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    • The Student Centre, James College, University of York, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5DD

About University of York Students' Union (YUSU)

University of York Students' Union (YUSU) offers student advice and representation, student opportunities, student engagement, and events.

The YUSU mission is simple: representation, provide opportunities and run services for all students.

In 2011, YUSU set up its first ever charity-law compliant trustee board, in line with their application for charity status with the UK Charities Commission. The union is currently an unincorporated charity. Their Trustee Board includes five full time sabbatical Officers (with the President of YUSU being the Chair of the Trustee Board), three student trustees and three external trustees.

In 2017, they introduced a new staff development form, which links with people appraisals, so that employees can request courses for development. Any interested staff member who wishes to undertake a course will find their application discussed through an appraisal and a monthly one-to-one. If successful, the course is budgeted in for the financial year.

What is it like to work for University of York Students' Union (YUSU)

My Manager
My Manager
Management Community of Practice - a group led by the CEO - meets three or four times a year and shares best practice across the whole organisation. Three staff members are currently attending a ‘So You Want to be a Manager?’ training course, through one-to-ones with their line manager.
My Team
My Team
In 2017, YUSU staff were inspired by an external company that offered outdoor education, adventurous activities, and leadership and management development. The company delivers events and training for individuals, as well as educational, sporting, military, charity and business clients.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
In 2018, the union launched a new Reward and Recognition Policy. Since then, three awards and certificates ceremonies have taken place at the end of Developmental Staff Days or Staff Huddles.

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  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 28 days annual leave to all employees

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

    Non work related training supported

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  • Male : Female:

    51% / 49%

Regional Engagement

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