Norwich, Norfolk
£30,614 - £40,153 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Student Development and Activities

Salary: £30,614 (£33,629 fte)

Hours: 32 hours per week if start before June 2021. Full time hours (36.25 pw) 1st June 2021 onwards

Contract: Permanent

Team: Student Opportunities and Development

Reports to: Assistant Director of Charitable Services 

uea(su) is a vibrant, fast paced, student-led environment and we are looking for a new Head of Student Development and Activities to lead our Activities and Opportunities team.  The team is part of the charitable side of the SU and works collaboratively with our Student Voice, Advice and Communications, Marketing and Insight departments, as well as with our colleagues in the commercial side of the organisation.

As the strategic lead for student volunteering across the organisation you will be responsible for developing our training, support and recognition framework for our volunteers, ensuring that they get the most of their volunteering experience in terms of enjoyment, skills and employability.  You will also be skilled in stakeholder management, working closely alongside our elected student officers and our partners at UEA.

You will be experienced in event management, engaging students or young people in activities, opportunities and volunteering, and embedding a safety culture in all of the above.

This role is responsible for ensuring the broadest range of students engage in our activities and student groups, so you will be closely involved in our anti-racism and diversity work, as well as managing our outreach and widening participation projects.

Our team is friendly, inclusive and dedicated to providing students with the best experience – whether that is through our Buddy scheme for first years, our online Flativities programme for housemates or the hundreds of student-led clubs and societies that we support.

All Student Union staff are currently taking a temporary reduction in hours to reduce expenditure during the pandemic. If appointed before June 2021 then this role will be working 32 hours per week. From 1st June onwards it is anticipated that the role will be employed on a full time (36.25 hours per week) basis

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all and are passionate to ensure that our staff reflect the diverse student body we serve. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. You can be yourself with us and be part of a union that celebrates diversity.

Closing date: Monday 15th March 2021

Interviews: Will be held remotely on 25th March 2021.

For more details and how to apply please visit our website:

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Posted on: 23 February 2021
Closing date: 15 March 2021
Tags: Management, Operations

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