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Birmingham City University Students’ Union

https://www.bcusu.com/

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We have spent time developing our strategic direction to better support our student membership and we are at an exciting stage of our journey. Our primary goal is to represent all 24,000 students and create positive change within their university experience, be it inside or outside of the classroom. At the centre is a strong ethos of promoting accessible student-led activity providing opportunities for student and societal transformation. We strive to work alongside all our students, a force for change and full of active members. Birmingham City University Students’ Union, or BCUSU, is a charity with a purpose: ‘To empower students with the means to shape their own lives’

Summary

We are looking for an Activities and Representation Coordinator to join our team, based at our City Centre & City South Campuses. The Activities and Representation Coordinator is responsible for developing, supporting and working with some of our most engaged students including society leaders and student representatives. You will be joining at time when we are preparing for our Welcome Week and this will be the main area of focus for the temporary role.  Working as part of the Activities and Representation team you will be planning engaging events, encouraging society memberships and helping to support students as they start or return to University for the new academic year.  Our preferred candidate will have experience of supporting or facilitating the work of students or volunteers but the key attributes required are the ability to work well within a team, have good time management and be confident in approaching and engaging with students. BCUSU is a positive employer, with strong staff engagement, supportive working environment and enhanced employee benefits.   Principle purpose of job: ·       Delivery of agile managed projects to increase student participation in engagement activities ·       Develop Student Leadership, Activism, Student Group Development and Academic Representation ·       Administration support in the delivery of projects

Job Description

Activities & Representation Coordinator

 

Job Description

 

Principle purpose of job:            Delivery of agile managed projects to increase student participation in engagement activities

Develop Student Leadership, Activism, Student Group Development and Academic Representation

Administration support in the delivery of projects

 

Location and times of work:      Main place of work City Centre and City South with the expectation to work and visit other campuses when needed.  Occasional working outside of standard hours

Salary Grade:                             Grade 5: £21,411 – £23,413

Responsible to:                        Activities & Representation Manager
Responsible for:                        Occasional student staff
Specific Duties:

1.     Delivery of agile managed projects to increase student participation in engagement activities

a.     To work as part of project teams on a variety of engagement areas, ensuring projects deliver value to students

b.     Working with the other Activities & Representation Coordinators to create and complete the tasks for each project yet taking individual responsibility for project tasks and ownership for agreed areas of project development

c.     Encouraging collaboration with members in the wider staff team, e.g. The Point, Marketing Team, Advice

d.     To work as part of a project team to develop and monitor budget for each project

e.     Ensure evaluation is carried out for each project, agreeing on measures to effectively evaluate engagement, efficiency and performance

f.       To form self-organising teams to complete each project and be accountable for the delivery of the project objectives

g.     To use initiative to look for, research and deliver new streams of work

Project work will include (but is not limited to)
·       Group Leader & Student Representation training
·       Recruitment (Society members, Student Reps etc.)
·       Support delivery of Executive Officer training programme
·       Supporting and shaping Officer Campaigns
·       Welcome Fair
·       Award ceremonies
·       Employability activities
·       Volunteering projects
·       Development of new student interest groups

2.     Develop Student Leadership, Activism, Student Group Development and Academic Representation
a.     Responsible for the operational support and development of Society leaders and Student Representatives
b.     To work with colleagues to support and develop the Executive Officers
c.     To assist Societies and Student Representatives to formulate achievable plans to increase and diversify their membership/impact as well as ensure sustainability and growth
d.     To support students to engage with campaigning and supported in lobbying activities on academic, and other issues, at the course, faculty and University level
e.     Support and guide student leaders and representatives in the effective design and development of policy, procedure and processes for their activities or groups, with a focus on diversity, inclusion and accessibility.
f.       To provide guidance to Society leaders and Student Representatives on their activities as well as support in the evaluation of projects and outcomes
g.     To work with the team to deliver a training framework and effective induction for Society Leaders and Student Representatives
h.     To work with the team on student testing of ideas and projects created within the Activities & Representation Team and ensure the student experience is integral to all activities

3.     Administration support in the delivery of projects
a.     Deal with enquires that require escalation from The Point reception team, responding to students in a thorough and timely manner.
b.     To stay abreast of local, national, international developments in the Higher Education Sector that may impact on students and support others to understand the changes.
c.     To monitor, coordinate and review the use of, and accessibility to, Society finances
d.     To support the duty of care procedures of activities and to ensure duty of care is paramount within all projects and student activity
e.     To ensure regular audits of Societies, their membership and their activities take place and produce reports, reporting to the relevant Sub Committees
f.       To undertake admin duties related to the Activities & Representation Team as and when required, e.g. covering Activities & Representation team email inbox responses

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Birmingham City University Students’ Union

https://www.bcusu.com/

About

We have spent time developing our strategic direction to better support our student membership and we are at an exciting stage of our journey. Our primary goal is to represent all 24,000 students and create positive change within their university experience, be it inside or outside of the classroom. At the centre is a strong ethos of promoting accessible student-led activity providing opportunities for student and societal transformation. We strive to work alongside all our students, a force for change and full of active members. Birmingham City University Students’ Union, or BCUSU, is a charity with a purpose: ‘To empower students with the means to shape their own lives’

Ref. Bir1662976644
  • Location

    Birmingham
  • Type

    Full Time
  • Salary

    £22,058
  • Closes

    10 Oct
  • Experience

    Experienced

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