The Best Student Life. Bristol SU

Policy & Campaigns Assistant - 9 month contract

Empower students to lead effective and exciting campaigns, creating impact and striving for the best student life!

We are looking for someone to work alongside elected officers, staff and students on every aspect of planning and running our student-led campaigns. You will empower liberation representatives and be part of the Student Voice team. You will also work closely with our Marketing team to deliver engaging web, social media and printed content to support our campaigns.

What’s the job?

Role:  Policy and Campaigns Assistant

Hours: 35 per week (full time). Flexibility is required as this will include regular evening and weekend working. We will consider requests for flexible working.

Salary: £17,929 - per annum (grade 2) pro rata

Contract: 9 months (until June 2020)

Closing date: 9am 24th July 2019

Interview date: 1st August 2019

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 22,000 members, 300 clubs and societies, a huge range of professional services, and a bold strategy to inspire pride in the Union.


Who are you?

  • Someone who is enthusiastic by the prospect of empowering student campaigners
  • You’ll have experience in supporting, developing and/or delivering campaigns
  • You are a champion for equality and diversity with an awareness of liberation groups and student issues
  • You’re a natural at promoting campaigns through a range of marketing tools such as social media
  • You are confident engaging with large numbers of students and building campaigning communities.

Why apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge! 

We offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, a generous pension scheme and excellent holiday allowance. We’re 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.

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. 

This is an excellent step in your career and the previous post holders have gone on to amazing jobs as the experience and learning in this role provides great development.


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For further information please see the attached applicant pack.


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