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.



Student Trustees 2018-19

The chance to become a student trustee at the Students’ Union is an exciting opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a positive difference to the lives of students at the University.

We have four vacancies for student trustees to join our Board for the next academic year (from July 2018 to June 2019). 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 on 01225 876264 or at the email above or Ryan Lucas, President, at

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 13th May.

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


Student Staff Team 2018-19

Our student staff team are the backbone of the Union and a vital part of our shop, bar and kitchen teams. Typically our student staff work for between 2 - 15 hours per week during term time and will earn £7.38 per hour plus holiday pay.

We are about to recruit into our busy team for next academic year and are interested in hearing from you if you are: hardworking, reliable & enthusiastic and have experience of working in retail, bars or catering.

To apply for a role please bring yourself and a copy of your CV to our Recruitment Event on Tuesday 15th May between 4 - 7pm in the SU Bar.

We will ask you to have a short interview on the day. Please allow for around 45 mins in total.

Selected applicants will then be invited back to a group interview on 23rd May at 5pm.


Business Development Manager

Bath Spa University Students' Union and the University of Bath Students' Union are seeking a highly motivated sales professional to develop the media sales potential across both Unions.

This unique role will be jointly shared across both unions and is expected to work closely with local and national businesses to develop our potential. The post is initially offered on a 2 year, fixed term contract with the potential to extend subject to the success of the role.

Our ideal candidate should be well networked and have a track record of developing effective partnerships. You will need to demonstrate an understanding of the local market and national student media trends. Ideally you will have experience of developing use of customer insight to identify potential markets and a track record of exceeding demanding income targets.

The appointed candidate will need to demonstrate high standards of integrity, a commitment to the values of both organisations and be able to work flexibly to meet the demands of the role.

For more information about the role please read the job description/person specification. If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about the role please email Sarah Dawes at
To apply for the role please read the applicant guidance notes and complete an application form by the closing date of MIDNIGHT on 3RD JUNE.
We would also be grateful if applicants could complete out Equal Opportunities Monitoring survey.

 Applicants should note the following dates:

  • Interviews - Wednesday 13th June
  • Expected start date : July 2018


Welcome Week Co-ordinator 2018

A brand new opportunity to shape Welcome Week 2018.

Are you keen, enthusiastic and driven to shape the Welcome Week experience for all Bath Spa students, if so, then this is the job for you. The aim of the job is to co-ordinate and lead volunteers in welcoming students to Bath Spa.

Over the summer you will be expected to work with Students’ Union staff, Officers, Reps and other key stakeholders in co-ordinating the Union’s events throughout Welcome Week. This will range from daytime events and activities to nights out in the city. You will also be planning and delivering training to over 100 volunteers. You will be expected to deliver the events and organise the volunteers who will be there.

The role will be £8.38 per hour plus holiday pay with approximately 10 hrs per week over summer for 12 weeks with a considerable increase of hours over Welcome Week.

If you would like to apply for this role please read the job description and send a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like this role and what makes you suitable to Liz Creevy on

The closing date for applications is Friday 1st June at 4pm and interviews will take place on Thursday 7th June.

We would also be grateful if you could complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring survey. This helps us to ensure our recruitment processes are open and fair to everyone.