Student Opportunities Coordinator

Anglia Ruskin University
January 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:£23,315
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:12 month fixed term
Working Time:Full time
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A

Job Category


Vacancy Type

Permanent/Fixed Term

Fixed Term Duration

12 months

Employment Type

Full time

Salary Other




Faculty/Prof Service

Student Union

Ref No


Closing Date



  • Job description and Person Specification (PDF, 836.19kb)
  • Student Opportunities Coordinator x 2 (1 x permanent, 1 x 12 month fixed term contract)

    35 hours per week (flexibility required)

    £23,315 per annum

    Cambridge campus

    Are you passionate about enhancing the student experience? Could you support the development of societies and recreational sport?

    In this role, you will focus on coordinating and developing the provision of societies and activities on our Cambridge campus, working within the wider Student Opportunities team.

    We are recruiting for two vacancies on the following basis:

  • 1 x full time, permanent position
  • 1 x full time, 12 month fixed term contract position
  • What you will be doing

  • Developing and enhancing the provision of societies and recreational sport, placing a particular focus on developing Course-Based Societies.
  • Sourcing and coordinating additional training opportunities for volunteers where necessary.
  • Supporting your societies in sourcing funding, running events and booking society trips.
  • Booking facilities in line with student demand and within the agreed budget and through the appropriate channels.
  • Assisting in the coordination and delivery of the Give it a Go (GIAG) scheme on your campus, managing and attending sessions as required.
  • Actively contributing to the organisation of large-scale Union events with the aim to increase society and student participation, such as Freshers Fair.
  • Leading on the recruitment and training of SU Heroes (student staff) for your campus and coordinate their involvement in activities such as Welcome and Move-ins.
  • What we're looking for

  • Experience of working with diverse groups of people
  • Experience and understanding of customer service
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current issues affecting students, students' unions and the Higher Education sector.
  • Knowledge and experience of safety management, including risk assessments
  • Skills that will help you

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Ability to present in front of large groups
  • Ability to develop professional relationships for the benefit of students and the Union
  • Where will you be working?

    This role will be based at the Cambridge Campus.

    Why work for us?

  • We offer generous holiday entitlement (starting at 38 days per year, including Christmas closure and bank holidays)
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Comprehensive training and development opportunities
  • Discount schemes
  • About ARU Students' Union

    ARUSU represents approximately 25,000 students at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) across campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough and London. In addition, we provide a range of services; academic and welfare advice, support to students running societies and volunteering opportunities in and around the campuses. Whilst we play an important student representative role that sometimes sees us challenge the University, we work closely with them and support areas of delivery within their strategy.

    We are committed to equal opportunities in employment - we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    The closing date for this position is Sunday 22 nd January at midnight:

    Interviews will be held on Monday 30 th January.

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