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Arts University Bournemouth Students’ Union

http://www.aubsu.co.uk

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The Arts University Bournemouth Students' Union is led by the students, for the students. We work hard to ensure that all aspects of student life are well represented including: welfare, academia, employment, events, sports and societies. As a creative university we believe our approach has to be as engaging and creative as possible. With this in mind, we aim to provide platforms where students can showcase their talents and works within the university but also help them engage with the surrounding community.

Summary

We are looking for a creative, determined and organised person to join the Union as our new SU Representation & Democracy Coordinator. This post is designed to support the delivery of student feedback and representation systems, to ensure the effective coordination and development of democratic functions and to work with elected officers, volunteers and other students to deliver change on campus and beyond.
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organisation skills, and will have an outstanding approach to customer service. They will be personable and helpful, with a proactive, adaptable approach, whilst remaining professional.
  • An understanding of Students’ Unions, and especially of the significance of democracy to the work of the SU, would be helpful.
  • TO APPLY PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK : https://employment.aub.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=AD1189

Job Description

The Students’ Union Democracy Coordinator has a key responsibility in ensuring that the
Students’ Union meets its stated aim of promoting the student voice, on behalf of all students,
and contributes to a raising of awareness of welfare and equalities issues.

The overall policies and direction of the Students’ Union is set by the student body, which elects
two sabbatical officers each year. These officers oversee the Union for their period of office,
supported by the part-time elected officers.

The Democracy Coordinator supports this work by
supporting the key democratic functions of the Union, such as Executive Committee meetings,
the Student Council and the Annual General Meeting, in accordance with the Constitution. The
post holder also supports the election of student representatives at all levels, including the
sabbatical posts, and coordinates training for those elected as required.

In addition, the post holder will run campaigns in support of the Union’s democratic functions, in
conjunction with elected representatives. These are likely to include welfare and equalities
issues (such as Black History Month and LGBT+ Pride).

All elected student representatives apart from the President and Vice-President are nonsabbatical posts, i.e they are part-time and voluntary. As such, it can be challenging to engage
with elected representatives who may have other priorities. A key challenge for the post holder
is to ensure that the views of all students are gathered, and can inform policy direction.

The post holder will be expected to demonstrate, at all times, their commitment to the ethos and
values of the Students’ Union, especially in relation to democracy and equal opportunities.

We hold a agile working policy within the University so a mix of in office and home working that is appropriate to our goals can be done.

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Arts University Bournemouth Students’ Union

http://www.aubsu.co.uk

About

The Arts University Bournemouth Students' Union is led by the students, for the students. We work hard to ensure that all aspects of student life are well represented including: welfare, academia, employment, events, sports and societies. As a creative university we believe our approach has to be as engaging and creative as possible. With this in mind, we aim to provide platforms where students can showcase their talents and works within the university but also help them engage with the surrounding community.

Ref. Art1673797928
  • Location

    Poole, UK
  • Type

    Full Time
  • Salary

    ££22,662
  • Closes

    29 Jan
  • Experience

    Experienced

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