Democracy Project Worker

Closing date 9 August 2019
Organisation Leeds University Union
Location Leeds
Hours Part time
20 hours per week
Salary £9413 per annum
Telephone 01133801364
£9,413 per annum (based on FTE £17,179 per annum) 
Part time - 20 hours per week, flexible shifts
Fixed Term contract until 26 June 2020
Closing Date: 9am Friday 9 August 2019
Job ref: 49/19

Leeds University Union is a charity that helps over 38,000 students love their time at Leeds. Located at the heart of campus, the Union is a space to meet people, make new friends and get involved.

Find out more about Leeds University Union at or follow us on Twitter @LeedsUniUnion.

The role of Democracy Project Worker is an exciting opportunity to work with students in making change at their Union, their University and in the City of Leeds. You’ll work within the Political Engagement Team (Democracy Manager, Political Engagement Manager and Forum Facilitator), and support other teams across LUU such as the Academic Representation and Community teams on key projects.

It will allow you to see and support a participative and deliberative democracy (that’s completely unlike traditional political structures!). It will be a great opportunity for you to develop your project management, communication and recruitment skills.

Tasks will include coordinating and servicing the Better Forums to ensure they are democratic and participative (this includes recruiting the Student Panel). Promoting the impact(s) of the Union’s democratic processes on students, and coordinating Policy within the Union and liaising with staff, students and the Exec to ensure Policy is delivered.

You’ll support Lead LUU, as we work to increase student turnout as well as increase and diversify student engagement in our democratic processes. You’ll also have the opportunity to work closely with our Liberation Coordinators, supporting them on campaigns, history months and training.

We offer 26 days’ holiday (plus generous statutory and customary closure days) and a pension scheme.

To apply, please visit our website using the link provided.

Please note that we don't accept CVs.

If you haven't heard from us within four weeks of the closing date then, unfortunately, you haven't been successful on this occasion.

Closing date:  9am Friday 9 August 2019
Interviews:  w/c 19 August 2019
Start date: w/c 2 September 2019            

LUU is committed to equality and valuing diversity within its employees. We particularly welcome applications from female candidates who are currently underrepresented within this team at LUU.
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