Campaigns and Equality Coordinator

Kent Union.
Canterbury, Kent
From £19,757 per annum
08 Apr 2019
13 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Campaigns and Equality Coordinator

Annual Salary from £19,757

35 hours per week
Generous Pension Scheme
37 days annual leave

We are a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years, more than doubling in size to our current £12million turnover, 500 employees and 2,000+ volunteers. We were re-accredited with Investor in People Gold status in December 2014, and were accredited with Leaders in Diversity in 2013; we were the first student’s union in the UK to achieve Investing in Volunteers status and we have been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For, for 10 years, placed 58th for 2019.

The Representation and Democracy Department is fundamental to Kent Union, giving our members a voice in the University, their local community and nationally. We represent their interests and campaign on important issues both with and for them. The department has had significant change over the last three years with the review of our democratic systems this past year that has led to a reconstruction of our full time and part time officer team.

Campaigning is at the heart of what we do. From the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the 1990’s to our current work on sexual assault and harassment, standing up for students is part of our ethos and something we are proud to champion.

As Campaigns and Equality Coordinator you will support our Full and Part-Time Officers in their campaigns, with a particular focus on coordinating liberation activity. You will also provide guidance to the organisation on equality, diversity and inclusivity issues and will support and advise the Union’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee.

The successful candidate will have up to date knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusivity policy, and demonstrable experience of supporting liberation campaigns.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Jonathan Ako on 01227 824915 or For an application pack, please visit

Closing date for applications:    Monday 13 May 2019  - 12 noon
Interview:  Monday 20 May 2019

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