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Scottish Borders Campus (SBC) Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £21,547 pro-rata
  • Galashiels
  • Closing 8th August 2019

Our purpose is to put students first, always. We aspire to be the best student union in Scotland so that our students receive the experience they deserve. We want to have fun, are open to change and empower our students to make a difference. We are looking for a passionate person to join our amazing team.

The Scottish Borders Campus (SBC) Coordinator supports the work of the student union at our Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels. You will support our elected Vice President SBC to deliver outreach and community building events and campaigns that make a difference for our students. You’ll work within the larger Student Engagement team based in Edinburgh and will need to be able to travel to Edinburgh on occasion for meetings.

This permanent role is 25 hours per week and we can be flexible on working hours to suit the right candidate. The salary for these hours is £15,391 per annum and includes generous holidays, family friendly policies, access to great development opportunities and working in a friendly and relaxed environment.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Gail Edwards, Chief Executive Officer on g.edwards@hw.ac.uk or 0131 451 5333.

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Top job! External Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th August 2019

Our purpose is to put our students first. We aspire to be the best student union in Scotland so that our amazing students receive the experience they deserve. We want to have fun, are open to change and empower our students to make a difference.

We do this by representing, supporting, advising and promoting the interests, health and welfare of students at Heriot-Watt University. We are a charitable company limited by guarantee and run charitable and commercial services including an advice centre, bar, shop and café.

We are looking for people who have an interest in and passion for, making a difference. The student union is about to embark on a new and ambitious strategy as well as launch a new brand. We are also in the early stages of designing a new student union building and want people who are ready to challenge status quo thinking so that we can create something unique and long lasting.

We are particularly keen to hear from people with a minority ethnic background and/or have experience in commercial services, charity governance, capital projects or finance.

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Office Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th November 2019

What’s the job?

We’re on the hunt for an Office Manager to join our Corporate Services department to help us look after our offices in Edinburgh, and everything that goes along with them.

You will manage an enthusiastic team of 2 part-time cleaners and 5 casual student receptionists, and use your experience and creativity to help Corporate Services become a truly forward thinking, pro-active department to support the charitable and commercial operations of the Student Union.

This is a full time job, 35 hours per week, which may include some evening and weekend work (but we’ll give you plenty of notice). Flexibility is expected depending on what we have going on – no two days are ever the same!

Who are we?

We are Heriot-Watt University Student Union. We’re based at Riccarton (on the outskirts of Edinburgh) and our main goal is to make sure that Heriot-Watt students have THE BEST TIME whilst studying here. We have a bar, café, nightclub and shop, plus we work with Students to make their time at Heriot-Watt the best it can be through our Advice Hub, societies, academic representation and a whole load of volunteering opportunities.

You’ll join a friendly, hardworking and professional team and have a real opportunity to make a difference to our central business support services.

What do you get?

Annual salary will be £27,000. You also get great holidays including Christmas and New Year off, childcare vouchers, a pension scheme and the chance to work with great people.

Oh, and that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you help people.

Is this job for you?

If you answer yes to these questions, then apply now!

  • Do you have experience in managing offices and people?
  • Are you able to work with suppliers to ensure we get great value for money?
  • Do you know the ins and outs of Microsoft Office? Or does the thought of doing a mail-merge fill you with terror?
  • Can you handle the most bizarre questions and requests with a smile?
  • Can you look at something and think of new and creative ways that will make it even better?
  • Does it make you happy to help people, and go home at the end of the day knowing you made a difference?
  • Are you happy spending everyday with students? It’s ridiculously rewarding – but you’ll never be able to find anything again!
  • We will probably ask you for a baby picture and to photocopy your face. You ok with that?

If you’re not sure and want to have an informal chat about the job, please contact Jamie Nutter, Deputy CEO on 0131 451 5333

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