Democracy and Campaigns Manager

Bournemouth, Dorset
23 Nov 2018
20 Dec 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Bournemouth University students are part of one of the best Students’ Unions in the UK…SUBU. As winners of the 2016 NUS Education Award and sector leaders for ‘Student Voice’ in the 2017 National Student Survey, SUBU consistently delivers an outstanding experience for its 16,000 students. The Union employs a team of 54 full time staff and has a turnover of £4.5 million.

We are looking for a high performing individual to shape the newly formed Democracy and Campaigns Department and lead the team in delivering the day-to-day operations of the department. The post-holder will be responsible for increasing student engagement in our democratic structures, supporting our work in liberation and supporting students to deliver campaigns. The role will require leading on all our elections and ensuring the smooth running of our democratic and governance systems. This post-holder will develop and implement our democracy review engaging the membership and embedding new democratic structures. 

You will be an experienced manager, a self-motivated, flexible individual, who can work well as part of a team. You will also have experience of empowering and working with volunteers. Knowledge of a student union environment or of higher education policy would be welcome, although it is more important that you have excellent project management experience. Knowledge and experience of campaigning is also important.

If you would like to join a dynamic and award winning organisation with the opportunity to really make a difference, please click on the Apply button below for further information.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Irfan Zaman by email ( Interviews will be held on 3rd and 4th January 2019.