Democracy Project Worker

£9,413 per annum (based on FTE £17,179 per annum) 
Part time - 20 hours per week, flexible shifts
Fixed Term contract until 26 June 2020
Closing Date: 9am Friday 9 August 2019
Job ref: 49/19

Leeds University Union is a charity that helps over 38,000 students love their time at Leeds. Located at the heart of campus, the Union is a space to meet people, make new friends and get involved.

Find out more about Leeds University Union at or follow us on Twitter @LeedsUniUnion.

The role of Democracy Project Worker is an exciting opportunity to work with students in making change at their Union, their University and in the City of Leeds. You’ll work within the Political Engagement Team (Democracy Manager, Political Engagement Manager and Forum Facilitator), and support other teams across LUU such as the Academic Representation and Community teams on key projects. It will allow you to see and support a participative and deliberative democracy (that’s completely unlike traditional political structures!). It will be a great opportunity for you to develop your project management, communication and recruitment skills.

Tasks will include coordinating and servicing the Better Forums to ensure they are democratic and participative (this includes recruiting the Student Panel). Promoting the impact(s) of the Union’s democratic processes on students, and coordinating Policy within the Union and liaising with staff, students and the Exec to ensure Policy is delivered. You’ll support Lead LUU, as we work to increase student turnout as well as increase and diversify student engagement in our democratic processes. You’ll also have the opportunity to work closely with our Liberation Coordinators, supporting them on campaigns, history months and training.

We offer 26 days’ holiday (plus generous statutory and customary closure days) and a pension scheme.

Closing date:  9am Friday 9 August 2019
Interviews:  w/c 19 August 2019

Start date: w/c 2 September 2019            

LUU is committed to equality and valuing diversity within its employees. We particularly welcome applications from female candidates who are currently underrepresented within this team at LUU.


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To apply, please download the application pack and forms A and B below. Please ensure that you save the blank forms to your desktop before completion. Once completed, please return both forms to

Internal candidates should contact the People Team for an application form.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been successful on this occasion.

Alternative formats of the application pack and forms are available on request by contacting