Work For Us

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Who We Are

Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are all seriously fun places to work. They are organisations in their own right. Professionally run, but different. Professional teams support elected student leaders to make change, improve lives, and fulfil potential; we help make this happen.

Why Apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring, and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces.

Benefits and Perks

In return for your passion and experience we offer:

  • 25 days holidays per year to 30 days of annual leave after 5 years
  • Up to 6 additional days at Christmas and Easter closure periods
  • Enrolment into the pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to Work scheme, enabling significant savings on bicycle purchase
  • UAL staff training courses
  • NUS card
  • Flexibility for work-life balance
  • Interest free travel loan

How We Recruit

We want to ensure all systems, policies, and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible. Therefore, we decided that all candidates have to complete our application form and 'Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact' form in order to apply for a job.

Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are reviewed by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is completed in a fair and consistent manner, and that all applicants are provided with the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Full time roles

Assistant Accountant

Salary:  £27,700 per annum

Working Hours: 37 hrs per week

Contract type:  1.0 FT, Permanent

Location: Central London but post holder may be required to work flexibly across other university or Students’ Union sites

Who we are

Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are all seriously fun places to work. They are organisations in their own right. Professionally run, but different. Professional teams support elected student leaders to make change, improve lives and fulfil potential; we help make it happen.

Arts SU deliver charitable services and support for students at University of the Arts London. We employ around 35 permanent staff, many hundreds of student staff and volunteers across our business. The Union has two main sources of income – an annual grant from the University and income generated through trading services such as bars & coffees shops.

About the job

A new finance team is being set up at Arts SU and you will play a key role in supporting the Union's plans to deliver a first rate finance service to our students and staff. This role will support the Finance Manager by ensuring that all transactions are processed accurately, all income is billed and collected, and payments and expenses are made on time and recorded correctly. In addition to assisting with the preparation of monthly management accounts, the post holder will also be responsible for providing excellent customer service to staff and students in helping deal with finance queries and the administration of finances through electronic and manual systems. So we require someone with a hands-on, flexible approach and is passionate about finance!

The Assistant Accountant will assist in preparation of financial reports and reconciliations. There will also be involvement with the month/year end processes.

Who we are looking for?

• Possess a professional financial qualification or be qualified by experience

• Have significant hands-on experience in a finance team of small/medium-sized organisations

• Have experience in a commercial or charitable organisation

• Be proactive in their approach and an advocate for sharing finance knowledge

• Be team orientated in approach and an ability to work with a diverse group of people including commercial staff, suppliers, and university finance teams

• Have a friendly and proactive approach and the ability to provide support to both our student leaders and staff

• Have a proven track record in providing meaningful interpretation and analysis of financial information to inform business and performance decisions

• We are looking for someone with previous experience as either a Finance Assistant or Management Accountant who is willing to learn and develop their skills

• The ideal candidate would be a conscientious and organised team player, who is able to use their own initiative to help deliver high quality service.

• Have strong excel and analytical skills with an excellent attention to detail

• Experience with Exchequer Accounting would be helpful but not essential

Why apply?

• Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces.

Questions?

If you have any queries or wish to have an informal chat about the role, please contact

Fiona Slaven

jobs@su.arts.ac.uk

How we recruit

We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we ask that all candidates complete our Application Process in two stages:

Part 1 (Application Form) is all about you telling us about your suitability for the role and will be used to determine if you are shortlisted for interview.

Part 2 (Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form) is personal information – so we can contact you if you are shortlisted for the interview. It also helps us gather and analyse demographic information about our applicants. This part will only be seen by HR and will not have any impact on shortlisting.

Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are seen by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is done in a fair and consistent manner and all applicants are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Want to apply?

To apply please complete our online application

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact info@su.arts.ac.uk

Closing date:  15th October 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Part time & Fixed term roles

There are no staff roles available at the moment. Please check back again soon. 

Student Staff Roles

Blueprint Cafe Assistant

Salary:  £10.55 per hour plus holiday pay

Working Hours:flexible

Contract type: Zero Hours

Location: UAL High Holborn site

Who we are

 

Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are all seriously fun places to work. They are organisations in their own right. Professionally run, but different. Professional teams support elected student leaders to make change, improve lives and fulfil potential; we help make it happen.

Arts SU deliver charitable services and support for students at University of the Arts London. We employ around 35 permanent staff, many hundreds of student staff and volunteers across our business. The Union has two main sources of income – an annual grant from the University and income generated through trading services such as bars & coffees shops.

About the job

 

The Blueprint Café has a great environment and will be relaunched with new management in place and exciting times ahead. We are looking for friendly and dedicated people to help us build a great team and have some fun while providing a great service.

Who are we looking for?

 

As part of the Blueprint Outlet team we look for people who are: • Warm, friendly and genuine with excellent all-round communication skills • Full of personality and energy • Thrives under high pressured environment • Has a love for coffee • Adaptable, whilst able to conform strictly to Health & Safety and Food Safety procedures and rules • Ability to establish strong relationships with colleagues and customers and maintain professional image at all times

Desired Experience: • Has experience in making a variety of different coffees • Experience in similar role involving service • Food service experience

Why apply?

 

Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces.

How we recruit

 

We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we ask that all candidates complete our Application Process in two stages:

Part 1 (Application Form) is all about you telling us about your suitability for the role and will be used to determine if you are shortlisted for interview.

Part 2 (Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form) is personal information – so we can contact you if you are shortlisted for the interview. It also helps us gather and analyse demographic information about our applicants. This part will only be seen by HR and will not have any impact on shortlisting.

Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are seen by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is done in a fair and consistent manner and all applicants are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Want to apply?

To apply, please visit our website www.arts-su.com/contact/work-for-us Online Application Form

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact Lidiya Ivanova at l.ivanova@su.arts.ac.uk

Job application timeline

Closing date: Ongoing

Interview dates: ASAP