Part-time Jobs

PartTimeJobsThe Careers  team offers a free service to our students to help find part-time, vacation work and summer work abroad. We advertise a range of vacancies including bar & restaurant work, care work, IT, mentoring & tutoring, office work & retail. We also invite employers onto campus to recruit staff directly.

Follow us on social media so you don’t miss out on exciting opportunities.


If you are an employer and wish to advertise a vacancy to our students please see  Information for Employers

Finding Part-Time or Vacation Work

View our handout on how to search for a part-time/casual job using the careers service

Useful websites to help search for part-time and casual jobs

In addition to Twitter and Facebook our vacancies are also advertised via our Online Vacancy Service. Login now to search the vacancies.

Tips for Using the Online Vacancy System

  • Go  Search opportunities  (login with your normal network password) and then select the Student jobs option which shows that you are looking for part time or casual work and narrow your search to the town/city/area you want.
  • We advertise suitable job vacancies from a variety of sources, directly from employers we work with and we also advertise jobs on campus.  We sometimes receive urgent requests from employers which are advertised on our Twitter page.  These can be offered on a first come first serve basis, so respond quickly!
  • Vacancies are regularly updated so you need to keep checking and applying for work that interests you.
  • Attend our CV and Job search Workshops to help with preparing your CV.  Search Events on our website to find out when the next Workshop is taking place.
  • We recommend that you are fully aware of the conditions within our Part-time Jobs Service Students Code of Practice when registering to view the vacancies.

CVs for Part Time Jobs

A Guide to CVs for Part time jobs   (includes templates)


Vacancies are received from a variety of sources, sometimes direct from employers or alternatively from internet searches, newspaper advertisements, agencies and Job Centre Plus. This information is received in good faith and we try to ensure that information displayed in the vacancies advertised on our Online Vacancy System  is true and correct at the time of advertising and is as accurate as possible. Please ensure that vacancy information is correct before accepting an offer of employment.

Types of part-time jobs

Living locally in Ormskirk?

Ormskirk is a relatively small town and every employer receives many student applications or CVs. Improve your chances of finding work by travelling around the area. The nearest large towns with many shops, bars, restaurants etc. are in Southport (take the 375 or 385 bus from Ormskirk Bus Station) and Aintree (take the train in to Liverpool – the 4th and 5th stop) Other nearby towns are Skelmersdale and Wigan which can be also reached by the 375/385 bus. Burscough – just to the north of Ormskirk – also has some major retailers as well as bars and restaurants.

Jobs on Campus

There are lots of opportunities to work on campus.  The main roles are as “student guides” or “student ambassadors” for various departments.  Academic departments often recruit their own students.  However, our Education Liaison team take on around 100 student guides and ambassadors.  If you came for an Open Day, or a Visit Day, you will have been taken around campus by our student guides.  When we have events on campus, there will also be opportunities to work as casual catering assistants, and other roles too.   Departments like the Library, Edge Hill Sport, the Arts Centre, as well as the SU, also have several jobs to offer students.  If you keep looking at our vacancy system, these departments will be advertising these jobs and roles there.  For latest jobs information follow us on Twitter @ehucareers

Hospitality catering and bar work jobs

These are typical student jobs and there are many available in the West Lancashire and North Merseyside areas. Aintree Race Course is a few minutes away from Ormskirk by train into Liverpool. It is a major conference and events location and has many of these types of jobs throughout the year, but especially up to Christmas, at race meetings such as the Grand National and for summer weddings an prom nights. We have a great relationship with Jockey Club Catering who advertise via us for these hospitality, catering and bar work roles. This company also has vacancies at Haydock Race Course in the area between Wigan and St Helens.

You can improve your chances of successfully applying for catering roles by gaining a Food Safety in Catering qualification.   Most caterers regard this as essential, although some will train staff themselves.

There are many Edge Hill students who work or have worked in these roles and in stewarding/kiosk jobs for the local football clubs in Liverpool, Manchester and Wigan, and also the rugby clubs in St Helens, Warrington and Wigan. Again contact the Edge Hill Works team for more details.

CAUTION: if you have to use public transport and are working late at night, make sure you can get back home before the train and bus services end for the day. Always travel with friends.

Temporary Christmas Staff

Many retailers, supermarkets and restaurant chains recruit extra staff in the months leading up to and including Christmas. The Careers Centre will alert students as and when these vacancies go live via our Twitter page and also on our Vacancy Service. Keep checking this Service so you don’t miss out! Top tip: check which outlets are near to where you are living or can travel to, and if they are recruiting. You can do this by speaking to the branch directly – employers usually appreciate it when you make personal contact rather than by e-mail. Each company’s websites will tell you where the nearest outlets are.

Home Fundraising or Commission only jobs

Careers do not advertise these types of jobs, as we do not recommend students going to private addresses to sell products or to raise funds for charities, with targets to reach before they get paid. This places too much pressure on students and the public.

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