Accessibility and Inculsion Coordinator
Grade D (starting range £22,254 to £22,847 with progression to £25,627), Newcastle University’s Students’ Union, Newcastle city main campus.
This role is a student-facing position, and the role holder will be required to be on campus for daily activities. However, some flexible working arrangements are possible at request.
NUSU has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator to join our dynamic Your Voice team. This permanent fulltime position is well suited to an individual that is looking to advance their career in EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) and is committed to creating inclusive student-staff communities and finding solutions to barriers that hinder students accessing Higher Education (HE). The role holder will benefit from hands-on experience supporting student welfare and writing policies that affect real change in a large charitable organisation.
Based within the Your Voice department and Welfare and Support Centre, you will enact student-staff partnership with underrepresented students, motivated volunteers and liberation groups to amplify student voices, support student activism and create positive change. You will also work alongside senior colleagues to progress the EDI initiatives of the organisation.
- Take an intersectional approach to develop new ideas that tackle issues around EDI and student wellbeing and success.
- Promote uptake of the Participation Bursary scheme.
- Prepare evaluation reports and on-going monitoring for all of NUSU’s Widening Participation and EDI programmes.
- Support the student volunteers and liberation groups in the Welfare and Support Centre.
- Work collaboratively with members of the Your Voice team to conduct and instigate research into EDI issues, engagement, and wellbeing.
- Work with the Director of Membership Services and HR Manager to source and monitor staff training on EDI and help facilitate the EDI Working Group.
- Educated to level 6 (University Degree) or equivalent, or substantial experience in either EDI or the HE environment.
- Knowledge and understanding of the Widening Participation agenda, and the barriers those from marginalised communities face in seeking support
- Ability to effectively plan and prioritise workload
- Experience of report writing and accurate record keeping
- IT skills including excellent working knowledge of MS systems such as Word, Excel and Outlook
- Experience of working with underrepresented groups and volunteers is advantageous but not essential
- Ability to work effectively on your own, using your initiative as well as in a team
- Ability to deal with sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality
- A flexible approach to work with the willingness to work evenings and weekends when occasionally required
NUSU is a charity that ensures students have a voice within the university. We work closely with Newcastle University, but we are a separate organisation.
We care about making a meaningful difference to the student experience. Our huge network of school and course reps feedback on the academic experience, and our campaigns help ease University-wide issues like the cost of living for students. Alongside our rep system, we also have our democratically elected Officer team that take on more formal representational responsibilities, like attending university meetings and launching change campaigns.
The Students’ Union building, which is used by thousands of students daily, is in a vibrant location consisting of a live music venue, bar, supermarket, merchandise shop, food outlets, study spaces and so much more.
What we offer
As well as the pension scheme we also offer 25 days annual leave plus 4 days at Christmas and an enhanced sick pay scheme.
NUSU colleagues enjoy regular social events, wellbeing activities and health awarness days.
Colleagues are also eligible for significant discounts at well known retailers and gym chains.
How to apply
Please forward CV and covering letter to email@example.com
In your application please reference vacancy number 032 and demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria as set out in the job description specification to be considered for interview. The job description for this role is available here.
Application deadline: Sunday 10 July 2022
Interview date: Wednesday 20 July 2022, in person