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Apply to become a project employee advancing HYY’s equality work!


Do you have a burning desire to develop student organisations’ activities? Are issues related to equality and accessibility close to your heart?

The Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) turns 151 years old this year. With its 26,000 members, it is the largest student union in Finland and has around 250 student organisations operating under it.

We are looking for a full-time project employee to advance HYY’s equality work, with particular focus on student organisation activities. As our project employee, you will get to both develop existing things and create new: you will plan, realise and develop HYY’s equality work together with the specialists and members of the Student Union’s Board in charge of equality. You will get to create new practices and structures for the Student Union to help us improve equality in student organisations and, through them, the entire Student Union.

The project employee’s duties will include drafting equality-themed instructions and materials, organising training sessions for student organisations operating under HYY and communicating about these training sessions. In addition to this, the project employee will get to plan the structures and schedules of future training sessions in relation to the other training sessions aimed at organisations. The position requires familiarity with equality issues, independent approach to work and communication skills. We further appreciate a good command of Swedish and English as well as knowledge of legislation and data protection issues related to equality.

The position is fixed term, starting on 12 August 2019, or as agreed, and lasting until 20 December 2019. It is a full-time position (37.5 h per week) with a salary that is in accordance with the student unions’ collective agreement, with potential bonuses for education and experience.

HYY emphasises diversity and equality in its activities. We hope to receive as many applications as possible from people with diverse backgrounds.

The application period ends at 8.00 pm on Sunday 2 June 2019. Send us your free-form application letter with a maximum length of one page, with your CV attached. Send the application to with ‘Projektityöntekijä’ as the subject. Possible interviews will be held on Tuesday or Wednesday 4–5 June 2019.

Further information:
Further information is provided by Secretary General Aaro Riitakorpi (0400 816 426), and Specialist Hannele Kirveskoski (050 543 9608),