We are looking for a current student to join the Students’ Union as our Student Engagement Intern. The role will primarily involve providing administration and operational support for the Students’ Union’s cultural and faith societies, and support society involvement in liberation activities.
The Student’s Union represents and supports over 23,000 students, who make up the diverse and vibrant student body at Queen Mary, University of London. The Students’ Union understands that forms of structural oppression marginalise some groups of students and that our student-led societies can provide an important sense of community and belonging for marginalised groups of students at university. The Student Engagement team support over 250 student-led societies as well as other student-led activities such as Student Media Outlets, Volunteering Groups and Raise and Give (RAG).
Recently the Students’ Union lobbied the University (QMUL) for increased resource for liberation and successfully received funding for liberation campaigns and a student intern to help support the growth and development of our societies and help identify and break down barriers to participation.
The Student Engagement Intern would support the Student Engagement team to provide administration and operational support for cultural and faith societies, support societies to get involved with Students’ Union Liberation Campaigns (Black History Month, Islamophobia Awareness Month, LGBT+ History Month, and Asian Heritage Month), and support societies to run their own liberation and/or events/campaigns. They will also support with collecting feedback from students on how Students’ Union support for societies can be improved to best meet the needs of our diverse student body.
We are particularly looking for applications from students who have experience of being involved in a cultural or faith society at Queen Mary Students’ Union and who have an understanding and passion for equality, diversity and liberation.
Applicants should be able to work with a wide range of people, should have great organisational skills, and have experience in administration, running events, and of managing a varied workload and meeting tight deadlines.
The post is due to start in September and last until April 2020, with an expectation to work at least 14 hours per week. We are able to be flexible at certain times of the year to allow time for your studies and potentially increase hours when you are free.
Queen Mary Students' Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, class or any other dimension of diversity. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, as this group is currently under-represented within the Students’ Union.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Student Engagement Manager, Bronwen Eastaugh, (email@example.com).
Details about Queen Mary, University of London Students’ Union can be found at www.qmsu.org
To apply please compete the application form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline midnight on Sunday, 15 September.
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