Casual Election Ambassadors

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The Role

You will join the team of five Elections Ambassadors within the department of Student Groups Support, managed by the Democracy Coordinator. The primary purpose of your role will be to promote student engagement with, and awareness of, elections, democratic structures and opportunities for making change in the SU. 

The core duties of the role involve:

  • Talking to students about elections, democracy and representation, how the SU works and what opportunities there are to get involved in student leadership
  • Being a positive and friendly ambassador for SU elections and democracy; encouraging students to get involved and make the progressive changes that they want to see
  • Assisting with the publicity and promotion of the SU elections on social media and online by writing news stories and engaging content. 

Please click here to see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Your Skills and Experience

You will be self-motivated with a strong commitment to teamwork and delivering outstanding customer service. You will have excellent communication skills and will enjoy talking passionately and persuasively about getting involved with the Students'  Union. 

What you will achieve 

In return, the transferable skills we will help you to develop include:

  • Public speaking and engagement 
  • Communication, persuasion and negotiation                        
  • Campaigning and Influencing 
  • Teamwork and networking

Working at Sheffield Students' Union 

Here at the Sheffield Students’ Union we employ excellent staff.  Our staff follow behaviours which have been developed in line with our organisational strategy for staff to aspire to.   

Some of the key behaviours we look for in our workforce are:

  • Delivers service excellence
  • Communicates effectively and works as a collaborative team
  • Builds strong working relationships
  • Demonstrates social responsibility, recognises ethical and environmental working and complies with legal requirements
  • Creates and maintains a ‘can do’ culture
  • Demonstrates financial awareness and optimises the use of resources
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation
  • Demonstrates effective decision-making and problem-solving          

We welcome applications from those who feel they possess these key behaviours

Your Benefits 

You will work in an exciting and progressive environment and enjoy great staff benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Well being Programme

Working weeks and hours: These posts are university term time only; September to June. Shifts will vary in length and will be irregular with a clear push around Elections time for SU Council and Officer Elections.  Most shifts will be during working hours with occasional evening or weekend work.

Salary: Under 25 : £8.62 per hour (£7.70 per hour + £0.92 Holiday Entitlement) Over 25: £9.20 per hour (£8.21 per hour + £0.99 Holiday Entitlement)

Closing date:  Friday 30th August 2019 3pm 

Interviews: Thursday 12th September 2019

Training:  Thursday 19th September 2019 (Training is compulsory) 

Start date: Monday 23rd September 2019

Sheffield Students' Union welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

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