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Faculty Coordinator - Humanities

Listed by Essex Students' Union


Application deadline: Wed 24 Oct 2018 23:59


So, wanna be a humanities faculty co-ORDINATOR?

Application Deadline

Midnight 24th October 2018

Salary £21,220 - £23,164
Working hours 35 hours per week
Interview Dates 2nd November 2018

humanities faculty coordinator
this is no normal job.


We're on a journey to become the world's most student-centred organisation and this is your chance to join us. 

The Education Department is on a mission to put in the "student" into "students union" by raising awareness of the rights and responsibilities of the students status at Essex. We facilitate student co-production of their own education by supporting student representatives from module to university council level. We would particularly welcome applications from people who have an interest in training. 


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Reporting to the Educational Experience Manager you will be responsible for the facilitation of student representation for students in your faculty. You will coordinate the effective delivery of student representative system and the line management of a Faculty Convenor (s) to ensure that we remain relevant. You will use data from a number of sources to understand issues and combine student voice feedback to help propose solutions. 

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What we stand for
Our promises.

Our mission can be easily summed up in four promises we make to all of our members. Every single thing we do falls under one of these promises. We promise not to let up until we've made them all happen.


1: We promise to get you an amazing degree and job


We'll fill up your CV, make sure your course is great, and even give out fruit and water before exams. We'll give you all the tools you need to destroy the competition in interviews.


2: We promise to give you a kick-ass membership


Bars, coffee shops, restaurants, a nightclub, hair salon, even a cinema, all on campus. And hundreds of clubs and societies too. You'll never be bored at Essex.


3: We promise to let you shape everything


You're in charge of what we stock in our venues and how we work. You can vote by dropping a token in a box, and write on our walls. You control everything we do together.


4: We promise to be here for everyone


We're a mix of students from 135 different countries of every age, gender, sexuality, religion, year of study and shoe size. We'll look after you whatever.

Your Responsibilities

The things you'll be looking after

  • To facilitate and support student represenation from your Faculty across the institution.
  • Lead the recruitment and training of Student Representatives in your faculty.
  • To support and line manage Convenors (student staff member).
  • To maintain databases of Course Representatives and student voice issues.
  • To produce a termly report summary of issues and actions.
  • To build strong working relationships with key departmental staff.
  • To help faculties to share best practise in embedding student voice.
  • To work with the Post Graduate Convenors to understand the issues our members face and deliver solutions.
  • To deliver the SU commitments within the Student Representative Policy.
  • Collate, monitor and report on minutes from Student Staff Liaison Committees.
  • To deliver all activities within an agreed budget.
  • To student representatives in all levels of committees and working groups across the university.
  • To administer part of the Student Representative Developmental scheme.
  • To Maximise Student Representative retention.
  • To contribute to the overall work of the Promise 1 team.
  • Work closely with the other Faculty Co-ordinators to share best practice and ensure economies of scale.
  • Ensure that all records or personal information are in line with GDPR regulations 2018.
  • All staff will be expected to participate in Union wide projects such as elections, Summer Ball and Freshers activities throughout the year.



Who you are

You will need...


Essential  Desirable

Excellent organisational and administrative skills, including processes and systems management


Evidence of previous experience working in a related field.


Able to evidence delivery of an excellent customer service to a wide range of stakeholders.


Ability to display tact and diplomacy


Ability to work proactively to meet organisational targets

Excellent communcation skills both written and verbal


Excellent interpersonal skills


Working knowledge of MS Office


Ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders  
Knowledge of risk assessments, health and safety and child protections considerations in relation to relevant activities  
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Experience of training delivery/public speaking


Experience in volunteer management/motivation

Experience of report writing and data analysis  
Knowledge of HE sector  
Experience of working within a committe structure  


the perks

As well as a competitive salary, you'll also get all this great stuff too.



18% employer contribution


staff discounts

You’ll get 10% off in some SU venues.



Starting at 23 days and rising to 28 the longer you're with us.



Tax free savings on childcare


christmas and new year closures

We close when the University closes, that means you'll get a few bonus days off over Christmas.


GREAT Socials

You'll be part of an amazing group of people who work hard and play hard. We even went to Brighton.



We don't think anyone should have to work on their birthday, so you'll get yours off without it counting as annual leave.


So that's a bit about us.
what about you?

Sounds like the dream job for you? Good, now it's time to show us why you're the person we're looking for.

I'm ready to apply, let's do this.  
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