Student engagement coordinator (postgraduate)


9th January 2018

We’ve got a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the postgraduate student experience. The successful candidate will be at the centre of developing and running activities focused on representing postgraduate students’ views and making improvements to their education and overall experience. We’re looking for someone with experience in delivering high quality services and projects, creative ideas around student engagement and an interest in advocacy and policy.

Students’ Unions aren’t just any membership charity – they’re active, democratic mutuals, using the energy and passion of their student members to deliver improvements to students’ lives. UEA Students’ Union’s Student Engagement Coordinator (Postgraduate) will be at the centre of developing and running activities focused on representing postgraduate students’ views and making improvements to students’ education and overall experience.

Department: Education & Engagement Unit

Purpose: To deliver support for our student leaders who are working on postgraduate student projects, campaigns and democratic procedures. To develop and ensure implementation of our Postgraduate Students strategy.


Key Responsibilities


Postgraduate Students’ Experience

  • To provide support and work with the Postgraduate Education Officer
  • To liaise with Postgraduate student leaders to identify, promote and deliver activities and events, including campaigns
  • To coordinate regular communication with postgraduate student groups and update printed and digital communications where necessary
  • To work with other departments in the SU and UEA to monitor implementation of the Postgraduate Students’ strategy


Student Engagement and Leadership

  • To contribute to the training and development of student leaders
  • To provide officer support for SOC Sub-Committee and their campaigns and projects, including attending and supporting relevant meetings and committees
  • To ensure that student leaders receive appropriate support when dealing with institutional issues and preparing for university meetings
  • To monitor, measure and increase impact on students’ lives by developing the number and quality of engagement and representation opportunities


Unit responsibilities

  • To support and develop relevant student staff
  • To assist student leaders on implementing full event and activity plans, including risk assessments, financial planning and monitoring and evaluation


General duties of all staff

  • To understand and uphold the purpose and values of the organisation and ensure that these guide and inform the work and conduct of the post holder. uea(su) has a democratic decision-making process and the post holder will champion this when carrying out their duties
  • To be knowledgeable of the SU Constitution, as it applies to this post, including any legal requirements
  • To work in accordance with all SU policies and procedures, including Health and Safety, Staffing Protocols, Financial Procedures and the SU’s Equal Opportunities Policy
  • To undertake duties from time to time as requested by the SU Management that may be reasonably considered within the scope of the post
  • To attend from time to time, as required, meetings as necessary to meet the requirements of the post
  • To attend all Staff Development Days and training as required. Flexibility in working hours may be required to accommodate this
  • To be flexible and adaptable in a changing environment, the role holder may be assigned to other areas of the SU to meet the needs of the service. This will in turn provide development opportunities in which to broaden experience

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