Director of Membership


13th January 2023

We are looking for a Director of Membership will have the exciting opportunity to lead our fantastic team of around 25 members of staff across the Representation, Activities, Insight and Advice and Lettings teams as well as the five Sabbatical Officers.


The University of Southampton Students’ Union is independent from the University,  and we’re run by students, for students.

We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee, with over a hundred years’ worth of history. We are proud to be an integral part of a prestigious UK Russell Group and top 100 global university.

We are committed to being the voice of our students, creating a memorable University experience and opportunities to form friendships and communities, providing support in challenging times, being a healthy and sustainable organisation, and an employer of choice.

Over the last two years, despite and partially thanks to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have consolidated and transformed in terms of our offer, approach, and robustness. Our relationship with the University has never been stronger, and we have ambitious work planned in the areas of sustainability, equity, diversity and inclusivity, and student engagement.

The next stages in our journey will include work in the following exciting areas:

the delivery of Ambition 2025, our current strategy to ensure that every student loves their time at Southampton, and its supporting strategies. The Director of Membership will have particular responsibility for our EDI Strategy
continuing to strengthen our relationship with the University, whilst maintaining our independence
supporting each year’s Sabbatical Officers team with successfully delivering their manifestos
Our new Director of Membership will work with other members of the Senior Leadership team, Sabbatical Officers, University and external stakeholders, colleagues, and the Board of Trustees to lead SUSU on the journey to achieving our ambitious aims.

If you are ready to join us on our journey then please read on. We look forward to discussing your application with you very soon.

If you would like to informally discuss the role before applying then please contact to arrange a conversation.


Further information about the role can be found in the Candidate Pack by clicking here