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Whether you work behind the scenes, are front of house in Bars or Retail or provide support in services like our Student Advice Centre, you’ll be working towards the same goal - ensuring our student members love their time at Leeds.

Current vacancies

Help & Support Assistant

£7.60 per hour (Grade B)
8 x roles available
Part time, term time only
10 hours per week
Closing Date: 9am Tuesday 27 February 2018
Job ref: 14/18

Delivery Bay Team Assistant

£15,816 - £18,162 per annum pro rata (Grade 2)
2 x roles available:
20 hours per week term time only
20 hours per week all year round
Closing Date: 9am Monday 26 February 2018
Job ref: 15/18

Graphic Designer

£20,789 - £23,942 per annum (Grade 4)
Full time - 36.5 hours per week
Closing Date: 9am Monday 26 February 2018
Job ref: 09/18

LSR Station Manager

£17,204 per annum pro rata (Grade 2.5)
Full time - 36.5 hours per week
Fixed term contract for 10 months
Closing Date: 9am Monday 26 February 2018
Job ref: 12/18

Commercial Resources Assistant (Maternity Leaver Cover)

£15,591 - £17,937 per annum (Grade 2)
Full time - 36.5 hours per week
Fixed Term Maternity Leave cover until 14 December 2018
Closing Date: 9am Friday 2 March 2018
Job ref: 11/18


Career Staff or Student Staff?

Around 150 people work in careers role at Leeds University Union. These people tend to work all year round in both full and part time positions. Some of our Career staff have been here a few weeks; some have worked here 26 years.  There’s no telling how long you’ll choose to stick around! If you join us in a career role, your salary will be paid once a month and you’ll enjoy 40.5 days holiday per year. 

Around 400 people work in our commercial outlets, member services and central support teams. These roles are usually held by students at the University of Leeds who want a part-time job to fit around their studies. They also want to develop as much as possible whilst they are with us, equipping themselves with skills for the future. If you join us as a student employee, you are most likely to work flexibly and term-time only. You will be paid once a week based on the hours you have worked. 

How to apply for a job with us

After thoroughly reading the advert, welcome letter, person specification and job description, you can complete your application form. Pay particular attention to the personal statement on our application form – this is where you should clearly explain how you meet all our criteria from the person specification. It's also your chance to shine!

You can email your application to or post it to us. To download the application pack (including application form) click the current vacancy you wish to apply from the listings above and click download.

If you require the form in another version e.g. large font please contact the HR Administrator on 0113 380 1203 or click here

What to expect when you apply

We strive to make our selection practices as fair as possible. We don't accept CV’s - everyone is instead asked to complete an application form. Your personal details will be removed from the shortlisting process - this way, a decision on your application is based purely on facts relevant to the job and nothing else.

If you're invited to attend an interview or assessment centre, you'll meet a panel of people - we never recruit alone and always ensure our selection decisions are as representative as possible. If you're not a current student at the University of Leeds, you can also expect a welcome tour of our building before your assessment  begins. 

Our typical application route is:

  1. Apply to work for Leeds University Union
  2. Receive an acknowledgement of your application (if applying by email)
  3. Shortlisting decision made*
  4. Invite to interview or assessment centre
  5. Offer or decline email will be sent within 5 working days

*Unfortunately we do not have the resources to give feedback to everyone who applies. If you’ve not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not made it to the shortlisting stage this time.

All applications are coordinated by our HR team. if you want to know the status of your application at any time, please contact them at

To find out more about our stance on Equality & Diversity, download our E&D Policy.

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