Design & Communications Coordinator Vacancy

Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) is recruiting for a talented graphic designer to grow and develop a credible, visible membership identity for a representative and campaigning body fit for its members.

CUSU is constantly changing and developing as an organisation, and instrumental to our progress will be our ability to connect with our membership, demonstrate real impact from the work we do for students, and increase our exposure across the University community. As a membership body we must establish trusted relationships with our members who must be informed and must inform the work that we do; the Design and Communications role will bring flair as well as pragmatism to this exciting challenge.

The ideal candidate will be inventive in design, decisive and prompt in approach, and able to turn ideas into graphical and written that our students will want to engage with. The role-holder will be proficient at administering online platforms and have an understanding of new media and communications in relation to student-use today; they will have a comprehension of how a member-led organisation should want to communicate with its membership and be passionate about telling our members about the charity’s work.

See the job description.

See the application pack.

To apply please submit, by 5pm on Thursday 17th August 2017 three documents:

  • your CV,
  • a CV cover sheet (using form provided), and
  • a cover letter, which describes how you meet aspects of the person specification and briefly outlines motivations for applying for the role.

Applications should be submitted electronically to or via post (addressed to Vacancies): Cambridge University Students' Union, POSTROOM 17 Mill Lane, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1RX.


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Job details

Location: CUSU offices, Cambridge

Salary: £22,442 pa.

Contract: permanent

Working hours: Full time, 36.5 hours per week (exclusive of breaks).

Closing date: 17th August 2017 (17:00)


We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. ​We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and an ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within Cambridge University Students' Union in some areas. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.


Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) is committed to creating an organisation in which all members and employees are respected, discrimination is not tolerated and diversity is encouraged. All members and employees will be treated fairly and with respect.  Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.


Registered Charity Number: 288365