Membership Engagement Coordinator vacancy


Can you develop, support and increase participation from students in voluntary initiatives and projects at the University of Cambridge?


Could you enhance the work of committed and talented students who dedicate their time to peer‐led representation, campaigns (such as Union‐led Liberation or single‐issue 
campaigns), or student activities such as societies?


Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) is recruiting for a Membership Engagement Coordinator, our staff-lead for supporting and developing our elected student representatives and volunteer networks. The role will spend a lot of time working directly with Sabbatical Officers and students:

  • Turning their ideas into actions and outputs;
  • Providing organisational, logistical and administrative support;
  • Identifying development needs and providing guidance, which enables all of our volunteers to achieve what they set out to achieve on behalf of their peers at Cambridge.


CUSU is a creative and inclusive student-led organisation working to support, represent and campaign on behalf of students at the University of Cambridge in order to improve every aspect of students’ experiences at the institution.

The role ensure that those students who participate in campaigning activities or representation at Cambridge are as effective as possible in what they aim to achieve and that CUSU is as facilitative of volunteer aims as possible. The main objectives of the role are to increase volunteer participation and the level of support that is provided by CUSU, and to generate effective action from volunteers toward their aims and CUSU’s aims.

The ideal Membership Engagement Coordinator candidate will have excellent communication skills and have a methodical approach to meeting the development needs of representatives and volunteers at a diverse and multifaceted institution. You’ll be adept at producing resources, tools and information for others; enthusiastic about volunteering and motivated by achieving through others. The role-holder will be a people-person and responsive to the support needs of volunteers, and will be passionate about engaging students at Cambridge with their students’ union.


To apply

Please submit, by 5pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 three documents:

  1. your CV,
  2. a CV cover sheet (using form provided), and
  3. 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). Part-time applications will be accepted as well.

Closing date: 22nd November 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.


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