Edinburgh University Students' Association
Edinburgh University Students' Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC015800

Edinburgh University Students’ Association is an award-winning organisation, which exists to provide diverse services, representation, and welfare support to the community of over 39,500 students at the University of Edinburgh. By providing opportunities, helping to create change and offering support, we're here to help students get the most out of their time at Edinburgh. We have four venues around the University of Edinburgh campus – King’s Buildings, The Pleasance, Potterrow and Teviot Row House – which house our offices, cafés, bars, clubs, spaces for students to meet, study and socialise. We are a registered charity and all of the income we generate from our commercial activity goes back in to supporting our members. Find out more about us here: eusa.ed.ac.uk/about.

Current vacancies

Top job! External Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th January 2020

Edinburgh University Student's Association has an exciting opportunity to join the Board of Trustees as a External Trustee

**Please note that the role of Trustee is an unpaid volunteer position**

The Role

The Trustee Board at the Students' Association has ultimate responsibility for ensuring good governance, and that the organisation has a clear purpose and strategy which it is fulfilling effectively. It is also responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation, and sets future direction. As such, Trustees of Edinburgh University Students’ Association are collectively responsible for the legal and financial health of the organisation and for ensuring good governance

The role of the External Trustee is to utilise their personal and professional skills, experience and knowledge to support and assist the Students’ Association in developing and delivering its Mission, Vision and Values, and achieving its organisational goals. The External Trustee will be an active and contributing member of the Board at all levels, individually and collectively responsible for ensuring organisational compliance in all areas of legislation, policy and procedure, and ensuring that the Board reaches structured and sound decisions.

The Board of Trustees meets 5 times per year; Subcommittees of the Board generally meet 3-4 times per year. Additional communication may be required between meetings via email, and Board members will also be required to set time aside in advance of meetings to read all papers relating to meetings.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in the running of the Students’ Association during an exciting period of change

The Person

We are looking for applicants who share our passion for the student experience, with a keen interest in contributing to the effective governance and organisational development of the Students' Association. This is not a political position so candidates should apply based on their skills, experience and ability to carry out the role.

The ideal candidate will have proven, relevant senior professional/management experience, with an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities involved in trusteeship. Previous experience of board membership and/or policy development would also be a distinct advantage.

Equally important is the commitment to supporting the work of the Students’ Association through participation in the Trustee Board. We are also looking for individuals who can demonstrate sound judgement, a creative and innovative approach, strong communication skills, and a 'can-do' attitude.

We are particularly keen to meet candidates with commercial and financial insight and experience, given our varied services and sites and competitive landscape in the heart of the city of Edinburgh

Please note that candidates cannot be currently employed at the Students' Association or the University of Edinburgh

Further Information

For more detailed information about both the role and candidate requirements, please download the Trustee Candidate Pack below. Additionally, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Purves (Director of Membership Support and Development) sarah.purves@eusa.ed.ac.uk if you have any additional questions about this role.

Shortlist

Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit Student Opportunities Officer (Peer Learning and Support) to join our Student Opportunities team.

The Role:

The Student Opportunities Officer (Peer Learning and Support) is responsible for supporting the development and expansion of peer-led activity across the University of Edinburgh, enabling all students to enhance their experience. This will include supporting and facilitating student-led peer to peer activity throughout the University, encouraging students to take a holistic and autonomous approach to their learning and development.

This is a collaborative role which sits at the centre of the Student Opportunities team, with a specific remit of developing Peer Learning and Support. This involves contributing to the forming of a community of learners (both staff and students) locally and across the University. The Student Opportunities team sits within the wider Membership Engagement and People Development Directorate at the Students’ Association (which also includes The Advice Place and Representation and Democracy teams), and works collaboratively with colleagues in relation to a number of events, initiatives and activities related to student support and development.

The Person:

A confident and experienced trainer with excellent communication and interpersonal, organizational and IT skills. The postholder will have a proven track record of providing both administrative and operational support for volunteers. A student focused individual with a consistently professional approach to their duties and keen attention to detail. A person with high expectations of themselves and others, who takes pride in their work and that of their team.

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Academic Adviser

  • Part time
  • £23,345 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2019

Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit an Academic Adviser to join The Advice Place.

The postholder will work as part of a small team providing expert advice and representation to students with academic queries, on a wide range of academic-related issues and processes, including academic misconduct, appeals, harassment, complaints and disciplinary processes. They will also, as part of the Advice Place team, offer general advice (including welfare advice) as a duty adviser seeing drop in students, triaging and booking follow ups as necessary. They will also undertake specialist casework as required.

The Advice Place is a free, professional, impartial and confidential advice service for students at the University of Edinburgh, operated by Edinburgh University Students Association. The service is very busy and operates drop-ins and appointments, with phone and email consultation available as well. The service deals with a wide variety of topics (finance, accommodation, academic and personal issues) and provides basic information as well as more complex casework advice, advocacy and support. Service usage data is used to inform campaigns and the constant development and assessment of University policy.

