Queen Mary Students' Union - Governance, Finance and Marketing /Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice

Qmsu Services Limited
Students' Union Hub, 329, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NT
£19,253.00 annually
18 Jun 2019
08 Jul 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
  • Servicing meetings (Board of Trustees Audit and Risk Committee, and the Board of our trading subsidiary) learning how to prepare agendas and papers, minute taking, action monitoring, maintain the corporate risk register, and complete statutory returns.
  • Developing relationships with stakeholders, both internal and external, including development of community engagement projects and administration of our campus community fund.
  • Administering a range of financial processes and activities, you will learn and develop an understanding of internal control processes and procedures which impact on the general ledger and sub ledgers, including effective processes for purchase to pay, grants and expenses, planning and budgeting, and assisting with the annual external audit.
  • Helping to develop and implement organisational strategy and plans, including resource and supply chain management, workforce development, sustainability, health and safety, and quality assurance.
  • Assisting in identifying service/organisational improvements and opportunities for innovation and growth, using qualitative and quantitative analysis of information and data and benchmarking against others.
  • Working with our marketing team to support fundraising activities including development of our alumni scheme, and a customer relationship management data base.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Proficient IT skills, including email and Excel and Word
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good organisation skills
  • Excellent written and numeracy skills
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work as a key member of small teams
  • Trustworthy, reliable and able to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish and develop good internal and external working relationships at all levels
  • Be of a positive, professional disposition

Desired qualifications

Generally, we expect our degree apprentices to demonstrate similar

academic achievements to full-time BSc students.


General Studies
Critical thinking

International Baccalaureate (IB)
36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include a minimum of 4 in Standard Level Mathematics.


Full BTEC entry requirements:


Access to HE
We consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma on a case-by-case basis.


GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or 4 or above required.


Professional Experience

Given the vocational nature of Degree Apprenticeships consideration will be given to reducing the academic entry requirements should applicants have relevant work experience. Queen Mary and the employer will agree to consider such applications on a case-by-case basis.

In terms of residency, to be eligible for an Apprenticeship you must:
  • Be a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) (including other countries determined within the EEA or those with bilateral agreements), and have been ordinarily resident in the EEA (including other countries determined within the EEA or those with bilateral agreements), for at least the previous three years on the first day of the apprenticeship. OR
  • Have the right of abode and the right to work in the UK and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship OR
  • Be a non-EEA citizen with permission from the UK government to live in the UK, (not for educational purposes) and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship.

Future prospects

Successful completion of this apprenticeship will equip you to apply for a number of roles within both the Students' Union and Queen Mary University, and many similar employers within the higher education sector.

Additionally, the apprenticeship should enable you to secure employment in a variety of roles within the voluntary and not for profit sector. Typically, these might include management roles in areas such as volunteering, fundraising, programme management, policy and public affairs or planning and governance.

If you chose to take up the option of also studying for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Qualifying Programme, this would enable you to apply for roles within a secretariat, governance, or professional services team and to continue to work towards chartered membership of the ICSA and becoming a Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional.

Things to consider

This is an office-based role and it will require extensive use of computers.

Some of the meetings with which you will assist take place outside of normal working hours (typically weekday evenings). Time off in lieu will be given when this occurs.

Benefits include 30 days annual leave, plus university closure days, access to a pension scheme, free gym membership and an interest-free season ticket loan.

Employees of the Students' Union also benefit from staff discount on food and drink purchased in the Union's Coffee Shop.

Queen Mary Students' Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, class or any other dimension of diversity. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as this group is currently under-represented within the Students' Union

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