SUSU Director of Membership Recruitment - 2022

Thank you for your interest in this role. Applications have now closed and no further submissions will be considered

Dear Applicant,

We are the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) and are here to represent students at every level at the University of Southampton and to make their university experience unforgettable.

Independent from the University, we're run by students, for students.

We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, with over a hundred years' worth of history. We are proud to be an integral part of a prestigious UK Russell Group and top 100 global university.

We are committed to being the voice of our students, creating a memorable University experience and opportunities to form friendships and communities, providing support in challenging times, being a healthy and sustainable organisation, and an employer of choice.

Over the last two years, despite and partially thanks to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have consolidated and transformed in terms of our offer, approach, and robustness. Our relationship with the University has never been stronger, and we have ambitious work planned in the areas of sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusivity, and student engagement.

Our new Director of Membership will have the exciting opportunity to lead our fantastic team of around 25 members of staff across the Representation, Activities, Insight and Advice and Lettings teams as well as the five Sabbatical Officers.

The next stages in our journey will include work in the following exciting areas:

  • the delivery of Ambition 2025, our current strategy to ensure that every student loves their time at Southampton, and its supporting strategies. The Director of Membership will have particular responsibility for our EDI Strategy
  • continuing to strengthen our relationship with the University, whilst maintaining our independence
  • supporting each year's Sabbatical Officers team with successfully delivering their manifestos

We are looking for a new Director of Membership who will work with other members of the Senior Leadership team, Sabbatical Officers, University and external stakeholders, colleagues, and the Board of Trustees to lead SUSU on the journey to achieving our ambitious aims.

If you are ready to join us on our journey then please read on. We look forward to discussing your application with you very soon.

Further information about the role can be found in the Candidate Pack

To apply for the role please email your CV and covering letter to by 16:00, 13 January 2023. We will be shortlisting soon after applications close and expect to hold assessment days and interviews week commencing 23 January 2023

If you would like to informally discuss the role before applying then please contact to arrange a conversation.

We have included links to useful documents below to provide more information about SUSU, our staff, and our plans for the future. SUSU is on an ambitious journey for the future, and this is an exciting time to be joining us.

We look forwards to hearing from you,

Sonia Cottrell
Chief Executive

Oliver Murray
Union President 22/23 & Chair of the Trustee Board

Additional Information