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Grade: 4 (£21,686-£22,254)

How to apply: We would require a CV and a short paragraph to understand your motivation to apply for this role.

Responsible to: Welfare, Advice and Support Manager

Responsible for: Black Student Advocates

Functional Relationships: Executive Team, Union Staff, University Staff, Campaign Network Chairs

  • This role is 37 hours, full time, with 80% working time in the office.

An exciting opportunity has become available as Northampton Students’ Union grows! We are looking for a candidate who can represent our liberation student communities with a keen understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. This role would mentor our Black Student Advocates and support building an inclusive student community.’


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 To contribute to the overall       effectiveness of the Union


  1. Actively participate in meetings, personal development, and training events where there is a clear link to our strategy, your role or personal development.

  2. Ensuring that statutory and legal obligations are met.

  3. Ensure our financial sustainability by adhering to all financial procedures and processes of the Students’ Union.

  4. Promoting the Students’ Union’s various policies within your work, in particular Health & Safety, Equality & Diversity, Ethical, and Environmental.

  5. Contributing to the positive image of the Students’ Union with students, the University and the local community.

  6. Be flexible in your approach to work, ensuring you can work at any site as required, and unsociable hours as required to enable us to fulfil our mission.

  7. The job description may be altered at any time in the future in line with the level of the post to meet changing requirements, please be assure that this will only be done in full consultation with the post holder.

Job Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities of post-holder


  1. To support the recruitment of Black Student Advocates and Campaign Network Chairs.

  2. To be the first point of contact and support for the Black Students’ Advocates and Campaign Network Chairs, including any administrative duties and responding to general information and advice requests; coordinating the involvement of others necessary.

  3. To support the development of specific training for Black Student Advocates and Campaign Network Chairs, and signpost them to further training opportunities.

  4. To support and coordinate Campaign Network meetings, including providing administrative support.

  5. Support operationally and administratively student-led liberation campaigns, projects and events.

  6. Enabling Networks on-going growth and development, supporting them to build inclusive, active, and intersectional student-led communities.

  7. Advise and support students with any democratic activities, including policy-change and bye-law amendments.

  8. Attend the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum and other relevant meetings with stakeholders. Building these relationships and establishing new partnerships.

  9. To actively promote student voice in the student community via a number of communications tools, including face to face, and digital platforms.

  10. To keep up to date with relevant issues affecting liberation groups as well as matters relating to equality and inclusion, and provide informed advice to student representatives on matters relevant to their role.

  11. Work with the Insights Coordinator to establish and maintain processes for capturing and utilising insights on student experience and evaluating impact.

  12. Assist with the recruitment, training and on-going mentorship of student leaders in all areas of NSU activity, ensuring a clear development pathway exists for emerging leaders to progress through.

  13. Ensure NSU webpages are kept up to date with student communities opportunities and activities, and regular and relevant content is provided to the Brand & Comms team.

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