Societies Coordinator

  • Job Reference: 00000653-1
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Employer: Union of Brunel Students
  • Website: https://brunelstudents.com/jobs/
  • Location: Uxbridge, London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £27,041
  • Sector: Student Engagement & Representation, Student Opportunities
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full time

Job Description

Who are we?

Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are all seriously fun places to work. They are organisations in their own right. Professionally run, but different. Professional teams support Elected student leaders so as they make change, improve lives and fulfil potential, we help make it happen.

The Union of Brunel Students has a small but impactful staff team dedicated to serving the needs and interests of our members. Our size allows us to work closely together and make decisions quickly, while our passion for creating positive change means that every member of our team has an impact on helping us deliver our Vision to ensure that every student thrives at Brunel.

We are one of more than 600 students’ unions across the country. And with more than 15,000 members, 150 clubs and societies, a huge range of services and a bold strategy, we’re one of the most exciting.

What’s the job?

We are recruiting for a full-time coordinator to lead on the delivery and development of events and activities led by societies, and the wider Brunel community. The role will be responsible for empowering student leaders and other student groups to deliver engaging and inclusive activities for all students at Brunel University whilst ensuring that Brunel Students are supported in being able to deliver their activities and events safely, and ensure students have a high-quality extra-curricular student experience.

Reporting to the Student Activities Manager, the role will work closely with society committees, University departments and Union staff to coordinate the running of our 80+ societies and contribute to the organisation of major Student Activities events.

Who you are:

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, personable and organised individual to lead on developing our society activity. The ideal candidate will have a passion for societies and the many benefits they can offer to students, and will be able to use their communication skills to engage more students in our society activity.

In this role, strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a diverse workload are essential. The ideal candidate will excel at both independent work and being a supportive team player, able to adapt to change and manage tasks with minimal supervision. Having excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, are a must, as the position involves significant interaction with colleagues, students, and external partners. Above all, we are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, proactive, and committed to fostering a positive and inclusive environment for all students.

Why apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge!

The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, creative individuals working to make a difference in an unconventional workplace. In return for your passion and experience we offer a flexible work environment, a competitive salary and excellent holiday allowance.

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability status. We want to support a diverse and inclusive work environment and are actively looking for people who share our values.

 

BENEFITS

We offer a generous benefits package to reward our staff's hard work and commitment:

  • Pension Scheme – statutory workplace pension scheme ‘NEST’.
  • Generous holiday allowance - 25 days a year plus bank holidays. Additional days are usually given at Easter and Christmas in line with the University closure dates (usually about 5 additional days a year).
  • Long service - 2 additional days leave will be given after 5 years continuous service
  • TOTUM Card - All Union career staff are entitled to receive a TOTUM student discount card free of charge.
  • Active@Brunel - Free membership to our social sports programme.
  • On-site parking – Parking on campus at a low-cost rate.
  • Flexible Working - The Union adopts a flexible working environment.
  • Hybrid working – The Union allows for the ability to occasionally work from home, based on business need.
  • Personal Development - The Union is fully committed to investing in your future. If you are interested in a training programme which you feel would benefit you within your current position you can submit a training request via your line manager.
  • Employee assistance programme

 

KEY DATES

Application Deadline: Sunday 4th August 2024

Interviews: Thursday 15th August 2024

Start Date: To be discussed with the successful applicant

 

OUR VALUES

Our Values are an important factor in The Union of Brunel Students as they drive our decisions.

  • Driven by You           
  • Open to All 
  • Passionately positive             
  • Integrity

              

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

If you’re successful we will contact you for an interview. Should you wish to discuss this role further, please contact Chris Hepworth, Student Activities Manager – christopher.hepworth@brunel.ac.uk.