AboutBristol Students’ Union is a membership organisation democratically led by students and supported by a team of staff. We have an ambitious new strategy which seeks to build students’ pride in their union while ensuring they are well represented, that they have opportunities to develop, and that they have a great social life while they are in Bristol. Bristol SU is here to help create the best student life, develop new skills, meet new people and have a lot of fun in the process. We do this through supporting student clubs and societies, effective representation, fun and exciting events and employment opportunities, as well as much, much more!
Academic Representation Manager Team leadership, challenge, creativity, and change making; we’re looking for someone to take academic representation at Bristol SU to the next level. Could you be our new Academic Representation Manager?
We’re looking for someone who understands how important academic representation is to the work of students’ unions and to students’ lives.
Our Academic Representation Manager, and their team, will enable and empower students to transform their education and shape the policies that impact their lives, from the University to national government. You’ll be excited to lead a team that supports, develops and enables a network of over 900 academic representatives. Our Academic Representation Manager will be responsible for managing a key strategic area of our work, supported by our Head of Representation and Student Leadership.
We’re interested in radical change, so we give our managers the autonomy to make that happen. The person in this role will bring creativity to ensure Bristol SU's approach to academic voice is meeting the needs of our members. You'll be interested in and skilled at enabling students to truly influence and shape their academic experience, and making that a reality no matter course, level or mode of study. You’ll be confident to develop and deliver exciting training to student representatives. The person in this role will also manage some key stakeholder relationships, particularly with academic faculty staff, so you’ll be a credible communicator, building strong relationships and producing high quality reporting.
What’s the job?
Role: Academic Representation Manager
Hours: 35 hours per week (to be worked flexibly, hybrid working available)
Salary: £32,877 to £36,897 (starting at the bottom of the scale)
Contract: 1 Year Fixed Term
Closing date: Monday 20th February 2023, 5pm
Who are we?
Part business, part charity, part membership body – Bristol SU is a seriously fun place to work. Our professional staff do something extraordinary every day: we support student leaders to give people a voice in their education, help people get the most out of their student experience and help people make the change they want in the world. We have over 33,000 members, 400 clubs and societies, a diverse range of professional services, and an innovative strategy that will help to create an inclusive and supportive University community.
What will you bring?
You’ll have experience of coordinating, developing or managing successful student representation systems or self-organised groups
You know how to collaborate with different people, building strong and effective relationships
You’re an effective project manager who can develop and oversee structures and processes
You bring creativity and ideas to problem solving.
Because you’re excited to make a difference!
We offer lots of great benefits including enhanced pay for parents taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, a generous pension scheme and at least 40 days’ holiday. We’re committed to helping you achieve a healthy work-life balance through flexible working and are open to considering requests for part-time working. We provide professional training so that whatever your chosen field of work, with the right mix of challenge and support, you’ll gain fantastic experience, and room to develop and advance your career.
We are proud to have been recognised through numerous accreditations and awards that demonstrate our commitment to creating a positive and supportive culture. We have appeared in the Inclusive Companies top 100 list and have won a number of awards for our commitment to diversity, including best Students’ Union. We also won a Third Sector Excellence Award at the 2018 Investors in People Awards. No wonder 93% of our employees would recommend Bristol SU as a great place to work!
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to life at Bristol SU. We approach our work with positivity and celebrate our diverse and unique communities. Our people are proud of our values and care about creating diverse and supportive communities that are inclusive of age, disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation and experience.
Be yourself, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.