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PGM Ambassador TEC / HSS (Student Role Only)

Job Reference: UPSU22202

Remuneration: £10.90 per hour

Term: Fixed Term until July 2024

Closing Date: Open until filled

We are looking for a an enthusiastic student to:

  • Support PGM/BAME students.
  • Actively lobby and contribute to the work of the university in tackling the BAME Awarding Gap (also known as the Attainment Gap), with a particular focus on identifying and addressing specifics within each faculty.
  • Seek out, listen & act upon feedback and opinion from PGM/BAME Students about their student experience while studying at Portsmouth, thus enabling their voices to be amplified within the University.
  • Work alongside the Students Union (Elected Officers) & the University Senior Staff in developing and running student-led campaigns surrounding the BAME Awarding Gap (also known as the Attainment Gap).

Please note, we are preferably looking for one student in TEC Faculty, one student in HSS Faculty, but we would welcome applications from other faculties. 

This is a 1 year fixed term position until July 2024.

Skills you’ll need:

  • Experience of working with a variety of people from different cultures, backgrounds and ages.
  • Ability to work collectively in a group by coordinating tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with key people relevant to the role.
  • Maintaining up to date knowledge on current and key affairs, both social and political.
  • An understanding of the benefits of improving and facilitating PGM/BAME education and student experience.
  • You must be a student in the academic year 2023/24

What’s in it for you?

  • The chance to work with a passionate team of staff and students
  • You’ll develop your team working skills and planning skills with events
  • You’ll develop communications skills through the discussions you will have with both the University, Students’ Union and students.
  • You’ll develop skills in order to deliver reactive campaigns to current social movements
  • You’ll develop the ability to co-create with university staff within your faculty.
  • It will look great on your CV, job applications or to future employers

The Organisation

The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union (The Union or UPSU for short) is a forward thinking, friendly organisation with a vision of “delivering a positive impact with every Portsmouth student”. As a charity led by its values and guided by its members, we offer a wide range of services and activities to support and enrich the lives of our students. UPSU employs approximately 35 career staff, a further 100 student staff and we work with over 1000 registered student volunteers and over 100 student groups.

Further Information

To apply, please visit For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Megan Selley, Representation Manager on .

We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. You can find an application form on our website.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role to ensure a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. We will not disclose any personal details to the shortlisting panel. Any documents or links with identifying information will not be used during shortlisting, but can be submitted if you are selected for an interview.

We are strongly dedicated to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within our community and we are passionate about creating a welcoming and inclusive environment which supports everyone from recruitment through to appointment, regardless of your background. We welcome applications from all talented people and as part of this commitment, we are working to improve the diversity of our workforce to ensure that it is as relevant and representative of our student community as possible and are actively encouraging applications from underrepresented groups.

The Union is a MINDFUL EMPLOYER® and we are committed to creating a supportive and open culture and actively support the mental wellbeing of all staff.

Due to the high number of applicants, if you have not heard from UPSU by the interview date you should assume you have been unsuccessful in your application.

How to Apply

Completed application forms should be emailed before the closing date to:

Please quote the job title or reference number in the subject.


Please note

  • CVs will not be considered as applications
  • Due to the high number of applicants, if you have not heard from UPSU by the interview date you should assume you have been unsuccessful in your application
  • Applications must be received before the stated closing time/date
  • Applications may also be submitted by post, addressed to: Job Applications, University of Portsmouth Students' Union, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth PO1 2EF

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