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Work somewhere professional, but different

Our students’ unions are amazing organisations – part business, part charity – and the exact opposite of corporate.  We’re teams of progressive, creative individuals who all love to make a difference.

This is why over 79% of staff in students’ unions would ‘wholeheartedly recommend their SU as a great place to work’

We know that different is good

And we know that the more we reflect the diversity of our students, the better our ideas will be, and the greater the impact we will make.  You’ll be joining other talented professionals of all ages and backgrounds in our flexible, progressive workplaces, where we place a high value on diversity and celebrate individuality.

Staff have established a number of UK-wide liberation networks, which welcome any staff who self-define into a group and would like to participate; they include:

  • Black Staff Network*
  • LGBT+ Staff Network
  • Women’s Staff Network
  • Disabled Staff Network

Visit our Staff Networks page to find out more.

You can build your career with students’ unions

Our students’ unions have a range of career opportunities, from entry level to CEO.  These span: retail, catering, events, finance,  Human Resources, volunteer management, marketing and communications, and many more.  And we offer challenging, fulfilling work with a commitment to personal development in highly flexible, supportive environments.

You’ll be proud of the work you do

And you won’t simply be joining a new employer, you’ll be joining a movement rich in heritage of making students’ lives better. As professional staff in the student movement, we get to do something extraordinary: we support student leaders to give people a voice in their education.

All of us are working towards a common goal; we want our student members and student leaders to achieve their potential in life, get the best out of their student experience and make the change they want for themselves.

We offer the whole package!

Each students’ union is professionally run as separate organisations from the colleges and universities their students attend. You will be joining workplaces that offer:

  • Friendly, open, flexible workplace cultures
  • Very high levels of employee satisfaction and engagement – 75% in 2018
  • Employers committed to creating innovative and sustainable environments for work and student life
  • Salary levels comparable with the Charities Sector
  • Competitive benefits, such as holiday allowances and parental leave
  • Diverse and inclusive employers, with some best-practice award winning unions

We offer career development possibilities through great training and development opportunities.  These include: leadership development programmes, training opportunities through the sector’s ‘Learning Academy’, and support networks that extend across the movement.  So, whatever your chosen field of work, with the right mix of challenge and support, you’ll gain fantastic experience and room to develop and advance your career.

Many of us who work for a Student’s Union go on to develop and progress our career within the student movement.  So, take a look at our A-Z Employers, our Career Pathways and our Blogs to find out more about us; the organisations, and the people who work for Students’ Unions!

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