Casual Sustainability Projects Assistants

Closed 20/02/2019

Students Union Sustainability Project Assistant (4-5 roles available) 

The Role

We are looking to build a small team to work together to assist the Students’ Union in achieving our strategic sustainability priorities. The team will share the same Job Description and agree how to divide tasks.

You will have knowledge of sustainability issues, excellent organisational and communication skills, and ability to work on projects both as a team and independently. You will combine analytical research skills with enthusiasm for the subject. You will have experience of presenting complex issues in a flexible and sensitive manner. The ideal candidate will also have video editing / graphic design abilities and experience of communicating to diverse audiences about sustainability topics.

Reporting to the Specialist Development Coordinator (Sustainability), you will:

  • Conduct “Action Research” into effective student engagement on sustainability topics.
  • Plan and deliver two-way communications with our members about progress on sustainability projects
  • Initiate a longer-term “Living Labs” partnership for sustainability, between the Students’ Union and a network of willing academics.

Please click here to view the job description and person specification

Working at the Students’ Union

Here at Sheffield Students’ Union we employ excellent staff.  Our staff follow behaviours which have been developed in line with our organisational strategy for staff to aspire to.

Some of the key behaviours we look for in our workforce are:

  • Delivers service excellence
  • Communicates effectively and works as a collaborative team
  • Builds strong working relationships
  • Demonstrates social responsibility, recognises ethical and environmental working and complies with legal requirements
  • Creates and maintains a ‘can do’ culture
  • Demonstrates financial awareness and optimises the use of resources
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation
  • Demonstrates effective decision-making and problem-solving      

We welcome applications from those who feel they possess these key behaviours

Your Benefits

You will work in an exciting and progressive environment and enjoy great staff benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Well being Programme


£8.27 for under 25 ( £7.38 basic + £0.89 Holiday entitlement) / £8.77 over 25 (£7.83 basic + £0.94 Holiday entitlement)

Hours: Up to 13 hours per week, for up to 10 weeks. (No guaranteed hours)

Closing date: Wednesday 20th February, 5pm

Interviews: w/c Monday 25th February

Start Date: ASAP after w/c Monday 25th February


Sheffield Students' Union welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.