The Academic Adviser will be an exceptional and enthusiastic individual, who aspires to provide a professional and high quality service to our service users. They will be a student focused individual with a consistently professional approach to their duties and keen attention to detail. A person with high expectations of themselves and others, who takes pride in their work.

Confident and competent, with demonstrable experience (typically at least 2 years) gained within a customer facing role, delivering high standards of customer service. The postholder will have proven experience of dealing with sensitive information and prioritising in a busy client facing role. Ideally, they will have worked in situations where they have been required to deal effectively and compassionately with customers who are distressed.

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This vacancy has now closed

Peer Learning Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th September 2019

Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit a Peer Learning Coordinator to join our Student Opportunities Team.

The Peer Learning Coordinator is responsible for supporting the development and expansion of peer learning systems across the University of Edinburgh, enabling all students’ access to peer learning to enhance their student experience. This will include supporting and facilitating student-led peer to peer activity throughout the University, encouraging students to take a holistic and autonomous approach to their learning and development.

This role has a strong project management and leadership element and involves contributing to the forming of an academic community of learners (both staff and students) locally and across the University. The Student Opportunities team sits within the wider Membership Support and Development Team at the Students’ Association (which also includes The Advice Place and Representation and Democracy), and works collaboratively with colleagues in relation to a number of events, initiatives and activities related to student development.

The Person:

A confident and experienced trainer with excellent communication and interpersonal, organizational and IT skills. The postholder will have a proven track record of providing learning support to others.

A student focused individual with a consistently professional approach to their duties and keen attention to detail. A person with high expectations of themselves and others, with a passion for learning, who takes pride in their work and that of their team.

Organisational Information

Edinburgh University Students’ Association is an award-winning organisation, which exists to provide diverse services, representation, and welfare support to the community of over 39,500 students at the University of Edinburgh. By providing opportunities, helping to create change and offering support, we're here to help students get the most out of their time at Edinburgh. We have four venues around the University of Edinburgh campus – King’s Buildings, The Pleasance, Potterrow and Teviot Row House – which house our offices, cafés, bars, clubs, spaces for students to meet, study and socialise. We are a registered charity and all of the income we generate from our commercial activity goes back in to supporting our members.

Find out more about us here: eusa.ed.ac.uk/about

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This vacancy has now closed

Commercial Marketing Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st October 2019

Edinburgh University Students’ Association is looking for a Commercial Marketing Officer to join the Marketing & Communications Team.

The Commercial Marketing Officer is a key role within the dynamic marketing and communications department of one of the world’s oldest students’ associations. The role is responsible for delivering on and offline promotions for the Students’ Association’s commercial activity, which includes retail outlets, conferencing facilities, bars, cafes and a large entertainment and events programme; ranging from weekly club nights to comedy nights.

As such, the role demands commercial acumen, creative flair and up-to-date knowledge of promotion trends for club nights, live entertainment and sales of food and drink from our cafes and bars.

Experience of working to tight deadlines, and a professional approach to process and internal client support is required.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual looking for a rewarding hands-on commercial marketing role.

The Person

A commercial, confident, and creative marketer with demonstrable experience of developing and delivering promotions in a fast paced sales and promotions environment.

The Commercial Marketing Officer is required to produce fast and accurate work, undertaken with a keen eye for detail, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

The ideal candidate will have high expectations of themselves and others, with a passion for detail and the ability to complete projects on time and to a high standard.

Organisational Information

Edinburgh University Students’ Association is an award-winning organisation, which exists to provide diverse services, representation, and welfare support to the community of over 39,500 students at the University of Edinburgh. By providing opportunities, helping to create change and offering support, we're here to help students get the most out of their time at Edinburgh. We have four venues around the University of Edinburgh campus – King’s Buildings, The Pleasance, Potterrow and Teviot Row House – which house our offices, cafés, bars, clubs, spaces for students to meet, study and socialise. We are a registered charity and all of the income we generate from our commercial activity goes back in to supporting our members.

Find out more about us here: eusa.ed.ac.uk/about

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This vacancy has now closed

Student Opportunities Administrator

  • Part time
  • £19,580 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2019

Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit Student Opportunities Administrator to join our Student Opportunities team.

The Role:

The Student Opportunities Administrator will be responsible for the support functions of the Student Opportunities Department, ensuring the delivery of key processes, developments and initiatives. Including but not limited to developing and applying our financial processes, room bookings, catering, society re-registration support, on line representation, meeting and workshop calendar support, training, events and awards administration.

This is a collaborative role which sits at the centre of the Student Opportunities Team and will contribute to our overall objective of providing all students access to diverse, inclusive and innovative activities and developments, in order to enhance their student experience.

The Student Opportunities team sits within the wider Membership Engagement and People Development Directorate at the Students’ Association (which also includes People and Development, The Advice Place and the Representation and Democracy team), and works collaboratively with colleagues in relation to a number of events, initiatives and activities related to student support and development.

The Person:

A confident and experienced administrator with excellent communication and interpersonal, organisational and IT skills. The postholder will have a proven track record of providing both administrative, financial and operational support to teams. A student focused individual with a consistently professional approach to their duties and keen attention to detail. A person with high expectations of themselves and others, who takes pride in their work and that of their team.

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