Cheshire East
EH7, Edinburgh
Hackney, Greater London
£29,674 - £32,873 per year (plus 3,405 ILW if based in London)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Students Organising for Sustainability


Senior Project Manager – Alcohol Impact


Permanent, full time (35 hours/week)


Starting salary £29,674 per annum. If in London, add £3,405 ILW per annum


Locations: NUS office in London, or homeworking


Introducing NUS and SOS-UK

NUS is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a tremendous difference to the lives of students and its member students' unions. We are a confederation of 550 students' unions, amounting to more than 95 per cent of all higher and further education students’ unions in the UK. Through our member unions we represent the interests of more than seven million students. We exist to make students’ voices louder, students’ lives better, and students’ futures brighter. 


Students Organising for Sustainability UK is NUS’s brand new sustainability and wellbeing charity. Through SOS-UK we plan to build on NUS’s successful student-led sustainability and wellbeing projects, programmes and campaigns, allowing us to go much further and faster in response to increasing student demand for our work.


About the role

Alcohol Impact is NUS’s supported accreditation mark for students’ unions and their institutions working together to encourage students to consume alcohol responsibly. The programme is supported by the Home Office and we run it at more than 30 universities across the UK, each funding us for our support. From the start of the 2019/20 academic year Alcohol Impact will be managed and delivered for NUS by SOS-UK.


To successful postholder will manage and deliver Alcohol Impact, ensuring it remains successful and impactful. This involves supporting students’ unions and their institutions to progress through to accreditation, training and overseeing student auditors, collecting and celebrating achievements and good practice, and securing participation and funding.


We are looking for a confident and competent project manager that can help us grow Alcohol Impact into a truly national programme. We are ideally looking for someone with experience of working with people in students’ unions or universities, but that is not essential. Likewise experience of campaigns or programmes relating to the responsible consumption of alcohol would be a distinct advantage.



SOS-UK offers a generous benefits package including a basic holiday entitlement of 27 days (plus 1 extra day each year to a maximum of 30), 4 days co-ordinated (Christmas) closure, plus public holidays; accommodating flexible working hours where possible; a generous pension scheme.


More info

There is lots more information on alcohol impact here, and our team structure can be found here. SOS-UK is a newly registered charity and we are in the process of changing our NUS-UK branding to SOS-UK. SOS-UK will be based in NUS’s offices, use NUS systems and the NUS President is one of SOS-UK’s founding trustees, although we will have separate governance and be financially autonomous. 

How to apply


Please apply on our company careers site – CV’s will not be accepted.


Closing date for applications is Wed 24 July, 12 noon


If you’re successfully shortlisted, we’ll see you at an interview on Friday 16 August 2019, in London 


Closing date: Wed 24 July, 12 noon


Interviews: Wednesday 14th August 2019, in London  


SOS-UK is committed to equal opportunities and we are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our team. We especially encourage eligible candidates from non-white ethnic minorities, and candidates with disabilities, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.


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Closed date: 24 July 2019
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