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Student Voice and Democracy Coordinator

Student Voice and Democracy Coordinator

Posted 13 July by University of Westminster Students' Union
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Job purpose

To coordinate and drive the Students’ Union’s student voice and democracy work, including empowering, developing and supporting students to ensure that they can shape their Students’ Union, University experience and the world around them. The post holder will ensure democratic processes are effective and engaging so that UWSU is seen as an influential organisation that genuinely makes a difference to students’ lives.

Summary of Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Supporting implementation of operational plans within student representation and voice that contribute to the Union’s overall strategy;
  • Ensuring effective and engaging democratic systems to help students have a voice in the priorities and way the Union is run;
  • Supporting student officers and leaders to develop policy and plans to create change in their Union, University and community;
  • To coordinate the effective and smooth running of all Students’ Union elections - delivering the highest levels of engagement possible;
  • To oversee the running of the Union’s online 'change it’ scheme;
  • Providing high-quality induction, training, communication and briefings for all students that participate in Union democracy.

UWSU is now recruiting

Locations: Central London (working across Regent Street, Marylebone and Cavendish) and Harrow

Positions: 11 new roles:

1.Head of Communications and Business Development
2. Representation and Voice Manager
3. Academic Representation Coordinator
4. Student Voice and Democracy Coordinator
5. Student Groups Coordinator (Societies)
6. Design and Content Coordinator
7. Retail Supervisor (part-time 0.6 contract)
8. Advertising and Sales Coordinator
9. Finance Assistant
10. PA to the President and CEO (part-time 0.6 contract)

11. HR and Governance Coordinator

Salary: please check individual job descriptions

The University of Westminster Students’ Union is going through an exciting change that will improve thousands of students’ university experience. We are currently recruiting for 11 fantastic diverse positions and we are seeking exceptional talent to join our friendly team to help us drive change.

What we do?

Westminster University was originally founded in 1838 as the first polytechnicin the UK. It is a diverse and forward-thinking University and the Students’ Union has an important role to play in the lives of current and future Westminster students.

Our business is anindependent student-led organisation, here to represent our students’ needs, protect their rights and ensure their voice is heard when important decisions that affect them, are made. We support over 120 student societies, sports clubs and award-winning media groups with over 2000 students participating. We also organise the biggest events in the University calendar and run bars and shops on campus.

Why work for us?

UWSU is a diverse charity with an incredibly supportive and fun environment to work and grow in. With flexible working opportunities, generous benefits and bonus schemes and offices in attractive Central London locations close to vibrant shops, restaurants and capital’s cultural offerings we are a fantastic organisation to work for. We have been through a lot of change recently and have ambitious plans for the future. These 11 new roles show our determination to offer an outstanding experience to every Westminster student.

Who are we seeking?

If you are a driven, innovative and dedicated professional who is passionate about supporting students’ rights and welfare then we would love to work with you.

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