Deputy Chief Executive
"I was new to the Student Movement before being taking the role as Head of Student Engagement & Communications at Oxford SU. It was a challenge to know what to expect but I felt so entirely at home and supported from day one that I soon learned the ropes. Oxford SU is a diverse, fun and challenging place to work with a culture that rewards effort and truly believes in improving the student experience.
Now, I am Deputy CEO of this amazing organisation and can honestly say it’s been the highlight of my career to date. Nothing will push you the way an SU will push you, and the support available to flourish is exceptional. I hope you apply, maybe we can work together to make a positive change in Oxford."
Where we work
Oxford has no central campus but is made up of over 30 colleges and halls spread across the city centre and beyond. Oxford SU has a presence throughout the University.
We are a five-minute walk away from Oxford train station, based just behind Gloucester Green Bus Station in the centre of town.
Our office address is:
Oxford University Student Union,
4 Worcester Street,
Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous all over the world for the University and its history. Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town and home to a growing hi-tech community.
If coming to work at Oxford SU would mean relocating, you can find out more about Oxford at oxfordcity.co.uk or experienceoxfordshire.org.
When we work
Our core office hours are 9:00 to 5:00, Monday to Friday, however we enable lots of our staff to work flexibly.
We recognise the importance of helping our employees balance their work and home life and so we welcome suggestions and requests for flexible working. We can't guarantee to accommodate every application, but we can promise to carefully consider any request made.
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.
Policy and Change Coordinator
"I started at Oxford SU fresh from University. I feel very lucky to have found an organisation that prioritises the personal development of its staff, and throughout my three year tenure I've done two different roles, and am about to start a third. These roles have matched my interests, and even within them I've been able to vary my responsibilities to match my strengths."
We are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for our staff. As part of the Oxford community, you can access a wide range of facilities and opportunities including lunchtime lectures, exhibitions, museums and colleges, as well as having access to many of the staff benefits offered by the University.
Oxford SU's benefits include:
- Employer contributions into a stakeholder pension scheme of up to 10%
- A total of 38 days' holiday per year, including bank holidays and 6-days
- closure at Christmas
- We actively encourage and support flexible working where possible
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Access to the University learning and development programme
- Season travel ticket loans and discount
- Cycle to work scheme
- Free NUS Totum Card
- Discounted sports centre membership
- Access to the Bodleian Libraries, university lectures and exhibitions
- Access to University Childcare services
- and more...
Student Engagement Coordinator
"I entered SUs with no previous experience but quickly learned that it was the perfect place to learn how to influence and change things for a community. my job is to help students reach their potential while pursuing their passions. Doing this at Oxford with such ambitious students is incredibly exciting. And doing this at Oxford SU, where the team have whole heartedly supported my development, is a truly unique opportunity."