We are a small charity with big heart. We employ a dynamic, committed and vibrant team of staff, enabling us to help students love life at Herts. We're hugely proud of our staff team and support them through their employment. We have an excellent range of staff benefits alongside salary.
Permanent Staff Vacancies
Graphic Designer Intern
We're looking for a creative, innovative and passionate student with graphic design experience to fill our Graphic Designer Intern role. The Graphic Designer Intern will work with our Marketing team to deliver high quality design work within our brand guidelines for a variety of Students’ Union projects. The designs created by the Graphic Designer Intern will be used across a range of digital and printed channels, including email, posters, social media and our website. A key focus for the Graphic Designer Intern will be producing collateral for large campaigns like Welcome Week, Black History Month and more.
Academic Societies Intern
The Academic Societies Intern will facilitate student involvement within Academic Societies and assist the development of administration and operational support. The Academic Societies Intern will be vital in ensuring we can put in enough time and resource to support these groups over summer, through developing training, be the first line of contact for students and working off feedback. This assistance before the start of the next academic year will mean a strong start for academic representation and continued support throughout the year.
The Research Intern will support the Research activity of the Students’ Union, focusing on the development of membership focused research and engagement projects. They will support the team in better understanding our harder-to-reach student communities and ensuring we are representing student voices. They will assist with critical research for our international student population, programme leader feedback, HSU student engagement and other key insight focuses of the SU and be a real helping hand over summer supporting the Student Voice team.
Welcome Events Intern
We're looking for an enthusiastic and driven intern to help develop our Welcome Week programme for the 22-23 academic year. This role will work alongside our Events Coordinator to develop an exciting events programme to introduce and induct the new and current students into the UH community.
Web Developer Intern
We're looking for a creative, innovative and passionate student with coding and website experience to fill our Web Developer Intern role. The Web Developer Intern will be responsible for working with key stakeholders to ensure our website is appealing to - and accessible for - our diverse student population. Key projects for the Web Developer Intern include support with the transition of our move onto a new domain, improving the general user experience across our website and building our Freshers microsite. They will be working with the Marketing team, the wider staff team across the Students' Union and our website provider.
Student Trustees - Deadline Extended
We’re looking to appoint two new Student Trustees to sit on our Trustee Board from August 2022. This is a voluntary position offering a fantastic experience, where you will need the ability to think strategically, creatively and be willing to voice your opinions. Ideally you will have had work experience with the University or Students’ Union and have a good understanding of different types of students and the issues they may face.
Our Board is made up of four Sabbatical Officers, four External Trustees, one University Trustee and two Student Trustees. All Trustees carry equal weight and equal voting rights and are responsible for overseeing that we adhere to our strategic, legal and financial obligations.
Here at Hertfordshire Students’ Union, our vision is to help students love life at Herts. We encourage our team to have fun at work and are a truly values-led organisation. As such, our Student Trustees must demonstrate our everyday values of innovation, collaboration and friendliness whilst ensuring we are fully representative of students.
A full induction and training programme will be provided. You will be required to attend five meetings a year, along with some social events.
Please note: Only current University of Hertfordshire students, who are not due to undertake a placement or study abroad session during the next academic year, can apply for this role. You must be a student in 2022-2023 to apply for this role.
Student Staff Vacancies
Please note that Hertfordshire Students’ Union is required to meet UKVI visa regulations. Applicants who do not currently have the right to work in the UK will have to satisfy UKVI regulations before they can be appointed. Please be aware that we are unable to sponsor you for a visa.
About Herts SU
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
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
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 range of employee benefits which you can view in full here. Highlights include generous annual leave, a flexible working policy, gym discount and a wellbeing hour
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 the employee rewards available via Perkbox here
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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