Charity registered in Scotland SC015800
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 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
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
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) email@example.com if you have any additional questions about this role.
The Volunteering Service is open year-round and offers a variety of ways in which students can volunteer in the UK. The service also organises events, skills training, funding, awards and recognition, as well as provides support and advice to students to set up their own community projects.
The Volunteering Service is looking for an enthusiastic, creative, hardworking individual to assist the Volunteering Coordinator in maintaining and supporting the development and delivery of our service to student groups and individual students.
The Volunteering Service sits within the Student Opportunities Department which also provides support to student-led societies, Peer Learning and Support schemes, international students, and Global Students’ projects.
The Assistant will also provide support to wider Student Opportunities programs on student wellbeing, participation and professional development.
This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office and may involve being out and about on campus or attending meetings in other locations. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate to work from home initially. Re-opening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Attendance at the normal office base will be required in future.
The Student Opportunities Assistant will be approachable and well organised, with strong communication, interpersonal, IT and administrative skills. We are looking for someone who is friendly and confident, with a demonstrable enthusiasm for working alongside and supporting students.
A student focused individual with a consistently professional approach to their duties and keen attention to detail with a positive attitude towards the Students’ Association. A person with high expectations of themselves and others, who takes pride in their work and that of their team.
A strong commitment to the values of the organisation and a desire to make a positive contribution to those values and in delivering a genuinely world leading student experience for our student members.
Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit a Marketing Campaigns and Research Officer to join our Student Activities team.
The Students’ Association’s Marketing and Communications team works to increase engagement with, and sales of, the Association’s activities (both on and offline) through the creation and delivery of effective communications, marketing campaigns and initiatives.
The Marketing Campaigns and Research Officer is responsible for the planning, execution and evaluation of key marketing campaigns which pre-dominantly support our non-commercial departments and our Sabbatical Officers. These include, but are not limited to:
• #NoExcuse – our anti-sexual harassment campaign
• Mental Health and Wellbeing Week
• Student Awards
• Fight for the Night
• Give it a go – our Activities Week in January
• LGBT+ History Month
• Sabbatical Officer led campaigns
In addition to working on large annual campaigns, the Marketing Campaigns and Research Officer will support day-to-day promotion of our Student Opportunities (societies, volunteering, peer learning and support, and social enterprise), Representation and Democracy, and Advice Place services. The post-holder will also contribute to the delivery of organisation wide initiatives and campaigns, for example Welcome Week and Elections.
This position will also support the Director of Marketing and Communications with the creation of a new Research and Insight Strategy, and will take the lead on delivering that strategy.
The role demands a solid understanding of marketing principles, research methods, creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of current marketing trends and a professional approach to process, deadlines and internal client support.
The Marketing Campaigns and Research Officer is required to produce fast and accurate work, undertaken with a keen eye for detail, and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
This role requires an enthusiastic, confident, creative and organised individual with demonstrable marketing and research experience.
Candidates should be confident in working on multiple projects to tight deadlines, have excellent project management skills and an eye for detail.
Due to the often sensitive subject matter in the campaigns this post will lead on, candidates will ideally have an interest or some experience in working on the types of campaigns outlined in the job description. Please remember to outline in your application why these subject areas interest you.
It is anticipated this role will work remotely until January 2021.
Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit an Academic Advisor to join our Advice Place team.
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.
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.