The Best Student Life. Bristol SU

Salaried Opportunities

Director of Impact & Influence

 

Richmond Building, 105 Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1LN. Flexible and part home working considered.

£45,583 - £53,066 per annum + excellent benefits.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 15th March 2021.

Bristol SU has been at the heart of student life for over 100 years, we are part business, part charity, part membership body – and a seriously fun and empowering place to work. 

Bristol SU is recognised through numerous accreditations and awards including Investors in People, Inclusive Companies and more. We are proud that 93% of our employees would recommend us as a good place 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 are looking for someone to lead, inspire and enhance Bristol SU’s Student Voice activity to ensure maximum impact for students.

As a member of the senior management team and leader of a directorate, you will be responsible for shaping and delivering outstanding services through a team of dedicated staff and by collaborating with passionate student leaders.

You will also play a critical role in taking the insight collected from our democratic functions and using it to influence key partners that can achieve positive results for students.

We are proud to have Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity as one of our core values, and are committed to challenging injustice, supporting others to overcome systemic barriers and seek to open access to all of our student members. We expect that you will share our values.

In recent years we have had successful women and ethnic minority leaders in key senior leadership positions, and they have progressed onto exciting new opportunities. Our senior team isn’t as representative as it once was and we want to address this. We welcome all applications but would love to encourage women and people from ethnic minorities to consider this opportunity.

There is no expectation that you will have worked with students before, and we will consider the transferable skills that can be offered. We are also open-minded to flexible working and part-time working requests. If there is any other barrier that you feel prevents you from considering this opportunity, please get in touch to discuss it.

If you are inspired by this role, please visit the job page on Peridot Partners’ website: https://www.peridotpartners.co.uk/jobs/director-of-impact-and-influence-bristol-su/

You can also get in touch with our advising consultant at Peridot Partners, Bilgin Yuksel, by arranging a meeting via this link: https://calendly.com/byuksel

 

Student Staff Opportunities  

Student Researcher

We’re looking for applicants with a passion for research to assist us with a research project into the experiences of students accessing University and NHS mental health services in Bristol. You will be responsible for contributing to the design of the research project, data collection and analysis for both quantitative and qualitative data, and reporting the findings and recommendations to the Student Mental Health Partnership Bristol Hub to ensure that student co-production is at the heart of the project.

What’s the job?

Role:  Student Researcher (Student Mental Health Partnership Project)

Hours: 8-10 hours per week, with some flexibility depending on the needs of the project

Salary: £10/hour

Contract:  Fixed term until September 2021, exact end date to be confirmed with line manager

Closing date:  9am Monday 15th March

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 25,000 members, 350 clubs and societies, a huge range of professional services, and a bold strategy to inspire pride in the Union.

Who are you?

  • You’ll have a good understanding of a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • You’ll be confident working with a team to deliver a project.
  • You know how to communicate effectively, including the ability to write fluently for academic, policy and public audiences.
  • You’ll have a keen interest in improving student experience and issues impacting student mental health.

Why apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge!

We are a Living Wage accredited organisation. We offer the flexibility for work-study balance. What’s more, you will get 20 days of paid annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, pro-rata depending on your hours worked. You are eligible to opt-in to our contributory pension scheme. Working at Bristol SU will give you access to a range of opportunities including the chance to shadow members of staff to learn more about what they do as well as training opportunities.

Bristol SU has been recognised through numerous accreditations and awards including Investors in People, Investors in Diversity, the Workplace Wellbeing Charter and more. No wonder 94% of our employees would recommend us as a good place work. 

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability status. We want to support diverse and inclusive work environments and are actively looking for people who share our values.

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

Please click here to apply for this role via our application portal. 

For general enquiries, please contact us at bristolsu-people@bristol.ac.uk

For further information please see the attached applicant pack.

To apply, please click 'apply for this job' and upload a CV and detailed cover letter, demonstrating how you meet the criteria required for the job as detailed in the job description.

 

Junior Systems Developer

Developers wanted.

We’re looking for several people with the passion to maintain and improve on cutting edge systems that help our staff and students to carry out their work quickly and efficiently. 

Working in a small team, but across the whole Students’ Union, you will work alongside staff to create their own systems and processes.

You will help solve problems and fix bugs. You will maintain and further develop one of our main systems, The Portal. You will develop your skills and knowledge in full stack web development, including PHP (specifically Laravel & PHPUnit) and Linux OS.

To apply for this role, you need to be a current student at the University of Bristol.

What’s the job?

Role:  Junior Systems Developer

Hours: 7-14 hours per week, exact times/days flexible

Salary: £9.80 per hour

Contract:  until 31st July 2021

Closing date:  Sunday 14th March 2021 at midday

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 25,000 members, 350 clubs and societies, a huge range of professional services, and a bold strategy to inspire pride in the Union.

Who are you?

  • You’ll have experience in full stack web development including PHP and Linux OS
  • You’ll be confident when using git version control
  • You know how to work as part of a team 
  • You’re a natural developer, able to learn new languages and frameworks quickly when needed

Why apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge!

We are a Living Wage accredited organisation. We offer the flexibility for work-study balance. What’s more, you will get 20 days of paid annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, pro-rata depending on your hours worked. You are eligible to opt-in to our contributory pension scheme. Working at Bristol SU will give you access to a range of opportunities including the chance to shadow members of staff to learn more about what they do as well as training opportunities.

Bristol SU has been recognised through numerous accreditations and awards including Investors in People, Investors in Diversity, the Workplace Wellbeing Charter and more. No wonder 94% of our employees would recommend us as a good place work. 

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability status. We want to support diverse and inclusive work environments and are actively looking for people who share our values.

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

For more information please download an Applicant Pack.

To apply, please visit our application portal.

For general enquiries, please contact us at bristolsu-people@bristol.ac.uk

To apply for this role, you need to be a current student at the University of Bristol.

Guidelines for Applicants

  • To apply, you will need to complete our online application form.  This will include uploading a CV and detailed cover letter.  Your cover letter should be around one to two pages of A4 in length and should detail how you meet the criteria required for the job - this information is available in the applicant pack for the role.
  • You don’t have to have work experience to have skills or knowledge! Use examples from outside of work too.
  • We will contact all applicants to let them know the outcome of their application. This could take a few weeks so please bear with us.
  • All applicants must be able to provide proof of their right to work before starting a job.
  • Applications received after the closing date stated in the advert will not be considered.

Bristol SU has a commitment to be an equal opportunities employer. We will consider applications for flexible working and job share opportunities for all roles.

If you have any queries then please contact bristolsu-people@bristol.ac.uk 

External Opportunities

There are no current external opportunities.