Academic Representation Coordinator

Job Description

Are you excited by the opportunity to support the development of a strong representative function for our 38,000 strong community of students at Manchester Met?


Be a part of our Academic Representation Team coordinating the Course Rep project and supporting any activity, projects and campaigns that ensure the effective representation of the academic experience at MMU.


Who are we?

Located in the heart of Manchester, The Union is part business, part charity, part membership body. Operating independently from Manchester Metropolitan University, our aim is to support and represent each one of our student members. Each year our growing team of around 50 full time and up to 100 part time staff, work alongside elected student leaders to make change, improve lives and help fulfil student potential.


Winner of the 2021 Think Student award for the best campaign supporting diversity, The Union is one of 550 students’ unions across the country. And we’re one of the most exciting - with over 38,000 student members and 100 student groups, a huge range of services and a bold strategy.


What’s the job?

Working under the direction of Academic Representation Manager, you will coordinate and develop a Course Rep scheme that accurately and legitimately represents Manchester Met students and creates positive change and supervise and support the Faculty Organisers throughout the year in supporting course reps and the work of other union departments within faculties.

  • You will lead on the course rep recruitment plan and training, including the delivery of the lead volunteer program, maintaining a partnership approach to delivering the Course Rep scheme, through positive relationships with university stakeholders and Union colleagues.
  • You will organise and deliver events and workshops for Course Reps around particularly issues identified as relevant to their academic community and
  • support the Academic Representation Manager with any projects, consultations or research into the academic experience at MMU.


What are we looking for?

  • You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience organising and delivering events, workshops or training.
  • You will have experience of supporting or supervising volunteers or staff members alongside an understanding of HE issues and issues affecting HE students
  • You will have excellent organisation, prioritisation and administrative skills and the ability to work to multiple deadlines plus
  • the ability to work as part of a team and in collaboration with other teams.


Why apply?

There has never been a better time to work for The Union. Based just off Oxford Road, in the centre of vibrant Manchester, The Union will train you thoroughly, reward you well and encourage you to build a long-term career that inspires you.


The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces. In return for your passion and experience, we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holiday allowance. We’re absolutely open to considering requests for job-share or part-time working.


We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability status.


We want to support diverse and inclusive work environments and are actively looking for people who share our values. We particularly welcome BAME applicants.

Apply: To apply please download the application form at   

Closing date: Noon on Friday 24th May 2024


If you’re successfully shortlisted, we’ll see you at an interview on Monday 3rd June 2024.


Work somewhere professional, but different. Build a career with students’ unions.