Job Opportunities

STAR is recruiting for two posts:

please make sure you download the correct application pack and make note of the correct closing date for applications

1. Student Network Manager

Job title: Student Network Manager
Reports to: Chief Executive
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)
Salary: £32,000 + 7% contributory pension
Location: STAR national office, London N7 with travel across the UK. Currently, the team is primarily remote working in line with the Government’s COVID 19 guidance, with limited provision to work from our offices.

Do you have what it takes to engage, inspire and enable thousands of students across the UK, to take action to welcome refugees to the UK?

The role

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about creating a culture of welcome in the UK for refugees and who understands the levers to change. You believe in the power of young people as changemakers and will have a strong background in organising, ideally with young people, developing and supporting activism & leadership skills.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, and managing the student network team, you will be responsible for coordinating and implementing our movement building work, empowering students to achieve positive change and keeping the needs and voices of people seeking sanctuary at the heart of decision making and action.

To apply:

Please download the application pack below, complete and return to [email]recruitment@star-network.org.uk[/email]:

Application form

Student Network Manager Job Description & Person Specification

Equality and diversity monitoring form

• The closing date for applications is 10am on 9th December 2020
• Interviews will be held on 17th December 2020

2. Student Network Organiser

Reports to: Student Network Manager
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)
Salary: £22,000 per annum + 7% contributory pension
Location: STAR national office, London N7 with travel across the UK.

Currently, the team is working remotely in line with the Government’s COVID 19 guidance, with limited provision to work from our office.

Do you have what it takes to engage, inspire and enable thousands of students across the UK, to take action to welcome refugees to the UK? Do you want to make a real difference and gain a huge variety of experience, including campaigning, volunteer management, communications and events organising? Then this is the perfect role for you.

STAR is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual with great communication skills and experience of running a student society or similar. You will work with the Student Network team to provide support to STAR group leaders at universities and colleges across the country, helping them to run their groups, organise engaging events, coordinate creative campaign actions and ensure they are up-to-date with what’s happening across the network, and in UK asylum policy. You’ll also have a key role in organising national events, including our annual conference and student training events.

To apply:

Please download the application pack below, complete and return to [email]recruitment@star-network.org.uk[/email]:

Student Network Organiser Job Description & Person Specification

Student Network Organiser Application form

Equality and diversity monitoring form

  • The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th December at 1pm
  • Interviews will be held online on Wednesday 16th December

About us

Student Action for Refugees is the national student movement building a society where refugees are welcomed and can thrive, as equal members of the community.

People arriving in the UK face many challenges in both claiming their right to asylum and building new lives. Challenges that result from a hostile policy environment, negative public attitudes, unhelpful media narrative and a lack of access to services. Our network of STAR student societies and activists is creating a more understanding, just and welcoming society – today and in the future by; campaigning for policy change; providing practical support and connecting communities through volunteering; improving access to university; sharing information about asylum and the lived experience of refugees to shift narratives.

Last year was our 25th anniversary, marking a quarter century of a vibrant student refugee welcome movement that has impacted on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and has made a difference far beyond the walls of universities and colleges.

In 2019/20 we were active in 61 universities and colleges in England, Scotland and Wales – 53 STAR student groups, in 39 towns and cities, were supported and empowered to take local and national action to welcome refugees. The groups were run by 285 STAR student leaders with a membership of 4096 students. Together we:

• Campaigned for the right to work for asylum seekers, an end to immigration detention, improved refugee family reunion rights and improved access to university and more.
• Volunteered in partnership with 43 local charities recruiting 1,623 STAR student volunteers for 82 projects supporting 3,166 refugees – providing academic support for children, English conversation clubs, drop-in centres, IT workshops, gardening projects, sports clubs, fun community events and more.
• Organised 550 events attended by 22,000 people, providing a platform for experts by experience, academics, activists and organisations, to inform about asylum and the experiences of refugees.
• Supported 9 universities with scholarship development, 8 STAR student groups to campaign for Equal Access at their institutions and we provided information and advice to over 300 prospective students and university staff.