To review and reinvigorate our work with elected voluntary officers, with a particular focus on liberation and marginalised groups.
To coordinate the work of elected voluntary officers and develop campaign plans and work with them to achieve their aims encouraging active participation and impact.
To assist the Head of Student Voice in the delivery of democratic engagement across the organisation.
- To assess current systems such as executive committees in order to make recommendations as to how these could be improved to increase engagement.
- To work closely with other partners to ensure an integrated approach to liberation, e.g. Academic departments, university services, NUS and other external organisations.
- Working with an online system, register students, organisations and their opportunities in accordance with best practice
- Managing communications and relationships with Voluntary Officers and integrate their work with that of the Sabbatical Officers.
- To take a lead in the coordination of events held with marginalised students.
- To assist the Head of Student Voice in the delivery of the annual elections and support democratic activities.
- To coordinate the annual NUS delegate elections and assist the Head of Student Voice in training and preparing candidates for conferences.
To review and develop our current approach to liberation work, including elections, training support and student engagement
To establish a picture of the current liberation work at Salford and identifying student groups where engagement could be increased, such as building links between liberation officers and liberation society groups to establish more collaborative working.
To develop a strategy for liberation-oriented student opportunities
- To be the key contact for students, staff and organisations for student-run campaigns and liberation work.
- To build relationships with candidates for Voluntary Officer positions and support them during their candidacy.
- To build and maintain relationships with relevant staff members in the university in areas related to liberation work.
- Build effective relationships with colleagues at other students’ unions to share best practices.
- Actively promote and champion student's voices, liberation and the work of the Union throughout the University and to external organisations.
- Assist in the development of a mass mobilisation model of democratic engagement for Salford students.
Ensure compliance with the Union’s policies, University policies and all relevant legislation – including Health and Safety, 1992 Education Act and Data Protection.
Be responsible for maintaining a Duty of Care across all on-campus volunteering sessions, ensuring that Risk Assessments are carried out for all relevant activities in line with Union policies and national legislation.
- Help our Full Time Officers achieve their manifesto commitments.
- Attend appropriate meetings as and when required by the Union.
- Abide by the Union’s Memorandum of Association, policies, and procedures at all times.
- Uphold and work to the Unions’ Vision and Values.
- Act as an advocate of the Union, promoting the positive image of the Union with students, the University, and the local community.
- Work in effective collaboration with Elected Officers and all departments of the Union
- Carry out all other duties that may be assigned by the Union and are reasonably consistent with responsibilities of the position.
- To carry out the above duties at other sites as necessary.
Knowledge and Experience
- Experience in a Students’ Union, Higher Education institution, membership or democratic and/or charitable organisation
- Effectively influencing, engaging, and communicating with a wide range of diverse stakeholders
- Knowledge of and an appreciation of the issues currently impacting students in Higher Education
- Knowledge of and an appreciation of the barriers marginalised students face (particularly those who identify within liberation groups)
- Some knowledge of best practices in health and safety in relation to student groups and activities
Skills and Abilities
- Capable of seeking out new opportunities and inspiring new approaches
- Demonstrable ability to provide an excellent service to members, and to actively promote the Union’s services and opportunities to increase engagement
- Ability to deliver high-quality support for volunteers, including designing resources and facilitating engaging and informative training
- Ability to use Microsoft Office effectively as well as other technology such as digital collaboration/project management tools
- Able to establish strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders both internally and externally, including students, senior management, university departments and community organisations
- A strong understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and the challenges that may be faced by students from minority backgrounds
- Able to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, and to prioritise tasks and workload to achieve agreed outcomes
Values and Behaviours
A demonstrable commitment to USSU’s organisational values, mission and purpose.
A strong commitment to championing equality, diversity and inclusion.
Comfortable working in a democratic, student-led environment and being an enthusiastic advocate for student voice and representation.
How to apply:
Closing Date: 6th September, midnight
Shortlisting: 8th and 9th September
Interviews: W/C 12th September
Please submit your application by completing our online application form on our careers page.
We recommend that you prepare your answers in advance in a separate document where possible, to avoid losing your responses before you submit them in the online form.
Here are USSU, we are more interested in your potential than your background and experience, If you don't have lots of professional experience, please feel free to use examples from outside of work to demonstrate what you could bring to the role and our team.
We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application. This can sometimes take a few weeks. You must be able to provide proof of your right to work in the UK before starting work with us. We are not currently able to sponsor employees requiring a visa. Applications received after the above closing date will not be considered.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to our work at USSU. We celebrate our diverse and unique communities whilst ensuring that equity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. Our colleagues are proud of our values and care about creating and supporting diverse communities that are inclusive of age, background, disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation and experience.
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