Leeds Beckett Students' Union is proud of being a progressive employer. We encourage a friendly and collaborative working environment, employing excellent staff who match our values.




Why work for us?

Annual Leave

25 days annual leave (pro rata), with incremental rises based on length of service plus bank holidays and 2 week closure at Christmas. In addition to annual leave entitlement, LBSU also offers special leave allowance for a variety of life events such as moving home, domestic emergency, wedding planning and birthday, alongside an Employer supported volunteering scheme.


Competitive salary with incremental pay rises and annual cost of living increase. LBSU also offers a pension scheme with Employer contributions.

Benefit Schemes

We offer many staff benefits, including discounted rates available for University gyms at both city and Headingley campuses, discounts in LBSU’s commercial areas, access to a Cycle Scheme / Tech Scheme allowing staff to purchase new technology and lifestyle equipment. Staff also have access to University libraries.


Staff have access to an employee assistance programme which is a free, confidential employee benefit designed to help colleagues with any personal or professional problems that may be affecting their home or work life, general health or wellbeing.

Flexible Working

LBSU offers a range of flexible working arrangements, allowing employees to balance work and their personal life. We offer flexitime, working from home and options for condensed hours. It is an expectation that all staff will spend some of their time on campus. LBSU is committed to a hybrid model with a combination of working on campus and remotely, where possible.

Learning & Development

At LBSU, we encourage our staff to develop their professional skills and to achieve their highest potential. Several all staff training sessions take place throughout the year, as well as an all staff volunteering day.


Ro Sewell

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator

"Throughout my studies at Leeds Beckett I always found the Students’ Union a friendly and helpful place to go, so when I saw opportunities to become a part-time student staff member, and then the opportunity to stand in the Leadership Elections as a Student Officer I made sure to take up the chance to be more involved! I found my time at the SU really rewarding, and when my term in Office had ended and I left the University to pursue my career I missed the fun and inclusive atmosphere in the Students’ Union, so I applied for the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator role and I’m enjoying spending my time making a positive difference for students in our community"

Jennah Metcalfe

Previous Operations Coordinator (HR)

"I first got involved with the Students’ Union whilst studying for my Masters Degree. I started working as a Student Helpdesk Assistant in 2018 and the job allowed me to meet lots of new people, work around my studies, and be part of a great cause. I enjoyed working for the SU so much that when I finished my degree I wanted to continue full-time, and eventually a position came up that I applied for. I worked in the Ops & HR team for 3 years and found that the SU was full of incredibly supportive, inclusive and wonderful people who made coming to work each day fun – and their passion for the SU’s mission to make students’ lives better was evident in everything they did. The SU is a fantastic place to work either part-time as a student or as your main career and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know they’re making a difference in higher education."