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Event Technician (Student Role Only)

Job Reference: UPSU22193

Remuneration: £10.90 per hour

Term: Fixed Term until July 2024

Closing Date: Midday, 26th September 2023

Interview Date: 4th October 2023

We are looking for a student to support student and Union wide events throughout the year in the Union. You will be required to set up light, sound and staging rigs with the support of other team members and proactively support and train others in events operations. This role is ad hoc throughout the year supporting all major Union events and key student and University events in for example, Third Space and Ravelin Park.

Skills you’ll need:

  • Experience / general interest in event production, sound and/or lighting or other backstage work
  • A willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to work in a team, but also on their own initiative.
  • Ability to remain calm and friendly under pressure in a busy environment.
  • Strong communication skills and be able to provide excellence in customer care offering a memorable experience at all times.
  • Please note, you must be a student for the academic year 23/24

What’s in it for you?

  • The opportunity to gain real world events work experience
  • Working closely with a creative team who are open to new ideas and can help to broaden your skill set.
  • Access to free training opportunities.
  • 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 Jack Latoy on 02392843689 or at

Further information about Portsmouth Students’ Union is available at

Deadline: Midday, 26th September 2023
Interviews: 4th October 2023

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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