Charity number 1140142
NUS Scotland exists to promote, defend and extend the rights of students, and develop strong students’ associations. NUS Scotland is a confederation of over 40 students’ associations across colleges and universities in Scotland, representing over 500,000 students.
NUS Scotland does great work for our members and is one of the most influential campaigning organisations in Scotland, securing significant wins for students and across further and higher education, and more. However, we want to be even better, and as Development Consultant, you will play a central role in ensuring we are.
Who are we?
Part political, partly business and part charity – NUS is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! The student movement in the UK is made up of 500 students’ unions and 7 million students. NUS sits at the heart of this movement, delivering a national student voice and supporting local students’ unions to grow. We’ve been going through some big changes this year, so this is a particularly exciting time to join us. Expect fast-paced delivery alongside conversations about new ways of doing things in the future.
What’s the job?
An exciting opportunity has arisen within NUS Scotland to join our team supporting the development of students’ associations in colleges. This role will support elected student officers, students’ association staff and college professionals to embed the Framework for the Development of Strong and Effective College Students’ Associations in Scotland.
Typical tasks will include delivering training, facilitating meetings, creating and delivering development plans, advising students’ associations on best practice, and running events. The successful candidate should have knowledge or experience of the college sector and experience working in students’ associations or a similar membership-based organisation. Skills in consultancy, project management and stakeholder management will be especially valued.
So come and do something you love, somewhere a little bit different.
Who you are
With collaboration at the heart of your approach you’ll be excited to work with colleagues and members to develop innovative projects that drive forward students’ associations in Scotland.
You may have experience working in a students’ association, or maybe in organisational development or consultancy.
You’ll definitely be comfortable working with students and advising members with sensitivity, gravitas and assertiveness.
You’ll have no problems communicating clearly and effectively, both in writing and also in person and on the phone.
You’ll be used to travel, getting out and about to engage and support our members face to face, and managing competing priorities.
Your personal values will mean you are passionate about developing your knowledge and skills with the wider NUS Scotland team, and working towards collective goals.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within NUS currently.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within NUS Scotland to join our team supporting the work of NUS Scotland. This role will provide administrative and events support to the NUS Scotland office team to ensure the office operates effectively and efficiently. This includes support for the NUS Scotland President and the Director of NUS Scotland, liaising with external stakeholders and providing information for our members.
The role also involves planning events, from workshops to conferences, to ensure our members are engaged and have the best possible experience.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of providing administrative team support and being able to prioritise and complete tasks to a high quality. You will share our core values and relish the opportunity to work in a fast-paced democratic environment.