Right to Work Guidance | Joining your Students' Union Team
Staffordshire University Students' Union has a legal obligation to ensure that every prospective employee has the legal right to work in the United Kingdom. But don't worry! This simply means that we'll ask to check your identity documents and make a copy of them during the recruitment process. Further information will be provided when we invite you to your interview or one of our assessment centres.
Right to Work in the United Kindom has changed
Following the transition of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the Right to Work and Visa requirements for non-British Citizens from EU countries have changed. The information listed below is correct at the time of publication (July 2021) but further detail can be accessed online here: gov.uk
What documents do I need?
For most people, their passport will be the easiest way to confirm your right to work. All of your documents must be original, we cannot accept copies, scans or photographs.
Bring your passport or Birth Certificate, along with a NI Number confirmation letter. It doesn't matter if your document has expired as long as we can identify you from it.
Bring your current passport, plus your current Biometric Residence Permit or Visa. If you don't have a Biometric Residence Permit, your passport should contain a visa confirming that you have permission to work in the UK.
If you have changed your name since your passport or ID card was issued, bring documentation (eg a marriage or divorce certificate) to support this.
What if I don't have a passport?
If you have a temporary right to work in the UK but don't have a passport, click here to view what documents we can accept.
If you have a permanent right to work in the UK but don't have a passport, click here to view what documents we can accept.