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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


Advice Worker (Full –time)


Grade 4: £21,220. 24 days annual leave, plus local and national holidays

We are seeking a highly organised and enthusiastic professional to join our Advice team as a full-time Advice Worker. SUBU Advice provides free, independent, confidential advice and representation to all students at Bournemouth University.

The successful candidate will have over two years’ experience of Advice Work. They will be a team player who can demonstrate excellent communication skills and knowledge of any or all of our core advice areas, including money, housing, academic, employment, benefits, and personal advice. The ideal candidate will have a passion for empowering clients and offer non-judgmental advice.

You will be based primarily at our Talbot Campus location but will need to work at the Lansdowne Campus at least once a week and may need to make very occasional visits to Bournemouth University’s partner institutions.

SUBU has a commitment to being an inclusive and diverse organisation. We recognise our workforce isn’t as diverse as it could be and are currently under-represented in, among others, the following areas:

· People of Black and Asian minority ethnicity

· Disabled people

· Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender + people


Further information

Applications must be submitted on a SUBU application form (please do not use a BU application form).  Please note the successful applicant will be employed by SUBU, which is a separate, independent organisation based at BU.

For an informal discussion about the post you can call Alexis Drayson, SUBU Advice Manager, on 01202 966760.  You can also email her at            




The closing date for applications is Noon Thursday 29th June 2017.




Digital Marketing Executive

£18,212 per annum

The Students’ Union at Bournemouth University is recruiting for a Digital Marketing Executive to help take us to a new level of digital communications.

The Digital Marketing Executive will lead on implementing SUBU’s online strategy. This key role within the communications team provides officers and managers an effective support service in the production and distribution of impactful digital communications. The post will work alongside the Graphic Designer and Communications Executive in order to deliver SUBU’s annual communications plan ensuring our messages are targeted and communicated effectively. The Digital Marketing Executive will help deliver an excellent member user experience across all our digital channels so that we can increase engagement and ensure we have a positive impact on every BU student’s journey


We’re looking for a candidate who:

Has a deep knowledge of social media

You will know how to adapt a message for maximum effectiveness across different channels and be talented at scheduling lively content with the right tone on every student-friendly social media network.

Knows all about email marketing

And how to efficiently build lists, segment and target for our different audiences, be able to sweat the channel without anybody feeling like they’re receiving spam.

Has their eye on the data

You will look forward to collecting and presenting your digital figures on a weekly basis and using the information to help make informed decisions.

Is website-savvy

You will be our go-to person in managing and developing the organisation’s website presence, be able to quickly build bespoke mini-sites and help get the maximum performance from our NUS Digital website platform.


So if this sounds like the perfect position for you then download the job details and application form.

Please send your completed SUBU application form to SUBU by the deadline: Fri 30th June


Post: Digital Marketing Executive Applications, SUBU, Talbot Campus, Dorset. BH12 5BB



Digital Marketing Executive job profile and person spec

Digital Marketing Executive application form

Application close: Fri 30th June

Interviews: Thurs 6th & Fri 7th July

Role commences: w/b Mon 31st July (or as soon as possible)

Employment type: Full-Time

Remuneration/ Pay rate: £18,212 (Grade 3.11)

Location: Talbot Campus, Bournemouth


Part-time vacancies

Community Wardens

£7.05 per hour

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 all student and permanent residents and posting information leaflets. You will also attend regular meetings, with SUBU, and BU, 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 (£7.05p per hour, minimum of 7 hours per week on average.)
  • Gain knowledge and valuable community relation skills
  • A positive addition to your CV

Application deadline: Friday 12th May 2017

Deadline has been extended until End of term.

Interviews will be held between: 17th May to 2nd June 2017 (or by telephone at a later date depending on your exam commitments.)

Duties will commence: 1st September 2017

Download Role Description

Download Application form

If you have any questions feel free to email

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