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Projects Coordinator (Academic Success & Student Outcomes)

Job Reference: UPSU22143

Remuneration: £20,339 to £23,796 basic per annum

Term: 2 Year Fixed Term

Closing Date: Midday, 18th July 2022

Interview Date: 27th July 2022

We are looking for a self-motivated individual that enjoys a challenge and an agile working environment.

The Post

The UPSU Projects Function is a flexible and responsive function that coordinates resources across the Union and supports the delivery of projects, campaigns or events quickly to meet student needs. This function ensures projects remain on track and objectives are met. The Projects Coordinator (Academic Success & Student Outcomes) post supports the delivery of the Rapid Response delivery team. Driving up student’s satisfaction with their course, UOP and enhancing their overall experience. The postholder will lead on the delivery of projects to provide skills, employability opportunities and other activities to develop students and will also be expected to project manage and deliver on a wide range of additional activities and events where required.

The Person

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, inspirational individual who is passionate about delivering an excellent student centred service. The post-holder will have experience of leading and managing projects and supporting and motivating people. The successful postholder will have strong project management skills and be able to devise, plan and execute appropriate activity to deliver against success measures. They will also have experience of managing multiple projects at once and a detailed understanding of the Higher Education sector, in particular an understanding of what drives Academic Success and positive Student Outcomes.

In addition, the post-holder will have excellent communication skills, an understanding of best practice in project management, a good understanding of both operational and reputational risk management and the skills and ability to handle competing priorities.

What we offer

  • Strong team mentality, supportive and sociable workplace
  • Regular training opportunities and team development days
  • 30 days annual leave + bank holidays + additional Christmas leave (University shutdown)
  • Flexi-time and 35 hour week
  • Company Pension
  • Hybrid Working Policy 
  • Access to University staff benefits: discounted gym membership, free library membership, bike safe

The Organisation

The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union is a vibrant, forward thinking organisation with a vision of “delivering a positive impact with every Portsmouth student”. As a charity led by its values and guided by its students, the Union provides wide-ranging services and activities for the 20,000 + students of the University of Portsmouth. The Union is based in the centre of Portsmouth and turns over £1.7M per annum, employing approximately 35 career staff and a further 35 student staff. The organisation also works with over 1000 registered student volunteers and has close to 8000 members of student societies.

Further Information

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Natalie Dutka-Bowskill, Student Opportunities and Operations Manager at natalie.dutka-bowskill

Closing date for applications: 18th July 2022
Interviews will be held on date: 27th July 2022

Please note that our shortlisting process is such that CVs will not be considered as any part of an application. Therefore please submit an application form only - any attached CVs will be disregarded.​ 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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