Human Resources

Education Coordinator - QMUL16455

Department: Students' Union
Salary: Starting salary will be £27,251pa (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL16455
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 02-Nov-2018
Closing date: 21-Nov-2018

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This is an exciting role which will support, coordinate, promote and raise the profile of the Unions work related to the Vice President Education, Education Zone and course representatives.


The successful candidate will have passion and enthusiasm for improving the student experience and have a positive attitude and commitment to working with students. The successful candidate will have the ability to use their own initiative and have experience of working with student representatives or volunteers.


The Students’ Union represents and supports over 25,000 students who make up the diverse and vibrant student body at Queen Mary, University of London. 300 course representatives per year are trained, supported and rewarded by the Representation and Democracy Team. The team develops and maintains partnerships with academic departments to further the course representative system and work of the Education Zone.


This role supports the Vice President Education, relevant student officers and committees with developing and achieving objectives, carrying out research, developing and implementing policy and carrying out and evaluating events and campaigns.


The post holder will lead in all aspects of supporting the Vice President Education, relevant student officers and committees and will assist in aspects of running the wider Representation and Democracy Department which is responsible for student decision making including Student Council, all members’ meetings, elections and referendums.

Duties include acting as the first point of contact for the department, administrative support, maintaining regular communications and supporting management in overseeing and working within a set budget. The Education Coordinator will also be responsible for providing briefings and training to student officers and staff on local and national education issues.

Applicants should have a good understanding of the needs of students, have excellent organisational skills and have the ability to work with a wide range of people.  They will also need to be empathetic to the needs of the students and have the knowledge and experience of working in an education or not-for-profit environment. Applicants are expected to have experience in administration, delivering training or presenting to large groups, supporting campaigning work and of working with student representatives or volunteers.


The post is a full-time (35 hours per week), permanent appointment. Starting salary will be £27,251 per annum inclusive of London Allowance and raises one point annually as set out in the QM Pay and Grading Structure. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, plus university closure days, free gym membership, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.


Queen Mary Students' Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, class or any other dimension of diversity. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, as this group is currently under-represented within the Union.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Sophia MacBlain at or on 020 7882 2915


Details about QMSU can be found at


To apply, please visit the Human Resources website on and search for reference QMUL16455.


The closing date for applications is 21 November 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.



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