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People Development and Engagement Adviser

Close of applications: 23:59, 11 September 2022

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People Development and Engagement Adviser

Full Time - 35 Hours 

The Role

Are you passionate about working with people and helping them grow and feel connected? Do you enjoy having varied tasks and organising impactful activities and events?

If the answer is yes then we have a great opportunity for a People Development and Engagement professional to join the People Team at SUSU. People development and staff engagement are a key commitment to the people of SUSU and are at the core of our People Strategy 2021-25.

This role will be essential in supporting how we identify, deliver and measure our development offer to ensure our staff team and elected Sabbatical Officers are enabled and empowered to deliver excellent services and products to our members. This role will also oversee and continue developing our digital learning content, including our learning management system, and bespoke performance support materials so that development opportunities are engaging, relevant and available at the point of need for our staff teams and volunteers. This role will also co-lead and develop our internal communications channel to be relevant, engaging and visually appealing, as well as oversee our staff engagement initiatives so that our staff team are well informed, motivated and proud to work at SUSU.

About You

It is essential that the successful candidate has up-to-date knowledge and experience of learning and development practice as well as designing, delivering and measuring innovative development solutions. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build effective relationships and interact with colleagues, managers and external stakeholders. You will also have experience of producing, curating and procuring development content and opportunities to enable performance excellence and transformation. Organisational, planning, communication and problem-solving skills are crucial to be able to work effectively in the delivery of solutions and working with people at all levels of the organisation. You will have a good level of ability using a learning management system, Office 365 suite and a range of digital tools for development and engagement. It would be of benefit to have previous experience of staff communications and engagement, or strong interest to develop in this area. You will be committed to and have passion for the values of SUSU and the provision of excellent service to the people of the organisation.

About Us
We are the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU). Independent from the University, we're run by students, for students and our vision is that every student loves their time at Southampton.

As an employer, we offer a range of benefits:

  • Holiday of 24 days per annum. In addition, there are six closure holiday days during Easter and Christmas and eight bank holidays.
  • Defined contributions pension scheme where we contribute 10%.
  • Discounted bus passes (UniLink and Blue Star) and a cycle scheme

To find out more, visit our website here

Apply Now
If this sounds like you currently or where you see yourself in a year's time then please click the "APPLY NOW" and submit your CV and covering letter, telling us about your interest in the role and what you can bring to it. 

For additional information before submitting your application, please contact Margarita Stanelik (


Please note, should a large number of applications be received, we may close the advert earlier than scheduled.


Please note feedback will not be provided if you are not shortlisted for interview.  

SUSU is an equal opportunities employer that values a diverse workforce and we want to reflect the student body that we represent. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and will ensure that our recruitment activities are mindful of equality and diversity matters.