BAME Student Ambassador

Closing date:  Midday., 11th September 2020 

Interviews:  W/C 21st September and 28th September 2020 

Job Reference:  UPSU20098 

The Post

We are looking for an enthusiastic student: 

  1. To support BAME students.
  2. To actively lobby and contribute to the work of the university in tackling the BAME Attainment Gap, with a particular focus on identifying and addressing specifics within each faculty.
  3. To seek out, listen & act upon feedback and opinion from BAME Students about their student experience while studying at Portsmouth, thus enabling their voices to be amplified within the University.
  4. To work alongside the Students Union (elected officers) & the University (Harriet Dunbar Morris and/or Paul Hayes) in developing and running student-led campaigns surrounding the BAME Attainment Gap.

This is a 5-month fixed term position from 5th October 2020 - 30th April 2021

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 BAME education and student experience.

What's in it for you?

  • The chance to work with a passionate team of staff and student volunteers
  • 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

As a charity led by its values and guided by its students, the Union does this by providing wide-ranging services and learner support to 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 casual staff. The organisation also works with over 1000 registered student volunteers and over 100 student groups.

Further Information

Please note, candidates must fill in an application form. CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Rama Hilouneh, Learning Experience Officer on 023 9284 3634 or at

Deadline: Midday, 11th September 2020

Interviews: W/C 21st September and 28th September 2020 

The Union is a MINDFUL EMPLOYER® and will ensure that its recruitment activities are mindful of equality and diversity matters. 

Pay: £8.72 per hour

Hours: 4 hours per week

Fixed Term to April 2021

How To Apply

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

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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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