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We employ a dynamic, committed and vibrant team of staff. We have permanent and casual positions within our structure.


Hertfordshire Students’ Union values student officers, employees and volunteers with ideas and personality. We believe that lively, active and vibrant people shape our organisation.

Permanent Staff Vacancies:

Bars and Events Manager

Hertfordshire Students’ Union are welcoming applications for a Bars and Events Manager. It is an exciting time at Herts SU as we reopen our brand new bar and nightclub venue to students and corporate private hires.

The Forum is a widely respected venue located at the heart of the College Lane campus on the University of Hertfordshire Campus in Hatfield. It has recently undergone a multi-million-pound redevelopment project, to which we will open our doors in September. We want to provide our venue users the best possible experience, with a wide range of events and activities.

This post holder will be integral to the commercial team, leading our bar operation and managing the club on a rota basis. Our primary club nights operate on a Wednesday and Friday with other hires around this. It is a student focused space and we want to provide them with the best possible student experience. You will have the opportunity to support student events, but also a large group of student staff for whom you can train, support and develop.

Supported by the Forum Operations Manager, you will also be supported by the wider Herts SU management team and become a member of the wider staff team, which will also come with the wider staff benefits. As an organisation we value personal development and we will look to train and invest in you with both continuous professional development and formal qualifications, relevant to the role.

We have huge ambitions for the venue and are excited by the opportunities the redevelopment gives us. We have a fresh canvas to work from and would like the right person to join us.

We look forward to receiving your application

Hertfordshire Students' Union is committed to diversity and inclusion amongst its staff, reflecting the communities it serves. We welcome applications from Male applicants, Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are underrepresented within the Union’s professional staff team. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

To arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact Jon Constantine, Operations Manager or email recruitment@hertfordshire.su

No CV's will be accepted as we are committed to blind shortlisting. All applications can be made via our online portal by clicking here.

View job description

Application deadline 30th June 2021

Shortlisting – 1st & 2nd July 2021

Invite to interview – 2nd July 2021

Interviews – 7th July 2021

Interviews to be held virtually via Teams or Zoom

COVID-19 changes – This post holder is currently expected to work in the office 2/3 days a week moving to being fully office based when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. We currently have the following COVID-19 precautions in place - • Masks, gloves, hand sanitiser and wipes are provided • Daily cleaning procedures in place • Rapid testing before you come to work • All staff work on a rota in the office ensuring safe social distancing • All meetings held virtually

Student Staff Vacancies:

Students make up the majority of staff at the SU and as a member of student staff, you will be the face of the Union and provide excellent customer service. We recruit for various position across our departments. Our student staff have the opportunity to make a real difference to the life of their fellow students and gain a range of skills and experience for their CV at the same time.

Forum Venue Staff

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of The Forum team. Main duties include serving customers and generally assist in the running of The Forum nightclub and bar. The roles could include bar staff, cloak room staff, front of house and cleaners. We provide extensive training and will be taking all measures to ensure the safety of our staff.

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please email recruitment@hertfordshire.su

If you are interested in applying please apply via our online portal by clicking here

Opening date - 7th June 2021

Closing date – 27th June 2021


Venue Sound and Light Technician

To contribute in a professional manner to the smooth and efficient running of Hertfordshire Students’ Union events at our venues. You will form a part of of our event tech crew supporting our Audio Visual equipment and ensuring everyone has a memorable experience. We provide extensive training to our staff and will be putting in measures to ensure the safety and security of all of our staff.

If you wish to informally discuss the role, please email recruitment@hertfordshire.su

If you are interested in applying please apply via our online portal by clicking here

Opening date - 7th June 2021

Closing date – 27th June 2021


In addition to the part-time opportunities found on this site, UH students can also search for part-time jobs, placements, summer internships, graduate roles, volunteering and work shadowing experiences on the Handshake careers website.


Organisational Chart

You can view our latest Organisational Chart for permanent staff here. This shows the different roles within each team, but does not reflect levels of responsibility. You can also read more about our Trustee Board here

Gender Pay Gap Report

We are an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017

Gender Pay Gap Report 2018

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Our Vision and Values


We help students love life at Herts

Our departments work together so we can continue to put students at the heart of every service we run on behalf of students at the University of Hertfordshire



Helpful, Empowering, Representative, Transparent and Student-Focused

We're here to support students as they transform their lives at university. We support students in their academic interests and wellbeing, we empower students to advocate for themselves and others and we develop and enhance communities amongst our richly diverse student population        


Service Excellence

We go above and beyond for our students and each other

We’re committed to providing excellent service across the board and we support each other to prioritise this every day


Work Perks for Permanent Staff

For permanent staff, Hertfordshire Students' Union offers an excellent annual leave scheme starting at 25 days + bank holidays and University closed days; an employer-contributed pension scheme, extensive training and development and time off in lieu for extra hours worked

We know there’s more to life than work, that’s why when you join Hertfordshire Students' Union as a permanent staff member you will get your pick of our amazing company perks all accessible via an app. This includes restaurant discounts, great price cinema tickets and lots more. Find out more about all our employee rewards here: https://www.perkbox.co.uk/hertfordshirestudentunion

Work Perks for Student Staff

We offer part-time employment opportunities for students to work on campus for up to 20 hours per week. Benefits include:

  •  Training and development
  •  Working as part of a team
  •  Flexible hours to fit alongside your studies
  •  Opportunity to improve your employability
  •  The chance to get more involved with your Union
  •  Experience is not always necessary



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  • Hertfordshire Students’ Union

    College Lane



    AL10 9AB

  • 01707 285000

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