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  • I’m a students’ union looking to recruit, how do I advertise a vacancy?

    Any NUS-affiliated students’ union can advertise a vacancy on this website. Non-members can also advertise a vacancy, but you may need to contact us first of all to add your Students’ Union to the employer drop-down list.  You must first set up a union profile by clicking ‘register’ on the homepage banner and selecting employer. Your union profile is your chance to communicate to potential candidates why they would want to work as part of your team. After setting up your union profile you can then add vacancies which are automatically linked to your profile.

  • I would like to access the employer brand toolkit to help me write a new advert. Where do I find this?

    You can download the employer brand toolkit, and other recruitment and selection tools and resources for Students’ Unions from the HR Hub on NUS Connect.

  • I've posted a job but did not submit the job, where is it?

    When you post a job you need to submit the job for approval. If you close your browser when you are previewing the job you won’t be able to retrieve the job advert. Once you have submitted your job and we have approved the job you can edit or delete the job via your dashboard.

  • Can a Union have more than one account to post jobs?

    No, each union can have one account to manage the Union profile and post jobs. You may want to set up a shared generic email address like [email protected] or [email protected] if more than one person needs to post jobs and manage the account.

  • As a CEO / Manager of people in a Students' Union, I'd like to be notified of the latest job opportunities across the sector. How can I receive notifications?

    You can set up daily or weekly job alerts direct to your inbox by registering on To do this register as a job seeker following these steps:
    1) Navigate to
    2) Select the option to register as a Job Seeker.
    3) Complete the registration process
    4) You will be taken to the job alert page. Please select ‘Add alert’
    5) Set up the alert criteria based on the alerts you would like to receive.
    6) Click ‘save alert’.
    7) Your alerts will be sent to you based upon the email frequency you select for a period of 6 months.
    8) You can add or change your alert criteria at any point.

  • How do I register?

    Please see our website:


  • I’m looking to help promote my Student’s Union to prospective candidates/employee’s on the site – how can I do this?

    You can do this by asking your staff to help tell their story in the blog or via the career pathways map. Staff in your Student’s Union can write a piece detailing their journey/route to get to where they are today, and help you attract other people to the movement.

    Guidance on writing a piece for the blog can be found here, and guidance for writing a piece for the career pathways map can be found below: Blog Questions Career Pathways Questions

  • As a union we are a registered charity, do we need to pay VAT on our recruitment posts?

    No, charities are given relief from paying VAT on all types of paid-for adverisements, including staff recruitment. Please send proof of charity status in the form of charity number and NUS can amend their records.

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