Team Salford Activator

Role Team Salford Activator
Hours 1-8 hours per week (Sept 22 - May 23)
Salary Voluntary
Contract Voluntary position
Closing date Sunday 25th September 11:59pm


Team Salford Activator

Activators are required across a selection of activities to implement new programmes for the academic year 2022/23 at the University of Salford Students’ Union. These activities are to be integrated and sustained within the new Give It A Go and Campus League programmes. 

The purpose of the Activator roles are to increase the participation of extracurricular and social activities at the University of Salford Students’ Union through the development, implementation and where appropriate delivery of a menu of opportunities to both staff and students. 

These roles are ideally suited for students looking to gain valuable experience to enhance employability opportunities. The roles will involve delivery of the activity, on-going administrative work, promotion and with supervision, budget management. Activators will be required to volunteer for up to 8 hours each week during the academic year (Semester 1 and 2). A minimum commitment of 1 hour per week. 

We currently have several Team Salford Activator positions available across a wide range of activities. Where possible, we will allocate roles to preferred activities. These will include activities ranging from sports to creative activities and much, much more. There is something on offer for everyone!

Main duties: 

· To support the Student Opportunities team at major events (e.g., Welcome, Intramural Varsity, Chester Varsity, League Finals). 

· Be an ambassador for Team Salford. 

· To communicate and promote Give it a Go. 

· To support the delivery of Give it a Go and Campus Leagues. 

· To support development opportunities for students and staff to take part in. 

· To encourage and motivate students and staff to participate. To recruit and retain participants. 

· To assist the Student Opportunities team with data input, administration, and social media. 

· To be knowledgeable about the Students’ Unions wider initiatives. 

· Data collection including session attendance and feedback. 

· Provide updates and feedback from the students to the Give It a Go Coordinator so the programme can develop in a way that students want.

How to apply:

Send a cover letter and CV detailing how you meet the person specifications to by Sunday 25th September 11:59pm. Please include any previous engagement with USSU in your cover letter and your preferences for which sports or activities you would like to be involved in. Activities include (but are not limited to): Badminton, Football, Netball, 6-a-side and 11-a-side Campus League Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Dodgeball, and off-campus trips.

Team Salford Activators Incentive Scheme 

- Free USSU Hoodie 

- Free USSU Water Bottle 

- Free Ticket to SU Awards 2023 

- 25% off food at Atmosphere (provide ID when ordering to redeem) 

- Access to additional regional and national training opportunities through the BUCS Accreditation scheme 

- Activator Qualification Fund: 

- The opportunity to apply to attend training or gain additional qualifications 

- Salford SU will support financially with the qualifications e.g., fund a level 1 football coaching qualification 

- And more incentives being confirmed!

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.