Careers and Employability Centre

Part-time jobs

Canvas

Our Canvas site contains lots of advice on finding part-time jobs, as well as CVs and applications and more! Look out for Q&A discussion sessions on Zoom throughout the year, too.

Latest jobs on CareerHub

Log in to CareerHub for our full list of part-time jobs

Sign-up to receive our daily email with the latest part-time jobs

Read our booklet Part-time work [PDF 91.26KB]

Local job sites

  • USSU Jobs - Look out for student jobs at the Students' Union and subscribe to the vacancy notification mailing list
  • The Argus – Brighton’s daily newspaper prints its main jobs section on Thursdays
  • Vacancies on the street – Jobs spotted around the city, updated regularly by a Brighton and Hove Youth Employability Service adviser
  • Brighton and Hove Jobs
  • Brighton Job Search
  • Friday Ad – a free weekly publication, available online, with a Brighton jobs section
  • Employment for Students – lists jobs in Brighton
  • Care.com – opportunities for students within the care sector
  • Wired Sussex – digital, media and technology jobs in Brighton and Sussex
  • Churchill Square – retail opportunities in Churchill Square (part time and temporary positions)

We do not vet jobs on external sites to check that they obey minimum wage laws and other regulations. You can email us at careersjobs@sussex.ac.uk if you have queries about an external job.

We also recommend that you look in Brighton for job adverts. Many shops, restaurants and bars do not advertise online, but put adverts in their windows instead. Keep your eyes open!

Jobs latest

Many of the usual sources of part-time jobs have disappeared at the moment. There are fewer around for students. Try to look at supermarkets, food production, care work and cleaning for possible opportunities at the moment.

Recruitment agencies 

Recruitment agencies can help you look for part-time jobs, particularly if you are interested in niche sectors and have the skills/experience that their clients need. 

  • Agency Central - search by industry, location and employment type
  • REC member directory - filter by location, sector and type of opportunity. From the Recruitment & Employment Confederation
  • Reviewedo - Find, rate and review recruitment agencies. 

General agencies 

International students

If you haven't worked in the UK before, you will need a National Insurance Number.

There are likely to be restrictions around the type of work you can do and the hours that you can work.

See the university's information about working during your studies.

If you are an EU student, we recommend that you apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021 in order to continue to work and study in the UK. More information on Brexit information for current students

Other resources