Charity registered in Scotland SC012506
Edinburgh Napier Students' Association is the independent student union for anyone studying at Edinburgh Napier University. We provide sports clubs, societies, volunteering, representation, advice and support for Edinburgh Napier University students.
Make a difference to the lives of students – become a Trustee for ENSA
ENSA is a registered charity that exists to enable students to make the most of their university experience. Our three Elected Officers serve as champions for students and ensure they have access to our core activities: representation, sports, societies, education and welfare advice, training and events.
We have a strong Board with a recently appointed Chair, Dr Jenny Rees, and existing expertise in the areas of finance and human resources. We’re now looking for a new Trustee, someone who is enthusiastic and committed, who believes that a great university experience can be truly transformational for students. Could this be you?
Though we welcome applications from people from a broad range of professional backgrounds, we are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have expertise in marketing and/or income generation or previous experience working with students’ associations or students’ unions.
This is a voluntary, unremunerated position. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid for the occasional in-person meeting (most meetings will be held virtually in the evening). The Board meets six times a year and has two committees, a Human Resources Committee and a Finance and Risk Committee. The successful applicant will be expected to serve on one of the committees as well as attend Board meetings regularly.
The Trustee Board has overall responsibility for ENSA’s governance, for upholding its values and aligning it to the Association’s charitable aims. It aspires constantly to improve standards of governance and standards of good practice. It also sets the overall strategic direction for ENSA and evaluates progress towards objectives.
Responsibilities shared amongst all Trustees include:
Applicants should note that ENSA is currently an unincorporated charity working towards incorporation. It is expected that incorporation will be achieved during the year 2021 at which point the Board of Trustees will become the Board of Directors.
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) is recruiting an experienced individual to line-manage its Advice Team, comprised of four part-time advisers (including the Team Lead). The Advice team provides confidential and independent advice for Edinburgh Napier University students on range of welfare rights and education issues.
The principal role and responsibilities will change from time to time and the post holder is required to undertake any additional duties as deemed appropriate.
ENSA’s main office is located at the Merchiston Campus of Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh; however, the post‐holder may be stationed at one of the other University campuses at Craiglockhart or Sighthill.
Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA) is looking for a real people-person – someone who is a great communicator and super-organised – to help us improve the student experience for our 19,000 members based in Edinburgh and around the world.
More specifically, we need an exceptional communicator able to write engaging copy to help our Comms Team reach more students, someone who will work with our Elected Officers to deliver exciting events and activities for students throughout the year and who can help us grow our commercial income.
If you’re a marketing and events specialist with a passion for improving the student experience and relish the idea of working in a friendly, fast-paced, ever-changing environment, we’d like to hear from you. Please check the Job Description PDF for full details and a person specification.