Liberation and Campaigns Co-Ordinator

Job Description

Liberation and Campaigns Co-Ordinator
Passionate about equity, justice and liberation, and supporting people to campaign for social change? Could you be our new Liberation and Campaigns Co-Ordinator?

You'll be joining an exciting team that’s all about empowering students to make change and supporting the most marginalised students to be heard and campaign. Our Liberation and Campaigns Co-Ordinator will be Bristol SUs expert when it comes to supporting and empowering students from marginalised backgrounds. You might be someone who is passionate about social justice, equality and human rights and you'll be someone who understands the impact of intersectionality on our experiences. Of course we're not expecting you to have lived experience in all areas, but you'll be committed to and focused on liberation for all students, working to enable underrepresented and marginalised communities to get involved and make change.

You'll be responsible for supporting the SUs liberation focused student leaders. You'll lead our approach to support and development in this area provide individual support for those leaders and for elected officers. You'll work closely with others in the Liberation and Campaigns team to ensure diverse representation in our democratic processes and support officers and student organisers to build impactful campaigns around issues that really matter to them. You might be someone who has experience as a community organiser or someone skilled in elevating the voices of those often go unheard.

We’re looking for someone with the passion to support students to find and connect with people who share their experiences. You’ll deliver work that supports our aim to be a progressive union, increasing representation of marginalised groups and empowering students to challenge inequality. You’ll play a key role in ensuring that Bristol SU is meeting the needs of students from a diverse range of backgrounds and lobbying the University to do the same for an improved student experience and a better education.

You don’t have to have worked in higher education or in a students’ union before. But we are looking for someone who is a natural problem-solver with excellent administration skills to help them adapt to a fast-paced environment. You’ll be experienced and confident in working on equity, diversity and inclusion issues. You’ll be passionate about empowering others and giving them the tools to shape their own experiences.

Our team isn’t as representative of our student body as we’d like it to be so we’re particularly keen to hear from you if you’re black, disabled, transgender, working class or have any other marginalised experience. It’s important to us that we diversify our team and that students see themselves represented here.


What’s the job?

Role:  Liberation and Campaigns Coordinator 

Hours: Full Time – 35 Hours Per Week (to be worked flexibly, part-time applicants welcome) 

Salary: £25,219 - £28,858 (starting at the beginning of the scale) 

Contract:  Permanent 

Closing date:   Friday 19th April, 5pm


Who are we?

Part business, part charity, part membership body – Bristol SU is a seriously fun place to work.  Our professional staff do something extraordinary every day: we support student leaders to give people a voice in their education, help people get the most out of their student experience and help people make the change they want in the world. We have over 26,000 members, 400 clubs and societies, a diverse range of professional services, and an innovative strategy that will help to create an inclusive and supportive University community.

What will you bring?

  • You’ll have experience empowering others to build impactful campaigns for change
  • You’ll be able to support and mentor volunteers
  • You know about democracy and representation in member-led organisations
  • You’re a skilled planner and communicator

Why apply?

Because you’re excited to make a difference!

We offer lots of great benefits including enhanced pay for parents taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, a generous pension scheme and at least 40 days’ holiday. We’re committed to helping you achieve a healthy work-life balance through flexible working and are open to considering requests for part-time working. We provide professional training so that whatever your chosen field of work, with the right mix of challenge and support, you’ll gain fantastic experience, and room to develop and advance your career.

We are proud to have been recognised through numerous accreditations and awards that demonstrate our commitment to creating a positive and supportive culture. We have appeared in the Inclusive Companies top 100 list and have won a number of awards for our commitment to diversity, including best Students' Union. We also won a Third Sector Excellence Award at the 2018 Investors in People Awards. No wonder 93% of our employees would recommend Bristol SU as a great place to work!

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to life at Bristol SU. We approach our work with positivity and celebrate our diverse and unique communities. Our people are proud of our values and care about creating diverse and supportive communities that are inclusive of age, disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation and experience.

 Be yourself, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

 Key dates

  • Closing Date: Friday 19th April, 5pm
  • Shortlisting: Week commencing 22nd April
  • First Stage Interviews: Week commencing 6th May

 Please visit our website to download our Applicant pack for more information before submitting your application.

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