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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.

For permanent positions, we offer a generous holiday entitlement, contributory pension scheme and training and development opportunities.

We have the Investors in People quality mark and are committed to equal opportunities in employment - we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Student Staff Job Opportunities - £8.45 per hour

Administrative Assistants

Chelmsford campus

Hours of work: Training shifts from end of April / May, regular shifts from September 2017 Monday - Friday generally 4 hour shifts any time between 10am - 4pm

We are looking for Administrative Assistants to work in the Students' Union Office on our Chelmsford campus. You will provide high quality, friendly reception service to all members and visitors to the Students' Union office both face to face and on the telephone.  You will also assist with office services such as ticket sales, photocopying and administering Advice Service appointments.

For a job description click HERE

For an application form and equal opportunities form click HERE

The closing date for this position is: Thursday 25th May at 5pm

Interviews will take place week commencing 29th May

Please email all completed applications to Sarah Rothera on

Please note CV's are not accepted, application forms only

Minibus Drivers

£8.45 per hour

The Students' Union are currently looking for people with a D1 driving licence in Cambridge, to drive our SU minibuses on numerous occassions throughout the year.

Training will be provided and hours will be available on a weekly basis.

If you can provide proof of licence please email Dan Fow at

Student Trustees

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 application form is available here

The charity trustee declaration form is available here

To apply, please complete (a) the application form (b) the charity trustee declaration form and return by no later than 9am on Tuesday 23rd May to Sarah Rothera on

You may be offered an interview, these will be held on:-

Wednesday 31st May between 9.30am-1pm on the Chelmsford Campus

Thursday 1st June between 9.30am-1pm on the Cambridge Campus

For an informal conversation about the role please contact either Leigh Rooney, Chair of the Board of Trustees on or Matthew Ensor, Chief Executive on






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