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 Activities Co-ordinator (full time)
Hours:  Full-time, 37 hours per week, usually Monday – Friday but some evening and weekend work to be expected during key events
Closing date: 10am, Monday 27th November 2017

Based at the Talbot Campus with some out and about work required.

We are seeking an extremely organised yet flexible individual with excellent attention to detail to support the development of SUBU's Activity team. SUBU Activities runs more than 100 clubs, societies and networks and oversees the RAG (fundraising) provision. We are looking for an excellent customer focussed frontline co-ordinator to join our team. The successful candidate will be a team player who can demonstrate excellent prioritisation in their workload and experience of working in a busy office environment. The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting student initiatives and be confident in using Microsoft Office.

If you would like to talk to us about the post, please feel free to do so – you can call Emma Smith, Activities Development Manager, on 01202 965744 or email her at esmith@bournemouth.ac.uk .

Please note CVs will not be accepted as applications. Please complete the application pack below.

Successful candidates will be invited to interview on 1st December 2017

Job Description and Person Specification

Opportunity Overview
Application Form
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form


Student Trustee vacancy

SUBU recruits student trustees to be part of our Trustee Board.

There is currently a vacancy for a student trustee for 2017/18

The term of office is for two years so that means that it would probably be best if you are likely to be a student at BU for at least two more years.

This Board has the overall responsibility for the management of SUBU, its financial solvency as well as its ongoing strategy and strategic plan.

It holds the Managers and staff of SUBU to account.

The Board meets four times a year, in semester time.

Attendance and preparation for these meetings will be your main role. These meetings tend to take around three and a half hours.

There are also four Audit and Risk Committee (ARC)meetings per year and the occasional ‘task and finish’ group. Each of these meetings tend to take one and a half hours each.

 Attendance at these other meetings (ARC and T and F group), unless specified, is voluntary.

Your role as a Student Trustee is to bring a sense of what the students need and feel about the current provision of SUBU. It is not an elected representative role.

For details on what the role entails then please contact

Daniel Asaya, Chair of the Board, on supresident@bournemouth.ac.uk


Alan James, General Manager, on ajames@bournemouth.ac.uk

It may also be helpful to look at the following pages from the Charity Commission to get some detail on what a trustee is expected to do.


SUBU will provide training via an external one day course and in house training.

Please apply by 12 noon on Thursday 9th November 2017 with a cover note (no more than 200 words) as to why you are interested in the role and what you believe you can bring to the SUBU Trustee Board. Interviews will be held in weeks commencing 13th and/or 20th November 2017

Please send the cover note to sbradfield@bournemouth.ac.uk



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.


Please apply through Bournemouth University's 'mycareerhub' as the role is only open to BU Graduates.

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