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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. Arts Students’ Union and LSE Students’ Union work in partnership, sharing members of staff, knowledge, and best practice. With more than 30,000 members across 7 higher education institutions and bold new strategies, we’re two of the most unique and exciting SUs in the country.

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
  • Access to LSE & 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

Student Adviser

Salary:  £27,577 per annum

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract type: 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

Arts SU Advice Service provides free, independent academic and housing advice to students at the University of the Arts London. This ranges from responding to one-off enquiries to conducting more in-depth casework. You will support students through times of difficulty and help empower them to exercise their rights.

We are expanding our services to ensure we’re reaching students across our colleges. As part of this expansion, you will work with colleagues and partners to increase our outreach to students, finding new ways of working which ensures we’re providing accessible, impactful advice at each site.

The advice service sits in the wider advice and policy team. You’ll work with policy colleagues to help identify and solve recurrent issues affecting both specific demographics of students and the whole UAL community.

You will provide face to face advice appointments/drop-in sessions at the various UAL Colleges across London. Your work will be supervised by the Advice and Policy Manager however College outreach will often be undertaken alone and you will take responsibility for managing your own caseload.

Who we are looking for?

We’re looking for a positive, enthusiastic and determined individual, preferably with experience in the higher education sector, to join our team.

The ideal candidate will have experience of advice provision (either academic or housing). You will understand the importance of confidentiality and possess excellent communication skills. You will be empathetic, positive in the face of adversity, solution-focused and motivated by achieving great outcomes for students.

You should be confident to bring new ideas to the table which will help us deliver the best service possible for our students.

Why apply?

  • You’ll be joining an already established team at a really exciting time and will have the ability to impact how we work as a service across multiple sites
  • You’ll be encouraged to bring your talents to the role and have access to excellent training and development to build on your skills and knowledge
  • You’ll be in a role which makes a tangible impact on students’ lives at UAL

Questions?

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

Colum Mackey, Advice and Policy Manager

c.mackey@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 jobs@su.arts.ac.uk

Closing date: 25thAugust 2019

Interview Date: 2nd September 2019

Part time & Fixed term roles

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

Student Staff Roles

Activities Assistant (Sports Events and Campaigns)

Salary: £10.55 per hour, plus holiday pay

Working Hours: You will be employed on a zero hour contract to ensure flexible working hours during term time. However we anticipate you will be given a minimum of 3 hours per week during terms 1 & 2. There will be more hours during our campaign weeks and when annual events occur.

Location: Across UAL and other sites

About the job

The primary purpose of the Activities Assistant (Events & Campaigns Student Staff) role is principally to support the UAL Sport programmes and Arts SU in increasing student engagement in and awareness of sports club related events such as Varsity, Sports Ball and participation in sports club related campaigns including This Girl Can and Mental Health Week.

Want to apply?

To apply please complete our online application

For further information, please refer to the Job Description.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact Vinesh Kurup at v.kurup@su.arts.ac.uk

Closing date: 27th August 2019

Interviews: w/c 2nd September 2019

Activities Assistant (Arts Active)

Salary: £10.55 per hour, plus holiday pay

Working Hours: You will be employed on a zero hour contract to ensure flexible working hours during term time. However we anticipate you will be given a minimum of 3 hours per week during terms 1 & 2. There will be more hours during our campaign weeks and when annual events occur.

Location: Across UAL and other sites

About the job

The primary purpose of the Arts Active Student Staff role is to support Arts SU in increasing student participation and wellbeing via the Arts Active and UAL Sport programmes.

Want to apply?

To apply please complete our online application

For further information, please refer to the Job Description.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact Claire Flannery at c.flannery@su.arts.ac.uk

Closing date: 27th August 2019

Interviews: w/c 2nd September 2019

 

Communications Assistant x 6

Salary:  £10.55 per hour plus holiday pay

Working Hours:flexible

Contract type: Zero Hours

Location: 1 assistant per college 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

 

Arts SU are looking for organised and enthusiastic students with exceptional photographic and filming skills to join our Communications & Marketing team on a part-time basis.

At Arts SU we hold lots of exciting, creative events that range from our Varsity sports competition, to independent exhibitions at some of London's best gallery spaces. In this role you’d spend most of your time photographing and filming such events, capturing the activity of UAL students primarily at your own college however there are opportunities across all six colleges. In addition, this role will act as an adherent for the Students’ Union, providing feedback on SU matters when required.

Who are we looking for?

 

To be an ideal candidate for this fun position you need to have a passion for photography, good knowledge of video editing, Photoshop and other editing software such as Lightroom. They’ll also be able to work collaboratively with a creative and friendly team. Most importantly, the ideal candidate must have the ability to produce high quality content whilst working within tight deadlines.

This role is beneficial for those wanting to increase their portfolio within a professional yet flexible environment. Working with Arts SU also includes opportunities with our partners such as the British Museum, TM Lighting and Royal Academy of Arts.

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 jobs@su.arts.ac.uk

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Job application timeline

Closing date: 16th August 2019

Interview dates: W/C 18th August

Front of House Assistants x 4

Salary: £10.55 per hour, plus holiday pay

Working Hours: You will be employed on a zero hour contract to ensure flexible working hours during term time. 

Location: High Holborn

About the job

Working within the Communications & Marketing team, Front of House (FOH) assistants play an important role in supporting the smooth-running and operational effectiveness of the Arts Students’ Union (Arts SU).

FOH assistants are responsible for running an effective, professional and welcoming SU front desk, with opportunities to interact directly with students, Arts Arts SU staff and external organisations; handling enquiries, processing student card sales and providing coordination support to our advice service.

Alongside this, FOH assistants deliver administration and operational support to the SU and assist with the maintenance and health and safety of the SU office.

Who we are looking for?

We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about delivering consistently excellent customer service, have an outstanding eye for detail and are able to demonstrate initiative and flexibility in their approach to work.

This is a great opportunity to gain office and administrative experience, whilst also being able to work in a customer-facing role and have a direct and positive impact on the experience of our members in their interactions with the SU.

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.

 

Want to apply?

To apply please complete our online application

For further information, please refer to the Job Description.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role, please contact the Front of House Coordinator Giulia Vecchiato at g.vecchiato@su.arts.ac.uk  

Closing date: 22nd August 2019

Interviews: 29th August 2019

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