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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

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Current Vacancies

Student jobs

Race Equity Advocates

There is a disparity in undergraduate degree outcomes between white and BAME students which the Students’ Union and University are committed to closing. To help understand the gap, last term the students’ union ran the ‘BAME Ambassador Programme’ across the 6 schools with the largest awarding gaps at the university.

As we relaunch as Race Equity Advocates, we are looking to appoint new students to join our existing team in the following schools:

  • Media Arts and Humanities
  • Media Film and Music
  • Education and Social Work
  • Law
  • Politics and Sociology
  • University of Sussex Business School & Global Studies

Find out more and apply!

Graduate/Industry Placement jobs

Sorry, 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; Events Assistants, Policy and Research Assistant, Student Rep Assistant, and Role Models Project Assistant

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

Jobs open to anyone

Sorry, 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.

Why work for Sussex 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 the people they work with and the supportive atmosphere are the best things about working here.

We’ve been audited as a Very Good Students’ Union, by Quality Students' Unions with a “significant number of areas of excellence,” meaning when you work here you know your work makes a meaningful difference to the lives of students.

Not only this but one of the areas we scored “Excellent” in was people, so you can be confident that this is an excellent place to work!

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 skilled, friendly and highly motivated people who share 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 . 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.