Human Resources

Representation & Democracy Coordinator - QMUL16709

Department: Students' Union
Salary: Starting salary will be £27,251pa (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL16709
Date posted: 02-Nov-2018
Closing date: 21-Nov-2018

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This is an exciting role, which will support and coordinate the events and campaigns related to the Vice President Barts and The London (VPBL), and School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) representatives.

The Representation and Democracy Coordinator will also work across the department supporting and coordinator projects on a variety of issues, as well as supporting; student decision making, the delivery of policy, tracking university decisions, elections and drafting responses to press requests

The role will be split between the Mile End and Whitechapel campus, spending 2-3 days on each per week.

Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU) represents and supports over 25,000 students who make up the diverse and vibrant student body at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Our mission is ‘Together, we improve students’ lives’. The successful candidate will have the passion, enthusiasm and commitment to improve the student experience, have a positive attitude as well as a 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 Representation and Democracy Department supports a range of dedicated students including 40 Student Councilors, 300 Course Representatives, Halls Representatives and four full-time Executive Officers in addition to leading on student decision-making, elections, policy, education and welfare areas.

The role supports the VPBL, relevant student officers and committees with developing and achieving objectives, carrying out research, developing and implementing policy as well as carrying out and evaluating events and campaigns. The successful candidate will lead on all aspects of supporting the VPBL and BLSA and will link in relevant Union staff to support projects that fall outside the remit of the Representation and Democracy department and will assist in aspects of running the wider department.

Applicants should have a good understanding of the needs of students, have excellent organisational skills, the ability to manage a varied workload and 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 and supporting campaigning work.

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 or on 020 7882 2915.

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

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