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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

Free Event Entry

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

Non-Executive Member of the Board of Trustees


Scotland’s best Students’ Association

Would you like a unique opportunity to play a part in Scotland’s most exciting and successful Students’ Association?

Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) exists to serve the students it represents. We have an acclaimed reputation for the delivery of student experience, acknowledged by ranking top in Scotland in the National Student Survey over the past few years.

DUSA is seeking to appoint someone who is committed to the Students’ Association and its values to serve as a Non-Executive Member on our Board of Trustees. This vacancy provides a rewarding opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future vision and strategic direction of DUSA through effective leadership, good governance and maximising opportunities.

The ideal member would:

  • Be receptive to student leadership & democracy
  • Have passion, commitment & skills to help us in our future development
  • Have a good strategic vision
  • Have excellent organisational, interpersonal and practical skills
  • Enjoy working with highly motivated students providing advice, guidance & support
  • An understanding of the 16 – 24 year old market
  • Attend Board of Trustee meetings 6 – 8 times a year (normally evenings)


As one of Scotland’s larger charities, Dundee University Students’ Association serves around 17,000 students and has a turnover in excess of £6m per annum

This post is not remunerated but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

Application from those with senior legal background and/or holding a strategic position of responsibility in a large, multi-disciplinary organisation would be particularly welcome.

Sounds interesting?

For more information contact or phone 01382 386008

DUSA is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC016047


Commis Chef

Ref 22-19-32

40 hours per week  

DUSA is the No 1 Student’s Union in Scotland, offering both pastoral and commercial services to all the Students on Campus based in Dundee City Centre.

DUSA offers a range of different Catering outlets both in the main Union building and other venues on the campus.

We are recruiting a Commis Chef to join our kitchen team assisting with preparation of daily menus and functions, service delivery ensuring that all our dishes are served to the highest standard.

Applicants should have a college qualification or at least 12 months’ work experience within a kitchen, be able to demonstrate essential kitchen skills and be looking for an opportunity to progress and develop.

In addition, you will be responsible for compliance and maintaining health & hygiene standards, undertaking cleaning and working as part of a team.

Hours are 40 per week, some evening and weekend work will be required.

If you are looking for a new role with an opportunity to show your passion and interest in food, then this may be the ideal role for you.

Download below files for full details and an application form

Applications should reach us by 12.00 noon Monday 23rd September 2019 by email to

Junior Sous Chef

Ref 23-19-32

£18,533 per annum

DUSA is the No 1 Student’s Union in Scotland, offering both pastoral and commercial services to all the Students on Campus based in Dundee City Centre.

Working within a multi-site operation, this new and challenging role has been developed to assist our Kitchen Management team with daily supervision and management of the kitchen team, building on our achievements and to deliver an increased variety and quality of food to our student clientele.

Your passion for food, presentation and service is equalled by your strong people and operational supervisory skills. You embrace change positively and can encourage and persuade others to do the same.

In addition to our day to day catering, we also offer function and banqueting catering for academic and corporate functions 

The successful applicant should have a formal catering based qualification with at least 3 years relevant experience with some gained at a supervisory level.

Hours are 40 per week, on a rota basis and will include some evenings and weekend working.

Download below files for full details and an application form

Applications should reach us by 5pm on Monday 23rd September 2019 by email to