Democracy Coordinator

Fixed TermPart Time
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £24,780 – £26,570 plus benefits
Job Description

Job description
Job summary

Imperial College Union is the students’ union for Imperial College London. We offer activities, volunteering, development, campaigning and representation opportunities to our 18,000+ members. Every one of our members can lead, create and influence change in every one of our activities, campaigns and services.

The Democracy Coordinator will help Imperial College Union maintain its status as Britain’s strongest student democracy.
Duties and responsibilities

The Student Voice & Communications directorate of Imperial College Union includes our Marketing & Communications, Education & Welfare, Governance & Democracy, and Advice teams. Collectively, we provide students with the opportunities, training and support to develop their skills and campaign to make positive changes to their community. We also support other teams to engage with our 18000+ members, as well as maintaining effective internal and external communication with a wide range of stakeholders.

The Democracy Coordinator will help Imperial College Union maintain its status as Britain’s strongest student democracy. The role holder will support the Student Voice & Communications directorate and elected student volunteers in the administration, coordination and delivery of three key areas of our democracy: our elections cycles, our Union Council, and engagement with our Constituent Unions, as well as other democracy-related activities throughout the year.
Essential requirements

Successful applicants will have experience of working in busy, customer-focused organisations and supporting volunteers. Excellent communication, organisation, teamwork and independent working skills are also essential.

Our Standards help our staff live up to our values and provide a framework for development and growth.
Further information

This role is 0.6FTE, three days a week. This is a one year fixed term contract.

Interview date: Week beginning 2 January 2018

Should you have any queries please contact:

Andrew Keenan, Head of Student Voice & Communications – a.keenan@imperial.ac.uk

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