Student Liaison Officer

Eastern Colleges Group
Bury St Edmunds [Suffolk]
£18,417 - £20,550 Per Year, Pro rata
10 Sep 2021 09:30
10 Oct 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Learner Support / Teaching Assistant, Worker / Practitioner
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Student Liaison Officer

Student Liaison Officer (HE)

West Suffolk College

Location: Bury St Edmunds

Part Time – 23 hours per week, based on a contract of 52 weeks per year

Fixed Term Contract until 06/09/2022

Salary: £18,417 - £20,550, pro-rata, depending on experience

Start Date: ASAP 

We are very excited to be recruiting a new post as Student Liaison Officer to University Studies. We’re currently going through an exciting period of development and are looking a passionate person who share our values to join our brilliant team. You will be responsible for the establishment of a Student Association, initially its constitution and governance and thereafter it’s promotion and running. You will mentor and support the Student President and work with senior managers to develop the student voice strategy. You will also organise, promote and supervise a calendar of social and extra-curricular activities for our students. We look forward to welcoming new colleagues to join us on the next stage of our journey.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and promote an effective Students’ Association with a clear constitution and governance.
  • Develop and implement a Student’s Association marketing and social media strategy and oversee the creation and production of printed material and website content.
  • Co-ordinate and develop student activities.
  • Develop networking links with HEI’s, similar institutions and external agencies.
  • Support the recruitment of a Student President and Student Representatives, including the development of training materials.
  • Support the engagement of students and recruitment of members to the Student Association.
  • Provide support in embedding University Studies Student Voice Strategy and the development of a plan to achieve the desired outcomes
  • Co-ordinate the running of Student Elections including the Student President and Academic Student Representatives and nominate Academic Student Representatives for positions within the University Studies deliberative committee structure.
  • Responsible for organising, promoting and supervising a calendar of social and extra-curricular activities for students including clubs, societies and external and internal events
  • Work closely with the Student President and support elected Students’ Association President and members in providing a range of activities and opportunities suited to the needs of the students of the college e.g. outreach, fundraising
  • Organise and host welcome events in order to inculcate a sense of belonging, assist students with settling into life at University and form bonds across courses.

Required qualifications, skills and experience

  • Degree level qualification
  • Experience of supporting students in a formal student support role
  • Experience of developing social media and marketing content, and setting up social media sites
  • Ability to balance the needs of individuals and team/organisation
  • Able to plan, develop and run events
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable with and enthusiastic about working in a democratic, student-led environment and empowering student leaders

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with our Character Strengths and Mission Statement to incorporate into your personal statement. You will find this very beneficial if you are invited to attend for an interview and it will help you to understand our expectations of you at an early stage of the recruitment process.

For more information please contact

Please send a completed application form to , if you have not heard from a member of the HR team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 20th September 2021 

Interview Date: 28th September 2021 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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