AboutAbout us We are an independent charity that exists to represent the needs and views of all 37,000 plus students at Manchester Metropolitan University. There has been a Students’ Union for what we now call Manchester Metropolitan University since the 1920s. Over the last one hundred years, the role of The Union and the part it plays in student education and wellbeing has grown and developed into the organisation we are today. Students are at the heart of what we do.
- Could you work with student representatives and leaders of sport club committees to help them create real change at The Union, Manchester Met?
- Working within an inclusive, empowering and aspirational culture, you’ll coordinate, develop and support a system of representation within the MMU sporting and healthy living programme to create positive change.
- Who are we? Part business, part charity, part membership body – The Union is a seriously fun place to work. Professionally run, but different. Our professional team of over 150 people support elected student leaders to be effective in making change, improving lives and fulfilling potential. Winner of the NUS Campaigning Award 2017, The Union is one of more than 550 students’ unions across the country. We’re located in the amazing city of Manchester, famous for its music, arts, sport, social heritage and diversity. With 38,000 plus student members, 150 student groups, a huge range of services and a bold strategy, we’re one of the most exciting.
What’s the job?
We are looking for someone to work with our Student Voice Manager to build a system of representation in sport that represents MMU students and creates positive change.
- Working with colleagues, you will support the relevant student sub groups to record change and the impact of student representation on competitive and participatory sport.
- You will work with the Sport Officer on their plans, projects and campaigns and
- You will help the Union amplify the student voice to identify common issues and experiences: creating effective communities of interest around representation in sport
Who you are
- You have an understanding of issues relating to participation and involvement in sport in the higher education, you have an enhanced understanding of what motivates athletes at all levels.
- With a can-do attitude, and your ability to prioritise projects appropriately, you’ll stay calm in a sometimes hectic environment.
- Having experience of leading a range of representative projects and initiatives, you’ll be used to working within representative feedback systems and will have experience of writing reports, policies and briefings.
- You put your excellent interpersonal skills to great use in building relationships and working effectively with people at all levels and already have experience of delivering training to students or staff members.