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Activities & Representation Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Listed by Birmingham City Students' Union


Application deadline: Tue 30 May 2023 09:00


from £23,174.00


Full Time Contract - 35 hours a week This is a temporary maternity cover contract – expected to be until early 2024


Thu 08 Jun 2023


Birmingham City University Students Union (BCUSU) are looking for a Coordinator to join our Activities and Representation team, based at our City Centre & City South Campuses.  This is a temporary maternity cover contract – expected to be until early 2024.   You will be responsible for developing, supporting and working with some of our most engaged students including society leaders and student representatives.   You will be joining at time when we are preparing for our Welcome Week and your focus will be planning engaging events and working with society leaders to encourage society memberships and helping to support students as they start or return to University for the new academic year.   Our preferred candidate will have experience of supporting or facilitating the work of students or volunteers but the key attributes required are the ability to work well within a team, have good time management and be confident in approaching and engaging with students. 

BCUSU is a positive employer, with strong staff engagement, supportive working environment and enhanced employee benefits.

Principle purpose of job:

  • Delivery of agile managed projects to increase student participation in engagement activities
  • Develop Student Leadership, Activism, Student Group Development and Academic Representation
  • Administration support in the delivery of project


Full Time Contract - 35 hours a week 
This is a temporary maternity cover contract – expected to be until early 2024

(Applications for reduced hours (paid pro-rata) or a flexible working pattern will be considered.  Please state on your covering letter the details of your preferred working pattern.)

We are currently trialling a hybrid working pilot supporting a pattern of 60% of hours to be worked in the office and 40% from home each week.  There is the requirement to be able to respond to business need so, at times, there may be additional requirements to work from the office so a flexible approach is essential.

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What’s it like to work at BCUSU and Application Advice

To apply:

Send your CV along with a covering letter to Please state, in the subject line of the email, which position you are applying for. 

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BCUSU is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on Race, Age, Disability, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Reassignment, Religion or belief, Marriage and Civil Partnership or Pregnancy and Maternity or any other protected characteristic.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to assist you in the application or interview process please get in touch to discuss your needs. Any request will be dealt with in confidence.

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