The University of Westminster Students’ Union is looking for a Training and Development Coordinator to join the Student Opportunities team to enhance and develop UWSU volunteers.
This role will develop UWSU Employability programmed by delivering a comprehensive and sustainable training and development offer to Westminster Students. This is a great opportunity for someone who has excellent training and delivery skills, can lead a room of inspired individuals and can develop skills. The post holder will facilitate sessions that will provide a wide range of opportunities for students to engage and develop their career opportunities. We are looking for people who can support students to maximize their university experience and graduate outcomes through training and development. We understand at UWSU the fundamental role that we play as part of the ongoing support for Westminster students and their employability opportunities after they leave, which is why ensuring we can offer them the highest standard of additional development is pivotal to our work.
We are looking for someone who can deliver training in innovative ways and engage with those who normally would have barriers to their engagement. It's vital that this individual is able to inspire and lead students at Westminster to understand the full potential of their skills.
“The development opportunities I have received from engaging with the Union have been fundamental to my career opportunities, I feel the time I have spent developing my skills at Westminster have allowed me to have more confidence when applying for roles in the next step in my professional career. Law Student Course Rep (Student Volunteer)
We are immensely proud to state that we are the only Students Union in the country to score 100% positive employee engagement score in the NUS Employee Engagement Survey and have recently achieved Investors in People (Gold). We are a supportive, collaborative team at UWSU and take every step to ensure our staff team feel supported and inspired by the amazing work they do.
We are committed to promoting equity and diversity and strive to be an organisation that values difference and inclusiveness. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or once in post. We particularly welcome individuals from an ethnic minority background to apply for this post, as they are under-represented at UWSU at this level.
We offer great benefits to reflect our commitment to the development and wellbeing of our staff:
· A very generous annual leave allowance: 28 days, plus winter and spring closure periods of at least three weeks per annum, and your birthday off!
· Religious holiday leave and/or Charity Days in addition to annual leave
· We provide a significant financial and time commitment to your personal and professional development. We actively encourage our staff to take all opportunities available to them.
· A confidential employee assistance programme
· Commitment to helping you achieve a healthy balance between your work and home life through flexible working
· Interest free season ticket and other travel loans
· Opportunity to learn a language through University of Westminster Polylang programme
· Reduced gym membership
· Reduced complimentary therapies through University of Westminster Polyclinic
You will be joining us as we enter a new phase of our strategy, and as we are growing in every area of work.
We are a multi-campus university in the heart of London, we have four main campuses on Regent Street, Marylebone Road, New Cavendish and Harrow. Although we are across four sites, we have the exciting campus feel.
If you would like to know more or are interested in joining our amazing team at Westminster, we want to hear from you!
We are more than happy to have any informal chats about the role or answer any questions, please contact our People Development Advisor Anna. We would absolutely love to talk to you, and if you have any concerns or would like to discuss any flexible working arrangements ahead of the application, please feel free to do so.
Feeling imposter syndrome? Imposter syndrome is a feeling that you may not be worthy of applying for a role, or that you don’t think your achievements are as worthy. It can often appear when applying for jobs, and can disproportionately affect women and people from minority backgrounds. If you identify imposter syndrome symptoms we urge you to recognise this, as we would hate to miss out on a fantastic applicant! You are more than welcome to reach out for an informal chat about the role as mentioned above.