Student Voice Coordinator

  • Job Reference: UPSU24212
  • Date Posted: 21 June 2024
  • Employer: University of Portsmouth Students' Union
  • Location: Portsmouth
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £22,750 to £26,000
  • Sector: Student Engagement & Representation
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full time

Job Description

Actual Job Title: Representation Specialist

The Post
Our Student Leaders are at the forefront of the organisation representing and championing students want’s, rights and needs. :

  • The postholder will be responsible for working with the wider Representation team, to deliver outstanding volunteer training and development support to our Student Leaders (notably Course Reps, Elected Officers and Student Council members) so that they can advocate on behalf of students, work in partnership with the University to co-create and overcome barriers and deliver campaigns that improve the student experience.
  • The post also supports our Quality Assurance processes by working with student data and feedback to identify areas of best practice across the University and make recommendations on areas that improve the academic experience.

The Person

We are looking to recruit someone who is:

  • passionate about academic and democratic representation and enhancing the student voice.
  • knowledgeable about student democratic processes and has great partnerships skills to be able to engage with our student volunteers and University stakeholders.
  • committed to deliver the best service to our students and be able to act in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
  • Able to be proactive and problem solve

Desired skills:

  • Volunteer Management
  • Project/Campaign Management
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to analyse data and write reports

What we offer

  • Strong team mentality, supportive and sociable workplace
  • Regular training opportunities and team development days
  • 38 days holiday (30 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays) and additional Christmas leave (University shutdown)
  • Flexible working (e.g. flexitime, career break, paid time off for volunteering)
  • 35 hour week
  • Enhanced sick pay, maternity, paternity or adoption leave
  • Access to University staff benefits: discounted gym membership, free library membership, bike safe
  • Employee Assistance Programme

The Organisation

The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union (The Union or UPSU for short) is a forward thinking, friendly organisation with a vision of “delivering a positive impact with every Portsmouth student”. As a charity led by its values and guided by its members, we offer a wide range of services and activities to support and enrich the lives of our students. UPSU employs approximately 30 career staff, a further 100 student staff and we work with over 1000 registered student volunteers and over 100 student groups.

Further Information

For more information on this opportunity and how to apply, please visit For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Brendan McCarthy, Director of Membership Services, on or 02392 843648.

Closing date for applications: 12pm 15th July 2024
Interviews will be held on date: 25th July 2024

We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. You can find an application form on our website.