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Student Group Coordinator - Governance

The University of Nottingham Students Union

University Park

Closing Date
Wednesday 24 July 2024


 The University of Nottingham Students’ Union seeks a; 

Student Group Coordinator - Governance

Full Time 35 hours per week

Permanent Contract

Who are we and what do we do?

Here at the University of Nottingham Students’ Union, we are a connected student community. A brilliant, diverse, ambitious community, 38,000 strong. We are proudly independent from the university and right at the heart of student life. We’re a diverse community from first-year undergraduates to research students, elected student Officers and staff, to volunteers, pioneers, and so much more. Together, we are getting involved, making change and supporting each other, making student life at the University of Nottingham the very best it can be.

We are one of the largest Students’ Union in the country, connecting 38,000 student members to share, support and inspire each other while at University. As a registered charity we act as the recognised representative body of all students at the University, and every student is automatically a member free of charge. We provide a range of activities, events, campaigning, commercial and professional services that benefit and support students to get involved, find support and make change. 

We support students to share and voice their views on academic life and the wider University experience and have strong student leadership in fifteen full and part time elected student representatives. We provide an Advice service to help students with academic, housing and financial issues and welfare support. There is a diverse range of social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities and many opportunities for personal development.  We work with and support events and activities through the student committees of over 300 societies, 70 sports clubs, media groups, student halls and residents associations and other student communities.  Through our trading company, UNU Services Limited, we run two SPAR shops, a bar, coffee shop, clothing shop, zero-waste shop and a print shop. Our annual financial turnover, for the charity and trading company combined is in excess of £11m annually.  

If you like working in a vibrant and fast changing environment, you will enjoy working with us at the University of Nottingham Students' Union.

The Role

The Student Group Coordinator provides services to student groups to run successfully; equipping student leaders with skills, knowledge and training to lead their communities and provide members with diverse opportunities to participate in. The role will deliver a range of processes and projects such as ‘Freshers’ fairs and student group elections to support student groups to function and empower student leaders to responsibly seek opportunities to grow their activity and membership. This particular role will have a focus on supporting student group governance ensuring student leaders are empowered to run their student groups in line with SU policy and bye-laws and are that there are opportunities to celebrate their success.

The ideal candidate will have, among other things, experience of supporting and coaching others and organising and delivering large scale events.  They will also need to be able to deliver effective training, have effective consultation and negotiation skills and be able to develop strong working relationships.

Our People Offer

When you come to work @UoNSU you bring your skills, experience, talent, commitment and a desire to do a great job.  Our Students’ Union prides itself on being inclusive, working collaboratively and empowering individuals to be the best they can.  In return we want to be an employer where every member of the staff team feels valued, trusted, inspired, and able to grow and to have fun. We welcome people from different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We value diversity, promote equity and challenge discrimination. We are on a journey to increase the diversity of our staff team and we would like to encourage applications from disabled, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to better reflect the diverse community we serve.

Salary: £23,688 p.a.

We offer a range of employee benefits which support employee wellbeing such as flexi-time, flexible working, generous holiday allowance, generous staff pension, paid Union closure days, wellbeing activities, learning and development opportunities and much more.

For a full role profile, role dimensions and person specification and to apply please go to the Students’ Union website

Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 24th July 24

Interviews:  Thursday 15th August 24

Please note, applications from agencies will not be accepted at this stage



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