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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.

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


Part-Time Vacancies


Communications Assistants

£7.40 per hour

Have you got a keen eye for photography? Are you a dab had a video editing? Can you write copy with the best of them? ...then we want you! We're looking for a student to support some of the SUBU Student Engagement Departments with all things comms!

This post is based on up to 10 hours a week but may be more during peak periods, and less at quiet times.


This main  responsibilities will included:

• Ensuring engaging content on social media, both to the student involved in the department and the wider student body.

• Supporting Department events, and gathering multimedia content.

• Creating high quality photo and video content for use in SUBU promotional activity.

• Using initiative to promote the work the students that are involved with the Department to the student body


Application closes on: Friday 29th September at 12pm

Interviews will be held:  Wednesday 4th October and Thursday 5th October


Download the full Job Description here

Download Application Form here


You can submit your application online via email on, with subject line: Comms Assistant Application.

Alternatively, you can post your application on the address: "The Students' Union at Bournemouth University, The Student Centre, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB"


Promo Team

£7.05 per hour


A little bit about the role of the Promo Team…

The job is all about getting out and talking to students across both campus’ about what’s going on and coming up in SUBU, so that more students know what’s happening, and in turn more students take advantage of the many participation opportunities such as: Elections, Campaigns, Speak Week, Big Student Meetings, Volunteering events, Refreshers’ Fair and many more besides. The job is also to remind students of how SUBU can support them to improve their time at BU – e.g. promoting how our democratic structures work, encouraging people to use their student reps, the ideas system, how to vote in elections, and how to use the SUBU advice department. The work will often involve distributing materials such as wall planners, newsletters, campaign materials, freebies and sometimes helping student-run projects like Nerve Magazine. However, the job is not about standing in the atrium hoping a passer-by will come and take a nightclub flyer from you!

A little bit about you…

You will need to be comfortable and confident approaching and talking to students, and will need to be full of smiles, enthusiastic, reliable and willing to help us spread our messages far and wide, so we can help as many students as possible realise the benefits awaiting them. If you have some knowledge of any area of SUBU then all the better but most important you need to be hungry to listen and learn about us and what is going on. You will need to be available to work when we need you, fit and willing to travel to any parts of either Talbot or Lansdowne campus, halls (including Corfe House in Poole) or even student areas like Winton & Charminster.

Application deadline: 12:00pm 29th September 2017

Interviews will be held:  Monday 2nd October 2017

Duties will commence: Monday 4th October 2017

Download Job Description

Download Application Form

You can submit your application online via emailing on, with subject line: Promo Crew Application.

Alternatively, you can post your application on the address: "The Students' Union at Bournemouth University,The Student Centre, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB"



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.

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