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.

SUBU has a commitment to being an inclusive and diverse organisation and we welcome applications from:

· People of Black and Asian minority ethnicity

· Disabled people

· Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender plus people


SUBU Advice Crew - Volunteer

You will work as part of the Advice Crew team, but also complete activities independently. You will develop confidence in communicating with others and will be required to show initiative. This role will provide you with experience of working within a legal environment.

This role is suited to any student wishing to support and educate other students, and who wish to enhance their own professional competencies. Specifically, students who study Marketing, Law, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology and Events Management may find this role of particular interest.


This role would best suit those who:

  • Have a lived experience that could be shared with the aim to help and support other students, e.g. poor housing, academic issue/s, money worries.
  • Enjoy team working
  • Would like to improve their communication skills
  • Would like to meet likeminded students outside of their accommodation and course
  • Would like experience of working within an Advice Service

We welcome students from any faculty and level of study, and offer a flexible approach as we understand your studies come first.

Further details, including the job description and personal specification can be found here.



Full Time Paid Internship – Digital Promotion Co-ordinator

The Old Fire Station

Students’ Union Bournemouth University

The Students’ Union at Bournemouth University (SUBU) are looking for a graduate intern position of Digital Promotion Co-ordinator at The Old Fire Station beginning in June 2018.

This job is only avaialble to BU Graduates who should apply through www.mycareerhub.bournemouth.ac.uk

Job Description

The position is for a fast paced social media expert who will be working alongside the full time management team at The Old Fire Station and SUBU’s Communications team in leading the launch of 2018’s We Are Freshers campaign. You will be pivotal in delivering a co-ordinated, exciting and wide reaching online engagement plan to ensure the success of the events, both established and new, being held at the venue in the upcoming academic year

The Old Fire Station employs a wide marketing mix to promote its activity to new inbound students to BU. Key to this is our social media engagement plan, alongside our traditional printed mailshot. It is a very competitive environment where BU and SUBU must stand out as the trusted, exciting and number one choice.

We will expect you to be fully immersed in how social media can be managed, planned and manipulated to drive engagement – using smart networking ideas, cross platform integration and sheer hard work.

Your key metrics will be about reach (number of engagements), breadth (appeal to all students across their interests and backgrounds) and conversions (how many sales are actually achieved).


Skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent awareness of online trends.
  • Confident with use of all major social media platforms and e mail systems including, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Mail Chimp and Hootsuite.
  • A creative approach to developing and implementing new systems and ideas
  • The ability to motivate a group of online bloggers and ensure their effective performance in online engagement.
  • A thorough understand of the late night event world and what makes event tick.
  • A thorough understanding of digital promotional planning and the marketing mix.



  • Innovation. Producing original and imaginative ideas and solutions to problems
  • Concern for Standards. Pursuing excellence
  • Initiative: Self-motivated, seizing opportunities
  • Ability to learn. Quickly picking up new information and effective application
  • Tenacity. Repeated and sustained efforts to overcome difficulties
  • Results orientated. Seeks to achieve a desired outcome
  • Flexibility. Ability to change and respond to new information or changing situations
  • Adaptive thinking. Seeks to integrate and stretch concepts to deliver innovate campaign.


The role is only open to BU Graduates due to the funding scheme. Please apply to Alan Dove for an application form on adove@bournemouth.ac.uk.

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