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 37,000 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

Marketing & Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2018

The Marketing & Communications Officer is responsible for delivering key on and offline promotions for the Students’ Association’s commercial activity (primarily delivered in our four venues), which includes retail outlets, conferencing facilities, bars, cafes and performance venues, and a large entertainment and events programme - which ranges from music festivals to comedy nights and weekly club nights (like the iconic Big Cheese).

The role demands creative flair and up-to-date knowledge of current promotions trends on and offline for club nights, live entertainment and food & drink (including bars). In addition, a professional approach to process, deadlines and internal client support is required.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual looking for a rewarding hands-on marketing role. The position will require a flexible approach to working events, which may include weekend and evenings.

The Person:

An enthusiastic, confident, creative and approachable marketeer with demonstrable experience of developing and delivering promotions for paid for services and products in a fast paced environment.

The Marketing and Communications Officer is required to produce fast and accurate work, undertaken with a keen eye for detail, and work on multiple projects simultaneously.

A person with high expectations of themselves and others, with a passion for detail and the ability to complete projects on time, to a high standard.

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Welfare Adviser

  • Part time
  • £23,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th August 2018

The Role:

The Advice Place is a professional Matrix-accredited service providing advice and support to a diverse student population at Edinburgh University. Working as part of a small team of Advisers, the role of the Welfare Adviser is to provide professional in-depth advice to individual students on a range of welfare issues, by means of both drop-in and booked appointments, email, social networks and telephone contact.

The Welfare Adviser will support and represent individual students on a range of issues, such as student financial support, accommodation and council tax.

The successful candidate will also support with various outreach activities across outlying campuses and take part in Welcome Week and Open Day activities as a way of providing information about and promoting the Advice Place.

The Person:

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level, with a working knowledge of the Higher Education system and current student issues. You will be able to demonstrate experience of delivering advice, information and advocacy on a range of sensitive or confidential issues, whilst experience of working within an academic/welfare environment would also be desirable.

At least 2 years’ experience within an advice/information or advocacy setting, or within a student union setting would be advantageous.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to build and maintain good working relationships with staff, stakeholders and students.

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Campaigns & Policy Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th August 2018

The Role:

The Campaigns & Policy Coordinator facilitates and organises sabbatical and student-led campaigns in order to support students at the University of Edinburgh in achieving political, social and Students’ Association change.

The postholder is responsible for supporting our student democratic processes, including running Student Council and implementing student driven changes to increase political engagement on campus. They will take responsibility to design and deliver activist development programmes for students and student groups that will empower our members to campaign for changes they want to see at the University, Students’ Association and outside of campus.

The postholder will work closely with the Students’ Association President and Vice President Community to provide research and data on relevant campaigns, including housing, transport and students in the community, as well as maintaining positive relationships with local politicians.

The Person:

The post holder will be a personable and efficient individual with an eye for detail and the ability to lead projects independently and work collaboratively. They should be able to work with a range of students and staff stakeholders to help support the interests of students at the University of Edinburgh.

A friendly and competent individual with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills with a detailed understanding of developing campaign activism and student democracy.

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Top job! External Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th October 2018

Edinburgh University Student's Association has an exciting opportunity to join the Board of Trustees as one of 3 External Trustees. (2 roles available)

**Please note that the role of Trustee is an unpaid volunteer position**

The Role

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

The Person

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.

Please note that candidates cannot be currently employed at the Students' Association or the University of Edinburgh.

Further Information

For more detailed information about both the role and candidate requirements, please download the Trustee Candidate Pack below or visit our website at https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy/677/. Additionally, please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Purves (Director of Membership Support and Development) sarah.purves@eusa.ed.ac.uk if you have any additional questions about this role.

Downloads and Documents

External Trustee Candidate Pack

Essential Guide to Edinburgh University Students' Association

2015-19 Strategic Plan

External Trustee Application Form

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Top job! Student Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th September 2018

Edinburgh University Student's Association has an exciting opportunity for a current student at the University of Edinburgh to join the Board of Trustees as a Student Trustee.(2 posts)

Please note that the role of Student Trustee is an unpaid volunteer position.

The Role

Student leadership and student democracy are key principles in the way we operate, which is why our Student Trustees are so important. The appointment of Student Trustees is designed to ensure broader and more diverse student perspective is brought to our planning, decision-making and development.

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 Student 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 fantastic opportunity to be involved in the running of your Students’ Association during an exciting period of change.

The Person

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.

Relevant experience gained from within either work or volunteering roles would be desirable. However, equally important is a commitment to contributing to and supporting the work of Edinburgh University 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.

Applications from all students are welcome, but this year we would particularly welcome applications from Postgraduate Research students and students from the College of Science and Engineering.

Please note that candidates must be current students at the University of Edinburgh, and cannot be currently employed at the Students' Association

Further Information

If you have any questions please email Sarah Purves (Director of Membership Support and Development)sarah.purves@eusa.ed.ac.uk,visit our website at https://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy/675/. visit the Students’ Association offices in Potterrow for further information.

Downloads and Documents

Student Trustee Candidate Pack

Essential Guide to Edinburgh University Students' Association

2015-19 Strategic Plan

Student Trustee Application Form

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Academic Advisor

  • Full time
  • £23,345
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th November 2018

The Role:

The postholder will work as part of a small team providing expert advice and representation to students with academic queries. They will also undertake specialist casework as required and to support the development of the service including offering general advice (including welfare advice) as a duty adviser seeing drop in students, triaging and booking follow ups as necessary.

The Advice Place is a free, professional, impartial and confidential advice service for students at the University of Edinburgh, operated by Edinburgh University Students Association. The service is very busy and operates drop-ins and appointments with phone and email consultation available as well. The service deals with a wide variety of topics (finance, accommodation, academic and personal issues) and provides basic information as well as more complex casework advice, advocacy and support. Service usage data is used to inform campaigns and the constant development and assessment of University policy.

The Person:

The 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.

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