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We have a range of flexible part-time roles perfect for fitting around your studies We also offer full-time non-student roles. Check out this page to see all available vacancies.

Student Vacancies

Currently recruiting for September start. Apply now.

Students are employed throughout DUSA The Union in several areas. Click on a job title to read more about that department.

Working in the bars team involves serving drinks and food to fellow students in any of our bars or nightclubs; Floor 5, Air, Liar, and two in Mono. Develop skills in customer service, cash handling and stock control. Learn basic elements of health and safety and food hygiene and have the chance to gain certificates in these areas. Working for the bars team will allow you to meet new people, make friends for life and learn key skills that will aid in future employment. Excel and you will have the opportunity to join the cocktail team in Air, and possibly even become one of our team leaders.
Working in any of the Union’s catering outlets, students have the option to work during lunchtimes, evenings and weekends. You will develop skills in food preparation and production, customer service and cash handling. Working as part of the catering team you will be able to gain certificates in food hygiene as well as learning how to work well in the busy environment.
Customer Safety Team
Responsible for all security issues and the health and safety of up to 2500 customers. Duties include conflict resolution, correct application of licensing law, drug searches and seizures, first aid, entry and evacuation procedures. You may also be assisting in major events, securing the stage for high profile acts and artists. Mainly involving night time work, the customer safety team’s job is to ensure all our customers have a great and safe experience in DUSA.
Entertainments Crew
This Crew make sure everyone knows what’s going on at the Union. The job involves enticing students into the Union by visiting halls of residence, flyering, putting up poster displays, assisting decorating venues for special events like Halloween, participating in events and taking photos at night. The crew also look after acts and artistes performing in the Union. The Ents Crew are also responsible for assisting in the running of all the events that take place in the Union. They assist in the planning, setup and operation of the nightclubs, live gigs, regular and special events. The crew also look after acts and artistes performing in the Union.
Working in the award winning ‘Premier at the Union’ convenience store supplying both students and staff with all their requirements. Open 7 days and trading each evening until 10.00pm ( plenty of time to party afterwards ) student staff work both evenings ( 4pm-10pm ) and weekends (various times). Normally working 2 – 3 shifts (10 – 18 hours per week) its hard work but good fun. You must have a good personality, enjoy meeting people and be an excellent team player. If you already have some retail experience then that could be an advantage.
Technical Crew
The Technical Crew are involved in setting up and operating lights, sound and AV equipment for all events. They also operate animations and video loops for use during club nights and special events, as well as for advertising events and promos. Tech Crew are also involved in planning & setting up venue decoration, event props and set for all regular and special events.
Venue Support
Working mainly at the front of house in a vibrant, enthusiastic team, duties include; ticket sales, cash handling, controlling entry to venues monitoring venue numbers, cloakroom operation, bar roles and support.  As a first and last point of contact excellent customer care skills are a must.

Becoming part of DUSA The Union was the best choice I’ve made. Besides new experiences, I found myself surrounded by lovely people and great colleagues.

Ona Stundziaite

Bartender, DUSA The Union

How To Apply

Students are recruited to join our teams throughout the academic year and applications are always welcomed. Complete an application form and return it to our Reception.

You can also post your application:
HR Department,
Dundee University Students’ Association,
Airlie Place Dundee,
DD1 4HP.
Telephone: (01382) 386 012

Download an Application Form


Flexible Working Hours

Fit your work around your studies, day or night

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Free entry to most DUSA events, frequent staff parties and more

Full Training Provided

Previous experience not always required

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Non-Student Vacancies

Operations Manager

Ref 01-20-171

40 hours per week,

Salary £34,000 – £35,000 per annum

We have a reputation as the number one students’ union in Scotland and one of the top five in the UK. Talent, passion and commitment hold the key to our success, also known as our dedicated team of staff and students.

We currently have a vacancy for an Operations Manager.

A key member of an established night-time operations team which provides students with quality entertainment and best value products and services which are presented in a stimulating, safe and well-maintained environment.

The post holder is the most senior manager on duty during night-time events, duties will include being a key point of contact to ensure a cohesive approach to develop, deliver and continuously improve operations.  Working within targeted financial parameters, to maintain provision of the highest quality service, whilst also expanding the offering and exploring additional markets for growth of DUSA commercial activities.

The ideal candidate will have suitable experience and knowledge of night-time economy working in a management capacity, with either currently or previously being a SIA license holder.  Possessing the ability to oversee, train and develop teams along with excellent customer service and organisational skills and sound knowledge of operational regulations. Good business acumen and a strong commercial focus will also be advantageous. Relevant qualifications and the ability to manage and train others are essential.

This is a challenging role for the right individual.  If you see yourself in this role and have the relevant skills and experience, we want to hear from you.

See below files for full details.

Applications should reach us by 17.00 Friday 24th January 2020.

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Catering Assistant

Ref 02-20-31

40 hours per week

Salary up to £17,076.80 per annum

 Dundee University Students Association provides a catering operation for students across the University Campus offering both day and evening catering options in several outlets.   The catering team also services functions and small meetings in and around the University Campus

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with an interest in catering and providing good customer service to join the catering team. Previous experience in a catering environment and working in front facing customer role would be advantageous for this role.

The position involves some basic food preparation, service of both hot and cold food products, adhering to hygiene regulations, replenishing stock and ensuring cleanliness at all times.  There is also a requirement to undertake cash handling duties.

Your hours will be varied, including some evenings and weekends on a rota basis.

See below files for full details.

Applications should reach us by 17.00 Friday 24th January 2020

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Food & Beverage Assistant

Ref 03-20-31

40 hours per week   

Salary up to £17,076.80 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Food & Beverage team at the Union.

We operate two busy Café / Bars which are Food and Coffee led during daytime hours and in the evening offer the student community an area for socialising, hosting pub quizzes and after class relaxation. In addition, the Union hosts three club nights per week in our two nightclubs with resident and guest DJ acts reaching out to a capacity of over 1500 people on some of our busiest nights,

We are looking for a confident and outgoing candidate who can deliver high levels of customer service, with the ability to work flexible hours.

Previous experience within barista standard hot drink production and service is preferred, but we can provide training and skills in this role.

Your role will involve:

  • Working as part of a team
  • Taking orders, preparation of hot drinks and food orders
  • Barista Coffee style service
  • Food delivery and handling
  • All aspects of cash and stock control
  • Preparation and service delivery for events and functions provided by DUSA
  • Service of Alcoholic beverages including cocktails
  • Providing a high level of customer service including upselling

You will work on a rota basis which includes day shifts as well as some evenings and weekends.

We offer flexible working arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment, with 28 days paid annual leave and great staff benefits working as part of the DUSA team.

See for full details.

Applications should reach us by 17.00 Friday 24th January 2020

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