Student Participation Assistant

Students' Union Vacancy

Responsible for: Buddy Scheme and Language Café Volunteers, Language Café Leaders 
Responsible to:
Student Participation Coordinator
£18,238 per year, this will be pro-rated to the length of the fixed term contract
Hours of work:
Full-time (36.5 hours per week)
Fixed term:
Ending 31 July 2018
University of Sussex or BSMS graduates (graduated in 2015, 2016 or 2017), or University of Sussex students requiring an industry placement. The Union looks to employ Sussex students and graduates in order to provide valuable skills and experience to them, increasing their employability and personal development        
Placed on:
21 November 2017 
Closing date:
4 December 2017.  Applications must be received by 9am on the closing date. 
Expected interview date:
15 December 2017 
Expected start date:
12 January 2018

Job description

We're looking for someone to join our Activities department and support the running of our popular Buddy Scheme and Language Café.

In this role, you will be a key part in the running and supporting two of our greatest schemes, benefitting new and current students. You will work as part of a friendly team and gain experience by organising events, activities and supervising volunteers. 

We welcome applications from everyone, including but not exclusive to; postgraduates, people with an ethnic minority background, people with a disability, people with dependants, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. We also anonymise applications before shortlisting and give staff conducting interviews Unconscious Bias Training. If you have any suggestions as to how we could improve our language or application process please let us know.

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How to apply

To apply please download the following three forms and send your completed forms as Word document attachments (not PDFs please) to

Suitability Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Personal Details Form

We are NOT accepting CVs for this role.

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