Student Community and Partnerships Associate (GBP)

  • Job Reference: GBP 5213
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2020
  • Recruiter: University of Exeter (Graduate Business Partnership)
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Salary: £18,812
  • Sector: Community & Sport, Education
  • Job Type: Temporary, Internship or Placement
  • Duration: ASAP - 31/07/2021
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A Student Community & Partnerships Associate is sought by the University, in Exeter. This role will involve the coordination and support of Student Staff Liaison Councils and promote/support surveys, enrichment opportunities, and recruitment campaigns, and is available immediately until 31/7/21.

Purpose of Role:

This is an important and exciting role in helping the University to maintain current standards of student engagement, but also to identify and develop new ideas and practice in this area. The role provides administration of all relevant activities, resolving issues when they arise and feeding into the continual review/ improvement of processes, and reports on the impact of all student partnership activities. While post holders are expected to support the team’s work across the University, each role focuses on supporting activity in a specific group of disciplines/Colleges.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and support Student-Staff Liaison Committees (SSLCs) and Student Partnership Boards (SPBs) in the allocated departments/Colleges, and ensure that student officers are supported to chair meetings.
  • Act as secretary to all student representation meetings in the role’s remit, ensuring that meetings are recorded, and completing all meeting administration.
  • Offer support to student reps and officers into raising and resolving issues through committees and feedback processes within each subject and College.
  • Work with Directors of Education and academic staff in each department to support them in resolving actions raised through SSLCs.
  • Work with colleagues to provide direction and support to any part-time student interns supporting the work of the Student Community and Partnerships Team.
  • Work closely with team members to continually, monitor and review the effectiveness of academic representation across the University, providing and reporting on data where necessary.
  • Work across the team to manage the Ideas section of the Enlitened App, ensuring that idea proposals are moderated appropriately, and that they feed into SSLC business where necessary.


It is likely this role will commence as a remote working role, however the expectation is that as we head into term time the role will need to be campus based.  Appropriate risk assessments and return in line with Government and University COVID-19 policy will be ensured.



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to quickly establish rapport and build professional, trusting relationships with a wide range of students and colleagues, including senior managers
  • Enthusiastic about working and engaging with a diverse range of students and staff
  • Ability to maintain enthusiasm and a positive and engaging attitude in a busy, ever-changing environment
  • Ability to balance a variety of different tasks and balance conflicting priorities, including deadlines at short notice
  • Organised and methodical approach to managing own workload with attention to detail
  • Quick learner, with the ability to work independently and under own initiative
  • Flexible working style, able to adapt to working in different places and occasionally with travel involved or hours outside of normal working pattern
  • Competent user of Microsoft software packages including Word, Excel and Outlook


  • Experience of delivering excellent customer service
  • Previous experience as a student rep, peer mentor, or society committee member
  • Confident speaking and presenting skills in front of large and small audiences
  • Ability to see the bigger picture and appreciate how this influences day-to-day work
  • Experience of managing events
  • Understanding or experience of using marketing principles and tailoring messages to different audiences

Other Requirements

  • A finalist or recent (within last 3 years) graduate of a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree from a UK university (or if you have attended a British university on ERASMUS programme).
  • Available for full time hours and employment between the start and end date.
  • The Right to Work in the UK for the full duration of the internship. We welcome all applicants and the diversity they bring, however immigration legislation will not currently allow the University to apply for a sponsorship certificate for GBPs.
  • This GBP cannot be used as a full-time Year in Industry student placement.
  • You cannot apply for another GBP at the University of Exeter if the duration of the GBP goes beyond 23 months in total.

It is hoped that interviews for this role will take place on 17th/18th August 2020.

To apply for this role please click this link to download our internship application and submit via the APPLY NOW button.