The Students’ Union at Bournemouth University (SUBU) works hard to improve your student experience whilst at BU. Our vision is 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


Latest Jobs


Community Wardens

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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 1st June 2018
  • Interviews will be held between
    Between now, and the end of May depending on how quickly you get your application to us.  Interviews after 1st June may be held over the telephone.
  • Duties will commence:
    1st September 2018

Click here for the Role Description

Click here for the Application form

If you have any questions feel free to email

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.



Head of Student Engagement

£46,000 per annum


Would you like to be part of a hugely exciting Students’ Union and help to drive the strategic agenda to have a positive impact on our students and staff?

The Head of Student Engagement is a critical role which works directly under SUBU’s General Manager, leading a team of c. 18 staff members to lead the direction of Advice, Activities, Representation, Insight and Democracy to name just a few of the departments which make up the exciting Student Engagement team.

There is so much to do at SUBU, from over 120 clubs and societies, to campaigning on local and national issues. SUBU encourage students to get involved, have their say, and make their mark while they study.

We are run by both students and full-time staff and are headed up by five full time elected officers. Alongside the General Manager and wider senior management team, you will play a significant role in the future development of SUBU by providing high-quality strategic advice to the Board of Trustees and leading on relevant strategic themes and values.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Service Delivery
  • Representational and Campaigning Impact
  • Leadership & Staff Management


Skills & Experience Required

  • Experience of leading and delivering successful change
  • Ability to support service delivery whilst managing the complex political challenges of a membership organisation
  • Experience of representing an organisation at a local and national level, working with a range of stakeholders
  • Experience in budget planning and financial analysis
  • Project / programme management experience


The successful candidate is likely to have come from either a Students’ Union background or have experience within a membership facing role. However, if you feel that you don’t have either of these but have significant management experience and are quick to grasp new environments, do get in touch.

The Students’ Union at Bournemouth University is an equal opportunities organisation, which we want to reflect the student body that we represent. We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and have elected to work with partners with expertise in diverse recruitment. We’re especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented within senior leadership positions, including female, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background.

For recruitment pack information and to apply please click HERE

Application close: Fri 29th June

Employment type: Full-Time

Remuneration/ Pay rate: £46,000

Location: Talbot Campus, Bournemouth








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