Purple Champion Volunteer

Oct 2, 2020

Ref: UPSU20102

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

Role Information

Roll name
Purple Champion Volunteer
Job Reference
Unremunerated / Voluntary
Part Time
Closing Date
Midday, 9th November 2020
Interviews Date
26th November 2020 (training session)

The post

The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union is a vibrant, forward thinking organisation with a vision of delivering ‘a Positive Impact with every Portsmouth student’. We are looking for a student to actively promote the benefits of UPSU and select third parties in face-to-face delivery to students at key outreach events.

  • Available shifts will be distributed to registered team members who can opt-in to work the shifts that fit around your studies.
  • Volunteers will be responsible for engaging in conversations to enable a ripple effect of community feeling amongst the student body.
  • Outreach activity is the core function of the volunteer role and will require volunteers to provide students with information, provide department contact details where appropriate and collect student feedback.
  • The Union considers regular and ongoing personal development/training as essential to role delivery and Union development. One of the core aims for this volunteer programme is to provide students with a valuable volunteering experience that will upskill them to help further their personal and professional development.

Skills you'll need

  • You’ll need to be a University of Portsmouth student to apply for this role.
  • Be able to remain calm and friendly under pressure in a busy environment.
  • Be passionate about the Union and the University.
  • Very strong communication skills and be able to provide excellence in customer care offering a memorable experience at all times.
  • Highly motivated, energetic and enthusiastic.

What's in it for you?

  • Great CV experience and a chance to develop key employability skills - leadership, communication, flexibility, motivational skills, time management, problem solving
  • Opportunity to get involved with training courses and workshops
  • UPSU Purple Champion’s shirt and hoodie
  • Purple Champion Socials
  • Chance to network and meet new people

Further Information

Please note, candidates must submit an application form and video to jobs@upsu.net. CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Mike Kiddell, your Development Officer at mike.kiddell@upsu.net. Do not send CVs, application forms or video entries to Mike.

Deadline: Midday, 9th November 2020

Training Session: 26th November 2020

*Please note, due to high numbers of applications, this role will close once 50 application forms have been submitted.

If you have not heard from UPSU by the interview date you should assume you have been unsuccessful in your application.

Contact us

The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union has a vision of creating a positive impact with every Portsmouth student during their time at University.

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