Campus Engagement Manager
GSU is looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join the Student activities team, focusing on GSU’s ‘Building Better Communities’ Project which is going into its second year of delivery. The aim of this project is to provide high quality support for initiatives currently provided for users of the Avery Hill campus and to deliver a range of events, activities and initiatives to further boost the student community at Avery Hill campus for residents and day users alike. As part of this project, the Campus Engagement Manager will be recruited to head up the implementation of activity.
The role is a one-year fixed term contract with a large focus on the following skill sets:
- Project management
- Stakeholder management
- Operational delivery
- Temporary staff management
- Logistical and operational oversight
Contract: Full Time (35 Hours per week), one-year fixed term contract or secondment.
Salary: £26,785 - £29,588 per annum
Location: Southwood Site, Avery Hill campus
To provide high quality support for initiatives currently provided for users of the Avery Hill campus and to deliver a range of events, activities and initiatives to further boost the student community at Avery Hill campus for residents and day users alike.
Reports to: Student Activities Manager
Responsible for: Temporary PT Student Staff and Volunteers
Department/Service: Membership Services
Location: Avery Hill Campus – Eltham
Terms: 1 year fixed term contract or secondment
1 Duties and key responsibilities
Events and Activities:
- Build a programme of a variety of events to be delivered at the Avery Hill campus
- Deliver a programme of events targeted at students studying on campus with a range of types of events during different types of the day.
- Deliver a programme of events targeted at the student communities utilising the campus
- Work closely with the Residents team to support their ResLife programme of events to provide positive experiences to those living at Avery Hill
- Curate and deliver a range of small, medium and large-scale events to bring the campus to life including but not exclusive to:
- Organise and ensure the success of a week-long International festival at the Avery hill campus, linking in with the Academic communities coordinator to deliver parity of offer across the campuses.
- Support the celebrating of the end of exams with an event and activity outside of the students’ exam halls
- Work in partnership with Faculty Leads to build and develop a programme of events and activities through Academic Societies, relevant to the demographic of students within the Faculty
- Working collaboratively with the Academic Communities Coordinator to ensure further delivery of AH based academic communities events
- Help facilitate recreational student sporting activity on campus
- Project lead Avery Hill based campaigns and showcases
- Build a communications plan to promote these events and activities as well as showcasing the activities on University and Students’ Union communication channels
- To coordinate, recruit, train and support a group of Community Ambassadors (Student Staff members)
- Manage the Community Ambassadors to support the engagement of these events and activities
- Be reactive in showcasing successes of students during the year which sit outside of the main events programme
- Set up and manage a campus board who’s focus into enhance the Avery Hill Community and satisfaction of those studying and living at the Campus
- Support the Student Activities Manager and other relevant staff and officers in developing policies and procedures to enable the safe delivery of activities within remit.
- Support the Accommodation team
- Support Activities team with initiatives and deliverables when they relate to the Avery Hill campus
- Support Education and Health faculty to explore extra-curricular activity which could be delivered on campus
- Link with sustainability team to help promote Avery Hill based initiatives
- Link with the sport and recreational team to establish ideal facility usage for project initiatives
Consultation and Impact measurement
- Assess the impact of this events and activities through ongoing reporting mechanisms to the Learning Communities Working Group
- Proactively look for additional opportunities to grow and develop the events programme to foster a community at the University of Greenwich
- Consult with relevant students to guide delivery of events and recommendations for continued activity
- Lead on the delivery of temporary bar provision to go alongside events in the dome.
- Supervise student staff provision within bar
- Act as first point of call for bar delivery provision in Avery Hill
2 General Responsibilities
- Represent and be an ambassador for the Student Activities Team and wider Students’ Union
- Be flexible and carry out other associated duties as may arise, develop or be assigned in line with the broad remit of the position
- Maintain and improve competencies through continuous professional development
- Abide by organisational policies, codes of conduct and practices
- Support and promote diversity and equality of opportunity in the workplace
- Treat with confidentiality any personal, private or sensitive information about individual organisations and or clients or staff and Project data
- Any other duties commensurate with the accountabilities of the post
- Relevant experience working/volunteering in a Students’ Union or a similar organisation
- Planning, delivering and evaluating training
- Coordination of a range of successful events
- Develop and maintain effective systems for collecting, collating and reporting information
- Experience of working with or coordinating diverse groups, and encouraging traditionally hard-to-reach groups
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Clear communication skills face to face and on the phone or email
- Ability to troubleshoot difficult situations, and deal with them calmly, efficiently and effectively
- Writing skills – produce reports and ability to write succinct documents on complex areas
- IT skills at a level that supports report writing, email, internet and database
- Time management and organisational skills
- Ability to engage and motivate others
- Self-motivated with the confidence to work alone but can also work co-operatively and flexibly as part of a team
- Ability to stay focused and efficient in the face on changing priorities.
- Driving license (preferred not essential)
- Knowledge and understanding of issues facing today’s students
- Knowledge of requirements for supporting volunteering projects e.g. Safeguarding and DBS checks
- Understanding of Volunteer Management and motivating volunteers
- People management (may be on a voluntary basis)
- Databases and writing reports
- Web based communications
- No one specific qualification is required, but evidence of recent continuing professional development in a professional area relevant to the post is required. For example, time management and organization, effective administration, delivering training, reporting methods.
- Personal license (not essential – training can be provided in post)
- Able to travel extensively within the Borough and Region.
- Able to work some evenings and weekends and stay overnight where necessary
- Works well in a team with a flexible approach to work
- Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and equal opportunities. An ability to apply awareness of diversity issues to all areas of work.
- Commitment to the values and ethos of the Organisation
- The post-holder is entitled to 25 days’ leave and the 8 statutory leave days for England. In addition, ‘privilege leave’ over the Christmas and New Year period is also additionally given.
- Leave entitlement increases by 1 day each year for a maximum of 5 years.
- GSU offer a contributory pension scheme. GSU contribution rate is 4% to 6%, the employee minimum rate is 5%.
- Parking and Season Ticket Travel loan available.
- Contribution to eye test and prescription lenses.
- We are committed to facilitating a healthy work-life balance and offers flexible working policies and time off for volunteering, which is also a commitment to continued professional development.
- The post is subject to the satisfactory completion of a six-month probation period.
- Other terms and conditions are detailed in the contract of employment.