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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

Kitchen Supervisor (Term Time)


The University of Salford Students Union are recruiting for an experienced and energetic Kitchen Supervisor to help develop and drive their on campus site- Atmosphere Kitchen and Bar, which as well as a bar also consists of a café and function rooms. The University of the Salford Students’ Union represents and provides services for a diverse body of over 18,000 students. We are currently looking to fill the role of Kitchen Manager. We want someone who can help develop and grow the food side of the business at Atmosphere alongside the management team

The successful applicant must-

- Hold at least a level 2 in food safety (level 3 would be preferable)

- To Have some experienced in developing menus/ specials

- Have experience in leading a strong kitchen team

- Be cool and calm under pressure

- Think outside the box to deliver a fantastic offering to our students

- Manage stock and achieve GP%

This will be a term time position operating 38 weeks out of the year, based on working 5 days out of 7 days a week operation which may include some weekend shifts. Applicants must be flexible to adapt to the needs of the business. However, you will get Christmas and bank holidays off, along with a long summer break.

If this post sounds like the kind of challenge for you, please look over the job pack below and apply via cover letter and an up to date CV to

Deadline: 17th February 2020, 10am

Interviews: 21st February 2020

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Please note- the successful applicant must be available to work during the entirety of September

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