Student Engagement Assistant Carmarthen

Applications close:

Friday 6th March


How To Apply?

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Tuesday 24th March


Start date:

Tuesday 14th April



19,000 (Pro Rata)


Contract type:

Maternity Cover - 6 months fixed term with the possibility of extension.



This role is primarily based on a single campus, with occasional travel to other UWTSD sites.


Reporting to:             

Student Development Coordinator



Main Duties

  • Be an on-campus point of contact for course representatives, part-time officers, and club and society committee members.
  • Work across the Students’ Union’s project portfolio, increasing involvement and engagement in all activities and assisting the Co-ordinators in delivering project aims.
  • Work closely with the campus Sabbatical Officers on their priorities, projects and campaigns.
  • Service the campus Student Council meetings, publicising the meetings and acting as secretary to the Council.
  • Assist in the training and development of student representatives, clubs and society committee members, and part-time officers.
  • Assist in the promotion and operation of Students’ Union democracy.
  • Support the growth of student volunteering within the Students’ Union, promoting opportunities, recruiting volunteers and assisting project leaders.
  • Run regular student-facing campaign and engagement activity around campus.
  • Promote regular feedback and student voice mechanisms, including ‘Big SU Survey’ and Student Council.” Encouraging students to participate, raise relevant issues and change their experience.
  • Assist in the organisation of SU student development events such as ‘Challenge Cup’, ‘Student-led Awards’, ‘Colours and Societies Balls’ and ‘Course Rep Conference’.
  • Act as a first point of contact for students requiring student support or academic representation, referring appropriately.
  • Work flexibly around student hours and availability. This is likely to include regular evening and/or weekend work depending on the campus.


General Duties

  • To support, advise, and assist elected student officers in the achievement of their aims and objectives.
  • To discharge all relevant Health and Safety Responsibilities.
  • To adhere to all relevant Students’ Union Policies and Procedures.
  • To adhere to all relevant UWTSD Policies and Procedures.
  • To be adaptable to change and have an ability to acquire new and relevant skills and knowledge by taking appropriate responsibility for own personal and professional development.
  • To represent the Students’ Union at relevant professional networks, events, and conferences.
  • To support and promote the Students’ Union’s values whilst undertaking duties, demonstrating commitments to equality, bilingualism, sustainability and democracy.



Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, or possess equivalent experience 
  • Knowledge of student experience enhancement initiatives within Higher Education.
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills. 
  • The ability to establish effective working  relationships with colleagues across a large organisation. 
  • Experience of project planning, execution and monitoring in Higher Education (or equivalent).
  • A good understanding of the roles of Elected Officers and Students’ Unions in HE institutions. 
  • Experience of successfully co-ordinating project activity to meet set aims and objectives. 
  • Commitment to finding innovative ways to engage with the student body on a variety of issues. 
  • Experience of supporting student-led activity to be successful.
  • Experience of supporting student-led campaigning assisting in planning, delivery, and finally evaluating impact.
  • Ability to work independently to plan, and execute agreed project activity. 
  • Willingness to accept additional responsibilities.



  • Experience of working in a Students’ Union.
  • Knowledge of HE institution frameworks and structures.
  • A good understanding of democratic principles and processes.
  • Ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh, or a willingness to learn to the required level.


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01267 676 876
TSDSU, College Road, Carmarthen, SA31 3EP



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TSDSU, College Street, Lampeter, SA48 7ED



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