We are currently recruiting for the following positions.

Academic and Welfare Development Coordinator

Full time, permanent  Salary: £ 23,791.85

The University of York Students' Union (YUSU) is a charity that helps over 16,000 students get the most out of their time at University. Located on the Heslington West campus, the Union provides students with the opportunity to meet people; make new friends and get involved.

YUSU is looking to recruit an Academic and Welfare Development Coordinator to work within the Union and its sister organisation the Graduate Student Association (GSA). The role will provide information, advice and advocacy, both individually and in groups, to York students to ensure that YUSU and the GSA  are enhancing the quality of the student experience at York. The successful candidate will work closely with staff members and elected officers across both organisations as well as the University to ensure the delivery of a high quality support service that will help improve our members’ lives.

To join us, you will need to be energetic, motivational and committed. You will be able to think analytically, possess a flexible approach to problem solving and be able to think creatively to ensure outcomes.

For further details please see our application pack below:

Recruitment Pack

Job Description & Person Specification

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

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

​Applications deadline: 23rd October 2017 5pm

Interviews: 3rd November 2017​


Full time – up to £18,000 per annum

Here at YUSU Commercial Services we work on annualised contracts, this means we work primarily 36 weeks of the year on an average of 55 hours per week, the rest of the time is either holiday or ad hoc working. We operate on a three term basis, January to March, Ad Hoc working/Vacation, April to June, Ad Hoc working /Vacation, September to December, Ad Hoc working/Vacation . In August we are completely shutdown, we are also closed for most of December. 

During term time our peak times are Monday to Thursday, with Saturday's & Sunday's being our quieter periods.

Regular working days will start at the earliest 7.45am and finish any time between 4pm and 8.30pm.

Holidays 28 days PA inc Bank Holidays

Pension scheme is provided and contributed to.

Perks: Meals on duty, uniform, staff discount scheme, NUS CARD


Working within the university campus offers lots of benefits, relaxed, friendly and diverse environment. There is always something going on, YUSU CS get involved in lots of events and activities within the university campus. Working for YUSU CS offers a very different working pattern to many other catering and hospitality venues. Primarily that our busiest times are day times Monday through to Thursday. Our team is made up from a mixture of full time and student staff which offers an opportunity to lead and coach a large team on a daily basis.

For further details please see our application pack below and cover letter;

Recruitment Pack

Job Description & Person Specification

Apply now by emailing with your CV and a short cover letter

Recruitment: Ongoing

Start date: ASAP

Catering Assistant

YUSU Commercial Services is looking for Kitchen Assistants.

Post details: 

  • University of York Students Only
  • £6.85 per hour plus holiday pay, after successful probation rate of pay will increase to £7.50 per hour plus holiday pay
  • Various hours and shifts in all catering outlets
  • Minimum 11 hours per week (two 5.5 hours shifts)
  • Casual contract for 2017/18 academic year

About the post:

To support the management team in delivering outstanding levels of quality, service and value for money.  Direct food preparation, cook, serve and carry out basic administration tasks. The post-holder will be expected to provide excellent customer care and contribute towards a successful catering operation, whilst ensuring adherence to legislation and York Student Union’s policies and procedures.

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

Role Description

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

Application deadline Monday 9th October 2017 5pm

Interviews: w/c 9th October 2017 and w/c 16thOctober 2017​

Policy Review Group Volunteering Role

YUSU is looking for four volunteers to join the student led Policy Review Group (PRG) for the 2017/18 Academic Year.

The PRG is a committee designed to oversee the Policy Process within the Union, as well as supporting and scrutinising the democratic processes within the Union.  It is headed up by the elected Policy Coordinator.

For more information please take a look at the ‘Ideas’ section of the website, the relevant By-laws and see the role description below;

Apply now by emailing with a completed application form and equality monitoring form below.

For informal enquiries please contact Tom Meares, Democracy and Campaigns Coordinator at

Role Specification

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

Application Deadline: 5pm on Friday13th October

Interviews:  Week Commencing 16th October