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The Graduate Union aims to provide, promote and support the academic advancement and welfare of our membership. We are working hard to achieve our objectives, do you want to help us? Apply now and be part of the GU teams!

Volunteer and Activities Assistant

What would the Volunteer and Activities Assistant do, day-to-day?
The role with support the existing officers, as well as staff in actively engaging volunteers. They are expected to work closely with the President and the Postgraduate Engagement Coordinator to achieve this. This would probably lead to work outside the office.

The Graduate Union is a growing charity in need of additional support, which is looking to create a new Students’ Union with our sister charity, but we are looking for extra support to get us there. Currently there are two full-time officers (one of which is shared with our sister charity CUSU). We have a full-time General Manager and Postgraduate Engagement Coordinator. We also have a number of shared staff with CUSU, such as the Advice Service staff. We also use the reception provided by CUSU. We also have three associate staff members: a finance clerk, an IT manager and a parent-toddler group leader. We are looking for support through a period of planned vacancy in our Vice-President role. Finally we have a growing base of volunteers who need support in running campaigns, events and having more sustainable student engagement in their respective areas.

Information Pack 

Salary:  £10ph, 10-20 hrs a week
Contract: Part time, fixed term till June 2020
Closing Date:  18th December 2019 at 11am
Interviews: Early January 
Further Information: Download here

How to apply

To apply please submit your CV and a cover letter, describing how you meet the person specification and your motivation for applying. Applications should be submitted electronically to Please email  if you would like any further information, or have any difficulty applying.


Roles for students:

Voluntary roles

(Executive Committee members (Election in Michaelmas Term)):

  • Faculty Liaison Officer
  • Families Officer
  • International Officer 
  • Black and Minority Ethnic Officer
  • Environmental Officer
  • Disabilities Officer
  • LGBTQ+ Officer  
  • Women's Officer  
  • Open Portfolio (e.g. housing, finances)

For more details about the role, please visit:

College and Faculty and other volunteering opportunities 

most Middle Combination Room's (MCR) are looking for volunteer - alternatively why not stand as a representative in your school or faculty?

Other opportunities exist with our Friends in CUSU, Student Community Action and RAG (Raising and Giving)