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We're the Students' Union at the University of Greenwich. Our job is to ensure all 20,000 Greenwich students thrive and succeed while at University.

We can't do it alone - it's all thanks to the hard work of our full-time staff and part-time student staff members. 

To reward our staff, we have the following benefits:
discounts at Students' Union outlets, flexible working, pension scheme and much more.

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Explore career pathways and find a job through the SU Careers website and work somewhere professional, but different. Build your career with students' unions. There are more than 550 students' unions across the country, professionally run as separate organisations from the colleges and universities their students attend.

We know that different is good: the more diversity, the better the ideas, the greater the impact. Ensuring students are at the heart of everything we do is a big priority.

We offer challenging, fulfilling work with a commitment to personal development in highly flexible, supportive environments.

Career jobs

 

We're a fantastic place to work. Below are the current opportunities available. Career positions are ideal for graduates and those looking for career opportunities. 

Working for us is rewarding and full of benefits. Our values are empowering, courageous, dedicated, trusted and approachable. If you share our values, apply for one of our career roles.

 

 

Societies Development Coordinator

GSU is looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking individual to join the Student activities team. The Societies Development Coordinator role provides high-quality support for student groups and their leaders, empowering those groups and volunteer initiatives to develop and grow their membership to deliver high-quality activities and experiences.

Contract: Full Time (35 Hours per week), 12-month fixed term contract.

Salary: £24,725 - £26,508 per annum

Location: Dreadnought building, Greenwich campus and Southwood Site, Avery Hill

  • The post-holder is entitled to 25 days’ leave and the 8 statutory leave days for England. In addition, ‘privilege leave’ over the Christmas and New Year period is also additionally given;  
  • Leave entitlement increases by 1 day each year for a maximum of 5 years;
  • GSU offers a contributory pension scheme. GSU contribution rate is 4% to 6%, the employee minimum rate is 5%;
  • Parking and Season Ticket Travel loan available;
  • Contribution to eye test and prescription lenses;
  • We are committed to facilitating a healthy work-life balance and offers flexible working policies and time off for volunteering, which is also a commitment to continued professional development;
  • The post is subject to the satisfactory completion of a six-month probation period;
  • Other terms and conditions are detailed in the contract of employment.

 

APPLICATION TIMELINE

Recruitment Closes: 1st November, Midnight

Interview Date: 13th November (this will include a presentation)

TO APPLY

If you would like to discuss the role, please Contact Onyinye Nkemdirim, Student Activities Manager, to discuss the role. Please email o.d.nkemdirim@gre.ac.uk to arrange an appropriate time for a phone call to answer any questions you may have.

To apply for this role please submit a CV, a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements and the Equal Opportunities form to sureception@gre.ac.uk

Job Description

Student jobs

Student positions are perfect for students studying at the University of Greenwich who want to support their studies with flexible, part-time work.

Community Organiser (1 x Avery Hill, 1 x Medway)

As a part of the Democratic review, Greenwich Students’ Union will be recruiting its first paid community organisers to work for the 2019/20 academic year.

The Community Organisers will work at gathering student voices to take collective action around common concerns affecting their student experience and build solutions that provide impactful social change to the student community. Empowering the voices of liberation students (LGBTQ+, BAME, Disabled & Women’s) will be crucial along with building their platform to advocate and lobby for change.

Community Organisers (and the representatives they empower) will reach out and listen, connect and motivate students to take collective action. As an organised student community, we strive to ensure all our 20,000 student voices are heard and that power to influence change is equally harnessed by all students, making a positive difference to everyone’s university experience.

SALARY £8.21 (plus holiday pay)

 

TO APPLY

To apply for this role please submit a CV, a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements and the Equal Opportunities form to sureception@gre.ac.uk

Applications close: Wednesday 23rd October, 23.59pm 

Interview date: w/c 28th October for Avery Hill and Medway role  

If successful, your first day of training will be on the Wednesday 6th November, 10-4pm in Dreadnought, Greenwich. 

 

Dreadnought Ambassadors

To apply for this role, you must be a University of Greenwich student for the Academic year 2019/2020.

