Job Vacancies

Jobs

We are looking for enthusiastic and positive individuals to join our team.

This is an exciting time to join a fun and ambitious Students Union and to become part of our friendly AberSU family. We work to ensure that Aber students love student life and have a number of organisational achievements:

  • NUS Employee Engagement All Stars (for employee satisfaction) 2023
  • What Uni Student Choice Awards Winner for Student Life 2023
  • Excellent in SOS Green Impact 2023
  • 42% of students are in a Students’ Union Club or Society
  • NUS recognition for our cost of living, sexual health campaign and student engagement events - 2022
  • 2022 winner NUS Wales Staff Member aand Campaign of the year
  • Achieved Leading Employer status with Chwarae Teg and Gender Equality Champion award winner 2020
  • 2018 NUS Wales Student Opportunities award winner
  • 2018 NUS People Award winner
  • Completion of NUS Quality Students’ Unions in 2019 with excellent and very good outcomes
  • We are signed up to the Mindful Employment Charter and the Halo Hair code

We offer flexible working, generous leave entitlement, an independent employee assistance programme, lots of opportunity to develop and learn, opportunities to attend conferences and seek out best practice and encourage staff wellbeing by enabling staff to use 2 hours a week of work time for wellbeing activity

To apply for any SU role please send a completed application form to ceostaff@aber.ac.uk by the listed closing date. 

Data protection: Please see our Job Applicant Privacy Notice here


JOB VACANCY: STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS

Do you have a passion for photography?

Do you want to develop your skills by producing photographs for a wide range of projects, campaigns and events? 

The Students’ Union is looking for creative, enthusiastic and motivated students experienced in photography to join our team as AberSU as a Student Photographer. (You will need your own device to take photos).

Deadline for application: Wednesday 7th February, 09:00AM.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter via email to ceostaff@aber.ac.uk. Please send over examples of any of your own photography and/or video work alongside your CV. 


AberSU President (Full-time Officer) 

Are you a student about to graduate or thinking about taking a year out of your studies. Why not run to be an AberSU Full-Time Officer. Represent 8000 students in Aberystwyth and all students nationally and work for an inclusive and ever adapting work team. Work in a flexible role where you can control the direction you take it and gain some incredible experience for whatever you wish to pursue in your future career.

Find out more about what the role consist of here.

Hours: 36.5

Salary: £21,935 in accordance with the Living Wage

For this role, you will need to run in the AberSU Elections. There will be a Candidates Briefing on the 19th February with everything you need to know. Why not attend our SU Election: Information Sessions for the best top tips for Election Campaign. Find out more here.

Standing: 29th January – 19th February at 12pm.

Voting Week: 10am 11th March – 3pm 15th March.

Results: 6pm 15th March in the SU Main Room.


AberSU Welsh Culture and UMCA President (Full-time Officer) 

Are you a student about to graduate or thinking about taking a year out of your studies. Why not run to be an AberSU Full-Time Officer. Represent 8000 students in Aberystwyth and all students nationally and work for an inclusive and ever adapting work team. Work in a flexible role where you can control the direction you take it and gain some incredible experience for whatever you wish to pursue in your future career.

Find out more about what the role consist of here.

Hours: 36.5

Salary: £21,935 in accordance with the Living Wage

For this role, you will need to run in the AberSU Elections. There will be a Candidates Briefing on the 19th February with everything you need to know. Why not attend our SU Election: Information Sessions for the best top tips for Election Campaign. Find out more here.

Standing: 29th January – 19th February at 12pm.

Voting Week: 10am 11th March – 3pm 15th March.

Results: 6pm 15th March in the SU Main Room.


Acadmic Affairs Officer (Full-time Officer)

Are you a student about to graduate or thinking about taking a year out of your studies. Why not run to be an AberSU Full-Time Officer. Represent 8000 students in Aberystwyth and all students nationally and work for an inclusive and ever adapting work team. Work in a flexible role where you can control the direction you take it and gain some incredible experience for whatever you wish to pursue in your future career.

Find out more about what the role consist of here.

Hours: 36.5

Salary: £21,935 in accordance with the Living Wage

For this role, you will need to run in the AberSU Elections. There will be a Candidates Briefing on the 19th February with everything you need to know. Why not attend our SU Election: Information Sessions for the best top tips for Election Campaign. Find out more here.

Standing: 29th January – 19th February at 12pm.

Voting Week: 10am 11th March – 3pm 15th March.

Results: 6pm 15th March in the SU Main Room.


