AboutSheffield Students' Union exists to represent, support and enhance the lives of the students at the University of Sheffield. We are an independent charity and work closely with the University to achieve a world-class student experience. The Students’ Union is more than just an impressive building: we remain accessible through our website as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and many activities happen around the city, country and world. We’ve been rated the best Students’ Union in the UK by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for nine years running. There are a million reasons we’re award-winning. We’ve got a fantastic, modern building featuring an advice centre, cafes, shops, bars and an activities & sports zone where students can join over 400 sports clubs and societies. There’s something different happening in the SU every day; from club nights to film screenings, live music, theatrical performances and fascinating talks. Importantly we offer a relaxed space for students to take time out. We’re an organisation run for students, by students. Eight Students’ Union Officers are elected every year by the student body to direct the SU and represent its students. They work full time and support thousands of students who arrange and organise activities, campaigns and events day and night. The Students’ Union offers the opportunity for students to get involved and make their issues heard - a collective voice of over 27,000 people. We employ excellent staff. Our students appreciate them: in our 2015 membership survey 97% agreed with the statement “I feel staff at the Students’ Union are positive, helpful and supportive”. The staff love it too; in our recent staff survey, 93% of respondents agree that there is a friendly working atmosphere at the Students’ Union.
The number one Students’ Union has an exciting opportunity and are looking to recruit an experienced Advertising & Sponsorship Lead, who will be responsible for exploring new opportunities and developing new advertising and sponsorship packages and channels, whilst managing and maintaining current relationships and income streams.
As the leader of the Advertising & Sponsorship Team, you will be self motivated with the ability to motivate team members to achieve financial targets and deliver engaging opportunities for our students.
Creativity and a passion for working in a dynamic, student led organisation will be essential to your success, as will being an effective communicator at all levels.
Maintaining key relationships will be vital to this role, ensuring local and national clients, University colleagues, Students’ Union staff and our members are satisfied with the professional service that is offered and delivered.
- Professional and organised approach to advertising, sponsorship and sales
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Self motivated with the ability to work independently, under pressure and using your own initiative
- Good team working skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
- High knowledge of sales techniques and income generation
- Ability to engage with digital systems and digital development
Working at the Students’ Union
We exist to represent, support and enhance the lives of our members. We’ve done so since 1906. We are an independent charity and work closely with the University to achieve a world-class student experience. We have a fantastic modern building featuring cafes, two shops, four bars, an advice centre, and an activities and sports zone, where students can join over 400 sports clubs and societies. There’s something different happening in the Students’ Union every day: from club nights and film screenings, to live music, theatrical performances and fascinating talks. We offer a relaxed space for students to take time out. We also have a nursery and offer childcare. We’ve been rated the best Students’ Union in the UK by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for ten years running!
Creating a more diverse team
Sheffield Students’ Union is committed to creating a fairer, more equal, more inclusive, more diverse and liberated workforce. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff members are currently under-represented at Sheffield Students’ Union.
What we are currently doing to create an inclusive workplace –
- Training for Recruiting Managers on Equal Opportunities and Unconscious Bias
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group and staff network
- Training and development in ED&I including race equality training
- Accessibility audits
- Level 2 Disability Confident employer
- Flexible working arrangements
- Inclusive policies and procedures
We want to support you to do your best during the application process, so please do get in touch at [email protected] with any questions you may have. Additionally, if you have a disability, mental health condition or any other additional needs (such as dyslexia, autism or anxiety), please do let us know so we can tailor the process to suit you
You will work in an exciting and progressive environment and enjoy great staff benefits:
- Generous holiday package
- Cycle to work scheme and cycle hub
- The opportunity to buy or sell annual leave
- Flexible working hours
- Workplace pension scheme
- Discounted Sports Sheffield Gym Membership
- Well being Programme
- Opportunity to purchase a Totum card
Salary: Team Leader/Supervisor E – £26,678 – £31,386 per annum, based on experience
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing date: Wednesday 8th December
Interviews: Thursday 16th December
Start date: January/February 2022