We are looking for someone to join our team on a 12 month contract. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other managers to strategically drive engagement in all of Arts SU’s activity with a view to increasing a sense of community amongst the membership. Democracy is at the heart of everything we do at Arts SU and increasing democratic engagement will be a key performance measure of this role. In this role you will support and increase our members’ democratic engagement through a variety of avenues including Student Council, All-Student Votes and bi-annual elections. You will collaboratively support member and elected officer campaigning across all sites, and use your expertise to create impactful outcomes as a result. In particular you will support our full-time and part-time elected officers, course representatives and Student Council members to develop their campaigning goals through coaching, and achieve their campaigning aims through facilitation and membership engagement. You will lead a team of Activities and Events Co-Ordinators and Representation Co-Ordinators who facilitate student-led activity with a creative edge. You will work alongside our Outlet Managers, Advice & Policy team, our Arts Programming team and our Activities team to provide comprehensive membership services and spaces covering sports, societies, wellbeing & pastoral support and exhibitions amongst other things. Together, you will identify, enhance and facilitate member ideas with an aim to support our members to build their own communities.
We are looking for someone daring, creative and collaborative. You will have experience of building communities, or community organising in a political and/or creative environment. The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of the role of art and creativity in campaigning and politics. We are looking for someone with some understanding of social enterprise and how community spaces can be both profitable and effective. Experience of working in a students’ union or other democratic or voluntary organisation is desirable, but not essential. However, you should familiarise yourself with the role of elected officers in relevant organisations before making your application. You will have demonstrable experience of high-impact projects, campaigns and events, and will have a strong understanding of how to define and measure impact in a charity setting. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing such activity, including budget management. You will be a strong communicator, able to coach, persuade and negotiate. You will have an excellent track record of building strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing a small team or working collaboratively in matrix-management organisations.