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Representation and Democracy Manager

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Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per Week (1.0 FTE)

About the job

Are you looking for somewhere a bit different? Are you passionate about supporting and amplifying the voices of others ? Do you enjoy developing young people and students’ potential? Then, we have an exciting role for you at Arts Students’ Union (Arts SU).

We are looking for a Representation and Democracy Manager with a commitment to improving students’ academic experience at University of the Arts London. You will be responsible for the training and support of student representatives and work closely with teams across the union and university to grow participation in our democracy, campaigns and representation work.

The role is ideal for anyone who has hands-on experience of working with young people or students, within a democratic, campaigns or policy setting in the education or third sector. You should have an enthusiastic and a high energy approach to your work with excellent organisation and communication skills. You should be passionate about connecting with people, and have ability to build relationships quickly, a reputation for being reliable and trustworthy and can work well on your own as well as part of team. You will be committed to our values of equity and inclusion while empathetic and diplomatic to the needs of students. You’ll have a keen eye for detail and will be proud to support and inspire students to challenge injustice and create positive changes for themselves in both the learning and living experience at UAL, whilst engaging in both local and national policy discussions and campaigns.

Who we are looking for?

If you are a people person who enjoys working in a busy and diverse environment, then this is the job for you! Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate. Arts SU is a place where everyone can grow. So however, you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day. At Arts SU we are committed to learning and development and as such will support the successful candidate to develop within the role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to build on their experience in a creative and dynamic environment which strives to enhance the student experience, raise the reputation of our students and graduates and be an integral part of the Arts SU team.

Why apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces.

Want to apply?

To apply please complete our online application which can be found on our website:

Job application timeline

Closing date: 11.59pm on Wednesday 22nd June

Intended Interview date: Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July

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