Quick facts
  • What we do:
    The heart of students' experience Cardiff
  • Year established:
    1988
  • Website:
    https://www.cardiffstudents.com/
  • Contact
    • Cardiff University Students' Union, Park Place, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3QN

About Cardiff University Students' Union

Cardiff University Students' Union are a student-led, independent part of the university that represent students. The union provides advice, training, skills development, volunteering opportunities, employment and other services to students that promote inclusion and friendship.

The union employs over 100 permanent staff and 300 student staff, and supports over 200 student societies and 60 sports clubs that boast more than 10,000 members. Cardiff University Students’ Union are also the recognised voice of students at Cardiff University, joining students in campaigning about the issues important to them.

Their core principles include: student leadership, inclusion, partnership and diversity. To encourage staff to have some fun at a busy time of year, and to help talk around the need and benefits of achieving their targets; the union set the challenge to staff that the Chief Executive Daniel Palmer would wear a fancy dress costume of their choosing if targets were achieved.


What is it like to work for Cardiff University Students' Union

My Manager
My Manager
Heads of Departments report on their strategic progress quarterly to Board. Managers undergo an annual appraisal, and one-to-ones are held every month in order to review progress and assess financial performance. Internal and external coaching is also available to managers, as well as ongoing training.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
In order to support the ongoing development of their employees, Cardiff University Students' Union have made a commitment to support and fund individuals to grow and develop into the next role that they want - regardless of where that role exists within the company.
My Team
My Team
They hold a weekly meeting to provide feedback and flow information across the whole company. This meeting is also used as a opportunity to deliver presentations and undertake collaborative activity to help develop new strategies and tackle issues which may arise.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 28 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    12%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Staff Turnover:

    23%

  • Average Age:

    30

  • Male : Female:

    46% / 54%

  • Staff:

    98

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