The Union at MMU
Manchester, Greater Manchester (On-site)
£22,547 to £24,327 per annum plus 40 days’ leave
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you excited by the opportunity to support the development of a strong representative function for our 38,000-strong community of students at Manchester Met?

Be a part of our Academic Representation Team coordinating the Course Rep project and supporting any activity, projects and campaigns that ensure the effective representation of the academic experience at MMU.

Who are we?

Part business, part charity, part membership body – The Union is a seriously fun place to work. Professionally run, but different. Our professional team of 150 people support elected student leaders to be effective in making change, improving lives and fulfilling potential. The winner of the NUS Campaigning Award 2017, The Union is one of more than 550 students’ unions across the country. We’re located in the amazing city of Manchester, famous for its music, arts, sport, social heritage and diversity. With 38,000 plus student members, 150 student groups, a huge range of services and a bold strategy, we’re one of the most exciting.

What’s the job?

Working under the direction of the Academic Representation Manager, you will coordinate and develop a Course Rep scheme that accurately and legitimately represents Manchester Met students and creates positive change and supervise and support the Faculty Organisers throughout the year in supporting course reps and the work of other union departments within faculties.

  • You will lead on the Course Rep recruitment plan and training, including the delivery of the lead volunteer programme, maintaining a partnership approach to delivering the Course Rep scheme through positive relationships with university stakeholders and Union colleagues.
  • You will organise and deliver events and workshops for Course Reps, particularly around issues identified as relevant to their academic community.
  • You will support the Academic Representation Manager with any projects, consultations or research into the academic experience at MMU.

What are we looking for?

  • You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience organising and delivering events, workshops or training.
  • You will have experience of supporting or supervising volunteers or staff members alongside an understanding of HE issues and issues affecting HE students.
  • You will have excellent organisation, prioritisation and administrative skills and the ability to work to multiple deadlines.
  • You will have the ability to work as part of a team and in collaboration with other teams.

Why apply?

There has never been a better time to work for The Union. Based just off Oxford Road, in the centre of vibrant Manchester, The Union will train you thoroughly, reward you well and encourage you to build a long-term career that inspires you.

The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces. In return for your passion and experience, we offer the flexibility for a work/life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and an excellent holiday allowance. We’re absolutely open to considering requests for job-share or part-time working.

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability status.

We want to support diverse and inclusive work environments and are actively looking for people who share our values. We particularly welcome BAME applicants.


To apply, please download the application form on our website via the Apply button.

Closing date: Midday on Wednesday 20 July 2022

If you’re successfully shortlisted, we’ll see you at an interview during the week commencing 25 July 2022.

Work somewhere professional, but different. Build a career with students’ unions.

Posted on: 04 July 2022
Closed date: 20 July 2022 at 12:00
Tags: Project Management