Academic Voice Coordinator Job at University of Bristol Students’ Union – Bristol

Empowering and supporting students to shape their academic experience – could you be one of our new Academic Voice Coordinators?

We’re looking for two people with the passion to support students to shape and get the most out of their university experience. In partnership with Bristol University, Bristol SU supports an academic representation system of over 800 student representatives. Academic representation and student voice is the bedrock of why Bristol Students’ Union exists and we’re really proud of what we do for students, empowering them to shape and enhance their academic experience.

We’re hoping to find two enthusiastic people, one to focus on academic representation for undergraduate students and the other to focus on postgraduates.

If you’re successful, you’ll provide direct support to student representatives and relevant university staff in order to maximise the effectiveness and impact of Bristol SU’s student academic representation. You will support student-led work on educational issues affecting undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students such as ensuring a blended learning/research environment that meets their needs, and accessing adequate support and supervision to enable better mental health and wellbeing.

You don’t have to have worked in higher education or in a students’ union before. But we are looking for someone who is a natural problem-solver with excellent administration skills to help them adapt to a fast-paced environment. You’ll be passionate about empowering others and giving them the tools to shape their own experiences. You’ll be confident at communicating clearly with varying audiences and using different channels to share information. You’ll also be experienced when it comes to managing multiple or complex projects involving a range of stakeholders.

Our team isn’t as representative of our student body as we’d like it to be so we’re particularly keen to hear from you if you’re black, disabled, transgender, working class or have any other marginalised experience. It’s important to us that we diversify our team and that students see themselves represented here.

If you want to know more about our team or our approach to inclusion, or you’re wondering whether you’d be right for this role, please get in touch, see email address on jobs page of our website.

What’s the job?

Role: Academic Voice Coordinator x 2

Hours: 35 hours per week (to be worked flexibly) – we welcome part-time applicants

Salary: £22,360 – £25,659, starting at beginning of the scale, pro rata for part time

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: Thursday 18th November, 10AM

Who are we?

Part business, part charity, part membership body – Bristol SU is a seriously fun place to work. Our professional staff do something extraordinary every day: we support student leaders to give people a voice in their education, help people get the most out of their student experience and help people make the change they want in the world. We have over 26,000 members, 400 clubs and societies, a diverse range of professional services, and an innovative strategy that will help to create an inclusive and supportive University community.

What will you bring?

  • You’ll have experience of supporting, motivating and empowering student representatives or volunteers.
  • You’ll be able to quickly learn new systems and software and identify opportunities for innovation.
  • You know how to effectively manage your time and take responsibility for workload and prioritising of tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • You’re a skilled communicator, able to collaborate with others and build strong relationships with others.

Why apply?

Because you’re excited to make a difference!

We offer lots of great benefits including enhanced pay for parents taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, a generous pension scheme and at least 40 days’ holiday. We’re committed to helping you achieve a healthy work-life balance through flexible working and are open to considering requests for part-time working. We provide professional training so that whatever your chosen field of work, with the right mix of challenge and support, you’ll gain fantastic experience, and room to develop and advance your career.

We are proud to have been recognised through numerous accreditations and awards that demonstrate our commitment to creating a positive and supportive culture. We have appeared in the Inclusive Companies top 100 list and have won a number of awards for our commitment to diversity, including best Students’ Union. We also won a Third Sector Excellence Award at the 2018 Investors in People Awards. No wonder 93% of our employees would recommend Bristol SU as a great place to work!

Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to life at Bristol SU. We approach our work with positivity and celebrate our diverse and unique communities. Our people are proud of our values and care about creating diverse and supportive communities that are inclusive of age, disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation and experience.

Be yourself, be proud of the workyou do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

Please visit our website to find out more and to apply –


Please note that we are unable to accept applications via Indeed. we can only accept applications via the application portal accessible on our website, see above.

Part-time hours: 35 per week

Application deadline: 18/11/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,360.00-£25,659.00 per year



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