AboutWe are the recognised representative body of some 18,000 students studying at London South Bank University - one of the most diverse institutions in the country. We believe that education has the power to change everything, and for students at South Bank their time studying will be one of the most transformative experiences of their lives. Helping them get on and get up, coming to university for them is all about improving their career prospects, opening doors to new opportunities and creating a better life for them and those they love.
South Bank Students Union is a non-for-profit organisation, which champions social mobility through education and has a vision to disrupt the cycle of inequality in higher education.
We are looking for a Communications & Marketing Coordinator to join our new team as we embark on a five-year strategy to transform the way we engage and support students to help them reach their full potential.
South Bank students have high expectations and ambitions for themselves but lead complex lives where they are faced with the pressures of trying to balance their studies with work and juggling their lives at home. In fact, many don’t identify primarily as students, but instead as carers, nurses, engineers, parents, designers, workers, entrepreneurs, apprentices, last chance learners and Londoners.
At South Bank Students’ Union we believe that a student’s background and life circumstances should not put them at an educational disadvantage, and all students deserve a high-quality University experience and the chance to graduate equipped with the tools to succeed in life. This role would suit someone who shares this vision.
We are looking for a creative and organised individual who is able to manage multiple projects at once. The successful candidate will have experience in delivering social media campaigns, creating and working to project plans, whilst meeting sales targets and developing opportunities for income generation. They will be responsible for merchandise sales, high-impact marketing campaigns and high-quality content creation. The right person to fill this role will believe they can have a transformative impact on the students they interact with, and will be able to adapt working and communication styles as needed to build positive relationships. The role will be line managed by our Communications Manager, and play a vital role in the communications team.
Students’ Unions are fast-paced, creative environments, and we pride ourselves on providing employment and development opportunities for students and graduates who are taking the first steps on their career path. Therefore we are looking for someone who enjoys these kinds working environments and is able to adapt their approach and working styles if necessary to help others thrive.
Commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
SBSU’s simple vision of disrupting inequality is the heartbeat of the organisation and it is this which steers its decisions, practice, and priorities. It unifies our services, and it drives our staff to remove societal barriers so that all people can achieve their full potential. SBSU believes that in order to truly disrupt inequality for its members, it must also strive to do this for its workforce – in short, staff must experience it in order to deliver it!
Our Union benefits enormously from having a team of staff with a range of diverse lived experiences. We understand that some life circumstances might be more complex, and that some will have had to overcome more barriers. We value the unique perspectives that are formed by an individual’s background and believe that ‘bringing your whole self to work’ is essential for informed decision making and collaboration and paves the way for high performance so we welcome applications from all, especially if your background and circumstances are traditionally under-represented in the workplace.
We encourage applications from candidates from a broad range of backgrounds and life circumstances and want to make sure that this recruitment process is accessible to all. We also recognise that this recruitment process, and the opportunity to join the organisation, is taking place during a period of major instability and uncertainty in the wider world, so should you require support related to this process or attending a digital interview, please let us know at any point during the process via [email protected]