Union employment process

Anonymous submitted on

Tuesday 28th August 2018


Can you change the process for casual work por favor?

The standard process is for the Union to take in a load of applications, pick from them and keep the rest in a bank. Then they open them again and the bank is forgotten.

My friend has applied twice and hasn't heard anything, which isn't the best as part time staff make the biggest cohort of engaged students, I heard.

Anyways, please and thanks x


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Students' Union replied on

Friday 25th Jan 2019 11:46am

Hi, thank you for your submission! I have passed your comments to the HR team for feedback, they have stated the following;

'Thank you for your email about the support staff recruitment process. We appreciate your comments raised, I agree for the students who have applied and do not get shortlisted for an interview this can be frustrating.  For 2018/19 we have received 377 new applications, unfortunately we do not have that many vacancies. As stated in the advert it says that we will keep your details on file for one year, hence why we advertise the following year for students wishing to join as the numbers drop for those that are leaving or have left University.  The statement on the advertisement is below;

'Please note that we do not have vacancies available throughout the year. Once you submit an application, we will keep your details on file for a year, but this does not guarantee that you will receive an interview.'

However, I would like to advise that we are reviewing the recruitment process for student support staff to ensure it encourages students to apply for the roles available and that we will interview and take on the required number of support staff to cover the areas as needed throughout the academic year.'

I hope that this answers your query,

Many thanks, 

Evie Reilly (VP Democracy & Creative Industries)


  • Forwarded to Union President

    Friday 7th Sep 2018 1:13pm


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