Working for Queen Mary Students' Union

Queen Mary Students’ Union is a democratic membership organisation that is the voice of all Queen Mary students. The Students' Union ensures that the University and the wider community are listening to what students want and works to improve students’ lives.

The Students’ Union has around 150 student staff working across the Mile End, Whitechapel and Charterhouse Square campuses in many different commercial outlets and departments. Our student staff are the focal point of the organisation, and they play a key part in delivering an excellent service to all our members!

For all Queen Mary Students' Union job enquries, please email To apply, you need to create an account or sign in with your student account.

Across your Students’ Union there are a wide variety of jobs that become available to students across the year. These include:

  • Internships
  • Receptionists and Team Members
  • Sport Activators
  • Fitness Instructors
  • Retail Assistants
  • Baristas
  • Bar Staff
  • Photographers and Videographers
  • Kitchen Staff

Plus many more!

Student staff roles fit perfectly around your studies. At the Students’ Union, we understand the value of your education and want you to be able to study well during your time working with us. Whilst some roles may require particular commitments, working hours are flexible with hours varying for each role, which means working for your Students’ Union can fit perfectly around you!

There are also fantastic benefits and rewards in place for student staff including:

  • London living wage
  • 20% discount on Qmotion gym memberships
  • 20% discount in Students’ Union outlets (terms and conditions apply)
  • Free training and development through the Queen Mary Skills Award
  • Opportunities to get involved with an array of Students’ Union projects

Plus many more!

A full list of current opportunities will be listed below under Job Listings.

To apply for a role, you will need to download the application form and send it to the manager recruiting along with your CV. You will also be able to download our Guidance Notes, which include important advice on how to apply. It is important that you read the job description for each role carefully as it will contain important information on the role!

Location of jobs: Student staff roles are based in our outlets, offices and beyond! Locations include the Mile End, Whitechapel and Charterhouse Square Campuses.

If there are no vacancies available you can still get involved with us! Why not take a look at our Volunteering opportunities? By becoming a volunteer, you get access to quality opportunities to volunteer in Tower Hamlets and across London, giving you the opportunity to have new experiences, develop skills and to make a difference. For more information on how to get involved, click the button below.

Volunteering opportunities

If you want to keep up to date with our latest student staff job vacancies, you can leave your email here and we will keep in contact when vacancies pop up.


Jobs Listings

  • Kitchen Staff

    Salary:  £13.67 per hour (plus 13% holiday pay)

    Application Deadline:Sun 25 Feb 2024 23:59

    Details:If you have a passion for creating great food, or have experience working in a kitchen environment, then we want to hear from you. Our Union kitchens at Drapers and the Griff Inn are kept running by students with an eye for detail and want to provide great service for everybody who walks through our doors. The right candidate will enjoy fast-paced environments, multitasking and be good at following instructions from their chef/supervisor. Apply to join our team now!

  • Bar Staff

    Salary:  £13.67 per hour (plus 13% holiday pay)

    Application Deadline:Sun 25 Feb 2024 23:59

    Details:We are looking for proactive, sociable people to join our front of house Bar Staff team. Our department is the heart of QMSU’s student events, so our bar staff serve customers on the bar, floor, door, and cloakroom to make all our services and events run smoothly. The right candidate will be enthusiastic, proactive, and able to perform under pressure, whether during a lunch rush or our infamous Hail Mary club nights. Candidates must be trustworthy, empathetic, and approachable. Apply now!