Student Activities Coordinator

Closed 29/05/2024

Salary: £25,742 per annum

Contract: Full-time and Permanent

Coventry University Students’ Union is a charity dedicated to improving the experience of students at the Coventry University Group, operating across 7 campuses in Scarborough, London and Coventry.

We are looking for two individuals who can further enhance and increase student engagement in non-academic experiences, including societies, communities, events, campaigns and activities.

Your role will be to empower student leaders and elected officers in developing events, campaigns and initiatives that bring about meaningful change and tackle challenging issues. You will provide training and support to local Student Leaders, build relationships with academic staff and support the delivery of a full calendar of events and activity.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with and improving engagement with hard-to-reach audiences, be passionate about promoting fairness, opportunity and equity.  They’ll be organised and a great communicator, capable of presenting and training students as well as creating documents for different audiences and speaking up in meetings.  Most of all, they’ll be positive and good at building rapport with stakeholders.

Coventry University Students’ Union’s values are to be helpful, inclusive and ethical and these are reflected in our progressive and people focused rewards and benefits. We offer generous annual leave, an agile working scheme and place a high level of importance on staff support, development, inclusivity, and wellbeing.

Key duties will include:
  • Develop, grow and promote the Students’ Union societies and communities with an emphasis on equality, diversity and inclusivity.
  • Work with student leaders to deliver key campaigns and activities relevant to the communities such as Black History Month, LGBT History Month, Disability History Month etc.
  • Develop and deliver training to student leaders of both communities and societies developing leadership and campaigning skills.
  • To obtain student feedback and evaluate the effectiveness of delivered activity, identifying opportunities for development or adjustment.
  • Track and monitor engagement, explore ways of improving student engagement and reach.
Working Hours and Location:

This post is permanent working full-time 37.5 hours per week; a flexible approach to working hours is required.  As an organisation we have an agile working programme which allows for some opportunity for working from home.  For this role the successful candidate will be required to work on campus in our Coventry office a minimum of 3 days a week during term time, with additional flexibility to meet business need.

Salary Details:

The salary is £25,742 - £28,759.
It is usual to start at the bottom of the grade and will increase incrementally on an annual basis, however for a candidate with highly relevant previous experience an offer may be made within the grade range.

Application Process:

We encourage you to read the job description and person specification (accessible in the top-right of this page), which contains the shortlisting criteria for this role. The applications that most closely match our shortlisting criteria will be invited for interview. When you are ready to apply, please click "Apply for Role" at the bottom of this page.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to the application or interview process please contact

If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation before applying please contact

Applications close on Tuesday 28th May at 9am.
Interviews are intended to take place on Wednesday 5th June - if selected for interview you will receive further information at that time.

Please note internally the job title of this role will be Activities Engagement Coordinator.

Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

We are an equal opportunities employer and actively committed to promoting equality and diversity, and expect all staff, students, and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are especially keen to encourage expressions of interest from people currently under-represented within the organisation, these include but are not limited to those from the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and those from a Global Majority background.

We are a disability confident employer and candidates with a disability will be guaranteed an interview, providing they meet in full all of the essential requirements of the post.

Staff Benefits:

Our benefits offered to staff include:

  • Occupational Pension Scheme, employer contributions matched up to 6%
  • Generous annual leave, this role attracts 31 days holiday plus bank holidays (2 additional days after 2 years’ service and a further 3 additional days after 5 years’ service)
  • Free 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme offering confidential advice and support
  • Mental Health First Aiders, colleagues who have received training to support others
  • Life Insurance 3 x salary
  • Discounted Gym membership (in Coventry)
  • Eye care and Flu vouchers
  • Staff reward and recognition schemes
  • Agile working scheme
  • Volunteer days, up to 2 paid per year