National Union of Students Scotland
National Union of Students Scotland

Charity number 1140142

NUS Scotland exists to promote, defend and extend the rights of students, and develop strong students’ associations.   NUS Scotland is a confederation of over 40 students’ associations across colleges and universities in Scotland, representing over 500,000 students.

NUS Scotland does great work for our members and is one of the most influential campaigning organisations in Scotland, securing significant wins for students and across further and higher education, and more. However, we want to be even better, and as Development Consultant, you will play a central role in ensuring we are. 


Current vacancies

Development Consultant (Scottish College SAs)

  • Full time
  • £30,119
  • Home based - Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th November 2021

NUS Charity is an exciting organisation developing and championing strong students’ unions. We connect our members and curate services to deliver advice, guidance and crisis support to students’ unions.

We do professional differently. We are a progressive charity representing students’ unions across the UK. The sector is inclusive, fun, dynamic and representative and we put students and students’ unions at the heart of everything we do. We are challenging but are committed to creating a supportive and flexible environment which pushes your personal development in your everyday activity.

What we do

Students’ unions can be transformational hubs for students, staff, and wider society. NUS Charity support our members’ development to enhance their capacity and harness opportunities to maximise their positive impact. We do this in many ways; from managing a purchasing consortium to drive great value for our members, to our development activity, supporting the best potential in students’ unions - we strive to make a difference to our members.

Within our small Union Development team we deal with a range of organisational development work, whether that’s being the Returning Officer and supporting students’ unions elections, running development events/webinars, helping new students’ unions create the structures that they need, coaching a students’ union leader who needs extra support, or creating guidance on new legislation that will effect students’ unions – no two days are the same.

What we need

NUS Charity is looking for a Development Consultant to deliver strategic and operational support in college students’ associations in Scotland. We’re looking to deliver high quality projects in organisational development, based on the Framework for the Development of Strong and Effective College Students’ Associations in Scotland, with a specific focus on supporting them to be autonomous, sustainable and effective in representing the interests of students. This role is part of an externally funded project, with funding provided by the Scottish Funding Council.

We welcome applications from homebased applicants outside the Edinburgh area, however there would be an expectation for you to visit the Edinburgh office once a week and students’ unions in Scotland frequently. For a successful candidate based outside the Edinburgh area, travel expenses and any travel time within work time for student union visits would be calculated based on an Edinburgh location.

Due to the role being externally funded, it is currently fixed term until the end of July 2022. However, should further, additional funding be secured, there is potential for the role's term to be extended. We would also be open to considering the role as a secondment opportunity.

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.

You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

Benefits

We aim to practice what we preach so we’re happy to offer a flexible person-centred working environment with a great benefits package including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Valuable workplace pension
  • Enhanced parental pay policies
  • Employee assistance programme
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Development Consultant (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £30,119 – £33,366
  • Edinburgh / Homebased
  • Closing 6th July 2021

Students’ unions can be transformational hubs for students, staff, and wider society. NUS Charity support our member’s development to enhance their capacity and harness opportunities to maximise their positive impact. We do this in many ways, from managing a purchasing consortium to drive great value for our members, to our development activity, supporting the best potential in students’ unions - we strive to make a difference to our members.

Within our small Union Development team, we deal with a range of organisational development work, whether that’s being the Returning Officer and supporting students’ union elections, running development events/webinars, helping new students’ unions create the structures that they need, coaching a students’ union leader who needs extra help, or creating guidance on new legislation that will effect students’ unions – no two days are the same.

Development Consultant Requirements:

NUS Charity is looking for a Development Consultant to strengthen organisational development for our members, predominantly in Scotland. We’re looking to diversify the knowledge within our team to deliver high quality projects in organisational development based on our Quality Students’ Unions framework. Particularly, we are interested in broadening our team knowledge to include creating/supporting strategy development and governance.

