Faith and Belief Project Officer

Location: Homebased/Macclesfield/London
Salary: £29,029 (+£3,405 if based in London)

Faith and Belief Project Officer

The National Union of Students (NUS) is creating a Race Equity and Inclusion team to drive our work on tackling race inequality and promoting inclusion within NUS and across the wider student movement. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated candidate. This is a busy, exciting and challenging role and we are looking for a candidate who is keen to influence change and improve existing disparities and barriers for staff, officers and volunteers from a faith and belief background within the student movement.

About NUS

NUS is a voluntary membership organisation which makes a real difference to the lives of students and its member students' unions, as well as apprentices.  We are a confederation of 550 students' union, amounting to more than 95 per cent of all higher and further education unions in the UK. Through our membership students' unions, we represent the interests of more than seven million students.

About the role

You will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to students’ unions, NUS and its partner organisations in implementing best practice to accommodate the needs of staff and students of faith and belief and to promote positive interfaith relations across campuses. As a key member of the Race Equity and Inclusion Team you will lead on developing training, guidance and awareness projects to foster inter-faith dialogue between faith societies, students’ unions and institutions.

To excel in this exciting role, you will be able to demonstrate a passion for creating change, be motivated, innovative and professional. You will have developed a track record of delivering projects to promote awareness and understanding, reduce barriers and promote faith and belief inclusion. In return, we can offer you the opportunity to join a friendly and enthusiastic team who are passionate about effecting change through our work.

Benefits

At NUS we pride ourselves on being able to offer a generous benefits package in order to support our employees both in their working lives and their personal lives.

We demonstrate this is a number of ways, including but not limited to a basic holiday entitlement of 27 days (plus 1 extra day each year to a maximum of 30), we offer 4 days co-ordinated (Christmas) closure, plus public holidays;  accommodating flexible working hours where possible; a childcare voucher scheme with a further childcare allowance to support parents with these increasing costs; an individual healthcare plan; a generous pension scheme (employer matched up to a maximum of 6% basic salary) and commitment to support the development and wellbeing of all our employees.

How to apply

For more information please read the role profile or to apply please complete the application form and diversity monitoring form, both available on our website

Please note we do not accept CV's or pdf documents

Closing date:  27th September 2017

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 30th October 2017

Completed applications should be returned to recruitment@nus.org.uk

NUS is committed to being an inclusive employer and having a diverse workforce

We particularly welcome applications from an ethnic minority background as they are under-represented within NUS at this level