Find temporary work (Unitemps)

Whether you're looking for a part-time job for a couple of hours a week, or something full-time for a short period, we can help. Jobs are available both inside the university and in the Leicestershire area.

It doesn't matter if you're looking for admin, events, catering or retail, there is sure to be something for you. We also recruit student ambassadors each year to assist with supporting a variety of events on campus.

To find out more, just visit the Unitemps office on the first floor of the Campus Centre. Our friendly team can talk you through a range of options.

Call (0116) 207 8351, email unitemps@dmu.ac.uk, or just pop into the office in the Campus Centre.

And don't forget to follow us on Twitter @UnitempsDMU for the latest jobs and updates.

Meet the team

Charlotte Borrows, Branch Manager

Charlotte has worked for Unitemps since 2009, previously working for Unitemps at the Head Office within the University of Warwick and the Unitemps Birmingham branch. Working at the Unitemps branch at De Montfort University since 2012, her primary role was to look after all internal jobs on campus, filling a variety of positions. Charlotte’s role is now as Branch Manager, and is based in the Unitemps office in the Campus Centre. Charlotte’s hobbies include travelling, shopping and reading. 

Danielle James, Internal Recruitment Consultant

Danielle started out as Administration Assistant within the NHS in 2007, slowly working towards a Human Resources role within the NHS.

It is within Human Resources that Danielle found her passion for Recruitment.

Spending nearly 10 years within the NHS, Danielle took the plunge in 2017 to try something different at De Montfort University, and joined the HR Team shortly moving into the Unitemps Team as a Recruitment Consultant and works the internal desk. Danielle has a huge personality and absolutely loves dogs.

Leanne Easom, External Recruitment Consultant

Leanne is a DMU graduate in Psychology with Education and has previously worked as a Trade Sales Advisor for a Designer Furniture Company and as a Branch Administrator for a high street recruitment agency.  Leanne joined the University in November 2015 as a Recruitment Resourcer before moving into her current role of External Recruitment Consultant. She has a keen interest in cooking, fitness, animals and travelling.

Frequently asked questions

How do I register?
Complete the online form on www.unitemps.com. Once you have registered online don’t forget to upload your CV in the ‘My Details’ section and upload contact details of two referees, otherwise we won’t be able to shortlist you for any jobs that you apply for.

I’ve registered; what now?
Once you’ve registered online and uploaded your CV, you’re free to browse the jobs advertised on our website and apply for jobs.

Do I need to pop into the office?
Yes, but only once you’ve been booked into a job as you’ll need to bring in either a passport or full birth certificate for ID purposes and your bank details to fill out a payroll form. This will need to be completed before you start your new assignment.

What are your opening hours?
The Unitemps office on campus is open Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm.

Are the jobs on-campus (internal) or off-campus (external)?
Our available jobs are based on campus, and in the Leicestershire area. 

Will I be working days, evenings or weekends?
There are a range of jobs advertised, all with a varying number of hours that cover days, evenings and weekends.

I want to work during the vacation period but I will not be in Leicester; what do I do?
You can search for job opportunities located near to where you’ll be spending your vacation period by using the search function on the Unitemps website. It doesn’t matter that you’re studying at DMU because Unitemps uses a shared database of candidates to fill job opportunities.

When is pay day for the De Montfort Unitemps Branch?
Unitemps runs a monthly payroll (please see your information booklet for timesheet cut off dates). Any full week's work completed and approved by your manager before that date will be paid to you on the 25th of each month. In the instance that the 25th falls on a weekend or bank holiday, you will be paid on the working day prior to that.

I’ve got a query regarding my pay – what do I do?
In the first instance, you should check your payslip as the majority of queries can be resolved when you open your payslip and are able to see the wage breakdown. Your payslips can be found on the DMUHub. Login details will have been emailed to you for the DMUHub nearer your first payday.

If you have any further queries, please contact unitemps@dmu.ac.uk

How do I claim my holiday pay?
You can claim your holiday monthly by visiting the Unitemps website, logging on, clicking ‘My Details’ and then ‘Holiday Pay’. Please ensure you request your holiday before the cut-off date for that month, so that it can be paid to you on the next pay date. If you are unsure of the payroll cut off dates, please refer to your information booklet, or contact the office unitemps@dmu.ac.uk

What do I do if I can’t make it into work?
In the event that you’re unable to make it into work, you will need to immediately call your line manager and let them know. Please make a note of your hiring manager's contact details at the start on your assignment. Next you will need to call the Unitemps office on (0116) 207 8351 and speak to a member of staff.

When do I have to fill out my timesheets by?
Timesheets need to be completed weekly via the Unitemps website, and then approved online by your hiring manager.

What happens once I’ve filled out a timesheet?
Once you’ve completed your timesheet, you will receive an automated email stating the hours that you worked. Your line manager will also get an email notifying them that you’ve completed your timesheet and that it’s waiting their approval. Once your timesheet has been approved by your line manager, you will both receive a final email confirming that your timesheet has been approved.

What do I do if I’ve forgotten my login details for the website?
Please click on forgotten password on the Unitemps website, and enter in the email address you registered with, as this will be your username. A password reset link will then be emailed to you. Please check your spam folder if the link does not reach your inbox.

Who do I contact for further information?
Either drop into the office, call (0116) 207 8351 or email unitemps@dmu.ac.uk. Alternatively, you can tweet us @UnitempsDMU

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