Cardiff Students’ Union (CSU) is at the heart of Cardiff student life. That means that the SU is here to support students to thrive and to have their backs when things don’t go as planned, all within a safe, inclusive space where students can be who they want to be.
With over 30,000 students enrolled at Cardiff University, we’ve set ourselves a big challenge. That’s why we’re looking for outstanding people who are willing to go the extra mile and put their heart and soul into what they do.
Join us
As a diverse organisation, each and every person can make a big difference. Our people are the beating heart of our organisation and we want you to join us!
If you have questions about any of our vacancies, get in touch with our lovely HR team at
Current Vacancies
Vacancies shared here are open to people who are no longer in full-time education and looking for career roles.
When you apply for a vacancy with us, don't forget to complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
Student Staff
For student staff vacancies at the Students' Union, please register with our Jobshop service that offers temporary work to fit around your studies.

Applications are currently open for our Venues Assistant roles. If you're interested working for the SU and helping us deliver our great events and commercial services, find out more here.
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An award-winning organisation
2nd Place in the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022 & 2023 for Best Students’ Union.
1* accreditation and ranked 56th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-for-Profit organisations 2020, and 21st in the UK for Education and Training 2021.
Top 30 Best Companies to Work For in Wales 2020.
Investors in Diversity Stage 3 and ranked 65th in the National Centre for Diversity (NCFC) Top 100 index 2020.
What we offer our staff
We spend a lot of our time helping our students become the most awesome version of themselves, so it makes sense that we do the same for our hard-working staff. When you join our career staff team you’ll get access to all the great benefits below, so if you’re looking for a job that is more than just a paycheck, the SU might just be your perfect fit.
What you'll get from us
Helping you develop
We make sure that everyone has a personal development plan to develop their skills, give them access to training and qualifications, and to learn from people within their field.
Setting goals
We also get our staff to set themselves challenging objectives to help them achieve the things they want to through their role.
Show us the money!
Our salaries work on a scale system, with staff moving up the scale in yearly increments. We also have a yearly cost of living increase that gets added into the pot.
Work/life balance
We understand that some people need a flexible approach to their working hours. We will consider offering a range of flexible working options that fit with your life commitments.
Taking care of your retirement.
Staff* are automatically enrolled into the NEST Government Pension Scheme. We also offer a scheme with Royal London Pensions, to which the company contributes 4%.
*staff over 22 and who earn over £10,000
Giving something back.
We encourage our staff to give something back through volunteering and we will support you in developing yourself outside of your day-to-day job.
Extra perks
Party time!
Throughout the year, we have plenty of activities for staff to take part in, as well as our annual Christmas party and quarterly staff socials to say thanks for everyone’s hard work.
Special offers and discounts.
Enjoy a whopping 50% off food and drink in our 'Proud to Serve' Starbucks outlet and pub. That morning coffee or lunchtime bite just got a whole lot tastier.
Stay fit, stay happy
Forget expensive gym memberships, we have a private staff-only gym that you can use for free!
Time to unwind
We offer free spa passes to staff for those moments when you need to decompress and enjoy a little pampering. You’ve earned it!
Equality, diversity & inclusion
As an employer, we want to attract a diverse and varied workforce who live and breathe our inclusive values, and who treat themselves, each other, and our students with dignity and respect. Our services should always be available on a non-discriminatory basis, and the SU should be a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for students, staff and visitors.
How do we do that?
The right systems
We have an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy that lays out what we need to know as employees. It also clarifies roles and responsibilities and ensures we are meeting our legal requirements in these important areas.
The right input
We have a Developing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group who meet to discuss how we’re doing now, and what we could be doing better in the future. This group is open to all staff at all levels of the organisation and provides safe space to discuss ideas and improvements.
The right standards
In 2016, we were proud to achieve the Investors in Diversity Award and are continuing work to ensure we meet this standard on an ongoing basis. In 2020, we also celebrating 2 years as a Disability Confident Employer and ranked 65th in the National Centre for Diversity Awards. While we’re thrilled with these achievements, we know there’s lots of work still to do and areas that we could do better in.
The gender pay gap is as an equality measure that shows the difference in average earnings between women and men. The legislation surrounding the issue requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations. For us here at Cardiff Students’ Union, it is an opportunity to continue ensuring we are an equal and diverse workforce.
The right people
When we recruit, we want to attract a broad range of candidates who not only have values that match ours, but also bring a unique perspective and different ideas. That’s how we can continue to grow and learn, and to create a culture where different ideas and views are championed.