Work With Us

Dear Applicant,

We are delighted that you're interested in working with us and becoming part of our story.

The University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) is one of the leading students’ unions in the country. We represent Southampton's 23,000 students, helping them make their voices heard locally and nationally on issues like housing, fees, and much more.

We employ 70 full-time staff and up to 250 student staff throughout the year. You can view our current organisation chart here: SUSU Organisation Structure.

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 are keen to receive applications from every community.

Please take a look at our current core and support staff opportunities below.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sonia Cottrell
Chief Executive

Oliver Murray
Union President

SUSU building

Current Opportunities

We may interview on a rolling basis as applications are received. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Core Roles

These are full time and part time opportunities.

RoleClosing Date
Marketing & Communications Manager02/06/2023 12:00View role
Assistant Venues Manager18/06/2023 22:00View role

Support Roles

These are flexible opportunities including fixed term and flexi-hour contracts.

RoleClosing Date
Student Photographer02/06/2023 15:00View role
Reception Service Assistant04/06/2023 23:30View role
Freshers Assistant11/06/2023 23:30View role
Safety Bus Driver30/06/2023 14:45View role
Food & Beverage (Bars) Team Member31/12/2023 00:00View role

Why work for SUSU

SUSU is a friendly and rewarding place to work. Working here will give you a rare opportunity to engage with a vibrant, innovative and developing organisation. We are keen to develop our team and equip them with the skills to grow in their roles and beyond.

We offer great perks and benefits, which include:

  • 35 hours working week
  • Minimum of 38 days of holiday every year (including bank holidays and closure days).
  • Competitive pay scales with progression opportunities - view our current staff pay scales here
  • Flexible and hybrid working to support a good work-life balance.
  • Pension Scheme with 10% employer contribution and flexible employee contribution rates (0% - 6%).
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Access to benefits provided by the University of Southampton including campus parking, dental scheme, and Southampton Sport membership.
  • In-house training and development programme.
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning.
  • View our full benefits package here: Benefits at SUSU.
Go to the About SUSU webpage

About SUSU

Find out more about our history, commitment to sustainability, governance, memberships, and what we're all about!

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Go to the SUSU Strategy webpage

Strategy and Vision

Our vision for the future is that every student loves their time at Southampton. Read more about our core values, and our mission.

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Go to the Staff Benefits webpage

Staff Benefits

Take a look at the full range of benefits you can enjoy when you join our team, including holidays, pension information, flexible working and discounts.

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Other Opportunities for Students

If you are a University of Southampton student, there are a range of short-term paid placement opportunities available through the UoS Internship Programme. More information can be found here: Uos Internships.