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 and we welcome applications from:

· People of Black and Asian minority ethnicity

· Disabled people

· Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender plus people

SUBU Advice Receptionist (part-time)

Salary: £16,983 pro rata

Hours: 28.5 hours pw (10am-4pm Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri and 9-4 Tues)

Date advertised: 11th Jan 2018

Closing date: Noon 25th Jan 2018

Please quote reference: SUBU Advice Receptionist

Based at the Talbot Campus

We are seeking a highly organised individual with excellent customer service skills to provide an exceptional front-of-house service to students accessing our service. SUBU Advice provides free, independent, confidential advice and representation to all students at Bournemouth University. The successful candidate will be a team player who can demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, have experience of working in a support role and confident in using Microsoft Office and Outlook.


Applications must be submitted on a SUBU application form (please do not use a BU application form).  Please note the successful applicant will be employed by SUBU, which is a separate, independent organisation based at BU.

For an informal discussion about the post you can call Alexis Drayson, SUBU Advice Manager, on 01202 966760.  You can also email her at adrayson@bournemouth.ac.uk     

The closing date for applications is Noon 25th Jan 2018



Job Description and Person Specification

Equality Monitoring Form

Application Form


Democracy and Equality Administrator (part-time) x2

Salary: £7.75 hourly pay

Hours: 20 hours pw

Date advertised: 12th Jan 2018

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 22nd Jan 2018

Please quote reference: Democracy and Equality Administrator


We are seeking two highly organised individuals carry out administrative duties required to support SUBU Democracy and Equality as appropriate. You will be the first point of contact for students in relation to general enquiries about SUBU Democracy and Equality Department. You will assist in the organisation and delivery of specific projects and events relating to Democracy and Equality as instructed by the department manager as well as main web and manual records for the department.


Applications must be submitted on a SUBU application form (please do not use a BU application form).  Please note the successful applicant will be employed by SUBU, which is a separate, independent organisation based at BU.

For an informal discussion about the post you can email Caston Matewu, Democracy and Equality Manager cmatewu@bournemouth.ac.uk     

The closing date for applications is 5pm, 22nd Jan 2018



Job Description and Person Specification

Equality Monitoring Form

Application Form



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.



Full Time Paid Internship – Digital Promotion Co-ordinator

The Old Fire Station

Students’ Union Bournemouth University

The Students’ Union at Bournemouth University (SUBU) are looking for a graduate intern position of Digital Promotion Co-ordinator at The Old Fire Station beginning in June 2018.

This job is only avaialble to BU Graduates who should apply through www.mycareerhub.bournemouth.ac.uk

Job Description

The position is for a fast paced social media expert who will be working alongside the full time management team at The Old Fire Station and SUBU’s Communications team in leading the launch of 2018’s We Are Freshers campaign. You will be pivotal in delivering a co-ordinated, exciting and wide reaching online engagement plan to ensure the success of the events, both established and new, being held at the venue in the upcoming academic year

The Old Fire Station employs a wide marketing mix to promote its activity to new inbound students to BU. Key to this is our social media engagement plan, alongside our traditional printed mailshot. It is a very competitive environment where BU and SUBU must stand out as the trusted, exciting and number one choice.

We will expect you to be fully immersed in how social media can be managed, planned and manipulated to drive engagement – using smart networking ideas, cross platform integration and sheer hard work.

Your key metrics will be about reach (number of engagements), breadth (appeal to all students across their interests and backgrounds) and conversions (how many sales are actually achieved).


Skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent awareness of online trends.
  • Confident with use of all major social media platforms and e mail systems including, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Mail Chimp and Hootsuite.
  • A creative approach to developing and implementing new systems and ideas
  • The ability to motivate a group of online bloggers and ensure their effective performance in online engagement.
  • A thorough understand of the late night event world and what makes event tick.
  • A thorough understanding of digital promotional planning and the marketing mix.



  • Innovation. Producing original and imaginative ideas and solutions to problems
  • Concern for Standards. Pursuing excellence
  • Initiative: Self-motivated, seizing opportunities
  • Ability to learn. Quickly picking up new information and effective application
  • Tenacity. Repeated and sustained efforts to overcome difficulties
  • Results orientated. Seeks to achieve a desired outcome
  • Flexibility. Ability to change and respond to new information or changing situations
  • Adaptive thinking. Seeks to integrate and stretch concepts to deliver innovate campaign.


Please apply through Bournemouth University's 'mycareerhub' as the role is only open to BU Graduates.

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