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Who we are

USSU is the representative body for all students at the University of Salford. We work in partnership with the University and other stakeholders to ensure that all students love their life at Salford.  

However, we are more than that. We are different. We’re led by five Student Officers who are elected from our membership each year. The students’ union is professionally run but we support these five students to create the change they want to see at their University. We support over 500 student course representatives and provide professional advice to around 2000 students each year. The students’ union also encompasses championship winning sports teams, over 70 student societies, events drawing thousands of students, campaigns, a wellbeing app as well as a café, a bar, and a nightclub.   

Why apply?

In return for your passion and experience we offer a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.

In our recent Employee Engagement Survey 81% of staff said they would “wholeheartedly recommend the organisation as a place to work”.

How to apply

Download the Job Pack and application form from the role you want to apply for. 

You can complete the application form in two ways:

  1. Print off the document and complete it in Block Capital and post it to us at Info Point (Job Application), University of Salford Students’ Union, University House, Peel Park Campus, M5 4WT
  2. Type into the document, save it and email it to us at 
  3. There are a total of 7 pages to complete


Full Time Vacancies

Finance Assistant

Permanent Contract £21,236 per annum

We are currently looking to fill the role of Finance Assistant. This is a full-time position and your role will be to support the organisation in ensuring that all financial and accounting control functions are performed professionally and in line with the Union’s policies and requirements. The successful candidate should have previous experience in an administration, bookkeeping or accounting role and knowledge and understanding of financial procedures and controls. They should be able to prioritise their workload in a busy environment and have excellent team working and communication skills.

If this post sounds like the kind of role for you, application packs and further details are available below.

This post is a full time, permanent contract, looking to start as soon as possible For an informal conversation about the post, please telephone the CEO Ed Moloney on 0161 351 5400 or email 

Deadline: 9am on 2nd January 2020

Interviews: week commencing 6th of January

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Application Form

Part Time Vacancies

Team Salford Activator

Voluntary Position

Activators are required across a selection of sports to implement new activities for the academic year 2019/20 at the University of Salford Students’ Union. These new activities are to be integrated and sustained within the Give Sport A Go and Campus League programmes.

The purpose of the Activator roles are to increase participation in sport and physical activity 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.

Our Team Salford Activator role comes complete with a kit package, FREE University of Salford All Inclusive Gym Membership or contribution towards membership of any sports club, activities club or campus league programme, discount card on products from Atmosphere Kitchen & Bar and much more.

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 7 hours each week during the academic year (Semester 1 and 2).

We currently have several Team Salford Activator positions available across a wide range of activities. Where possible, we will allocate roles to preferred sports and activities. A full list of sports and activities can be found here. For further information on the Team Salford Activator role, please email

Deadline: Ongoing

Interviews: Ongoing

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Application Form