About'Here at Solent Students’ Union we pride ourselves on being student run, student led. This means everything we do is for the benefit of our students. We are dedicated to supporting our students both academically and non-academically, and we work hard to ensure our students have the best experience possible during their time with us. We also like to have fun, in the past we have held Puppy Rooms during exam periods, and we recently organised a staff bake off! Being located in the city centre we are ideally located close to pretty much anything, including a variety of clubs, restaurants and leisure activities.'
- As Activities Coordinator, you will be responsible for delivering an exciting and innovative programme within our active student groups as well as contributing to the significant growth of strong student communities at Solent Students’ Union. The role will be vital to providing students with the support, skills and experience that is needed to transform our student groups. We are looking for an individual who has the passion to develop strong student communities, who possesses exceptional people skills and are passionate about working with and developing volunteers.
Student Activities are one of the defining features of university life. They offer a range of opportunities to students: to meet and socialise with people of similar interests; to develop personal interests and learn new ones; and develop skills and practical experience in organising events and activities, leading others, and managing finances.
The successful individual will possess experience and enthusiasm to work within a fast paced, dynamic and exciting organization and understands what a vibrant and exciting student experience is for Solent students. The Activities Coordinator will have an excellent knowledge of current themes and issues within Higher Education, in particular relation to student opportunities and has the passion to support, coach and mentor students to ensure they achieve success.
The benefit to students is immense. Our students cite their involvement in societies as a reason for not just enjoying their time at university but even for continuing with studies, while those who take part in society committees have developed new skills and confidence.
Working Hours: 35 per week, on a flexible basis
Salary: £23,000 per year with incremental progression in line with length of service
Reporting to: Head of Membership Services
Direct reports: None
Purpose of the post
- Ensuring student leaders and other members have the resources and support they need to run inclusive, engaging societies and activities.
- Removing barriers to participation and promote the creation, development and support of student co-curricular communities and a sense of belonging.
- Delivering or supporting the delivery of diverse activities and events which encourage greater engagement and participation with the students’ union.