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Society Coordinator

Job title Society Coordinator

Department Students' Union

Salary Starting from £23,715, rising to £27,131

Grade Grade 5

Placed on Tuesday 20 September 2022

Closing date Sunday 09 October 2022

Interview date See advert

Reference CC9844

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This is an exciting opportunity to join our creative Activities team in supporting student-led societies. The role will allow you to work with a diverse range of students and to test out a variety of ideas and projects within a flexible environment.

About the role

As well as the society team, the Activities area consists of an arts, volunteering and sports team, all of which combines to create a vibrant and exciting place to work.   You will work closely with the other Society Coordinator, as well as with the Activities Officer, Volunteer Coordinator and the Volunteer and Society Manager.  You will be required to build networks with over 100 student led societies to develop their offer to the wider student body and to ensure good practice is being followed. You will support with the development of our student leaders so that they are able to carry out their roles effectively, as well as providing guidance towards the management of events and projects.

The role will involve working with the Volunteer Coordinator in assisting RAG (our student led fundraising group) and other student groups, to provide advice and support with the many fundraising activities that are delivered each year.

We are looking for someone who is confident in networking with a range of partners, mentoring young people in leading projects and teams, as well as an understanding of event management, risk assessments and fundraising. You will also be required to market and promote the area to the wider community, so experience in using online tools, including social media, would be an asset.

Further information:

This role is offered on a full time basis (36.5 hours per week).

Life in the Students’ Union is busy, but fun and you will be working with a welcoming and inclusive team. More than just a ‘job’, this is a chance to shape our organisation and the lives of the students we represent.

The SU Bath offers competitive salaries and the chance to work in both the office and at home.    Our staff enjoy a safe and pleasant working environment, with a variety of benefits. Join us and be part of our story!

For any informal enquiries about the role please contact Anna Boneham (, however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 18th and 19th October.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce;
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. 

About us

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.


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Update to our application process:

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