CB2, Cambridge
£22,000 - £25,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

* Temporary working from home required due to Covid-19 pandemic *

We are delighted that you are interested in joining the team at Cambridge SU. We’re about to embark on our first year as a brand new union, and we’re looking for just the right candidate to join us in an ambitious year!

This role is one of two brand new roles at Cambridge SU! The successful candidate will work alongside our newly appointed Activities Manager; the two roles are essential in helping us achieve our ambitious goal of offering additional, and greater support for student groups at Cambridge University. This role in particular will be working alongside our seven campaigns that represent different groups in the student membership.

The role’s primary purpose is the be the lead staff member in supporting, training and developing the Cambridge SU campaigns; 

  • BME Campaign
  • Class Act Campaign
  • Disabled Students’ Campaign
  • Ethical Affairs Campaign
  • International Students' Campaign
  • LGBT+ Campaign
  • Women’s Campaign

Campaign Support

There are seven campaigns that exist within Cambridge SU; they are communities within the SU’s student membership. Each group has its own committee, events and campaigns that they run. The Campaigns and Societies Coordinator should help SU Campaigns to be sustainable and effective in their representative roles. A key function of the role will be to support the political and community building work of the SU Campaigns, including projects, campaigns, events and welfare support. An important part of this role will be developing relationships with student campaigns. Alongside the Activities Manager, the role holder will develop and formalise internal processes and procedures for SU Campaign activities.

This role will also be instrumental in facilitating the campaigns transition to Cambridge SU, part of this will involve ensuring regular communication is maintained and implemented with systems the role holder will create and maintain. In addition to this, the role holder will help drive our aim of increased postgraduate representation across Cambridge SU, this will be documented in writtens reports about the impact of campaigns, produced by the Campaigns and Societies Coordinator. 

Supporting the campaigns also includes being the lead staff support for the three sabbatical officers linked to campaigns:

  • BME Officer
  • Disabled Students’ Officer
  • Women’s Officer

We envisage 60-70% of the role-holders time being dedicated to the campaigns. The additional time to be spent on supporting societies alongside the Activities Manager


Alongside the Activities Manager, a new role introduced this academic year, the role holder will support the development and training of societies within Cambridge University. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the development of new student groups to work alongside this exciting new role and help shape the support and development of student groups.

Alongside the job description, role-holders will be expected to deliver upon objectives defined in the organisation’s strategic plan and associated work plans. All Cambridge SU staff may be required where necessary to support projects and work throughout the union, such as the annual freshers’ fair.

**Please take some time to read the Job Information Pack, browse the Cambridge SU website and contact the SU if you'd like to discuss to role further via phonecall.**

Deadline to apply: Thursday 6th August, 5 pm
Interview date: Monday 17th August

We’re aware these are uncertain times for everyone, we want to assure all candidates that apply will be treated fairly, with our hiring practices changing as little as possible from how we operated before the Coronavirus epidemic. If you are invited to interview, tasks may be sent ahead of time and interviews will be conducted remotely.

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and an ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within Cambridge SU in some areas. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.

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Posted on: 16 July 2020
Closed date: 06 August 2020
Tags: Campaigning, Training