AberSU Wellbeing Officer (Full-time Officer) 

Are you a student about to graduate or thinking about taking a year out of your studies. Why not run to be an AberSU Full-Time Officer. Represent 8000 students in Aberystwyth and all students nationally and work for an inclusive and ever adapting work team. Work in a flexible role where you can control the direction you take it and gain some incredible experience for whatever you wish to pursue in your future career.

Find out more about what the role consist of here.

Hours: 36.5

Salary: £21,935 in accordance with the Living Wage

For this role, you will need to run in the AberSU Elections. There will be a Candidates Briefing on the 19th February with everything you need to know. Why not attend our SU Election: Information Sessions for the best top tips for Election Campaign. Find out more here.

Standing: 29th January – 19th February at 12pm.

Voting Week: 10am 11th March – 3pm 15th March.

Results: 6pm 15th March in the SU Main Room.


AberSU Student Opportunities Officer (Full-time Officer) 

Are you a student about to graduate or thinking about taking a year out of your studies. Why not run to be an AberSU Full-Time Officer. Represent 8000 students in Aberystwyth and all students nationally and work for an inclusive and ever adapting work team. Work in a flexible role where you can control the direction you take it and gain some incredible experience for whatever you wish to pursue in your future career.

Find out more about what the role consist of here.

Hours: 36.5

Salary: £21,935 in accordance with the Living Wage

For this role, you will need to run in the AberSU Elections. There will be a Candidates Briefing on the 19th February with everything you need to know. Why not attend our SU Election: Information Sessions for the best top tips for Election Campaign. Find out more here.

Standing: 29th January – 19th February at 12pm.

Voting Week: 10am 11th March – 3pm 15th March.

Results: 6pm 15th March in the SU Main Room.


EXTERNAL TRUSTEE (volunteer role)

AberSU represents the interests of 8000 students at Aberystwyth University. We want Aber students to love student life and our Trustees are key to ensuring that our Students’ Union has the strategic oversight, leadership and guidance to make that happen!We are looking for an enthusiastic external Trustee tojoin our Aber team and enhance our Trustee Board. We believe that the best Trustees are passionate about what Students’ Unions are trying to achieve, so if that’s you then we want to hear from you whether you are experienced in Students’ Unions, or we would be totally new to you.  

As an inclusive organisation we want to ensure that we have a Trustee Board that reflects our student population demographics and the needs of our membership. We would be particularly keen to hear from Welsh speakers, women, LGBTQ+, disabled and/or neurodiverse people and/or people from black, Asian or mixed ethnic backgrounds. If you have expertise in at least one?of the following areas then that would be a bonus: 

  • Marketing  

  • Media and public relations 

  • Fundraising 

  • Engagement and participation 

  • Liberation, equality, diversity and inclusion 

  • Building development 

Read a role profile here 

Ryan Beasley, one of our external trustees and Deputy Chair of the Board said:

"Being a Trustee at AberSU for nearly 7 years has been one of the best volunteering experiences of my life. I initially applied to be a Trustee as I always wanted to 'give something back' but also thought it would help in my own career development. Over the years, I have grown to love this small but powerful SU, the seaside town and people who live and breathe its vision.

My experience here has been one that aligns to my personal values; it is truly open and equitable, believes in the development of its people and always tries to have fun.

As a long-serving Trustee, who never misses an awards ceremony and genuinely feels like part of the family, who has met countless fabulous elected officers and spent many 2ps in the pier arcade, I could not recommend AberSU enough"

Application deadline 9am 15.01.2024.

To apply email your CV and a cover letter about why you are interested in becoming a Trustee for AberSU and how you fit the role profile and any of the needs above to ceostaff@aber.ac.uk 

Interviews: TBC 


VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

Are you a current student? If we have no vacancies at present or a particular role doesn’t fit with what you’re looking for, there are other avenues to explore.

Volunteering can offer you a valuable alternative to traditional employment, providing an opportunity for hands-on experience that not only enhances your employability, but also offers you the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and knowledge while supporting others and the environment.

We also recommend accessing the University Careers Service. They can help develop your job application skills, CV writing, interview and presentation preparation and overall general advice on the recruitment process.


Why work for us?

In our recent Employee Engagement Survey (delivered by an external independent company): 

  • 100% of staff said that they would recommend this organisation as a good place to work 

  • 100% of staff said that their manager trusted and respected them. 

  • 100% of staff said they understand the Students’ Union’s immediate priorities and where the organisation is going 

  • 100% of staff said that the Students’ Union cared about our employees 

 

 

Our workplace champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.

We celebrate Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.

In this workplace, we recognise and celebrate our colleagues’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employee’s ability to succeed.