Representation Coordinator

Close of applications: 09:00 17th May 2021

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Salary based on SUSU's Pay Band C with a full-time equivalent salary of £19,612 to £21,236 subject to experience.

35 hours per week. Based on Highfield Campus, University of Southampton.

The Role

As a Representation Coordinator at SUSU, you'll be part of a fast-paced, expert team working together to deliver our Representation offer. You'll coordinate and assist in the effective operation of the Representation team by encouraging and supporting our Student Officers and Academic Representatives, maintain and develop the Academic Representation structure, and maintain the transparency and integrity of the democratic structures of SUSU. You'll work to strengthen the student voice and identify issues that SUSU can take forward on behalf of SUSU.

About You

Whilst not essential, it's desirable that you hold demonstrable knowledge and understanding of University academic structure and processes in the Higher Education sector, and have experience in the specialist area of work - Student Representation. It's essential that you have experience in project development and management, delivery of training, and have excellent office administration skills, and you must be able to work in a student-lead environment of elected officers. You can find the full Person Specification within the Role Profile attached.


The Company

The University of Southampton Students’ Union (SUSU) exists to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every one of our 23,000 student members.  We are a registered charity with a £7M turnover and provide a comprehensive platform of offers, support, representation, services and spaces for our members to enhance the overall University experience across a number of campuses. We are an Investors in People Silver accredited organisation who have approximately 85 core staff, and around 300 casual staff employed throughout the year.


What we will offer

The University of Southampton Students’ Union has a vision of creating a positive impact with every student during their time at the University.  As a not for profit organisation the Students’ Union provides a comprehensive platform of opportunities, support, representation and places for our members to enhance their overall University experience. 


Benefits of Working at SUSU

On top of developing you within your role, we recognise our people are our greatest assets and offer a number of benefits over and above your monthly pay. 

  • Annual leave of 34 days, rising to 38 days’ per year, including a week at Christmas and Easter (including public holidays)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme (10% employer contribution and 6% employee)
  • Attractive contractual family leave options after 6-months service for new parents
  • Staff social activities
  • Staff discounts on entertainment (including 40% off cinema), eating out, retail and travel
  • Free access to LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Office 365 applications on your device
  • Comprehensive induction and strong learning and development offer
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • A beautiful campus, with on-site commercial outlets

APPLY NOW. To apply, please click 'Apply Now' and send us your CV and cover letter.

Closing Date and Time: Tuesday 17th May 2021 at 9am

Interviews provisionally arranged for week commencing 17th May. Please note feedback will not be provided if you are not shortlisted for interview.

SUSU is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce and we want to reflect the student body that we represent.  We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and will ensure that our recruitment activities are mindful of equality and diversity matters.