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Representation and Engagement Coordinator

Listed by UPSU


Do you love helping people achieve their passions? Do you have a passion for making a difference and creating positive change? We may have a great job for you that you'd love.  

This role will work to develop engagement within representation systems at the Students’ Union and University. Coordinating and delivering a programme of training, support and communication for all representatives to support the democratic, representative processes of the Students’ Union.




Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create, develop and deliver training to elected representatives
  • Provide ongoing advice and support for student-led representative activity and on key issues, including research and delivery of campaigns and initiatives on behalf of the whole Union and representatives
  • Supporting engagement with local and national awareness raising campaigns.
  • Provide on-going advice and support to elected representatives including skill development and engagement opportunities. 
  • Provide pre and post meeting support for elected representatives attending university meetings. Ensuring that they are adequately prepared and have accurate and appropriate data and information to present. 
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues in the Students’ Union and University.
  • Contribute to printed publications, E Newsletters, websites and social media on behalf of the Students’ Union and ensure all are kept up to date and published on time.
  • Assist with the ongoing development and review of Students’ Union democratic processes and student-led policy.
  • Work with colleagues to ensure the effective capturing of representative engagement participation data throughout the year.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge regarding developments within the sector and to share this knowledge with colleagues and representatives in an appropriate format.
  • Support the Students’ Union in the running of events and activities, for example welcome events, Fairs, Awards, Elections, training and other activities to increase student engagement.
  • Attend relevant University meetings, conferences and other meetings as requested and as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other duties commensurate with the role as required by the Representation and Democracy Manager.
  • Work flexibly and collaboratively across Membership Services activity teams.



We believe UPSU should be a social and inclusive organisation and we are committed to doing an amazing job and work hard to facilitate opportunities and experiences for students.  If you see yourself working as part of our friendly and passionate team, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact:

UPSU Representation and Democracy Manager Tracy Priestman



Role Information:

  • Permanent: 1,665 hours per year
  • Pay Scale: Grade 2 £22,587

Time Scale:

  • Closing Date: Sunday 4th December
  • Interview: Friday 12th December
  • Start Date: 9th January


To apply, please complete both the Application Form and Personal Details Form below and email them to: 

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