We welcome applications from homebased applicants outside the Edinburgh area, however there would be an expectation for you to visit the Edinburgh office once a week and students’ unions in Scotland frequently. For a successful candidate based outside the Edinburgh area, travel expenses and any travel time within work time for student union visits would be calculated based on an Edinburgh location.

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.

You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

You may have experience of the following: Organisational Development Manager, Organisational Development Consultant, OD Manager, OD Advisor, Change Management, Business Change, Organisational Design, Organisational Development Specialist, HR Advisor, HR Manager, HR Consultant, HRBP, ODBP, L&D Advisor, Learning & Development Advisor, Public Sector, Local Authority, Local Government, Trade Union, Student Union, etc.

Benefits:

We aim to practice what we preach so we’re happy to offer a flexible person-centered working environment with a great benefits package including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Valuable workplace pension
  • Enhanced parental pay policies
  • Employee assistance programme

About NUS Charity:

NUS Charity is an exciting organisation developing and championing strong students’ unions. We connect our members and curate services to deliver advice, guidance and crisis support to students’ unions.

We do professional differently. We are a progressive charity representing students’ unions across the UK. The sector is inclusive, fun, dynamic and representative and we put students and students’ unions at the heart of everything we do. We are challenging but are committed to creating a supportive and flexible environment which pushes your personal development in your everyday activity.

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Development Consultant (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £30,119 – £33,366
  • Edinburgh / Homebased
  • Closing 20th July 2021

Students’ unions can be transformational hubs for students, staff, and wider society. NUS Charity support our member’s development to enhance their capacity and harness opportunities to maximise their positive impact. We do this in many ways, from managing a purchasing consortium to drive great value for our members, to our development activity, supporting the best potential in students’ unions - we strive to make a difference to our members.

Within our small Union Development team, we deal with a range of organisational development work, whether that’s being the Returning Officer and supporting students’ union elections, running development events/webinars, helping new students’ unions create the structures that they need, coaching a students’ union leader who needs extra help, or creating guidance on new legislation that will effect students’ unions – no two days are the same.

Development Consultant Requirements:

NUS Charity is looking for a Development Consultant to strengthen organisational development for our members, predominantly in Scotland. We’re looking to diversify the knowledge within our team to deliver high quality projects in organisational development based on our Quality Students’ Unions framework. Particularly, we are interested in broadening our team knowledge to include creating/supporting strategy development and governance.

We welcome applications from homebased applicants outside the Edinburgh area, however there would be an expectation for you to visit the Edinburgh office once a week and students’ unions in Scotland frequently. For a successful candidate based outside the Edinburgh area, travel expenses and any travel time within work time for student union visits would be calculated based on an Edinburgh location.

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.

You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

About NUS Charity:

NUS Charity is an exciting organisation developing and championing strong students’ unions. We connect our members and curate services to deliver advice, guidance and crisis support to students’ unions.

We do professional differently. We are a progressive charity representing students’ unions across the UK. The sector is inclusive, fun, dynamic and representative and we put students and students’ unions at the heart of everything we do. We are challenging but are committed to creating a supportive and flexible environment which pushes your personal development in your everyday activity.

Location: Edinburgh / Homebased

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

Salary: £30,119 to £33,366

Benefits:

We aim to practice what we preach so we’re happy to offer a flexible person-centered working environment with a great benefits package including:

· Generous holiday entitlement.

· Flexible working opportunities.

· Valuable workplace pension.

· Enhanced parental pay policies.

· Employee assistance programme

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Top job! Campaigns Director

  • Full time
  • £47,749
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th September 2021

We’re looking for an experienced leader with a track record of campaigning, influencing and change-making. Working with elected student leaders, students’ associations and activists you’ll drive the national student movement in Scotland.

Campaigns Director Responsibilities:

This is a role overseeing NUS Scotland’s campaigning, press, communications and policy. You’ll be working closely with the Scottish Government and with Scottish authorities and civil servants. NUS Scotland works across a wide range of issues and our priorities are set by students via our democracy. You’ll be working on further and higher education matters for sure as well as student welfare issues like housing, healthcare, and mental wellbeing. You’ll also be working on social policy issues including climate change and liberation for women, black students, LGBT+ students, trans students and disabled students.

