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Over 300 full-time and part-time staff are employed by the Students' Union, the majority of whom are students at the University of Sussex. 

If you have any questions about a vacancy please email hradmin@sussexstudent.com

Other resources

Staff Handbook

Equality and Diversity Policy

Gender Pay Gap Report


Jobs suitable for students

Other vacancies

Future vacancies

Graduate placements

Why work for the Students' Union?

Application advice


Why work for the Students' Union?

The Students' Union is a dynamic organisation where values count with a vibrant culture and environment that few places could match. Our staff frequently say that that the people they work with and the supportive atmosphere is the best thing about working here.

Working or volunteering with us can be a great way to make new friends and have a good time while you're at Sussex. We have a variety of locations, all on our campus on the edge of the South Downs close to Brighton & Hove - we are also the only university in England located in a national park.

The Union is all about working with students to help them get the most out of their time here at the University of Sussex. In order to achieve this, our recruitment and selection process aims to recruit competent, friendly and highly motivated people who share this purpose and our purpose and values.

Current Vacancies

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Student jobs

There are currently no jobs of this type available.

Graduate/Industry Placement jobs

There are currently no jobs of this type available.

Our graduate placements are for one or two years for recent Sussex, BSMS and IDS graduates. Typically the roles covered are; I.T Assistant, Events Assistant, Digital Communications Assistant, Policy and Research Assistant, and Assistant Venue Managers.

Every year six students are elected to work in full-time paid positions as the Union's Full-time Officers. You can do this in the year after you graduate or take a year out of your course. Find out more at www.sussexstudent.com/elections

Jobs open to anyone

There are currently no jobs of this type available.

These vacancies are open to anyone, you do not need to have studied at The University of Sussex or BSMS in order to apply

The University's Careers and Employability Centre advertises vacancies in the Brighton & Hove area.

Application advice

For Sussex University students wanting advice on applying for work here, please contact the University's Careers and Employability Centre on 01273 678429, or by going to www.sussex.ac.uk/careers. Their help is particularly recommended for international students who may be unused to applying for work using a UK skills based framework.

Our recruitment is based on current research and recognised guidelines, but our approach might be new to you, especially if you are used to applying for work outside the UK.