The University of Gloucestershire Students' Union is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of students at the University of Gloucestershire. We are in the top 10 for most improved SU’s in the country as measured by a rise in NSS scores and we are ambitious and entrepreneurial.

The University of Gloucestershire Students' Union is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and we understand the benefits of recruiting a diverse range of people.  We welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented sections of the community.  


Volunteer Inclusive Sports Activator

We are looking to recruit up to 10 student volunteer inclusive sports activators. The SU is working in partnership with NUS and Sport England to run a pilot project to make sport and physical activity more inclusive to people who identify as LGBT+. The SU is committed to ensuring all students are supported to have a life-enhancing University experience, and we strongly believe sport and physical activity should be welcoming to everyone.

Our activators will work to introduce and encourage all abilities into sport and/or physical activity in a fun, friendly and inclusive environment. 

Volunteers will be provided with training and ongoing development to enable them to deliver inclusive activity. Volunteers will receive support to achieve a level 1 coaching qualification, safeguarding and first aid training, and training in inclusivity.  

In the role, you will enable people to be active and try things that they previously felt they couldn’t do. The role will enable you to gain a better understanding of the LGBT community and make a positive difference to students’ lives. 

This opportunity is open to all students to apply - LGBT+ and Straight Allies. 

If you are interested in applying we are asking that you provide a copy of your CV and up to 200 words on why you would be well suited to the role to Alex Burnett

Please see our volunteer pack for more details about this opportunity.


Trustee - Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

The University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union is seeking to appoint a new trustee to join our board.  The new trustee would have a financial background and would chair the audit and risk sub-committee, as well as be an active member of our current board that meets 5 times per year.  The new trustee will add expertise and skills to help achieve our aims of being a best practice board within the students’ union sector, and help to improve our Students’ Union’s effectiveness in supporting every student to have a life-enhancing student experience at Gloucestershire.

The Students’ Union at the University of Gloucestershire delivers a range of activities and opportunities to enhance the lives of our students from sport and societies, to welfare and representation.

If you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm to help us in our mission then we want to hear from you. 

Please see our recruitment pack for more details about this opportunity and our organisation.

Apply now by emailing Tom Newman, with a copy of your CV and a covering letter.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this opportunity then please email


Closing date: Open ended recruitment

Interviews: Flexible, please specify in your cover letter your availability


As a Students' Union we are committed to providing a life-enhancing experience to all students at the University of Gloucestershire. To find out more about working for our exciting organisation please head to our 'About Us' section. 


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