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About SUBU
The Students’ Union at Bournemouth University (SUBU) is a successful democratic membership organisation working to improve the student experience for all students at Bournemouth University (BU). SUBU has a vision to have a positive impact on every Bournemouth University student's journey. As a registered charity led by our values and guided by our students, we do this by providing wide-ranging services and support to the 18,000 students at BU.  SUBU's main offices are based on the Talbot Campus.  SUBU has a £3m per-annum turnover and employs approximately 150 full and part-time staff. 

Full-Time Vacancies

Santander Internship scheme - Paid Internship to supervise video projection mapping project at Old Fire Station


Bournemouth University - Students Union

Position title:

Santander Internship scheme - 10 Week paid internship to supervise video projection mapping project at Old Fire Station



25-Nov-2016 (Last Friday)

Application close:

20-Dec-2016 Tuesday


Early Feb 2017

Contract Type


Contract Hours

Full Time

Remuneration/ Pay rate:

£3,000 per week for 10 weeks


The Old Fire Station will be running a project that will involve groups of students on a real life project to create video mapping and projection work for use on stage at events. We need a supervisor to co-ordinate between the venue (us) and the client (Bournemouth University). 

An outline of what we will expect:

Plan and host regular student project working groups in the venue.
Ensure safe working area and practice for students working in the venue.
Coach the groups on use of the equipment.
Encourage the creative talent of the groups.
Schedule the group working times around the venues busy event schedule.

Experience and skills:

Technical - you will be expected to have some basic experience of using video projectors and the software used to create projections for events. This will be enhanced by us to the specifics of the system in our venue.
Scheduling and organisation - ensuring that time slots and the venue are ready for the group work as agreed.
Interpersonal skills - you will be expected to be comfortable dealing with the student groups - coaching, helping and supporting them where necessary.

The internship will be based in the Old Fire Station venue in the Lansdowne. You may be required to visit the client at Bournemouth University's Talbot Campus occasionally.

The hours of the internship will be flexible, but based on 37 hour weeks.

Application procedures

Please email a CV FAO Michelle Winter -


Part-time vacancies

5 x Communications Assistants (student staff)

SUBU is seeking to appoint 5 students as Communications Assistants across 5 departments of the union. The posts are for up to 10 hours a week and run until the end of May 2017. Successful candidates will need to be able to demonstrate excellent communications skills across multi-media and have a passion for the work of SUBU engaging students in our activities.

Although each role is roughly the same in terms of tasks, they are in different departments across SUBU. You will therefore need to submit a separate application to each post you are interested in, and interviews will be conducted separately by each department. SUBU is looking to hire 5 different people for these roles as many of the duties will be required at the same time in different departments. It will not be possible, therefore, to hold more than one of this positions at the same time.

For further information, please refer to the individual job profiles.

Activities Communication Assistant Job Profile & Application Form
Community Communication Assistant Job Profile & Application Form
Democracy & Equality Communications Assistant Job Profile & Application Form
Insight & Policy Communications Assistant Job Profile & Application Form
Representation Communications Assistant Job Profile & Application Form

Applications close at 12 noon on Friday 20 January, and interview will be in the week beginning 23 January. Candidates will be asked to start as soon after 30 January as possible.


Community Warden x 1 Vacancy

The Community Warden role is based mainly off campus in the community; working  pro-actively towards making the local community a safer, cleaner and ‘greener’ place for all residents and foster good relations between the student and non-student residents.  You will also be expected to patrol designated streets, speaking to residents and posting information leaflets. You will also attend weekly team meetings, progress meetings and other meetings relevant to the post.  You will take an active interest in student and non-student residents within your area, and encourage a culture of community. 

Why become a Student Community Warden?

If you are a Bournemouth University student with a passion for improving community relations, excellent inter-personal skills, and would consider yourself to be self-motivated with the ability to use your own initiative, this could be ideal for you.

  • Flexible hours, working around your other commitments.
  • Competitive rate of pay (£7.20p per hour, minimum of 6 hours per week on average.)
  • Gain knowledge and valuable community relation skills.
  • A positive addition to your CV.
  • Application deadline:
    Monday 23rd January 2017
  • Interviews will be held between
    Wednesday25th and Friday 27th January 2017 (or by telephone at a later date depending on your exam commitments.)
  • Duties will commence:
    Monday 30th January 2017

Download Role Description

Download Application form

If you have any questions feel free to contact Gillian Lewis, by emailing, or phoning 01202 967183, or popping in to SUBU in the Student Centre on the Talbot Campus.

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