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We have a range of flexible part-time roles perfect for fitting around your studdies

We also offer full-time non-student roles. Check out this page to see all available vacancies.

Non-Student Vacancies

Student Vacancies

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.
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.
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.

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


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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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


Non-Student Vacancies


£16,300 per annum

40 hours per week

We have a reputation – number one students’ union in Scotland for the sixth consecutive year 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.

This is a good opportunity for someone with an interest in customer service and enthusiasm for working as part of a team. The position involves giving excellent customer service, adhering to hygiene regulations and encouraging visitor enjoyment. Tasks and responsibilities include all kitchen duties including primary production, preparation and service, quality control, stock levels reporting and maintenance of health & hygiene standards.

If you see yourself in this role, have experience of working in customer service we want to hear from you.

Download the application pack below:

  1. Chef de Partie Job Description
  2. Further Information
  3. Staff Application Form

Please email the completed application form to


Food and Beverage Manager £30,000 – £35,000 p.a.

We have a reputation – number one students’ union in Scotland for the sixth consecutive year 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.

Providing a wide range of exciting, tasty, nutritious, affordable food and drinks for our army of students to march on is something we’re good at and take pride in. We are looking for an experienced food and beverage professional to build on our achievements; to innovate, create, lead and motivate.

Your passion for food, drinks and service is equalled by your commercial acumen and ability to prioritise, organise, problem-solve and bring new ideas to the table as you take the lead on the development of our food and beverage strategy. You embrace change positively and can encourage and persuade others to do the same.

The scope of the role encompasses multi-site services for up to 1500 students per day, gala occasions in the academic calendar and external corporate functions. The scope of your day could range from devising profitable menus, to managing a staffing issue, to delivering VIP lunches for graduations.

If you see yourself in this challenging, hands-on role, have experience of managing these services and a team of staff, or are ready to step up to it, we want to hear from you.

You will:

  • have overall operational responsibility for the bars and catering services, meeting all statutory obligations, constantly reviewing and developing a range of products and services that fulfil the varying demands of the student population, reflect current market trends and achieve agreed KPIs/margins
  • effect daily service evaluation, ensuring the delivery of consistently high quality outputs by using experience and skills gained in a production environment
  • identify business growth initiatives and external business opportunities
  • negotiate/oversee negotiations with suppliers for procurement of goods to achieve best cost and value
  • assist in the preparation of annual budgets and analyses of performance
  • submit/oversee submission of payroll information to finance department
  • have overall responsibility for all stock, ensuring goods are checked for quality and quantity and held securely


You will also:

  • manage, mentor and delegate tasks to the bars and catering managers, developing an environment of openness and trust with regular feedback on performance
  • identify staffing requirements, recruit and induct, identify training needs and deliver training and coaching, manage performance and discipline and grievance procedures
  • be responsible for compliance with HACCP documentation and undertaking regular workplace health and safety risk assessments and inspections for the benefit of staff and customers
  • work collaboratively with the Operations Manager and other heads of departments to deliver cohesive service and consistent standards across all areas


You will be:

  • A strategic thinker with commercial acumen
  • Able to operate autonomously with accountability
  • A great communicator, professional, polite and helpful
  • Lead, yet be a team player
  • Show initiative and responsible attitude
  • Be efficient and productive
  • Apply flexibility to working hours


And you will have the following qualifications/knowledge/experience:

  • QCF level 4 or equivalent professional qualification in a related hospitality subject
  • Diploma in Advanced Food Hygiene
  • Personal licence holder for the sale of alcohol
  • IOSH –  Managing Safely
  • HACCP and Food Safe procedures
  • Bars and hospitality experience
  • Management and training experience


In return, you will become part of a valued, enthusiastic, committed team receiving

  • An excellent salary ranging from £30k – £35k depending on experience
  • 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday (occasional evenings/weekends)
  • Company pension
  • 28 days’ holiday (increased with service)


Send your CV with covering letter and any queries to by 12.00pm Friday 12 May 2017