Campaigns Director Requirements:

You’ll have the skill to build a modern mass-engagement movement of students supported by a far-reaching digital strategy and a ground force of organized student activists. You’ll also shape the political agenda itself, identifying key issues and generating transformational solutions that sit at the heart of our campaigning. You’ll be someone able to influence at a personal level as well as at societal level.

Location:

This role is based primarily at our office in Edinburgh. We’ll also consider applicants wishing to work on a hybrid basis between Edinburgh and their home.

About NUS:

NUS is a confederation of over 440 students’ unions representing just under 4m students and apprentices across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales. In Scotland, there are over 40 students’ associations representing 460,000 students.

The student movement is fast-paced and sometimes challenging, but we’re also a big family who support each other.

We see anti-oppression as central to our mission. Education isn’t working unless it’s working for everyone in our society. We’re trans inclusive without exception. And we welcome individuals who are up for taking active responsibility for their own ongoing learning on liberation, equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Project & External Partnerships Consultant

  • Part time
  • £24,095 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh/Homebased
  • Closing 17th October 2021

NUS Charity is an exciting organisation developing and championing strong students’ unions. We connect our members and curate services to deliver advice, guidance and crisis support to students’ unions. We do professional differently. We are a progressive charity representing students’ unions across the UK. The sector is inclusive, fun, dynamic and representative and we put students and students’ unions at the heart of everything we do.

The Think Positive project sits within the wider NUS Charity team. We support colleges, universities and students’ associations to develop and promote their mental health support offer in a variety of ways.

We are challenging but are committed to creating a supportive and flexible environment which pushes your personal development in your everyday activity.

What we do

Within our small Think Positive team we host a range of exciting projects and activities, including the Student Mental Health Agreement project which brings students’ associations and their institution together in a joint partnership to develop and promote the mental health work they deliver with staff and students. This year we’ll be launching a new ‘Student Mental Health Online Hub’ which will gather the support, services and resources available to students in Scotland. As well as a brand-new national student mental health campaign which we’ll co-design with project participants and the Scottish Government. The overall direction of the project is influenced by our project outcomes, project advisory group and lived experience ambassadors group.

Ultimately, we want to ensure that student mental health needs are better supported and promoted in further and higher education. As the Scottish Governments partner on student mental health, we have the opportunity to help shape what the future landscape looks like for students in Scotland!

It’s a very exciting time to join the team as you’ll have the opportunity to design and deliver a variety of brand-new working areas.

Project & External Partnerships Consultant Requirements:

NUS Charity is looking for a Project & External Partnerships Consultant to strengthen the projects we deliver and improve how we collaborate with external organisations.

We’re looking for someone with knowledge or experience in project design and delivery, developing relationships with external organisations and building effective campaigns. Excellent communication and presentation skills will also be especially valued.

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.

You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

Due to the role being externally funded, it is currently fixed term until September 2022. However, should further, additional funding be secured, there is potential for the role's term to be extended. We would also be open to considering the role as a secondment opportunity.

About NUS Charity:

NUS Charity is an exciting organisation developing and championing strong students’ unions. We connect our members and curate services to deliver advice, guidance and crisis support to students’ unions.

We do professional differently. We are a progressive charity representing students’ unions across the UK. The sector is inclusive, fun, dynamic and representative and we put students and students’ unions at the heart of everything we do. We are challenging but are committed to creating a supportive and flexible environment which pushes your personal development in your everyday activity.

Benefits:

As well as a generous annual leave entitlement, we also have a range of policies focused on promoting work life balance. We offer other benefits including pension, EAP scheme and discounts:

  • Generous holiday entitlement.
  • Flexible working opportunities.
  • Valuable workplace pension.
  • Enhanced parental pay policies.
  • Employee assistance programme.
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