Policy and Campaigns Co-ordinator

Bristol Student Union
25,219 - £28,858
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 27 September, 2023 - 11:00
Contract Type: 
Full Time
Details of Role: 

Supporting students to lead, organise and make change, could you be our next
Policy and Campaigns Co-Ordinator?

Are you a critical thinker with a keen interest in politics and current affairs? Can you turn tricky policy into plain speaking actions? We’re looking for someone to join our vibrant and passionate team, to support students to lead, organise and make change. We need someone who is interested in keeping up with the latest political happenings and government policy that could impact students at Bristol.  You’ll use that knowledge to support our student leaders, officers and groups to influence, lobby and campaign. You’ll be a key advisor, ensuring that our students have access to the best evidence to have an impact on their experience. You’ll also be keen to get into the detail of university policy, to help prepare students for key meetings and committees.

You don’t have to have worked in higher education or in a students’ union before. But we are looking for someone who can help us ensure that our campaigns and influencing work is credible and reflects the latest thinking in the sector. You’ll be an awesome communicator, interested in driving change and co-ordinating volunteers to have a positive impact.

Our team isn’t as representative of our student body as we’d like it to be. So we’re particularly keen to hear from you if you’re Black, disabled, Transgender, working class or have any other marginalised experience. It’s important to us that we diversify our team and that students see themselves represented here.

What’s the job?

Role:  Policy and Campaigns Co-Ordinator

Hours: Full Time - 35 Hours Per Week (we will consider part time applicants)

Salary: £25,219 - £28,858

Contract:  Permanent

Closing date:  Wednesday 20th September

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 26,000 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 co-ordinating and supporting volunteers
  • You’ll be confident and at home with digesting and analysing policy documents, reports and research
  • You know how to produce written content for a range of audiences to help translate difficult issues
  • You’re a natural communicator and keen on the detail

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: Wednesday 20th September 2023, 11am
  • Shortlisting: w/c 25th September 2023
  • First Stage Interviews: w/c 2nd October 2023


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