Welcome About The Union The Roles How to Apply


On behalf of the Union's staff, Elected officers and Trustees, I would like to thank you for showing interest in the Union and the roles that we have on offer. 

With a new consitution and a new Chief Executive, this is an exciting time to be joining the Union's team. In this section of the website you can find out about our vacancies, both for employed staff and volunteering opportunities. Please feel free to look at the other sections of this page, and if you feel that you fit one of our roles - we look forward to seeing your application!

Thank you once again for looking at these positions, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Ismail Nizami

Student President

Chair of the Trustee Board. 


About the Union

The Students' Association of the University of the West of Scotland, or The Union to our members, has been supporting students since 1971, when we were known as the Paisley College of Technology Students' Association. Our Students' Union now represents students from UWS campuses in Paisley, Ayr, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and London. We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarentee. 

Our Union exists to enchance, in as many aspects as possible, the overall student experience of those studying at the University of the West of Scotland. 

We have an annual turnover of £800,000 that is a conbination of grant income and trade income. We are looking toe expand and diversify our income streams. 

We are looking for talented staff and volunteers to be part of our story and to make change that will benefit the lives of all students studying at UWS. 

Vision, Values and Stratgic Priorities for 2020-24

Our Vision

Creating a better future for UWS students and the world around us. 

Our Mission

To be the voice for students at UWS, effecting change and maximising the student experience by creating a sense of belonging and offering opportunities to improve students' lives. 

Our Values

The following values are importnat to the Union, both in underpinning our activities and in shaping behaviours:

  • Welcoming - Always friendly and supportive, providing opportunities to meet new people, learn new skills and have fun
  • Innovative - We are an ambitious union and are unafraid to try new ways of working to ensure students recieve the best services and university experience. 
  • Student Led - We are led by students for students and ensure that student voices are at the heart of everything we do. 
  • Equality & Diversity - Advancing equality and breaking down barriers in all that we do. 

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Our Roles

Our roles are split into the following categories:



There are currently no vacancies at this time. Please check back later. 



There are currently no vacancies at this time. Please check back later. 



Being a Trustee with the Union is both a rewarding and enjoyable experience!

We are currently recruiting for Student Trustees! Find out more by watching this video in which Aishwarya Tiku (VP Education) and Ellie Gomersall (current student trustee) explain the role of Student Trustee; and by clicking here to download the application pack. To apply for this role, please download the Application Form and the Diversity Monitoring form, and email them to to Please note, we are unable to accept CVs for this role. 

Other Trustee roles include:

If you are interested in any of these roles, please email for more information. 

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How to apply

All of our roles require that you submit and application form and diversity monitoring form, and email them to
Guidance on how to complete the application is included with the Application Pack for the role. You should download this and review it before submitting your application. 

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The Students' Union
Storie Street, Paisley, PA1 2HB
0141 849 4151

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