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Beds SU is the official Students' Union of the University of Bedfordshire, helping every student get the most out of their university experience. We campaign on issues that students care about, as well as providing lots of opportunities for students to meet new people, develop their skills, campaign for change and try something new.

We are an ambitious bunch and we are proud of our achievements. To help us continue to drive our organisation forward, we look for talented, enthusiastic and inspiring individuals to join the team. All our full-time permanent roles offer a range of great benefits, including an Opt-in healthcare scheme, a Free TOTUM discount card, a Childcare voucher scheme, and additional concessionary days on top of your holiday allowance. Plus, we pride ourselves on being able to offer all our staff excellent personal and professional development prospects.

Download Our Recruitment Pack  - Find out more about us and why we think Beds SU is a great place to work.

View our Recruitment Commitments - We believe a fair recruitment process is the best way to find the right person for the job.

Beds SU is committed to diversity and inclusion amongst its staff, reflecting the communities it serves. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications for vacant positions from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

 Vacancies  

We recruit into three types of roles:

Permanent Roles - full-time positions aimed at both local, national and international applicants

Internships -  full-time positions aimed at both local, national and international applicants

Student Staff - Part time flexible employment available to current University of Bedfordshire students

Unpaid Roles - Volunteering opportunities within the SU such as external trustees

 


 Permanent Roles 

Member Relations Coordinator

£21.378 - £23,587 Pro Rata | 12 Months Fixed Term | Part - Time (School Term Time)

Beds SU, the student-led charity at the University of Bedfordshire, seeks a Member Relations Coordinator to lead a high quality enquiries service for our students.

Beds SU is the official Students' Union of the University of Bedfordshire. We represent an incredibly diverse student body, with students from all backgrounds and from across the globe at multiple campuses across the UK, and we empower students to achieve their full potential. We further their interests to improve their lives as students.

The Member Relations Coordinator exists to provide quick, two-way problem-solving for all students at all campuses, mostly via digital means involving our communications platforms (e.g. email, social media, administrative platforms).

This role will be suited to someone passionate about delivering a high level of customer service and one who uses their own initiative to bring this about: they will champion excellent student service within the SU team.

To be successful in post one must be a natural problem-solver and quick to grasp how things work. They must be friendly and personable with excellent customer service skills. They must be a self-starter with initiative, eager to do a job well: confident and assertive in asking for help and in taking the lead on a student enquiry. They must be coherent and clear communicators, with good English writing ability and savvy with technology – comfortable working with online platforms, email and social media accounts.

If you want to work in a fun, caring and professional organisation, committed to improving the lives of our members, then please apply.

To apply, please read the job description thoroughly and complete our online application via our website.

View Job Description | Complete online application form 

An equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds as they are under-represented at Beds SU. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require, and happy to talk flexible working.

Applications should be submitted no later than 9am on Monday 22 March 2021


 Internships 

Sorry, we do not have any roles in this category at present, please check back soon!


 Student Staff Roles 

Communications Assistant

Luton Based | Flexibale hours | Marketing & Communication Experience 

Beds SU seeks an individual passionate about Marketing & Communication within a digital environment to join its Marketing and Communications team. The role is based on campus at the Luton site and will offer the position holder valuable experience working within a student-led organisation.

The purpose of the Communications Assistant position is to work with the Marketing and Communications team to help raise awareness of Beds SU, and its services by delivering engaging content for digital channels. Key responsibilities will include producing and scheduling social media content, providing creative promotional graphics/artwork as required, and supporting the on-going development of our digital channels. The post holder will have a proactive approach with the ability to work well as part of a team and also independently. They will have an interest in design and also require a good understanding of digital marketing and communications, as well as excellent copy writing and planning skills.

If you want to work in a fun, caring and professional organisation, committed to improving the lives of our members, then please apply.

To apply, please read the job description thoroughly and complete our online application via our website.

View Job Description | Complete online application form 

An equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds as they are under-represented at Beds SU.

Applications should be submitted no later than 9am on Monday 22 March 2021


 Voluntary Roles 

External Trustee x2

Beds SU, the student-led charity at the University of Bedfordshire, is seeking experienced, committed external trustees to add to the diversity of its Board. 

Students at our university embark on life-changing journeys and we seek trustees to help us further students’ interests and improve their lives as students. Beds SU is the representative body for all students at the University of Bedfordshire. We represent an incredibly diverse student body, with students from all backgrounds and from across the globe at multiple campuses across the UK, and we empower students to achieve their full potential.

You’ll join Beds SU at an exciting time as we launch our new strategic plan. As trustee you will support constant review and renewal at a strategic level, and bring your seasoned expertise and experience to achieving the charity’s objectives. 

The Board would benefit from a diversity of backgrounds, both in person and in profession. New trustees with Income Generation and/or Business Development, Accounting, Legal and/or IT, digital and marketing experience are sought. We also welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and an ethnic minority backgrounds as well as women, as they are under-represented within the Union at this level.

Trustees meet 4-8 times annually. Reasonable expenses are paid. We encourage all applicants to read the Trustee Information Document.

To apply, upload your CV and an A4-page personal statement outlining your motivation for applying and how your skills and abilities match those of the trustee we are seeking. Apply here.

View Information Document | Complete application online

Applications should be submitted no later than 9am on Friday 16 April 2021.

For further queries, please contact beds.su@beds.ac.uk.​​​​​

 


Useful links

The following templates may be needed to complete an application:

Education History Template 

Training History Template 

Employment History Template