively looking at market expansion and the next “big thing” to complement our other non-catered venues.

YUSU is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome applications form currently underrepresented groups including BAME applicants.

In the world of large scale hospitality you will struggle to find an opportunity like this. As a not for profit organisation we work to a different set of rules to those found on the high street. From working with a large team of like-minded student staff, to forming a key player in a hard-working, motivated and close knit management team you will be working some of the most sociable hours found in the industry and experience freedom and autonomy to influence our services at a level seldom found elsewhere.

For further details please see our application pack below:

Job Description

Apply now by emailing jobs@yusu.org with current copy of your CV and Cover letter (max 2 pages) quoting REF; Catering Manager

Recruitment Timeline

Closing date: 31st January 2019

Interviews: w/c 4th February 2019

Start date: Immediate

No Agencies Please


Student Engagement Coordinator

This is an exciting time for YUSU’s Student Voice Team – our new academic strategy focuses on engaging ‘students as partners’ in educationally purposeful activities and enhancing our capacity to influence education policy at the University of York. 

Delivering and developing our academic representation system is a key part of the strategy and we are seeking a high performing individual to coordinate our Academic Reps.

As Student Engagement Coordinator, you will work with the Student Voice Team to coordinate YUSU’s academic engagement work; fostering a sense of community amongst York students, developing a partnership approach to student voice activities and ensuring students are at the heart of their education and decisions about academic life. You will work closely with Student Representatives and academic departments across the University, utilising your strong communication skills.

We are looking for someone ready to work within a team in a dynamic and collaborative student-led environment. You will have a keen interest in Higher Education and be able to motivate Student Representatives and others to develop effective solutions to challenges faced by students. This post will develop over time and you should be someone with a proactive and flexible approach.

For further details please see our application pack below:

Job Description and Person Specification

Apply now by emailing via this link with a completed application form and equality monitoring form below;

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

Closing date:  24th January 2019

Interviews: 31st January 2019


Venue Manager

Post details

Hours of work: Annualised Hours Contract 2080 (Of which 160 Hours will be holiday) and with the majority of hours taking place during our three 10 week academic terms. 

Rate of pay/ Salary: £20,000 - £23,000 depending on experience. 

More about the vacancy

The University of York Students' Union (YUSU) is a charity that is run for, and by, the 16,000 students at the University of York. YUSU Commercial Services (YUSU CS) operates market leading licensed and catered venues throughout campus. All profits generated by these operations are reinvested back into the Students' Union to support student life at the University of York. 

YUSU CS is looking for a capable and ambitious Venue Manager to manage two of our licensed spaces. The candidate must be diligent, hardworking and up to date with the current trends in the licensed trade and particularly within the student market. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for running two evening venues, one of which is a traditional boozer specialising in gins and real ale and the other an events space with a focus on cocktails. 

YUSU is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome applications form currently underrepresented groups including BAME applicants.

For further details please see our application pack below;

Job Description and Person Specification

Apply now by emailing via this link with a completed application form and equality monitoring form below;

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

Recruitment Timeline

Closing date:  January the 20th, 2019.

Interviews: Week Commencing the 21st of January 2019

Start Date: Immediate 

No Agencies Please


Full-Time Supervisor

Post details

Hours of work: 40 hours per week during term time. Hours outside of term available.

Rate of pay/ Salary: £8.50 per hour + Holiday Pay

More about the vacancy

The University of York Students' Union (YUSU) is a charity that is run for, and by, the 16,000 students at the University of York. YUSU Commercial Services (YUSU CS) operates market leading licensed and catered venues throughout campus. All profits generated by these operations are reinvested back into the Students' Union to support student life at the University of York. 

YUSU CS are looking for a capable and ambitious individual to supervise our venues during the day and evening. They will assist in the operational running of the bar: ensuring that staff are fulfilling their duties to the best of their ability and providing excellent customer service. This is an exciting time to join YUSU CS with plenty of opportunities as we are currently expanding. 

The role is predominantly term time based. However, there is the opportunity to be involved with out of term time work such as conference trade, venue development, and so on. For further information please see the role description below. 

YUSU is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community. We welcome applications form currently underrepresented groups including BAME applicants.

For further details please see our application pack below;

Job Description and Person Specification

Apply now by emailing via this link with a completed application form and equality monitoring form below;

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

Recruitment Timeline

Closing date:  20th of January 2019

Interviews: Week commencing the 21st of January 2019

Start date: Immediate 

No Agencies Please


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