Working with us
At Oxford SU, our purpose is to support and empower our 24,000 students to make waves on the issues they care about.
As a member of staff, you will be working alongside a dedicated team who have specialist roles ranging from finance to student advice, communications experts, and student activities facilitators. We are currently working towards the collective goals outlined in our strategy, focussing on the key areas that students care about; Mental Health and Wellbeing, Sustainability, Race-Equality, Access to Education and Sexual Violence.
Where we are
Oxford University has no central campus but is made up of 39 colleges and 6 permanent private halls spread across the city centre and beyond. Oxford SU is based in Oxford city centre, right next to the Gloucester Green bus station, and a 5-minute walk from Oxford train station. If coming to work at Oxford SU would mean relocating, you can find out more about the city at oxfordcity.co.uk or experienceoxfordshire.org
When We Work
Our core office hours are 9:00 to 5:00, Monday to Friday. Although we primarily work from our offices, we support many of our staff to work flexibly, and from home, when possible. We recognise the importance of helping our employees balance their work and home life and so we welcome suggestions and requests for flexible working at point of application and beyond.
Our Commitment to Diversity
The SU sector needs a wide range of skills and experiences, and we’re committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the world and community we’re based in. We positively encourage applications from all individuals irrespective of their gender, age, home country, ethnic background, sexuality, religious beliefs or disability.
We are committed to providing an outstanding staff experience and giving our team the recognition they deserve. Being a staff member at Oxford SU means you are a part of the Oxford University community. You will have access a wide range of facilities and opportunities including lunchtime lectures, exhibitions, museums, colleges and gardens, as well many of the staff benefits offered by the central University. Some of the benefits you could look forward to:
- A total of 38 days' holiday per year, including bank holidays and University fixed closure days.
- A programme of team activities throughout the year to reward and recognise our staff team, including summer and Christmas socials and regular team away days.
- An Employee Assistance Programme which provides free confidential advice and support on a number of issues, a health and wellbeing platform, and access to formal counselling.
- A 3-year NUS TOTUM discount card. Access to a wide range of learning and development programmes run by Oxford University People & Organisational Development.
- Unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning.
- Season travel ticket loans and discounts and Cycle to Work schemes.
- And more...
Student Engagement Coordinator
" A Students' Union is a fantastic place to work. There’s so much variety to the work we do here at Oxford SU, and we are always trying something new. I think that is my favourite part about working for an SU, the range is something you won’t get to do to the same scale in other jobs. Oxford SU is an especially interesting place to work due to the unique context of the University. It’s a great place to challenge yourself in a new environment if you are interested in SU’s or Higher Education."
Former Income Generation Team Leader
"When I first joined the SU, I had just finished University and had very little experience in a professional environment. From the moment I joined, the team were incredibly supportive and continually encouraged me to grow and develop my skills. Over the course of two years, I’ve gone from an Assistant position to being a Team Leader, looking after my own staff and running projects. In addition, the SU has enabled me to study for my ILM level 3 management qualification, as part of my personal development within the role. The SU provides a unique, fun and friendly environment in which to grow your skills and confidence, and provides you with the freedom to explore your passions."