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The Union of Students employs over 100 members of staff, who all strive to put students first and improve the university experience for all. Look out for more jobs coming soon!

The Union of Students strictly adhere to the Government COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our members (the students), our employees and external visitors.

Student Trustee Recruitment

Role
Student Trustee
Commitment
Minimum of four board meetings p/year, plus sub-committees

To contribute to the work of the Board of Trustees, bringing a student perspective, based on experience and independent judgment. To ensure, as a member of the Board, that the Union complies with all charity, company and other relevant regulatory requirements and best practice.

  • The deadline for applications is Friday 16th October 2020.

External Trustee Recruitment

Role
External Trustee
Commitment
Minimum of four board meetings p/year, plus sub-committees

To contribute to the work of the Board of Trustees, bringing a professional perspective, based on experience and independent judgment. To ensure, as a member of the Board, that the Union complies with all charity, company and other relevant regulatory requirements and best practice.

 

Unibuddy Recruitment

Role
Unibuddy Representative

We will shortly be recruiting to our Unibuddy platform. This is a peer-to-peer networking system that safely allows potential students to connect with Ambassadors and staff throughout their student journey from initial enquirer to enrolment and conversion.

The platform is embedded into the University website, where ambassador profiles and blogs are hosted. Students can chat through their dashboard or mobile app. There are also opportunities to take part in virtual events hosted on the platform.

We are looking for both UG and PG students who can represent their course, and answer student life questions on the platform.

The requirements are:

  • Good levels of English grammar and spelling
  • Reliability (buddies need to respond to questions in a 24 hour period)
  • Commitment to engage with ongoing training/updates and keeping in touch with the Schools and Colleges Liaison (SCL) team
  • Good level of course knowledge
  • Signing up to the SEA for eligibility and payment purposes
  • Maintaining a positive, friendly approach to answering questions
  • Willingness to undertake some initial and ongoing training

The benefits to students are:

  • Prestige of representing course and the University
  • Appearing in Marketing campaigns
  • Possible experience of writing Blogs and creating Vlogs
  • Copywriting practice
  • Looks great on CV
  • Paid opportunity
  • Support from Unibuddy with the platform

There will be recruitment sessions held on either Friday 16 October at 10.00am or Monday 19 October at 4.00pm. These will last for one hour and students only need to attend one of them.

Recruitment is unpaid, but following success, students will be invited to sign up to the Student Employment Agency and the role will be paid from then on, including payment for training.

Please send name, year of study, course title, and date you can attend recruitment to sclteam@derby.ac.uk and confirmation will be sent.

  • The deadline for applications is 5.00pm Wednesday 14th October 2020.