Charity registered in Scotland SC012506
Edinburgh Napier Students' Association is the independent student union for anyone studying at Edinburgh Napier University. We provide sports clubs, societies, volunteering, representation, advice and support for Edinburgh Napier University students.
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) seeks a new external Trustee to join its Trustee Board as a volunteer.
ENSA’s Trustee Board is responsible for the governance of the association, sets the overall strategy for the organisation and evaluates its progress towards key goals. The Board is comprised of a combination of elected and appointed students and external lay trustees who can strengthen governance by bringing in expertise and perspectives from a range of backgrounds. The Trustee Board meets 6 times per year, early on Monday evenings.
ENSA is a registered charity. Its mission is to improve the student experience for around 14000 students based at Edinburgh Napier University’s 3 campuses. Its main activities are student representation, sports and societies, advice and support, training and events.
Adviser required for our small advice team to provide rights-based welfare and education advice and support to Edinburgh Napier University students. Sighthill campus is home to the School of Applied Sciences and the School of Health & Social Care, including student nurses and midwives, some of whom require advocacy and support around their fitness to practice.
Ideally 1 year paid advice work experience or 2 years as a volunteer required. Based at Sighthill Campus, 16.5 hours weekly over 3 days.”
1. To provide rights-based advice and support to Edinburgh Napier University students on a confidential one-to-one client basis on matters concerning their welfare and education:
(a) ensuring that your knowledge of welfare and education rights and university procedures remains accurate and current, and taking responsibility for updating this as it develops;
(b) taking individual cases from initial presentation to a conclusion, completing follow up action for casework: maintaining timeous, accurate and up to date case notes (Blue Door);
(c) liaising with 3rd parties on behalf of clients and progressing issues on their behalf with their agreement, including the representation or accompaniment of clients to formal university or appeal hearings where appropriate;
(d) data protection compliance and management;
(e) maintaining accurate and up to date statistics of service usage.
2. To promote the Advice Service within the university community and externally as required: to staff, students and prospective students; taking part in roadshows, class presentations and open days as appropriate, as well as through one-to-one promotion to university staff members and site promotions.
3. To draft copy for publications concerning student welfare and education: the Freshers’ Handbook, Advice booklets and leaflets, publicity, website, social media and presentations.
4. To contribute to the ongoing work and development of the Advice team and upgrading standards; attending regular team meetings and case conferences.
Accountable to: General Manager.