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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.

Bars

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.

Catering

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.

Retail

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. Simply complete an application form and return it to DUSA The Union’s Reception. If you have an questions about our vacancies please contact us.

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

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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 Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

DUSA, 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 Chairperson 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.

Specific duties of the Chairperson are:

  • To lead DUSA, on behalf of the Board and in partnership with the Senior Management Team and the elected student President.
  • To develop and maintain productive working relationships with the Senior Management Team.
  • To develop and maintain productive working relationships with the elected student President and the student Executive.
  • To promote and foster a culture of continual learning and performance improvement across the organisation.
  • To act as a spokesperson and figurehead as appropriate.
  • To ensure an effective system of governance at DUSA.
  • Maintain productive relations with the University and seek to influence its activities and its support to DUSA for the benefit of all students.

This post is not remunerated but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

Application from those holding a strategic position of responsibility in a large, multi-disciplinary organisation would be particularly welcome.

Sounds interesting?

For more information or to submit your interest with CV and cover letter, please  contact Jeni McCabe at jmccabe@dusa.co.uk or phone 01382 386012.

DUSA is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC016047

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 hr@dusa.co.uk or phone 01382 386008

DUSA is a registered Scottish Charity, No: SC016047

 

Senior Manager – Strategy and Governance 

The role is for 6 to 12 months.  3 to 5 days per week, negotiable. Salary offered is competitive.

The incumbent will be a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and in view of the strategic importance of this role, a direct reporting role to the Board of Trustees will be established.

DUSA is managed, administrated and developed by the Board of Trustees, a group consisting of fourteen individuals – the eight annually elected student executive (commonly known as ‘the Exec’) and six external trustees.  The external trustees bring continuity and stability while the Exec bring new ideas annually from a student perspective.  Our SMT are also experts in their fields and offer guidance to both the board of trustees and executives and oversee the day to day management of the organisation. 

Working within the Senior Management Team, the role will involve developing long-term strategic improvements that are required to meet the objectives of the Business Plan and leading the relevant change management processes in these areas.  This may include the creation of teams with DUSA colleagues to help them deliver the individual projects.

The SMT and the Board of Trustees have identified a number of priority areas within the business plan on which the post holder would be expected to focus.

  1. Strategy
    • This role will require significant change management processes in order to effectively deliver objectives set out in the business plan
  1. Governance
    • A review of the system of governance within the organisation is required with recommended improvements and implementation plans
  1. Student Representation, Processes and Structures
    • Review of the representation structure, including Executives and the Student Representative Council to identify where any improvements can be made
  1. Review of Services
    • Identify and specify enhancements and additions to our services to meet the changing needs of all our students
  1. Performance Measurement and Reporting
    • Establish a system for the measurement and reporting of organisational performance and achievements
  1. Other

Appendix A is attached which gives an overview of the organisation.  Further information about our 5 Themes/strategic priorities and objectives is contained in Appendix B, which is also attached for review.  Appendix C provides a Person Specification to allow you to match your skills to our requirements. 

Please be advised that while the ideal candidate will have competencies that match all of the priorities listed above, we also welcome applications from individuals who may not match them fully, but who have abilities that can complement some of our other areas of need. These are described in the supporting documentation.  Our intention is to agree a plan of action with the successful candidate that takes best advantage of their knowledge and experience.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of planning and executing organisational strategy and the skills associated with change management.  They will also have sound knowledge of OSCR and youth led organisations.  Knowledge of University structures would be an advantage.  Strong interpersonal and tactful communication skills will be required to be able to build solid working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders quickly.

The role is for 6 to 12 months.  3 to 5 days per week, negotiable.  Salary offered is competitive.

If you have a strong strategic focus and demonstrated ability to implement strategic change in the areas we seek then we look forward to hearing from you.

For further information, please contact Jeni McCabe, Head of HR at jmccabe@dusa.co.uk or phone 01382 386060. 

Please submit your letter of application including CV to Jeni McCabe, Head of HR at jmccabe@dusa.co.uk by Friday 31st May 2019