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Student Events Coordinator

University of Southampton - Operations Support

Location: Southampton
Salary: £25,627 to £30,497 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: 1538221EW

Location: Highfield Campus

Student Services is a diverse group of services, providing the very best student experience is at the heart of everything we do. We have an exciting opportunity to join us as part of our new Student Engagement Team. 

The role 

Reporting to our Student Events and Communities Lead, the successful postholder will be responsible for supporting the delivery of ‘Super Graduation’, a three-day event at St. Mary’s Stadium celebrating our class of 2020, 2021 and 2022, and future Graduation as well as key high-profile events throughout the academic year that recognise the achievements of our students. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a broad range of events which create a sense of belonging and proactively engage our students as proud members of our community. 

What we are looking for  

  • Experience in event management roles, however this does not need to be specifically within Higher Education.  
  • The ability to quickly develop relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues from across the University and Student Union.  
  • Proven experience of supporting the creation and delivery of innovative and prestigious events and activities. 
  • The ability to keep our students at the heart of everything we do. 

Skill level equivalent to the achievement of HNC, A-Level, NVQ3 or basic professional qualification related to events management is also an essential requirement for the role. A Degree and experience of university would be desirable.   

Some of our student events will be delivered outside of core working hours, therefore you will need to be willing to demonstrate some flexibility in your working hours. If you thrive on variety and are comfortable juggling a broad range of responsibilities, then we would very much like to hear from you. 

What we can offer you 

The salary range for the role starts at £25,627 per annum. Further benefits include the opportunity to join the University’s pension scheme, 20 days annual leave (in addition to 8 bank holidays and 6 closure days) and access to a number of University employer discount schemes. To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact Donna Ferrand, Student Events and Communities Lead (Graduation), via   

As a university we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world.     

Student Services is proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce. We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities.   

Interviews for this position will likely take place in the week commencing 8 November 2021. 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 1538221EW on all correspondence.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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