Student Voice Manager
The University of South Wales Students’ Union (USWSU) is a dynamic and vibrant union that is student-led. Working in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd, USWSU runs and offers a variety of services such as representation, campaigning, clubs and societies to over 20,000 students, in addition to a number of commercial services that are the mainstay of the student experience at USW.
We're looking for a highly motivated individual to lead the student voice team, continuing to develop and support the representation and research functions within USWSU.
USWSU is committed to diversity and inclusion amongst its staff, reflecting the communities it serves. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are underrepresented within the Union’s professional staff team. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
As a key member of the Membership Services department, the Student Voice Manager will lead the work of the Student Voice team, ensuring parity of support to the Academic Representation Co-ordinator and Democracy and Campaigns Co-ordinator. They will provide leadership and direction in the development of USWSU’s Student Voice strategy, promoting USWSU’s democratic principles, equal opportunities and diversity. This person will lead the planning and delivery of all activity within the Student Voice Team including representative attendance at University meetings; at Faculty, Departmental and Management level Committees, engagement with Student Staff Course Liaison Groups, quality assurance processes, and benchmark awards such as Athena Swan. They will work effectively with people, developing productive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, to ensure that both the academic representation and democratic networks function to enhance learning, teaching and the student experience across the University for current and future students.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and lead the Academic Representation activities:
Develop and lead the democracy and campaigning function of the Students Union:
Research to inform policy development:
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Continuous Professional Development.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively. A ‘can do’ approach is essential, as well as the ability to organise your own workload and prioritise the workload of others within the team. You will be flexible to meet multiple deadlines, working calmly under pressure to inspire confidence in those around you. You will have the ability to deal sensitively and diplomatically with people of all levels, and have very well developed IT skills.
Salary: £ 21,091 per annum pro rata
Duration of Contract: Permanent, subject to a successful probationary period.
Hours of Work: Hours of Work: Annualised hours:1820 (including holidays and shut down) hours per year. Flexibility will be a necessity to meet the requirements of the position, which may include some evening and weekend work. No entitlement to overtime
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To apply, please email your CV and supporting letter which should detail how you meet the criteria laid out in the job and person specification. Completed applications should be sent by the 17th of May to:
Sian Taylor on firstname.lastname@example.org