Student Voice Coordinator
Student Voice Coordinator
Annual Salary £20,055
35 hours per week
Generous Pension and benefits
37 days’ annual leave (rising to 42 after 5 years)
Thank you for your interest in the position of Student Voice Coordinator for Greenwich and Kent Students’ Unions Together (GK Unions) partnership.
The Greenwich & Kent Students’ Unions Together partnership is a unique set up in that it provides student union services to students from the universities of Greenwich and Kent studying at the Medway campus. The partnership means that we have close working relationships with each of the students’ unions (Greenwich Students’ Union & Kent Union) to ensure the students at Medway have access to services and are represented effectively.
Kent Union (the representative body for students of the University of Kent) is the managing partner for the GK Unions partnership meaning that all financial and legal aspects of the partnership are the responsibility of Kent Union’s Board of Trustees, and hence this role is employed directly by Kent Union.
About the partners
Kent Union is a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years with more than doubling in size to our current £12 million turnover, 500 employees and approximately 2,000 volunteers. Included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For, for ten years, we believe we are one of the best students’ unions in the U.K. For further information on Kent Union please visit www.kentunion.co.uk.
Greenwich Student’s Union represents the students of one of the largest London Universities with around 20,000 students across its three main campuses in Greenwich, Eltham and Medway. For further information on Students Union University of Greenwich please visit www.greenwichsu.co.uk.
The role of Student Voice Coordinator was one of five key recommendations coming from a review of representation on the Medway Campus, conducted in November 2017, which was based on the principle of “Medway solutions to Medway problems.”
Expanding the visibility and impact of student voice in Medway is at the heart of this role. Kent Union and Greenwich Students’ Union have supported the development of a representation and democracy portfolio of opportunities for Medway student, including outreach and research project work, student consultation on key issues, and the effective collection and triaging of student feedback. Recruiting, supporting and empowering Medway based reps (approx. 300) also forms a key part of the role, involving regular liaison with University staff in the schools and attendance at key staff/student meetings.
As Student Voice Coordinator, you will be key in developing more vibrant academic communities by implementing these representation and democracy initiatives,whilst ensuring wider diversity and more meaningful engagement with GK Unions. This role will support the campaign work of the Home Union Officers in Medway and will coordinate student representatives on their programmes of study, enhancing their learning experience through academic societies. You will be passionate about identifying strong leadership potential, and will work to support the delivery of our democratic structures and elections. You will be driven to encourage students to find their voice and influence decision making through feedback, campaign and policy.
The successful candidate will have strong relationship building skills, good experience in working with volunteers, a track record in coordinating multiple projects and a demonstrable passion for supporting students to change the world. This is an incredibly exciting and rewarding post and an opportunity to shape and revitalise one of our most important areas of work. I hope that you will consider applying and take up the chance to work with inspiring student leaders in a dynamic and vibrant organisation.
If you require further information, please contact Alison Chambers, Head of GK Unions Partnership on 01634 888925. More information is available at https://www.kentunion.co.uk/careers/
To apply please download and complete an application form from our recruitment website www.kentunion.co.uk/careers and email it, along with the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: 31 October, midday
Interview Date: 7 November