Bath Spa Students Union is committed to attracting and recruiting candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We firmly believe that our team should include a variety of experience, personalities, skills and outlooks to enable us to truly represent the cultural diversity of Bath Spa students.

We particularly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and have developed a range of policies to support every member of our team to achieve their full potential here at the Union.

The Union is proud to be a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter as an employer who is positive about mental health. You can find out more about what this means here.

Staff Vacancies

Bath Spa Students’ Union is poised at a time of huge change as we embark on the development of our new strategic vision. Following a restructure we are now looking for 4 exceptional people to join our dynamic permanent staff team:

If you are ambitious to drive change and passionate about making a difference to the lives of every single student at Bath Spa then we would love to hear from you!

To find out more about each role please click on the links above.

To apply for a role please complete an application form and return it to by midnight on 12th May. Please put APPLICATION followed by the post title in the subject bar of your email.

Interviews will be held w/c 20th May.

Applicants are also encouraged to read our Competencies & Values Framework and the Applicant Guidance notes when completing their applications. We would also request that you complete our online Equalities Monitoring survey.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Trustee Vacancies


We have a number of really exciting opportunities to use your skills, knowledge and experience to make a positive difference to the lives of students at the University. Students’ Unions are independent charities with trustee boards like no other; with a fast pace of change and a closeness to beneficiaries that make this a unique and rewarding experience that can add to your own professional or personal development.

External Trustees

We are looking for external trustees who would relish the idea of giving something back and supporting the next generation. In particular we are looking for trustees with experience of:

  • Higher Education, in particular the drivers of student experience
  • Audit and Governance
  • Legal knowledge of company/charity law
  • Community relations

This experience may have been gained in the public, private or ‘not for profit’ sectors. You would work closely with the CEO and officers to share your expertise. Each External Trustee is appointed to the Board and its sub committees for terms of 4 years. In total this requires attendance at 6-8 meetings per year. The roles are voluntary, although expenses are paid.

For more information about the role and how to apply please read the Candidate Information Pack.

Closing date MIDNIGHT on 30th APRIL 2019. Interviews will be held in w/c 13th May 2019.

Student Trustees 2019-20

We have four vacancies for student trustees to join our Board for the next academic year (from July 2019 to June 2020). Each post holder would be a member of the Union’s Board of Trustees and one or more of its sub committees.

Student trustees must be a student at the time of their appointment and continue to be a student during their term of office.

The time commitment required is to attend approximately 10 meetings scheduled for the year ahead and reading papers in preparation for meetings. Most meetings happen in the early evening.

You should run for this role if you:

  • Ensure students are at the heart of every decision the Union takes
  • Want to ensure that the Union is well run and manages its resources effectively
  • Want to take active role to ensure that all Bath Spa students have the best possible university experience

What will you gain from being a trustee?

This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in leading a business with an estimated annual turnover of £1.4m. You may wish to gain practical skills to enhance your career goals or gain more experience to help you establish your own business after university.

Being a trustee is a voluntary role, which will add significant experience to your CV and give you practical experience of:

  • leadership and management skills
  • working in the charity sector
  • strategic management experience
  • networking opportunities
  • mentoring from experienced professionals

To find out more about the role please read the role description available HERE.

We particularly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and have developed a range of policies to support every member of our team to achieve their full potential here at the Union.

How to apply for the role

If you are interested in becoming a Student Trustee please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter which addresses the following points:

  • Why you are interested in the role
  • Any relevant skills, experience and attributes you could bring to the role

We would also be grateful if you could complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring survey. This is completely anonymous and does not form part of the recruitment process but your responses enables us to make sure we are upholding high standards of integrity and fairness in our recruitment procedures.

Applications can be sent by post or via email to:

If you would like an informal conversation about the role please contact Sarah Dawes, CEO, at or at the email above or Ryan Lucas, President, at

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 12th May.

Applications for the role will be considered by the Democracy and Oversight Forum in late May.

Student Staff Vacancies

We have no vacancies at the moment but will start our recruitment just after the Spring Break for student staff positions available from September.