Part-time work in Southend

Want to boost your employability and enhance your CV? Consider a part-time job locally or on campus.

Don’t overdo it! We recommend that you don’t work more than fifteen hours a week alongside your studies.

Essex CareerHub

Essex CareerHub includes our free vacancy board advertising a range of opportunities, including part-time roles and vacation work on- campus and in the local area.

Jobs on campus

Students' Union

The Students’ Union offer on-campus part-time vacancies.

Residence Life

Join Residence Life, a friendly team of students and staff to help students become more involved and connected to their peers at Essex.

Becoming a Residents’ Assistant is a valuable opportunity to support students in a paid role which guarantees campus accommodation if you are successful in your application. Keep an eye on social media and our webpages in January for recruitment info. Email if you have any questions about becoming an RA in Southend.

Student ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are current University students, trained to represent the University of Essex across Recruitment, Outreach and Marketing teams’ activities.

As a Student Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to work on various events including those on campus, in schools and colleges and on virtual activities. Student Ambassadors are positive role models of Higher Education, their course, and the University of Essex by providing a welcoming and positive student perspective to students and their guests.

We are not currently recruiting for Student Ambassadors. However, if you would like to be notified when we next open applications, please register your interest using our online form.


Frontrunners offers on-campus paid part-time opportunities, giving you the chance to gain relevant work experience and develop skills in the supportive and interesting environment of a University department. Interested? Contact

Jobs off campus

Essex Interns

The Essex Interns team is here to find short-term, paid internship opportunities exclusively for Essex students and graduates. Contact for more information.

Looking for more support?

Check out our Careers Information Drop-in sessions (every Thursday 1–3pm, Info Point, The Forum), where we can offer helpful starting points or point you in the direction of more specialist advice.

Don’t just wonder about your career. Make it happen. Wherever you are with your career plans, our friendly Careers Consultants are here to help you figure out your future.

For more information, advice, and support with part-time work in Southend, email or visit CareerHub to book an event or 1–1 appointment.

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