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 Vacancies (Open to all applicants)

Director of Commercial Services

The University of Manchester Students’ Union is offering an exciting opportunity to join our Senior Leadership Team as a Commercial Director. This is a fantastic role for an individual who can lead the transformation of the Students’ Union in line with our strategy.

Who are we?

We are an ambitious and transformative educational charity, working every day to improve the lives of current and future students. We have a long and proud history of campaigning on issues that matter, changing social attitudes and building thousands of active citizens.

We have 43,000 members. Our vision is for all students to feel part of the Manchester community where they can develop, prepare for their future, and make a difference in the world around them. At UMSU we have a balance of commercial enterprise and social campaigning.

Our commercial services deliver a wide range of activities including catering and retail outlets, a bar, 4 live music venues, and a business development unit. 

The role : 

There will be various facets to this role. It is a very people focused role and there will be  daily interaction with staff, students, and partner organizations.  The postholder will be required to write reports to the board, develop business cases for service development and contribute to financial reporting.  There will also be an element of networking with other Unions, NUS, and other commercial organizations.

Due to our diverse range of commercial services the successful candidate will need to be experienced in  managing a broad portfolio and developing different functions.

Working as part of the Senior Leadership team of four (supported by a  Senior Management team of 9 responsible for the day to day operation of the Union), you’ll need to be competent in managing through managers and maintaining a strategic focus.

You'll be required to provide strategic leadership to the commercial services ensuring that all financial targets are met and the offering remains current and meets the needs of firstly student but also our broader customer base.

Job Description & Person Specification
​Information Pack

Application Details : 

Please email your CV and a personal statement that outlines experience against the elements of the Person Specification marked ** to CV@bamerecruitment.com before 5pm on Friday 27th October.

Our offer is an exciting career opportunity within a value-driven organization. University of Manchester Students’ Union is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people from all sections of the community. We would like to encourage applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds as they are currently under-represented at Director level.

BAME Recruitment Ltd are a Diversity and Inclusion firm who are operating as an employment agency on behalf of University of Manchester Students’ Union. 


Student Vacancies

Diversity and Wellbeing Ambassadors
We’re looking to recruit Diversity and Wellbeing Ambassadors to support The University of Manchester’s Diversity and Wellbeing Student Ambassador Programme.
  • Do you want to be a student ambassador and organise events to promote race and social equality and wellbeing?

  • Do you want to be part of a campaign to call out harassment, sexual harassment and hate crime?

  • Are you an undergraduate student in the School of Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts Languages and Cultures or Materials?

Then become a Diversity and Wellbeing Ambassador, and be the change.

We’re looking for lead and volunteer ambassadors.

To apply for a Lead Role :

Please note due to the scope of the project applications are restricted to Undergraduates from : School of Social Sciences, Arts Languages and Cultures,  Health Sciences and Materials

Access the job description and application form below. Please send completed forms to jobs.su@manchester.ac.uk by Wednesday 1st November, 5pm.

Job Description
Application Form : please email completed forms to jobs.su@manchester.ac.uk   

Or if you’re prefer to apply for a volunteer role apply here 

Applications to become Ambassadors are open to all students. 

However we would particularly welcome applications from students who define as Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME).

Non-Trustee Volunteer Committee Member

We are looking for someone with skills, experience and knowledge of Human Resources, Personnel, Equality and Diversity and Employment Law and/or a willingness to learn about charity governance, students’ unions and issues facing higher education. Take a more detailed look here.