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Bournemouth University students are part of one of the best Students’ Unions in the UK…SUBU. As winners of the 2016 NUS Education Award and sector leaders for ‘Student Voice’ in the 2017 National Student Survey, SUBU consistently delivers an outstanding experience for its students. Why not be part of it?


Student Trustee Vacancy


SUBU recruits Student Trustees to be part of our Trustee Board.  There are currently three vacancies for three Student Trustees for 2019/20

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 in 18/19 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.  A knowledge or background of accounts / financial management would be desirable, but not essential.


To be eligible to be a Student Trustee you must be:

(i) a student registered on a BU programme of study;

(ii) a full member of the Union;

(iii) not a member of the Executive Committee; and

(iv) not prohibited by law from being a charity trustee.


The Annual SUBU review for 2017/18 can be found here It neatly summarises all the things that SUBU does and its achievements in last academic year.


For details on what the role entails then please contact:


Ade Balogun, Chair of the Board, on


Alan James, General Manager, on


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 Monday, 25th February 2019 by letter (no more than 200 words) explaining why you are interested in the role and what you believe you can bring to the SUBU Trustee Board.

Please fill in the SUBU Equalities and Diversities Monitoring Form - click here to download 


Please send the letter and the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form  to Kirsty Bailey, HR Co-ordinator



Nerve Audio Technician

The Head of Audio Tech is responsible for the station’s studio and live audio equipment along with the upkeep of the stations broadcast software. You’ll become the first point of call for presenters and committee who may have technical issues where you’ll be expected to help or repair equipment where necessary

You will also be responsible for the ongoing development of Nerve’s broadcasting capabilities, ranging from investigating and implementing upgrades for our outside broadcasting equipment, ensuring our station sounds the best it can during events to upgrading or implementing new studio equipment to broaden our on-air capabilities.

The role will also involve the creation and management of a small team to help you maintain the upkeep of existing audio tech during busier periods and direct and manage the setting up of our outside broadcasting kit at events throughout the year. Such events may be broadcasting from off campus so a degree of flexibility and understanding of the equipment is desired.

To fulfil the role, you should have had previous live audio or studio technical experience with a passion to learn and experience how a student radio station operates. Before you step into the role training will be provided to get you up to speed with the quirks and features of Nerve’s audio equipment and broadcasting software to help you settle in. There’s a lot to it!

If you would like to be considered, please submit your application describing why you are fit for the role and if you’ve had previous live audio or studio technical experience, and what skills you have which will make you an amazing Head of Audio Tech.

Good luck!


Key Responsibilities

Development of Nerve’s audio technology ensuring that Nerve keeps up to date with the latest technological developments, ultimately driving the station forward in providing the best platform for presenters and news readers.

Maintenance of the two-new radio studio’s including broadcasting desks, computers, software and peripherals.

Maintaining Nerve’s outside broadcast kit and taking leadership in ensuring it is set up correctly at events and streaming back to the studio.

Attending regular committee meetings and listening and actioning feedback from committee members.


Send your application to with the subject “TECHNICAL: Head of Audio – YOUR NAME”.




Equal Opportunities Notice

SUBU is striving to become more inclusive workplace and better represent the student community that we serve. We would therefore encourage applicants from the following communities to apply if they feel that they would want to be part of our change:

  • People of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds
  • People with Disabilities
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + people
  • Gender Equality

Good luck to everyone in your job applications!