Study Flexible and Understanding

We offer flexible employment opportunities and we understand how demanding studies can be. 

Our Union Team Member roles are managed by an online system, which allows you set your preferences each week and manage your cover and time off requests digitally. Perfect for ensuring that your work doesn't clash with your lectures.

Our other roles operate Annualised Hours, meaning that your contracted hours are spread over 12 months; allowing you flexibility in the times and days you work.

Development and Progression Opportunities

All Union Team Members are contracted to work over all our venues. So, you'll be able to experience working in hospitality, retail, lettings and professional services just by working with us! 

Also, no matter where you'll be based, every Union Team Member completes our annual Core Competencies; a comprehensive training package that will take through everything from Food Hygiene to Customer Service and Gender Awareness to Mental Health First Aid. 

Our departments also have opportunities for you be promoted too, with our Team Leader, Trainee Duty Management and Core Staff vacancies. 

Competitive Pay and Holiday Pay

We know that being a student is expensive and every bit of extra cash can be a big help.

So here at Staffordshire University Students' Union we pay all Union Team Members a standard wage of £8.25  per hour.  In recognition of the extra work our Team Leaders do, we top-up  their Team Leader hours to £8.45 per hour too. 

In addition to this, by working with us you'll accrue 14.5% holiday pay per hour worked, which we pay when the Students' Union is closed in the Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Staff members in annualised hours roles, can up to 244 hours of holiday pay each year (pro rata) in addition to Statutory Bank Holidays and Union Days.

Convenient Campus-based Location

If you're worried about a long commute, then look no further! Our venues, shops and offices are based on the Stoke on Trent Campuses, minutes away from Stoke on Trent train station and seconds away from all lecture spaces! 

Our Union Team Members also have opportunities to work from our Centres of Excellence at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Blackheath Lane, Stafford.

Accessible Employer

We believe in harnessing student talent and supporting our staff to enjoy their working environment. We're proud to be an accesible employer. 

So working for the Students' Union you can expect to be supported to fully engage with your work. 



All roles with the Students' Union offer a competitive pension option, including auto-enrolment for Union Team Members. For more information, please contact a member of our team.

Support for Health and Wellbeing

Occasionally, we all need some help and support. All of our Team Leaders, Supervisors and Managers are trained in Mental Health First Aid Awareness and we have a qualified team of Mental Health First Aiders to support them. We're proud to be advocates of Mental Health and know that we can support our team through challenging times.

We can also support our Student employees to engage with on campus services including the Student Enabling Centre, Student Advice Centre, Campus Police Liaison Officer and Campus Medical Practice.

In addition to this we have a high quality Occupational Health provider and an excellent quality Employee Assistance Programme.