• Advertised from 19th February 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week. Permanent
  • Annual Leave: 35 days per year


Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit a Democracy and Campaigns Coordinator to join our Representation & Democracy team.

The Role:

The Democracy and Campaigns Coordinator is responsible for management of the Students’ Association’s democratic processes – including Student Council, online ballots, and ideas submission - with a focus on building engagement and participation.

They will monitor the progress of Students’ Association policy and Sabbatical Officer projects, and liaise with colleagues in the Students’ Association’s Marketing and Communications team to ensure that our work is effectively communicated to our members and other key stakeholders.

They will empower and upskill students and reps to run their own evidence-based projects and campaigns, ensuring that these are effective and impactful.

Alongside colleagues in the Representation and Democracy team, they will support our five Sabbatical Officers – and particularly the Vice President Community and the President – to pursue their objectives, with a particular focus on issues of transport, housing, sustainability and widening participation.

They will coordinate the Students’ Association’s political engagement, including building and maintaining relationships with relevant local and national politicians, completing consultations, and supporting the Officers in effective lobbying of elected officials.

They will also be responsible for developing and delivering candidate support during our annual election cycles, ensuring that candidates have the knowledge and skills to run effective campaigns.

The Person:

The successful candidate will be a confident and enthusiastic individual, with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, who has experience of building and delivering student democracy, activist development, and campaigns.

They will have the ability to lead projects independently and work collaboratively, responding sensitively to the needs of our diverse student population, and engaging a range of stakeholders in our work with your passion and commitment.

Application notes

For further details and a full job description and person specification, please download our candidate pack.

To apply, please download and email your completed application and equal opportunities forms to Human Resources, at jobs@eusa.ed.ac.uk. Please quote the vacancy reference number (878) in the subject header of the email to ensure your application is considered for the correct position.

Please note that applications by CV will not be accepted.

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The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 15th March 2021.

Interviews will be held on Friday 26th March 2021.

Further information will be sent to shortlisted candidates.