Student Staff (Supervisor & Duty Manager)

The people that work for RHSU don’t just do it for a paycheque. No, they’re passionate about being part of something big, part of an organisation that creates change on campus and delivers huge events on a weekly basis.

In fact, we employ over 350 students every year, putting almost £750,000 back into their pockets and helping them to develop a bunch of new skills. And working here comes with some cracking benefits as well, such as a staff discount card, free entry to event nights* and the knowledge you’re making friends for life.

But more than that, we also pride ourselves on developing our student staff team and giving them amazing leadership opportunities that you wouldn’t get anywhere else. And this is where our Supervisor and Duty Manager roles come in.

*Free entry to event nights is subject to event and capacity. Always check with management before heading out to avoid disappointment.


These roles take direct responsibility for managing a team staff on a shift – both in the shop and within our venues. Supervisors are recruited from the current student staff team, and are paid an increased rate of pay that reflects the increase in responsibility they take on.

Recruitment for Supervisors usually takes place in the Spring Term of each academic year and involves a competitive application and interview process.

NB. The recruitment process for the Supervisor Development Programme is currently closed.

Duty Manager

Each year we employ around 15 students in the role of Duty Manager, which is a key part of the management team responsible for running all our venues and outlets on campus. Each Duty Manager must successfully complete a defined development programme that includes significant training in all areas of our operation.

Recruitment for the Duty Manager Development Programme usually take place at two points in the academic year – at the end of the Autumn and Spring terms.



Timeline for Duty Manager Development Programme Applications


    Cohort Two Applications Open



    Applications Close






    Invitation to Interview






    Training Programme Begins


Application Tips

Putting together a good CV and one page covering letter is crucial. The College's Careers & Employability Service have some great resources to support you with this. You can find it all on their website here.

Some tips we'd like to give you on the basis of applications from the past two years:

  1. Keep your CV professional and plain - don't add graphics, artwork or pictures
  2. Follow a logical order for your CV - there are lots of templates available online
  3. Make sure your cover letter is adequate - it should be one page on why you want a place in the training programme, what your experience is and what you can offer the organisation
  4. Check your spelling and grammar - get someone to proofread it before you click send (and spell Students' Union correctly!)
  5. Think about your voluntary experience - for most of you it'll be where you've led teams and managed others