Student Community Events and Spaces Coordinator

Bristol Student Union
Bristol Student Union
£23,791 – £27,224 per annum (starting at the beginning of the scale)
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 11 April, 2023 - 17:00
Contract Type: 
Full Time
Details of Role: 

We’re looking for someone to coordinate Bristol SU’s activity in our spaces across campus – notably the Bristol SU Living Rooms, Bristol SU Loft, and The Balloon Bar. This role will coordinate the running of these spaces, proactively develop a program of events and activity for each space, lead on operational delivery, and monitor their impact to ensure they continue to be much-loved facilities for our students. We’re looking for someone creative, energetic, and organised who can act as the face of the spaces, encouraging students to make use of them to build their own communities, as well as planning and delivering a regular SU-led programme of activity which supports our work, and gives students the chance to meet new people, try something new, and feel a part of Bristol’s student community. This is a really varied role and would suit someone looking to make their mark in a creative and exciting position, in an organisation with real impact.


What’s the job?

Role:  Student Community Events and Spaces Coordinator

Hours: 35 hours per week (to be worked flexibly – this role will include some weekend and evening working)

Salary: £23,791 – £27,224 per annum (starting at the beginning of the scale)

Contract:  Permanent

Closing date:  5pm on Tuesday 11 April


Who are we?

Part business, part charity, part membership body – Bristol SU is a seriously fun place to work.  Our professional staff do something extraordinary every day: we support student leaders to give people a voice in their education, help people get the most out of their student experience and help people make the change they want in the world. We have over 32,000 members, 400 clubs and societies, a diverse range of professional services, and an innovative strategy that will help to create an inclusive and supportive University community.


What will you bring?

  • You’ll have experience in planning and duty managing events / activities
  • You’ll be able to develop projects / ideas from initial idea to delivery and evaluation 
  • You know how to solve problems, and work creatively and proactively to ensure everything we do is the best it can be
  • You’re a skilled organiser – happy managing digital systems to streamline processes.
  • You’re great at working with others – skilled at communicating with stakeholders both internally and externally


Why apply?

Because you’re excited to make a difference!


We offer lots of great benefits including enhanced pay for parents taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, a generous pension scheme and at least 40 days’ holiday. We’re committed to helping you achieve a healthy work-life balance through flexible working and are open to considering requests for part-time working. We provide professional training so that whatever your chosen field of work, with the right mix of challenge and support, you’ll gain fantastic experience, and room to develop and advance your career.


We are proud to have been recognised through numerous accreditations and awards that demonstrate our commitment to creating a positive and supportive culture. We have appeared in the Inclusive Companies top 100 list and have won a number of awards for our commitment to diversity, including best Students' Union. We also won a Third Sector Excellence Award at the 2018 Investors in People Awards. No wonder 93% of our employees would recommend Bristol SU as a great place to work!


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to life at Bristol SU. We approach our work with positivity and celebrate our diverse and unique communities. Our people are proud of our values and care about creating diverse and supportive communities that are inclusive of age, disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation and experience.


Be yourself, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.


Key dates

  • Closing Date: 5pm on Tuesday 11 April
  • Shortlisting: Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April
  • First Stage Interviews: Monday 17 April
  • Second Stage Interviews: Wednesday 19 April (if applicable)


Contact Person: 
Bristol SU People Team
Contact Email:
Postal Address: 
105 Queens Road Richmond Building