when do we recruit?
We launch our main recruitment campaign in December each year, and hold selection days for successful applicants in February. This is so that our new staff are fully trained over the summer term and are ready to take over from graduating staff the following Autumn. This does mean that for this campaign unfortunately we are unable to accept applications from final year students. The starting point of your training will be an Induction Day. There will be a further training and an assessment day that you will need to attend but this date will be arranged through your new department.
Please read the important information below before you submit an application.
can I work in the UK?
You must have the correct immigration documents to allow you to work in the UK (Visa/Work Permit) before you apply for a position with the Students' Union. You will need to bring these documents to your interview.
Please do not apply if you do not already have the required documents, even if you are waiting for them to arrive.
You will not be offered a position within the Students' Union without the required paperwork! To find out more information about Visa's and Work Permits, please click here.
what are the benefits?
We offer job opportunities that can fit around your studies, provide you with excellent experience for your CV, with access to additional training, the chance to progress to Supervisor, and of course, a very useful source of income!
Our rates of pay can be found in 'Useful Forms' (please see below) and on top of your pay and holiday pay, you will also be able to take advantage of some great discounts around the Union. Not to mention that you'll have the opportunity to be part of a fantastic team, meet new friends and earn some spending money!
how do I apply?
Everything that you will need to apply for Students Union jobs can be found on this website. There is information on each department, the application form, along with information about how to complete the application form, and Terms & Conditions of Employment (found in 'Useful Forms' below). If you require any of the information in an alternative format, please contact the HR Team at 'email@example.com' who will be happy to help.
Unfortunately, for the MAIN recruitment campaign in December we cannot accept applications from Final Year Students due to the length of training that needs to be undertaken.
To Apply Please:
ONLY apply if we are advertising a current vacancy
Read the job description carefully before writing your application. These can be found on the relevant department pages.
Submit ONE Application only
State ONE job in the 'job applying for' section of the form
Complete the application form, paying special attention to the 'Why should we consider you for this post?' section
Complete the 'Personal Information' Section. Ensuring your name is as it is on your passport and you provide us with an Essex or Colchester Institute email address
Submit your application form by emailing it to 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
Please note: we do not accept CV's
You are entitled to apply for, and hold, more than one job in the Students’ Union, however your first job must always be your priority. You must not exceed an average of 16 hours per week in term time, and you must adhere to your visa restrictions. It is your responsibility to keep track of the hours you are working.