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International Students' Programme Coordinator in Leeds

LUU is a charity with a turnover of £13million per year, which aims to ensure that the 34,000 students love their time at Leeds. We employ over 600 staff and deliver a huge range of services and projects so no one day is ever the same. LUU has a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of one of the largest and highest rated Students’ Union in the country, and to work as part of a new team focused on enriching student experience through our programmed activity.

What are you going to do

Job Title: International Students' Programme Coordinator

Responsible to: Student Programmes Manager

Responsible for: 2 x International Events Assistants and 1 x
Give It A Go Assistant

Job Purpose: To develop and run a range of programmes for LUU's international and UK students that encourage all
students to be part of Leeds' global community.

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • To support the manager in developing and implementing the department's plan.

Working with Others

  • To work effectively with people, developing productive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • To work with key University staff running complementary work.
  • To work across the Student Engagement Directorate and LUU to link the Student Programme Team's work to LUU's other work and services.

People Management

  • To support the people working in the Global Community programme team enabling them to achieve their best through effective recruitment, development, recognition and performance management.

Managing Resources

  • To control spending in line with the budget to maximise efficiency including the control of wages where these are variable.
  • To utilise resources and make appropriate purchases in line with the budget and the limits of authority, taking account of ethical and environmental considerations.

Personal Effectiveness

  • To ensure that personal knowledge and skills are updated to ensure effectiveness in meeting work objectives.

Service Delivery

  • Building on existing work, develop a coherent and compelling programme for international students and activity that encourages all students to be part of Leeds' global community.
  • To manage the overall delivery of service in the Global Community programme team and monitor performance to achieve targets and objectives.
  • To maintain an up to date awareness of trends and developments in international student engagement and community building work, and make appropriate changes to the delivery of the activity.
  • To monitor and oversee the provision of a Global Community programme team services, utilising a range of methods, ensuring the nature and range of services continue to meet the demand of all LUU's customers.
  • To ensure the programmes are accessible for all students and meet the needs of LUU's diverse membership.
  • To work with and advise other teams across LUU to ensure our work and services are relevant to our global community.
  • To deliver a customer-focused culture to ensure the highest level of service is provided to all members by every member of staff.


  • To ensure compliance with LUU's internal procedures and all external legal requirements to include Health & Safety and licencing regulations.
  • To ensure operational procedures (including those for cash handling and security) are followed at all times so that standards are met.
  • To operate within LUU's ethical and environmental parameters for all purchasing decisions.


  • Such other duties as may be reasonably prescribed by the Student Programme Manager appropriate to the grade and responsibilities of this post.
  • £20,997 per annum
  • Full time - 36.5 hours per week
  • Closing Date: 9am Monday 6 August 2018
  • Job ref: 78/18

What we offer:

  • We offer 26 days’ holiday.
  • We offer a pension scheme.
  • Generous statutory and Union closed days.

What we ask:

  • At least finished high school , Degree standard desirable
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise, plan and deliver tasks on time
  • Ability to organise the work of self and others
  • Ability to plan and deliver communications
  • Have a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to use a range of IT software, including MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Developing and delivering programmes for international and UK students
  • Working with partner organisations to deliver programmes of activity
  • Creating and delivering programmes that appeal to students from across the world
  • Managing resources; staff and financial
  • Research and writing reports
  • Knowledge of current trends in developing programmes for international students and connecting students from around the world together
  • Ability to work in a student-led environment
  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work
  • Willingness to adopt the behavioural values of Leeds University Union

Extra information

We are looking for an innovative individual with a knowledge of the international education sector, and proven management experience. The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker, be organised and able to effectively manage projects, and have an out-of-the-box viewpoint. You will have a track record of forming good relationships with colleagues and working across a diverse team, plus you'll either have an international background or a sound understanding of international perspectives.

Education Level
Working hours per week
36 - 36
Type of Contract
Full Time Jobs
Salary indication
£20,997 per year
Responsible for
Developing and running a range of programmes for LUU's international and UK students that encourage all students to be part of Leeds' global community.
Type of Job
Project Management
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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