Greenwich Students’ Union (GSU) are looking for 12 Dreadnought Welcome Ambassadors to work in the recently refurbished Dreadnought building on University of Greenwich campus. Dreadnought Ambassadors will serve as positive role models, promoting GSU and the University of Greenwich core values.

The University of Greenwich is home to over 20,000 students from more than 140 countries, studying in various locations and various subjects. The Dreadnought building will be home to the Student and Academic Services, Faculty of Education and Health, Information Learning Services (ILS) and the Students’ Union.

Being a Student Ambassador means you will enjoy a great deal of variety in your work. Your duties include showing students and staff around the building during the first term. Role throughout the year will be as detailed in the job description.

 

Contract: Casual Hours Contract

 

Work pattern: Various

                         September 8:30 – 18:30 over 3 shifts

                         October, November & December - 8:30 – 18:30 over 2 shifts

 

Training: Wednesday 4 September 2019 - Dreadnought

Start date: Monday 9 September 2019 - Dreadnought

                       

Salary: £8.21 (plus holiday pay)

Location: Dreadnought, Greenwich

 

APPLICATION TIMELINE

Applications open: Monday 1 July

Applications close: Tuesday 20 August (11:59pm/Midnight)

 

Interviews: Wednesday 28 August – Skype available

Training date: Friday 8 September

Start date: Saturday 9 September

 

TO APPLY

To apply for this role please submit a CV, a covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements and the Equal Opportunities form to sureception@gre.ac.uk

 

Trustee Board

The Trustees of Greenwich Students' Union help to steer the organisation and volunteer their skills.

Student Trustee

To apply for this role, you must be a University of Greenwich student for the Academic year 2019/2020.

Greenwich Students’ Union Trustee Board includes spaces for four Student Trustees, recruited from the SU’s membership to provide a student perspective for the Board and to provide continuity. The role of a Trustee can be summarised by:

  • Working with other members of the Trustee Board to be responsible for overseeing the management and administration of the Union.
  • As a Board, have the ultimate responsibility for:
  • The governance of the Union;
  • The budget of the Union;
  • Strategy of the Union, following a vote by members on the strategy and direction of the Union.
  • Student Trustees are expected to serve for at least one year, although it is hoped that they will serve for two years. The Trustee Board currently meets six times a year.
  • Student trustees can also be members of Committees (these are sub-meetings of the trustee board). These trustees may be asked for some additional time commitment, which usually involves dealing with information by email.
  • We will provide training to new trustees to help ensure you know more about the role and how to make the most out of meetings.

 

About you

There is no experience required.

You just need to be a member of the Students’ Union (i.e. a current student) with at least a year left to study at the University. You will be given an induction if you are given a Student Trustee role, and support from the Students’ Union team.

Trustees will ideally have some of the following attributes:

  • Strategic vision. 
  • Good, independent judgement.
  • The ability to think creatively and problem-solve.
  • A diplomatic approach and a willingness to speak your mind.
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Effective communications skills.
  • A willingness to devote the necessary time and effort.
  • A commitment to the organisation.
  • An understanding of the role and the duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.

 

To apply please email: sureception@gre.ac.uk answering the three questions in a word document: 

1. Tell us a little about yourself

2. What do you know about the Students' Union

3. How do you think you can help the Students' Union Trustee Board


Deadline: Tuesday 15 October 2019

 

You can also contact our Chief Exec John Schless for a conversation by e-mailing j.schless@gre.ac.uk or our President Henry Setter at h.w.h.setter@gre.ac.uk.

Please note that, in accordance with the SU’s governing documents, legislation and NUS guidance, you are not eligible to be both a Student Trustee and an employee of the SU, and/or an elected Faculty Officer, and/or an Elected Activities Executive.

 

External Trustee

 

Greenwich Students’ Union is looking for a new external Trustee to sit on our Board of Trustees.

The candidate will have experience in:

  • Legal professionals with expertise in charity and/or company law.
  • HR professionals with experience in the third or public sector.
  • Marketing or communications professionals particularly with membership or charity communications background.

 

The Board of Trustees meet five times a year and the Appointment, Staffing and Governance Committee three times a year.

Full details can be found here  http://nowgivesomethingback.com/greenwich-students-union

Any questions or if you would like to have a telephone call with our Chief Executive please contact Mel Miles m.miles@gre.ac.uk