Student Engagement Coordinator

Closed 17/06/2024

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 individuals who can further enhance our students’ learning experiences, increase their sense of course identity and support their professional development through activity that compliments their learning.

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:

In this key role you will assist in the delivery of Membership Services operations in nominated Colleges Schools, or Campuses, providing training and support to local Student Leaders, building relationships with academic staff and the delivery of a full calendar of events and activity.

In this interesting and varied role, you will coordinate the delivery of Coventry University Students’ Union services, and engage students in related events, campaigns, and projects.

  • Coordinate and facilitate the delivery of a calendar of student facing activity including campaigns, welcome and professional development opportunities, and ‘student led’ activities.
  • Coordinate and maintain the delivery of content through online platforms, such as induction spaces and Student Union only spaces, creating content that will increase student engagement.
  • Coordinate the delivery of a varied range of student voice activities including the Rep System, Online Feedback Platform, surveys and events with Senior Leadership teams.
  • Support the coordination of local student elections, and ongoing induction and support, for elected members in line with our standards.
  • Champion and support student engagement in quality assurance and enhance activity within the University, including Equity and Diversity.
  • Maintain student facing online content such as websites and social media platforms.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about promoting fairness, opportunity, and equity. They’ll be organised and a great communicator, capable of presenting and training students and university staff as well as creating documents for different audiences and speaking up in meetings. They will be able to plan, promote, and deliver engaging activities and events to our membership. Most of all, they’ll be positive and good at building rapport with stakeholders.

You must have some experience of delivering training or workshops and planning and delivering events.

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 4 days a week during term time, with additional flexibility to meet business need.

Salary Details:

The salary is £25,742 - £28,759 per annum
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 hr.su@coventry.ac.uk.

If you have any questions or would like an informal conversation before applying please contact hr.su@coventry.ac.uk.

Applications closing date: Monday 17th June 2024 at 09:00am.

Interviews are intended to take place on the 1st and 2nd of July 2024 - if selected for interview you will receive further information at least 1 week prior to this date.

Please note internally the job title of this role will be Education 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
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