We are proud of being a progressive employer. Our aim is to be a great place to work, where we respect work life balance, support individual training and learning and create a positive work environment where staff are supported and encouraged to do their best.

We are an independent charity that exists to represent the needs and views of all 38,000 plus students at Manchester Metropolitan University.

There has been a Students’ Union for what we now call Manchester Metropolitan University since the 1920s. Over the last one hundred years, the role of The Union and the part it plays in student education and wellbeing has grown and developed into the organisation we are today.

Students are at the heart of what we do.


Current Opportunities

  • Diversity & Inclusion Student Ambassador
  • Sous Chef

Diversity & Inclusion Student Ambassador

£8.41 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay)

Circa 2-3 hours per week

Fixed term from January 2018 to March 2019

The Diversity & Inclusion Student Ambassador Project aims to increase the success of specific groups of students at Manchester Metropolitan University. We are looking for Ambassadors to work in partnership with students to understand the challenges faced by these student communities, and to co-create and deliver activities to reduce the impact of these challenges. The project aims to improve both the experience of the students from the targeted groups, and their outcomes in relation to academic and graduate attainment.

The identified groups are BAME (Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic) and students who have progressed from BTEC qualifications, so we are looking for Ambassadors with an understanding of the specific challenges faced by these groups, however support and training will be provided.

This project will initially focus on the Faculty of Science & Engineering and the Faculty of Business & Law. Applications for Ambassadors are open to all students but we particularly welcome applications from students from Business & Law and Science & Engineering students who define as BAME (Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic) or students who have progressed from BTEC qualifications. Applicants should be available to engage for the duration of the project, which will run from January 2018 to March 2019.

This is a unique opportunity to build your own networks, develop your CV and have a positive impact on the success of students within your faculty. 
Both paid and volunteer roles are available – if you are interested in applying for a volunteer role, please apply via the Volunteer hub here.

The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 10th January 2018. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 15th January 2018.

For further information please contact Beth Bradshaw, Project Coordinator, via email at b.bradshaw@mmu.ac.uk or by telephone on 0161 247 6563.


Further Information


Application Form


Sous Chef

Full time role offering excellent work/life balance

40 hours per week

£16,844 per annum


The post holder will assist the Head Chef in the management and development of The Union’s food service operation: cooking and preparing meals to be served in The Union’s food outlets and conferencing facilities, managing staff and overseeing the venues as required. Based in the main Union building, the role also supports the operation of our neighbouring traditional pub, The Salutation.

We are looking for someone with previous experience of working in a similar role in a comparable catering environment: to involve but not be limited to food preparation and service, and stock and ordering processes. Previous experience of supervising staff would be beneficial but not essential as support and training will be provided.

In return, we offer an excellent work/life balance: with sociable working hours and access to generous paid leave outside of university term time, including Christmas and New Year.

For further information please contact Lesley Edwards, HR Manager, via email at lesley.edwards@mmu.ac.uk


Further Information