Whether you work behind the scenes, front of house, in the SU Bar, Bikos, Retail or provide support to our 40,000 students, you’ll be working towards the same goal - ensuring our student members love their time at Manchester.


All applications should be sent in Word (or equivalent format - not pdf please) to jobs.su@manchester.ac.uk unless otherwise directed.

Staff Team Vacancies 

Director of Student Engagement (Salary c. £45k)

We’re on a journey to build an amazing students’ union and why wouldn’t we? Our students are some of the most talented, thought-provoking and stimulating people around and they need their union to match. Over the last few years we have undergone a massive change programme to awaken what we’ve always known is there – a political, campaigning and involved student body who love to participate and take the lead. 1 in 3 students are currently involved in at least one activity, but that still isn’t enough.

In the last year, we have commenced work on our new strategy – ‘Made in Manchester’ which will take us to the next level and help us make a lasting impact on the life of every student. We’re also nearly at the end of our £12.5million building re-development project. The support of our University is invaluable and we are lucky to have really great access at all levels of the institution and they have a willingness to listen to the student voice. They rightly expect us to be the expert on our members’ lives.

We are now looking to recruit a new senior leader to support our desire to make a difference to the experience of every one of our 40,000 students.

The Role

The Director of Student Engagement will link all our student facing services together into a unified team. These services include support for elected leaders and representatives, our educational engagement team, our student activities, events & volunteering programme, our student communities’ team and our professional advice service. These services have grown exponentially over the last four years, and as we enter the second half of our strategic plan you will play a key role in taking us to the next level.

The Person

We’re looking for someone who has senior level experience of an organisation which provides services that have a social outcome. This may be a students’ union, charity or commercial organisation. The important thing is you will be able to embed a culture of continuous improvement, drive us into new areas of work and help us engage further with our students. You will need to show effective stakeholder management and the ability to work in partnership with elected officers, students and the University of Manchester.

If you’re as excited by this opportunity as we are, we would love to hear from you. If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Ben Ward – Chief Executive via jobs.su@manchester.ac.uk

More information is contained in the Application Pack and Job Description.

Application Process : 

Applications are invited via CV and covering letter (with the latter specifically highlighting skills and experience as they relate to the Personal Attributes detailed in the Job Description (marked **) to jobs.su@manchester.ac.uk.

Closing date for applications is Monday 5th February at 5pm.
Interviews to be held Tuesday 20th February.

Technical Manager (Full time)

The University of Manchester Students’ Union and Manchester Academy is a unique organisation. We help people create memories which last a lifetime. Whether that’s helping our 40,000 students put on events which create lasting friendships or putting on some of the best gigs around for over 350,000 people a year. We have an incredible programme of events and the magic is added by really great technical production.

We’re looking for an experienced technical manager, with knowledge of everything important to make our events shine. You will be expected to have a keen eye for detail to enable first class delivery that involves working with a wide range of stakeholders.  From some of the most famous names in music to our student societies and everything in between, you will need to have a pro-active delivery style as well as experience of getting the most out of a team of permanent staff and freelancers.

You may already be working across a venue estate or you may be touring and fancy a change. The thing which will attract you will be the fast paced, ever changing needs of our clients and you’ll want to go the extra mile to cement our reputation as one of the best venues around. You’ll have all the necessary qualifications, but we’ll also invest in your development throughout your time here.

More information about the role is available in the Job Description.
If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact our Head of Venues at: annlouise.elliott@manchester.ac.uk

Application Process :

Applications are accepted via Application Form only. Please send complete forms to jobs.su@manchester.ac.uk 

Closing date for applications:  Thursday 1st February at 12noon. 
Interviews to be held : wk commencing Monday 5th February. 


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