Work with us

We are a value driven organisation, existing to meet the needs of our members who are students at the University of Derby. Every University is required to have a Students’ Union by virtue of the 1994 Education Act, the broad objective for each Union is to represent the needs of students to the University, provide (where relevant) welfare services, ensure there are opportunities to play sport and engage on recreational activities, and to run free and fair elections for our own governance.

We have a team of up to 35 permanent employees and up to 50+ part-time student employees all of whom play a key role in delivering a wide range of activities and support services for students. We provide a high level of student representation at the University via our four full time elected Officer Trustees: President, Vice President (Activities), Vice President (Education) and Vice President (Welfare).

Retail Manager

Salary
£26,204 subject to TAX and NI and if applicable pension contributions
Contract
Permanent (subject to a 6-month probationary period)
Hours
37 hrs per week, Monday – Friday between 7.30 am and 6.30 pm with occasional weekends
Location
Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street

The main purpose of this role is to be responsible for the efficient and effective running of the retail operations within the Union. Developing your team to reach their potential and business objectives.

It is your duty to create and manage budgets and related expenses in order to ensure the profitability of retail by driving sales and controlling expenditure. You are to develop the business by monitoring and addressing any fluctuations in trading and develop opportunities and services on offer within the shop to meet the needs of the business. You are also expected to ensure that all the sites comply with relevant legislation, the organisation’s policies and the requirements of the central buying group in terms of purchasing policy.

  • The deadline for applications is 5.00pm Monday 29th August 2022.
  • Interviews will be held on 5th/6th September 2022.

Barista & Catering Assistant

Salary
From £9.18 plus holiday pay (or national living wage for 23 and over)
Contract
Fixed Term
Hours
Flexible hours up to 15 hours per week, including working at evening/weekend events and to cover annual leave/sickness
Location
Kedleston Road, Friar Gate Square, Markeaton Street, Derby

The main purpose of the role is to provide high quality customer care and service to ensure that all customers are served food and beverages efficiently and in a timely manner. To uphold and maintain the cleanliness of all Union outlets, to be responsible for opening and closing the outlets, and completing all routine organisational checks and paperwork as required.

  • The deadline for applications is 5.00pm Monday 29th August 2022.
  • Interviews will be held on 1st/2nd September 2022.

Peer Assisted Learning Coordinator

Salary
£21,985 (subject to TAX, NI and if applicable pension contributions)
Hours
37 hours per week
Location
Kedleston Road (with regular travel to other sites when required)

To lead the delivery of the Peer Assisted Learning Scheme for the Union of Students. To supervise all Peer Assisted Learning Leaders alongside the Peer Assisted Learning Assistant and be the first point of contact for the scheme.

  • The deadline for applications is Sunday 21st August 2022.
  • Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th August 2022.

Retail Assistants

Contract
Fixed, ending 31st July 2023
Salary
From £9.18 per hour (national living wage applies for applicants 23 and over)
Hours
Flexible, up to 15 hours per week, with the possibility of extra to cover annual leave/sickness
Location
The Union of Students’ retail shops at Kedleston Road and Markeaton Street sites

To assist the Retail Manager with the effective management of the Union of Students retail outlets. To provide high quality customer care and efficient stock replenishment. The role will also require maintaining high standards of hygiene and complete all routine organisational checks and paperwork as required within our retail outlets. To promote a positive and professional image of the Union of Students to its members, customers, stakeholders at all times.

  • The deadline for applications is 12.00pm Monday 29th August 2022.
  • Interviews will be held on 1st & 2nd of September 2022.

Union of Students Advisor

Contract
Permanent, subject to a satisfactory 6-month probationary period
Salary
£19,912 (subject to tax and NI contributions and if applicable pension contributions)
Hours
Full time, 37 hours per week
Location
Kedleston Road, Derby (with regular travel to other sites in Derby and occasional travel to Buxton and Chesterfield)

To provide free, impartial, and confidential help and advice to members of the Union whilst promoting the Union Advice service and its awareness campaigns across the University.

  • The deadline for applications is 12.00pm Monday 22nd August 2022.
  • Interviews will be held on Wednesday 31st August 2022.

Information & Advice Service Assistant

Contract
Permanent, subject to a satisfactory 6-month probationary period
Salary
Pro rata £18,278 (subject to tax and NI contributions and if applicable pension contributions)
Hours
Part time/work share 18.5 hours per week (Wednesday 12.00pm to 4.30 pm and Thursday and Friday all day 9.00am to 4.30pm)
Location
Kedleston Road, Derby

To act as first point of contact for the Union of Students, deliver a high standard of customer care and provide a professional service that offers impartial support, information, and guidance to students. Sound knowledge of the Union and Derby University would be beneficial, however full training is given to safeguard this support service for our members.

  • The deadline for applications is 12.00pm Thursday 18th August 2022.
  • Interviews will be held on Friday 26th August 2022.