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Over 100 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 emily.h@sussexstudent.com

For those who'd like to find out more about our operational policies these are readily available in our Staff Handbook


Vacancies suitable for students

Other vacancies

Future vacancies

Graduate placements

Why work for the Students' Union?

Application advice

Vacancies open to students

Mystery Shoppers (part-time, fixed term)

Student Rep Administrator (part-time, fixed term)

For jobs in our shop, bars and Co-op Store, applications will be open Tuesday 5th September - Monday 11th September. If you're interested in these roles please put these dates in your calendar and bookmark this page to check back then. Alternatively sign-up to our vacancy mailing list.

Graduate placements

There are currently no jobs of this type available

We have a number of one or two year placements for recent Sussex, BSMS and IDS graduates which are; I.T Assistant, Events Assistant, Digital Communications Assistant, Policy and Research Assistant, and Assistant Venue Managers.

To hear more about these when the details are announced each year please subscribe to our vacancy notification mailing list.

Every year six students are also 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

Other vacancies

External Trustee (Voluntary)

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

If you would like to be contacted when future vacancies are posted on this page, please subscribe to our vacancy notification service

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

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 and highly motivated people who share this purpose and our purpose and values.

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.