Do you think Sussex University and the Students’ Union could do better to meet the needs of students?
You could help your student communities’ voices be heard within these institutions and in the wider community to help build positive change.
We are recruiting 8 Student Community Organisers to work with our existing team who are already listening to and working with students to implement changes in how the Students' Union and University run. You will use Community Organising techniques and models to support students to challenge and/or collaborate with the Students’ Union and University to bring about changes that benefit more students with a particular focus on marginalised student communities.
Organisers will meet with students both in one to one meetings and using group activities, and feed-in their discussions to the Students’ Unions’ Transformation project. Through this, students will give a direct steer in what the Union needs to change to become your Union.
Organisers are required to attend a 1 day training in Community Organising delivered by Citizens UK, a national broad-based community organising organisation, on Tuesday 11th February
We are looking for students who:
What is in it for you:
We welcome applications from everyone, including but not exclusive to; people with an ethnic minority or Chinese background, people with a disability, people with dependants, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. We conduct anonymous shortlisting and all of our interview panels have Unconscious Bias Training in order to support the above. We also consider flexible working for those with care commitments. If you have any suggestions as to how we could improve our language or application process please let us know.
For other information about the role contact: Monique 07711376844 or Monique.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like anymore information about the recruitment processes, such as insights into the application questions, scoring and shortlisting and Interviews or you would like to ask any further questions about the role, we will be holding a number of recruitment focused sessions open to all. For details of upcoming sessions see the attached link.
Job Title: Student Community Organiser
Responsible to: Student Engagement Manager
Rate of Pay: Your pay will be £8.62 per hour. This is made up of £7.70 basic rate, and 92p holiday pay. The rate of pay is £9.19 (made up of £8.21 basic rate plus 98p holiday pay)if you are over 25 in order to meet the increase in national minimum wage for staff over 25
Hours of work: 5 hours per week. Hours are flexible around fixed academic commitments, and will include some evenings and weekend work, with hours to be agreed with your line manager
Contract: Fixed term 11th February - 31st May 2020
Applicants: We are looking for students who are embedded in one or more of the following communities and who can facilitate open conversations with them. As such you must identify as part of one or more of the following demographics in order to apply for these roles: Chinese, Parent, PGR, Foundation, Trans Man, Trans Woman, Muslim, Jewish
You must be a student of Sussex, BSMS, or IDS at the time of the start date in order to apply. The Students’ Union is committed to employing students - seeking to support them as active participants who are helping to provide services within the Union
For more details please see the full job description and person specification.
We really welcome applications from abroad for all of our vacancies.
Due to legal regulations we have to ensure that everyone is eligible to work in the UK and this would be done by us checking and making a copy of the correct original identification/documentation before your first day of work. You may also be limited in the number of hours you would be allowed to work.
In any case, we would encourage anyone to apply for a job in one of our friendly departments to give yourself the chance of being selected, and we would look to see the appropriate original documents before your first day of work
Applications close: 9am Monday 20th January 2020
Interviews: Monday 3rd February and Tuesday 4th February 2020 (Skype and telephone interviews available where necessary)
Start date: Tuesday 11th February 2020 for Induction and Community Organiser Training
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