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Student Staff - Student Voice Assistants and Scrutiny Panel

Listed by Birmingham City Students' Union


Application deadline: Mon 06 Jun 2022 09:00


£9.50 We are a living wage employer - the pay rate is £9.50 per hour plus paid holiday. You are paid monthly in arrears (on the 15th of the month).


2.00 - 4.00 Student Voice Assistant: Shifts are typically 2-4 hours in length, however, there is some flexibility to split these hours across the week. Scrutiny Group: Up to 3 hours per month.


Interviews for the Scrutiny Panel being held on Friday 10th June and the SVAs interviews being held on 20th and 21st June.


Student Voice Assistants (SVA’s)

As part of the work of the Students’ Union we use surveys to find out what students think and feel about a variety of different issues. We recruit a team of Student Voice Assistants to engage with our students and encourage them to complete the surveys.  This helps us gain a deeper understanding of their experiences whilst at Birmingham City University.  We use this feedback and insight in order to campaign for change.  

Your role is all about engaging with students, encouraging them to complete these surveys, and helping us gain a deeper understanding of their experiences whilst at Birmingham City University. We are looking for adaptable and reliable individuals who are confident approaching other students, and self-motivated to improve their fellow students’ university experience. An ability to use social media effectively would be useful too.

Some general admin tasks may also be required as part of the role.  Training will be provided to ensure you have an understanding of the role, and there will be ongoing support to ensure you have the skills to perform the role effectively.

Your role will include working within the following locations: Millennium Point, Parkside, Curzon, City South, Vittoria Street, Margaret Street, and Conservatoire.

Scrutiny Panel

Do you want to find out more about the inner workings of your Students’ Union? 

Are you interested in holding your elected Executive Officer team to account and can you remain impartial whilst doing it?  If so, this is the perfect role for you - it fits around your studies and looks great on your CV, too.

The successful applicants will sit on a team who scrutinise the work of our Executive Officer team throughout the year. You’ll hold them accountable for their work around their manifesto promises, policy and around their specialities (for example, Academic Experience or Equity and Inclusion).

You will start this position in October 2022.  As part of BCUSU’s commitment to creating an inclusive community, we are looking to recruit from all faculties and at all levels of study.

Job descriptions


How to Apply

You should submit an online application to your preferred role.  If you are interested in applying for both the Student Voice Assistant Role and Scrutiny Panel please submit an application to both roles.

We select candidates for interview based on the shortlisting criteria listed on the job description.  Ensure that you demonstrate how you meet the criteria.

Selection Process

When you apply you are asked to provide a few sentences to tell us about yourself and why we should consider for employment.  Use this opportunity to tell us why you think you would be a great member of our team. If you don’t have any previous experience, tell us about other times you have demonstrated the personal skills in a different setting.  Read the shortlisting criteria on the job specifications to see the skills / experiences that we are looking for and then tell us how / why you meet them.

Application Deadline

Deadline for applications is Monday 6th June at 9am with interviews for the Scrutiny Panel being held on Friday 10th June and the SVAs interviews being held on 20th and 21st June.


Interviews will be conducted virtually, using Microsoft Teams.  Interviews are typically 20-30 minutes in length with a team member from the engagement department.  There will be various questions to help us identify that you have the skills and personal attributes that we value in our student staff – see the person specification for more detail.

Further Information

BCUSU is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. If you require any reasonable adjustments to assist you in the application or interview process please get in touch to discuss your needs, by emailing

If you have any questions before applying, please email and we will endeavour to come back to you with an answer within 2 working days.

We look forward to receiving your application.