Most on-campus jobs will be advertised on the
Essex CareerHub vacancy board at various times throughout the year.
Here's a selection of some to lookout for:
What? Accommodation Essex have temporary housekeeper/porter
positions available starting in June. The term of the employment can be anything
from two weeks to four months dependent on business needs.
When? Advertised: April/May. Interviews: mid-May.
How? All vacancies will be on
CareerHub but for more
information visit the South Courts Accommodation Office or telephone 01206
Alumni Fund Callers
What? The Alumni Office are looking for confident,
enthusiastic and savvy telephone fundraisers to help raise awareness of the
University’s philanthropic initiatives, particularly the Women of the Future
Appeal, and to ask for donations from Alumni and friends of the University.
When? Advertised: Mid-January. Application deadline: Early
March. Role starts: April.
How? The jobs will be advertised on
CareerHub, but email
firstname.lastname@example.org for information
in the meantime.
Applicant Day Ambassadors
What? Applicant Day Ambassadors assist with our visit and
interview days for prospective undergraduates who have already applied to study
When? Usually recruited for in December and are only
required at the Colchester Campus.
CareerHub. To find
out about working as an Applicant Day Ambassador, email
Employability & Careers: Office Assistants, Award Assistants & Ambassadors
What? Join our team of students working in front-line roles
within a busy client-facing Employability and Careers Centre (E&CC) working
closely with students, staff and external contacts. As committed members of
staff, these roles will form an integral part of the E&CC, actively promoting
the E&CC services within the centre and at events.
When? Applications open: May. Interviews: late May/early
June. Positions start September until July.
What? Event Essex conference team leaders and conference
assistants. First point of contact for all conference guests, good customer
service and admin skills require, good knowledge of campus is an advantage.
Roles are full time from mid-June to mid-September
When? Advertised: January. Interviews: March
How? All vacancies will be on
CareerHub. For more
information visit the Event Essex office - 5N 5.6 off square 4 next to
What? Frontrunners is our unique developmental work
placement scheme for students. Work part-time on the campus within departments,
sections and administrative areas of the University.
When? Placements starting in the Autumn for the full
academic year and Summer vacation placements are available. Check online for up
to date application deadlines.
What? The registration team are looking for highly motivated
students who are passionate about making a positive contribution to the student
experience for our new registering students in the Sports Hall during Main
Registration. Duties of the post include working within the student residences
to meet and greet our new students on Arrivals Day, pro-active queue management,
answering basic general enquiries, ensuring the comfort of queuing students and
approaching students once they have completed Registration to ask them to
complete an online survey. Full training will be provided.
When? Role is advertised at the end of May. Student must be
available for informal interview and to attend training on the Friday afternoon
before Welcome Week.
How? Information on how to apply will be available with the
What? Residence Life builds a safe and inclusive community
that supports students to grow and succeed at the University of Essex. We are a
friendly team of students and staff to help students become involved and
connected to their peers and university.
When? Advertised: January. Application deadline: Early
February. Interviews: February.
How? Keep your eye out for information sessions when you
return from winter break.
What? Student Ambassadors are current students who help to
promote the University and higher education. As a Student Ambassador you can get
involved in a whole range of opportunities, in particular helping our Student
Recruitment and Outreach teams. This includes supporting visit days, open days,
campus tours, higher education fairs, school talks, clearing, campus visits and
summer schools. Those working with the Outreach team also provide help and
advice about the different options available to those wanting to study at
university in general.
When? Student Ambassadors are normally recruited each year
at the start of the Autumn Term (October) at both our Colchester and Southend
How? All vacancies will be on
CareerHub. To find out
more email email@example.com.
Student Support roles
What? Student Support recruit enthusiastic and committed
part-time workers to join a busy team providing support to students with
disabilities, mental health difficulties and specific learning difficulties.
Hours of work are negotiated to accommodate the needs of students. Applicants
must have a commitment to customer service, equal opportunities and to working
within the social model of disability. Roles include practical support
assistants, notetakers, library support assistants and exam scribes. More
details on the
Student Support website.
When? From June – September depending on the role.
How? All vacancies are advertised via
and on the Student Support Facebook page.
What? The SU are the biggest employer on campus - for good
reason. Working while you study is a great way to boost your CV and earn
yourself some pocket money. Opportunities exist in:
- SU Bar, Top Bar, Level Up or Sub Zero
- The Store, The Kitchen, The Burrow or Everything Essex
- Frango's or Mondos
- Reception, Advice Centre or Finance
- Promotions and Marketing
- Events and Entertainments
When? Advertised: Large recruitment round in November,
although opportunities may come up at other times.
How? All vacancies will be on the
UROP Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme
What? UROP or the Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Programme is our scheme for undergraduate students to become trainee researchers
and to become part of the academic community here at Essex. Students will be
expected to spend a maximum of 200 hours on the placement for which they will
receive a bursary of a maximum of £1,370 each.
When? Advertised throughout the year from the beginning of
the Autumn term.
How? On the UROP