Heriot-Watt University Student Union
Heriot-Watt University Student Union

Charity registered in Scotland SC011949


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Academic Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,101
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th May 2021

WHAT’S THE JOB?

We’re on the hunt for an Academic Coordinator to join our Student Engagement department to support the Union with all things relating to the undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching experience.

You’ll work closely with our Vice President Education and Student President, plus you’ll get to train and support our incredible academic reps. You’ll also work with staff in the university to make sure students’ voices are listened to.

It’s basically a brilliant opportunity for anyone who has a passion for student representation, especially on the academic side of things!

This is a full-time job on an initial three-month contract, with the potential to become permanent. It’s 35 hours a week, and you’ll be on a salary of £22,101.

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 food & drink venues, a 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 for students.

The role will be based at the Edinburgh campus. We’re working from home at the moment but are looking forward to returning to the office when restrictions allow.

IS THIS THE JOB FOR YOU?

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

· Do you have experience working with academic representative systems?

· Do you understand a fair bit about learning and teaching issues in a university?

· Are you comfortable talking to wide range of students and getting them fired up?

· Can you guide and empower students to come up with solutions to problems, and support them to put a plan in place to fix things?

· 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 they can be super demanding!

· Do you want to work with an amazing team of people who are passionate about helping students?

· We will probably ask you for a baby picture and to photocopy your face. You ok with that?

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Wellbeing Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,101 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th July 2021

WHAT’S THE JOB?

We’re on the hunt for a Wellbeing Coordinator to join our Student Engagement department to support the Union with all things relating to student wellbeing.

This role is all about working with the Vice President Wellbeing to support students and make sure our students feel included. You’ll work closely with the Vice President Wellbeing to identify and run campaigns and activities that will support and empower our students who are living both on and off campus. It’s a non-clinical role, so you won’t be counselling students!

It’s basically a brilliant opportunity for anyone who is passionate about student wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion.

This role is for 1 year and is part-time, working 21 hours a week, we can be flexible on working hours to suit the right candidate! The salary for these hours is £13,260 per annum (full-time equivalent salary would be Grade 5, £22,101).

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 for students.

The role will be based at the Edinburgh campus. We’re working from home at the moment, but are looking forward to returning to the office when restrictions allow.

IS THIS JOB FOR YOU?

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

· Do you have experience planning and running campaigns or events?

· Do you understand a fair bit about wellbeing issues students face?

· Are you comfortable talking to wide range of students and getting them engaged?

· Can you guide and empower students to come up with solutions to problems, and support them to put a plan in place to fix things?

· 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 time with students? It’s ridiculously rewarding – but they can be super demanding!

· Do you want to work with an amazing team of people who are passionate about helping students?

· We will probably ask you for a baby picture and to photocopy your face. You ok with that?

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This vacancy has now closed

Academic Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,101
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th September 2021

WHAT’S THE JOB?

We’re on the hunt for an Academic Coordinator to join our Student Engagement department to support the Union with all things relating to the undergraduate and postgraduate learning and teaching experience.

You’ll work closely with our Vice President Education and Student President, plus you’ll get to train and support our incredible academic reps. You’ll also work with staff in the university to make sure students’ voices are listened to.

It’s basically a brilliant opportunity for anyone who has a passion for student representation, especially on the academic side of things!

This is a full-time permanent job. It’s 35 hours a week, and you’ll be on a salary of £22,101.

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 food & drink venues, a 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 for students.

The role will be based at the Edinburgh campus.

IS THIS JOB FOR YOU?

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

• Do you have experience working with academic representative systems?

• Do you understand a fair bit about learning and teaching issues in a university?

• Are you comfortable talking to a wide range of students and getting them fired up?

• Can you guide and empower students to come up with solutions to problems, and support them to put a plan in place to fix things?

• 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?

• Do you want to work with an amazing team of people who are passionate about helping students?

• We will probably ask you for a baby picture and to photocopy your face. You ok with that?

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This vacancy has now closed

External Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th November 2021

WHO WE ARE

We are 60+ societies, we're a bite to eat in Liberty's, and a pint in Geordies. We are support from the Advice Hub, Therapets, and Class Reps & School Officers. We're Freshers Week, Beer Fest, and volunteering.

We are a lot of things, but 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, club and café.

We are planning to refresh our strategy, aka our "Big Plan", which will guide us as we shape our Union, its objectives and activities as we continually learn how best to deliver our services in a changing world.This is an exciting time of transformation and we need people like you to help us on this journey.

We are a democratic organisation which means we have an elected student parliament, including four paid full-time student officers who are also trustees and directors. We have a career staff team of about 35 and a senior management team of four, led by the Chief Executive Officer. Our turnover is in the region of £3M with a block grant of around £560k and the remainder made up by trading income.

OUR TRUSTEE BOARD

We have an established and well-performing board which is made up of:

• One President and three Vice Presidents who are all full time elected officers;

• Two student trustees, normally one undergraduate and one postgraduate;

• Between three and six external trustees, one of whom must be an alumni; and

• One university appointed trustee.

Our external trustees come from different backgrounds and bring experience in a range of areas including finance; students and the university sector; human resources and project management.

We are a registered charity in Scotland and our board's role is to ensure that the Union works effectively in how it achieves its aims. We're student-focused but if we spend all our money on Freshers Week and can't open our doors for the rest of the year, then we're not putting students first.

You can find more information about the role of charity trustees on the OSCR web site at

oscr.org.uk

WHAT SORT OF PERSON ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We're looking for people who are passionate about making a difference. You don’t need any other previous experience; we just need you to bring your enthusiasm and we'll bring the support and training.

We're about to embark on reviewing and refreshing our strategy and value the input our Trustees can make in the process.

You will need to be able to make the time commitment, which isn’t huge but shouldn’t be underestimated. Unfortunately, we can’t accept applications from students who work for the Student Union or hold a position on Student Parliament.

If you are appointed we will ask you to confirm that you are legally able to hold the position of Trustee and Director.

Salary

This is a voluntary position (reasonable expenses paid) with training taking place in December and the roles beginning at a mutually agreeable time, ideally to coincide with existing Trustees completing their term in office.

Role Duration

The position is for a maximum of 2, 4-year terms

A full Role Description is available for download below.

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