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

Student Opportunities Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th April 2021

The 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.

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. Reopening 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 Person:

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.

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Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit a Peer Learning and Support Lead Coordinator to join our Student Opportunities team.

The Role:

To lead and report on the development and expansion of Peer Learning and Support Schemes across the University of Edinburgh, enabling all students’ access to peer support 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.

The lead coordinator is responsible for the direct line management of both the Peer Learning Coordinator and one of the two Student Opportunities Officer (Peer Learning and Support), and indirect management of the second Student Opportunities Officer (Peer Learning and Support), as well as Scheme School Senior Leaders.

This role also involves coordinating the Peer Learning and Support teams’ contribution to and participation into the wider Student Opportunities department initiatives and activities.

The Person:

The Peer Learning and Support Lead Coordinator will be a confident trainer with excellent communication and interpersonal, project management and IT skills. The post holder will have a proven track record of providing line management and support to others.

A customer 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 detail, who takes pride in their work and that of their team.

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Head of Marketing and Communications

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £37,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st March 2021

The Role:

The Students’ Association’s Marketing and Communications team works to increase engagement with the organisation’s diverse offering through the creation and delivery of effective communications, marketing campaigns and initiatives.

The Head of Marketing & Communications leads the delivery of the organisation’s marketing and communications activity, and manages the marketing team day-to-day; supporting them to achieve their objectives.

The post holder is responsible for delivering communications and marketing for all of the Students’ Associations activities which include: student representation; advice service; student groups’ support; and our commercial activity (i.e. Retail, Hospitality, Events, Conferencing and Advertising).

The role demands a solid understanding of strategy execution and campaign planning, marketing principles, creative flair, and up-to-date digital marketing and communications knowledge.

The post holder will demonstrate a proven ability to create and execute campaigns which generate engagement with audiences, and will be expected to possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a collaborative and flexible approach and sharp problem solving abilities; along with a client and customer focused approach.

The Person:

An experienced and competent Head of Marketing & Communications with excellent leadership, communication and project management skills, and a flair for delivering creative campaigns.

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This vacancy has now closed

Executive Assistant (879)

  • Full time
  • up to £21,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd March 2021

Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit an Executive Assistant to join our People and Development Team.

The Role:

We are looking for an Executive Assistant to cover a period of maternity leave. The postholder will provide administrative and project support to the CEO and the Senior Management Team. This role requires very strong administration and organisational skills, alongside the ability to be pro-active in developing an understanding and awareness of workloads and priorities to provide effective support.

The role is an opportunity to be involved in the centre of the governance and management of the Students’ Association. By providing support for committees, minute taking for meetings and actively supporting the committee process, you will get an insight into how our structure operates. To do this effectively you must be capable of working independently, without intensive supervision, which also gives you scope to bring your own initiative to the role.

Alongside being involved in day-to-day diary management, helping to prioritise and filter correspondence, the role offers an opportunity to get involved in key strategic projects.

Aside from core diary management and governance committee support, we have a number of essential activities led by SMT that will also require support from this role over the coming year. This includes Welcome Week Planning, Covid Recovery planning, and projects emerging from our Re-Shaping plan, including sustainability, our employee offer/how we work, and even picking up additional tasks around our Strategic Plan monitoring and reporting.

The Person:

The successful candidate will be a highly organised and self-motivated individual, experienced at the provision of efficient and accurate administrative, diary and minute taking support. Excellent interpersonal skills will enable the postholder to build effective working relationships with a range of key stakeholders and the Executive Assistant will be confident working with people at the most senior levels of the organisation.

They will have the ability to work independently and use their initiative to pre-empt and solve issues and build administrative support based around the needs of the key stakeholders. The postholder will have an interest in and commitment to the work of the organisation and supporting the work that we do to provide services and represent our student members.

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