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Full Time Vacancies


Chief Executive

University of Salford Students’ Union (USSU)

Salary £50,000

Salford, Manchester


Do you want to work in fast paced, student led organisation? Are you creative and innovative? Are you excited by the idea of leading in a vibrant and collaborative charity? Then the University of Salford Students’ Union is the place for you.

We are ambitious and we want to build on our 70-year history to become an even stronger force for positive change for University of Salford students’ and wider society.

The last three years have seen us develop a culture based on strong values and we pride ourselves in being student-centric. 

As an organisation, we are in an exciting period of change. We will be developing a new strategy and we have a new management team in place. USSU is a great place to work with an incredible and supportive staff team.  

With these building blocks in place, we look forward to welcoming you as we prepare for the next stage of our development. This is an excellent opportunity to lead us from our aspiration to inspiration.   

We have an incredible opportunity for a Chief Executive who will provide strong strategic leadership that will enable a powerful voice for our students through our next stage of growth. You will work with elected representatives to ensure that the Students’ Union’s vision, goals and core values are achieved through collaborative and engaging leadership and the effective management of the organisation’s resources, to create the best possible student experience at the University of Salford. 

What we seek is a visionary and inspirational leader who is values driven and supports others to lead. With experience of working within membership organisations or the student movement, you will have a track record of developing successful strategies with stakeholders, be a strong facilitator, with experience of enabling staff to work effectively. Adept at corporate governance, the Chief Executive will be confident working within a complex governance environment and ensure that staff engagement and morale are developed and maintained.

We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and have elected to work with our partner BAME Recruitment with expertise in diverse recruitment. We want to increase the diversity of our Senior Management Team and we would like to encourage applications from female, disabled LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, as they are currently under represented at this level.

Please download the full application pack right here for more information.

To apply for this position please email your CV and a Cover letter that outlines how your skills, experience and qualifications match those set out in the person specification and job description to 


Closing date: 11th March 2018

Panel interviews and meeting stakeholders at USSU: 5-6th April 2018


Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Location: Salford

Starting salary: £20,411 per annum

Contract: Permanent


Who are we? 

We are a  democratically run charity, led by elected student representatives who work to represent our members academic interests and to make sure their University experience is the amazing, life changing experience it should be. We are independent of the University and work entirely for our members. Our aim is to help our members love their life at the University of Salford.

What's the job? 

This is an exciting and challenging position to support the marketing function of a vibrant and collaborative organisation. From designing and editing collateral to delivering successful marketing campaigns - you will spend your time ensuring we engage with students through digital media, web and video content. Working alongside staff and Sabbatical Officers you will be hands on with the day to day management and execution of these campaigns.  

Who you are...

You will be a digital marketing expert with demonstrable experience of working within or using digital communications, social media and online content management systems. You will have proficient writing and proofreading, planning and organisation skills to enable you to carry out a verity of projects simultaneously. You must have excellent team work and communication skills as well as the ability to work on your own initiative. Design and editing skills are essential to this role including experience of Adobe; Photoshop / Premiere and Illustrator. Knowledge and understanding of current issues and trends in the higher education section would be desirable. 


Please download the full application pack right here for more information. 

Apply for the role here

Deadline for applications is 23:59 Friday 09 March 2018.

Interviews will be held on week commencing 19 March 2018.


Part Time Vacancies

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