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We exist to represent approximately 20,000 students at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. Our activities are managed and supported by 34 professional staff members and 55 part-time student staff who work for us alongside their studies. We have a turnover of approximately £2 million per annum and our activities are spread across campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough.

In addition to our core purpose of being the legitimate representative body for students at ARU, we provide a range of services; academic and welfare advice, support to students running societies and volunteering opportunities in and around the campuses. We also run two bars and a campus shop. Whilst we play an important student representative role that sometimes sees us challenge the University, we work closely with them and support areas of delivery within their strategy.


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Current Student Staff Opportunities

Current Permanent Staff Opportunities


Student Staff Job Opportunities - £8.75 per hour

We are currently hiring for the following Student Staff roles:

Administrative Assistant 

Chelmsford Campus

We have vacancies for current students to work for us on the main reception desk of the Students' Union office in Chelmsford starting in September 2018, hours will average around 8 hours per week and will be weekday day time. You will assist the Office Coordinator to be the first point of contact for members and visitors in person and on the telephone and will provide excellent customer service. 

Click HERE for a job description

Click HERE for an equal opportunities and application form

Please email completed application form to

Kitchen/Bar Assistant at 92

Chelmsford Campus

We have vacancies for current students to work for us in our popular bar and café on the Chelmsford Campus.

You will assist in providing excellent food, great customer service and creating a friendly, welcoming environment at all times.

In return, we will offer you full training and flexible working hours, allowing you to combine work and academic commitments, as well as the Living Wage, currently £8.75 per hour.

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 12th December. Interviews will take place on Monday 17th December.  There will also be a training day on Friday 18th January, which successful candidates will be required to attend.

Click HERE for a job description.

Click HERE for an equal opportunities and application form.

Please email completed application form to

Student Graphic Designer

Cambridge Campus

14 hours per week (flexible days)

We are looking for a current student to produce online and offline graphic design work for the Students' Union. You will need to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail, create digital content and develop creative ideas to support our work. You will need to be creative with a passion for design and have a high level of competency in Adobe Creative Suite. 

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Friday 4th January. Please also provide a link to your portfolio with your completed application form.

Interviews will be held on Monday 14th January 2019 and you will be asked to bring some examples of your work.

Click HERE for a job description.

Click HERE for an equal opportunities and application form.

Please email the completed application form to

Student Trustee

Non-remunerated position

We're seeking resourceful, determined and committed students to join our Board of Trustees. The positions are voluntary but provide an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic charity and develop skills and knowledge. You must be a current Anglia Ruskin University student to apply.

The full role description is here

The charity trustee declaration form is here

To apply please send your CV along with the charity trustee declaration form (available above) to

For an informal conversation about the role please contact either Laura Douds, Chair of the Board of Trustees on OR Bethan Dudas, Advocacy & Engagement Director


Permanent Staff Opportunities

We do not currently have any vacancies.