Campus Jobs is a new recruitment service for part-time and temporary work at the University. The service is a joint initiative between HR and Careers.

The ethos of Campus Jobs is: "If a student can do the work, a student should do the work.”

The Campus Jobs service

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Campus Jobs will provide a comprehensive service, including:

  • Centralised advertising of part-time and temporary work on campus
  • Right to work checks for all workers
  • Issuing of contracts and/or assignment letters
  • Issuing of weekly timesheets to workers

What kind of work is within the scope of Campus Jobs?  

In scope

Out of scope

All student work, of any duration in an academic year.

All casual work for up to three months (previously paid on timesheets or fees forms).

 

 

 

Permanent or substantive fixed-term contracts (three months or more).

Any additional work undertaken by current employees - i.e. staff who already have a substantive contract.

Sessional Lecturers and Visiting Lecturers.

External Examiners.

Graduate Teaching Assistants.

Grade 9 and Professorial roles.

When should I recruit a student?

You should recruit a student for all part-time or casual work at the University, or for any fixed-term contract lasting less than three months. Students should not work more than 20 hours per week during term-time.

If the nature of the work prohibits students from undertaking the assignment, the role can be opened up to non-students (Campus Jobs Temps). If your needs cannot be met by Campus Jobs, our preferred recruitment agency will be used to fill the position.

How much should I pay?

To ensure equal pay for equal work, we offer standardised rates of pay for all Campus Jobs assignments. Recruiting Managers will not be able to create their own rates of pay. Please see the Temporary Worker Framework for details.

All workers must be paid an hourly rate in line with the Temporary Worker Framework, with holiday pay added on top of the hourly rate (currently 12.07%). Deductions will also be made for tax and NI contributions. Workers who meet pension requirements will be automatically enrolled in the URPS pension scheme. When planning the budget for your recruitment, please factor these costs into your calculations.

Every year, rates of pay will be uplifted in August, based on the previous year's pay negotiations.

How can I recruit a student or temporary worker?

In the first instance, please contact Campus Jobs to discuss your requirements. You can call us on 0118 378 4499 or email campusjobs@reading.ac.uk

Before recruiting a student or temporary worker, you will need to go through the Recruitment Gateway and obtain approval to the fill the position(s).

Prior to a worker commencing their assignment, you will need to provide basic assignment information to enable Campus Jobs to issue an assignment offer.

How will vacancies be advertised?

Vacancies are advertised via the Campus Jobs portal. All current students have access to the portal and can register their interest in particular areas of work, known as “Talent Banks”. (E.g. Bar Work, Admin, Student Ambassadors, etc.)

When a new vacancy arises, the Campus Jobs team will contact students in the relevant Talent Bank and encourage them to apply.

 

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