Join the Bristol Hub 2020/21 Committee

Join the Bristol Hub team! If you are passionate about social and environmental issues, fancy learning about the third sector or want to engage Bristol students in social action then we want to hear from you.

Informaton icon Join the Bristol Hub team! If you are passionate about social and environmental issues, fancy learning about the third sector or want to engage Bristol students in social action then we want to hear from you.

Location icon Interviews held W/C 30th March via video call

Clock icon Extended deadline: 29th March

DEADLINE EXTENSION: applications close Sunday 29th March, with intention of holding interviews the following Weds (1st) and Thurs (2nd).

We are recruiting for passionate and motivated students to join the 2020/21 Bristol Hub committee!

Become a leader in social and environmental change at the Univeristy of Bristol.

Who are we?

Bristol Hub is a chairty that works in partnership with the Univerisity of Bristol and the Student Union to support students to tackle social challenges, learn about issues and connect with each other. We do this by offering practical volunteering, skilled placements, one-off volunteering opportunties and project incubation support.

Bristol Hub believes that students have the power and potential to shape a better world, and being on our committees are a chance to be a student leader for the causes you care about. We are a student-led charity and our students guide what we do and take lead on the projects we run. We have a range of positions available in either our executive committee or one of our project committees. The committees are explained below.

The committees

  • The Executive Committee supports Bristol Hub's vision and mission to engage all students in social action. The activities of the Bristol Hub core committee are aimed at engaging students in social change, deepening the understanding of social issues and engaging with the local Bristol community. The committee also supports and leads on operational activities such as fundraising and marketing.

  • Our project committes have been created to reflect the volunteering opportunties we deliver. These are Schools+, LinkAges, Empower Active and Branch Up Active. Each committee is structure a little different from the next, to ensure the committees meet the needs of the projects. Rather than supporting Bristol Hub as a whole, these committees are focused on the recruitment, training and delivery of the specific volunteering project. Roles vary, but some include comms, fundraising, volunteer management, session planning, logistical support and more.

Applications are now open and will close on Sunday 22nd March. Interviews for successful applicants will be held in the week beginning 23rd March. Posts for these last around one year, up until May 2021.

Interviews will take place 24th March between 9am-2pm and Thursday 26th between 9am-12pm. Additional times may be added according to availability and volume of applications. If you can't be in Bristol, we offer candidates to do their interview via video call.

Don’t worry if you feel like you don’t have experience, we are keen to hear from self-starters and enthusiastic individuals. We are particulary interested in hearing from existing volunteers or students that have engaged with Bristol Hub before, but this is not essential.

Good luck applying - we look forward to welcoming you to our team!

How will you benefit?

Being a part of the committee gives you access to a range of unique opportunities including:

  • Experience in fundraising, publicity and events management - key skills for a career in the third sector and transferable skills for any job.
  • An opportunity to have significant responsibility and develop leadership skills
  • Access to professional training and tailored support from the Hub staff team
  • Optional personal development plans
  • Insight into the working of a third sector organisation
  • The chance to make a practical difference to the local community in the causes you really care about

Apply for the Executive Committee

We’re looking for motivated and passionate individuals to fill the following roles. Don’t worry if you feel like you don’t have experience, we are keen to hear from self-starters and enthusiastic individuals.

  • President
  • Fundraising and Finance Coordinator
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Events Coordinator
  • One off Volunteering Coordinator

You can read the role descriptions here.


Apply for the Schools+ Committee

Schools Plus is Bristol Hub’s flagship volunteering programme, which tackles educational disadvantage by placing volunteer tutors in local schools, where pupils are at risk of not reaching their potential. As a committee member you’ll support us to achieve our mission by engaging other students with this cause and inspiring them to take action.

We’re looking for motivated and passionate individuals to fill the following roles: - Coordinator - Committee Member

**You can read the role descriptions here. **


Apply for the LinkAges Committee

LinkAges is an intergenerational project that aims to connect students with older people in the community, to tackle the social isolation and loneliness that they often experience. As a committee member you’ll support us to achieve our mission by engaging other students with this cause and inspiring them to take action.

We’re looking for motivated and passionate individuals to fill the following roles: - Coordinator - Volunteer Coordinator - Marketing and Communications Coordinator - One off Volunteering Coordinator - Events Coordinator

You can read the role descriptions here.


Apply for the Branch Up Active Committee

Branch Up Active provides extracurricular Saturday activity days and a weekly after school club for children aged 7-11 and student volunteers. The programme aims to improve confidence, offer new experiences and, primarily, facilitate fun! As a committee member you’ll support us to achieve our mission by planning sessions and engaging other students with this cause and inspiring them to take action.

We’re looking for motivated and passionate individuals to fill the following roles: - Lead Volunteer - Event Coordinator - Session Planner - Club Lead Volunteer - Club Session Planner

You can read the role descriptions here.


Apply for the Empower Active Committee

Empower Active is a mentoring programme for year 7 and 8 male pupils. Volunteers act as a mentor to help raise students confidence, self-esteem and resilience, through a mixture of classroom and sports based activities. As a committee member you’ll support us to achieve our mission by planning sessions and engaging other students with this cause and inspiring them to take action.

We’re looking for motivated and passionate individuals to fill the following roles: - External Relations - Internal Planning

You can read the role descriptions here.


Have any questions about the application process or need reasonable adjustments made? Please contact Lydia at [email protected] We are always keen to hear about how we can make our opportunities more accessible.

We are inclusive and encouraging of all University of Bristol students who want to volunteer, and welcome BAME, LGBT+ and Disabled applicants.

If you have questions about the roles or application process more generally, feel free to email [email protected]


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