The Best Student Life. Bristol SU

Volunteering Assistant


Can you empower students to develop new skills at the University of Bristol Students’ Union? 

We’re looking for someone with the passion to for volunteering and helping students change themselves and the world around them. You will shout about our great volunteering opportunities through engaging web and social media content and be excited about supporting our student led volunteer projects. You will be a friendly and welcoming face to any students and will help our community partners to share their opportunities with the student body.


What’s the job?                    

Role:  Volunteering Assistant
Hours: 35 per week (full time)
Salary: £17,929 per annum Full Time Equivalent, pro rata for the duration of contract
Contract:  9 months (until June 2020)
Closing date: 8am 26th July 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 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?

  • Someone energised by students volunteering in the community
  • You’ll have experience in writing engaging posts for web or social media 
  • You’ll be totally confident in building strong relationships with students and community partners 
  • You know how to organise your time and your work to meet the needs of others
  • You’re a natural problem-solver with excellent administration skills to help you adapt to a fast-paced environment


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 offer training opportunities 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.


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For further information please see the attached applicant pack.


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