Representation Coordinator (Academic Communities)

Kent Students' Union

Thank you for your interest in the position of Representation Coordinator at Kent Union.

We are a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years, more than doubling in size to our current £10 million turnover, 600 employees and 2,000+ volunteers. We achieved Investor in People Gold status in December 2014, and were accredited with Leaders in Diversity in 2013; we were the first students’ union in the UK to achieve Investing in Volunteers status and we have been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For, for 6 years, placed 15th for 2014.

The Representation and Democracy department is key to Kent Union. We empower our elected officers, both full time and volunteers, to campaign on issues important to our members and create positive long-lasting change. We support student representatives to engage with key decision makers in the University, the local community and nationally representing the views of our members. Following a democracy review in 2015 we implemented new democratic structures, predominately online, to engage more of our members. All our elections are online and over 50% of our members participate in our democratic processes each year. This year we carried out a review of our academic representation structures and have secured additional funding to carry out its recommendations.

We are looking for a Representation Coordinator (Academic Communities) who will be key in implementing these exciting changes. They will coordinate our activity to create, support and develop academic communities at Kent outside of the classroom; they will shape spaces for students to discuss their teaching and learning experience and coordinate the activity of academic based societies.

The successful candidates will have good experience in working with volunteers, a track record in coordinating multiple projects and a demonstrable passion for supporting students to change the world. This is an incredibly exciting post and an opportunity to shape and shake up one of our most important areas of work. We hope that you will consider applying and take up the chance to work with inspiring student leaders in a dynamic and vibrant organisation.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Chris Mattinson on 01227 823292

For an application pack, please visit

Closing date for applications:  4 November 2016 midday
Interview: 11 November 2016.

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