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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, a restaurant 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:

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 8th February. Please also provide a link to your portfolio with your completed application form.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 14th February 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


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 23rd January.

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 are currently hiring for the following permanent staff roles:

Advice Centre Manager

Based across Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses

35 hours per week (flexibility required)

£31,204.53 per annum

An opportunity has arisen for a permanent Advice Centre Manager to lead the Students’ Union Advice Service team across our campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and support the advisers on our London campus.

Our Advice Service is free, confidential, and impartial and accredited with AQS – Advice Quality Standard. We advise, support and represent students on wellbeing and academic problems such as assessment offences, student disciplinary, grievances, complaints, mitigation and appeals. We provide advice and information in person, by email, telephone and through our website.

In addition to providing advice to students during periods of high demand, you will also represent the Students’ Union on academic committees as required. As a member of the Union’s management team, you will be required to lead on the continued development of Students’ Union Advice, in line with strategic objectives, as well as producing regular reports relating to the service.  

Experience in advice or support work and excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. You must be organised, computer literate, demonstrate attention to detail and strong leadership skills.

We offer generous holiday entitlement, a 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. Flexible working or job-share will be considered for the right candidate.

Click HERE for a job description

Click HERE for an application form

Click HERE for a guide to completing the application form

The closing date for this position is Thursday 31st January at 12pm
Interviews will be held on Friday 8th February 2019

Please email all completed applications to

Please note CV’s are not accepted, applications forms only.

Current Anglia Ruskin students should not apply for this position.