GCU Students' Association
GCU Students' Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC022887

GCU Students Association exists to represent and enable GCU students to enhance all aspects of their student experience. We are an award winning Students Association. We were the first Students Association to have received the NUS Scotland University Students Association of the Year Award in 2011 and the first Students Association, within the modern Scottish universities, to have achieved the Student Union Evaluation Initiative Award.

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Student Adviser

  • Full time
  • £24,461
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st April 2021

We are currently recruiting a Student Adviser to support student enquiries and casework, on both academic and personal issues, within our Advice Centre. Our primary specialism is supporting students through university processes. This post holder would also be responsible for establishing, co-ordinating and evaluating the rollout of existing mental health and wellbeing training programmes for our members. You should have experience in delivering advice work, advocacy, support or wellbeing services.

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Student Adviser

  • Full time
  • £24,461
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th November 2021

We are seeking an individual to support the work of our Advice Centre through non-judgemental confidential advisory, support and information services to GCU students and support our mental health and wellbeing initiatives. You should have experience of delivering advice work, advocacy, support or wellbeing services through using your active listening or counselling skills. Applicants should have a positive approach, be highly motivated, possess good interpersonal skills, have a can do attitude and enjoy working in a busy environment. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with all different kinds of life experiences, to reflect the diversity of our members (GCU students).

This post is initially for a fixed term contract until December 2022. We are seeking funding to extend this contract or to make the post permanent. This job will be based at the Glasgow Campus of Glasgow Caledonian University, with the ability to work from home one day per week.

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Executive Assistant

  • Full time
  • £19,059
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st January 2022

We are recruiting for an Executive Assistant to support our elected Full Time Officers, the Chief Executive and to clerk various internal committees, such as Trustee Board, Health and Safety, Student Voice and Executive Committee. You should have a positive, welcoming and can do attitude, have previous experience in undertaking administrative work and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

You would be based in the Students' Association Building on the Glasgow Campus at Glasgow Caledonian University. You don't need to have been to university or college to apply for this role, we are happy to support you in developing your knowledge about our Students' Association. We want to foster a diverse and inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with all different kinds of life experiences, to reflect the diversity of our members (GCU students).

Employees receive 38 days annual leave (that includes 13 bank holidays) and we have other enhanced benefits and policies to support employee wellbeing, care responsibilities and flexible working. This includes our offices closing over the Christmas period. This role is busier from September to Mid December (Trimester A) and Mid January to Mid April (Trimester B). Out with these periods this provides the opportunity to take annual leave and/or for flexible working. You will be required to work some evenings to clerk meetings and would be able to work from home one day a week.

Read our Mission, Vision and Values, Governance and Democracy Structure and Competency Framework to better understand us, the behaviours we seek and how we operate as a student-led organisation.

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Bookkeeper (Maternity Cover)

  • Full time
  • £24,871 – £26,341
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th August 2022

We are recruiting for a Bookkeeper to be located in the Students' Association Building at Glasgow Caledonian University. You should have at least three years relevant experience in bookkeeping or financial administration and in using Sage Accounting and Sage Payroll. You would be working on your own in a busy environment where you will engage with lots of students, so you would need to be able to juggle priorities and be comfortable meeting lots of people, although you will be supported by a Management Team and an external Accountant.

We are interested in capable employees of any age and welcome applications from people from a range of backgrounds. You don't need to have been to university or college to apply for this role, we are happy to support you in developing your knowledge about our Students' Association. We want to foster a diverse and inclusive working environment.

This is a full time fixed term post until September 2023. There is a one off payment of £750 for successfully finishing the fixed term contract. The role is 35 hours per week, normally 9am to 5pm, between Monday to Friday. You may choose to opt into the Flexi-Time Policy and work from home at least one day per week.

Read our Mission, Vision and Values, Governance and Democracy Structure and Competency Framework to better understand us, the behaviours we seek and how we operate as a student-led organisation.

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Student Adviser

  • Full time
  • £24,871
  • Glasgow Campus
  • Closing 24th October 2022

We are seeking an individual to support the work of our Advice Centre through non-judgemental confidential advisory, support and information services to GCU students and support our mental health and wellbeing initiatives. You should have experience of delivering advice work, advocacy, support or wellbeing services through using your active listening or counselling skills. Applicants should have a positive approach, be highly motivated, possess good interpersonal skills, have a can do attitude and enjoy working on your own, as part of a team, in a busy environment.

We are interested in capable employees of any age and welcome applications from people from a range of backgrounds. We want to foster a diverse and inclusive working environment.

The role is 35 hours per week, normally 9am to 5pm, between Monday to Friday. Employees receive 38 days annual leave (that includes 13 bank holidays) and we have other enhanced benefits and policies to support employee wellbeing, care responsibilities and flexible working. This includes our offices closing over the Christmas period. You may choose to opt into the Flexi-Time Policy and work from home at least one day per week.

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External Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th February 2023

We are seeking two External Trustees to sit on our Trustee Board who has strategic thinking, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind. This is a voluntary position for a three year term and reasonable expenses can be reimbursed. We are ideally looking to appoint an External Trustee with knowledge or experience in one of the following areas:

  • Human Resources or Employment Law
  • Finance
  • Income Diversification or Commercial Development

We are interested in individuals of any age and welcome applications from people from a range of backgrounds. You do not need to have been a charity trustee before as a full training and induction programme will be provided. We are happy to support you in developing your knowledge about our Students' Association. All applications will be considered.

Our Students' Association exists to represent and support Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) students to have the best university experience. This is our Mission. We are constantly striving towards our Vision that you will have an outstanding experience that will live with you forever and our Values are being Inclusive, Community, Student-Led and Fun.

We are a charity with charitable purposes and are a separate and independent organisation from GCU. You would be expected to attend at least four meetings a year, an annual training event and some social activities. We encourage our Trustees to attend our meetings in person but you can attend online. Find our more information about the Trustee Board.

We are located on both the Glasgow and London campuses. Find out more about us, how we are run and our strategic plan.You can read our audited accounts that includes our annual achievements and performance.

Please note that current GCU students and employees and Students' Association employees cannot apply to be a External Trustee.

Trustee Role Description

We have achieved the NUS Quality Students' Union, Green Impact Students' Unions and Investing in Volunteers accreditation.

External Trustee Information Pack (pdf)

We have achieved the NUS Quality Students' Union, Green Impact Students' Unions and Investing in Volunteers accreditation.

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