Student Advisor

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It's a really exciting time to join the Students' Union as we begin to grow and enhance our services to enable us to empower all Salford students to become unstoppable. Over the next few years, we are focusing on offering something for every student, nurturing personal and professional development and student health and wellbeing - both on-campus and virtually, as we emerge from the pandemic.

As Student Advisor, you will deliver high-quality advice to our student members when they need it most, by providing information, advice, wellbeing support and guidance. You will also work collaboratively with both colleagues and student leaders to identify and recommend solutions to issues and concerns affecting the wider student body, empowering students to shape their academic experience.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to manage sensitive situations in a calm and empathetic way. You’ll also have some experience of providing advice and managing casework, including keeping accurate and confidential records, and will be skilled in managing a caseload and effectively prioritising your work.

Whilst it’s important to us that our colleagues have an appreciation for and interest in the issues impacting students, you don’t necessarily need to have experience in Higher Education. We’re interested in your potential, and are therefore looking for talented change-makers that share our values and can bring their passion and great ideas to the work we do for Salford students. In return, you'll get to work in one of the most exciting cities in the UK, as part of a vibrant and innovative campus, with a talented, supportive and inclusive team. You'll have access to a wide range of benefits, an excellent work-life balance, and brilliant opportunities to develop your career in the charity sector.

How to apply:

Please download the Recruitment Pack for the role before applying via our online recruitment portal. You will need to provide an up-to-date copy of your CV, and answer the following questions related to the person specification for the role:

  1. Please tell us about your experience of providing advice and managing casework, including keeping accurate and confidential records
  2. Describe your understanding of the issues currently impacting students in Higher Education.
  3. Please tell us about your ability to manage your own caseload and to prioritise work effectively.
  4. Can you tell us about your understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and share an example of when you have championed these?

We recommend that you prepare your answers in advance in a separate document where possible, to avoid losing your responses before you submit them in the portal.

For an informal chat and to find out more about the role, please contact the recruiting manager: [email address]



Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to our work at USSU. We celebrate our diverse and unique communities whilst ensuring that equity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. Our colleagues are proud of our values and care about creating and supporting diverse communities that are inclusive of age, background, disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation and experience.


  • Here are USSU, we are more interested in your potential than your background and experience. If you don't have lots of professional experience, please feel free to use examples from outside of work to demonstrate what you could bring to the role and our team.

  • We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application. This can sometimes take a few weeks.

  • You must be able to provide proof of your right to work in the UK before starting work with us. We are not currently able to sponsor employees requiring a visa.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

If you have any queries, please contact