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. 


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Development Consultant - NUS Scotland

  • Full time
  • £29,674
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st July 2019

Who are we?

Part political, partly business and part charity – NUS is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! The student movement in the UK is made up of 500 students’ unions and 7 million students. NUS sits at the heart of this movement, delivering a national student voice and supporting local students’ unions to grow. We’ve been going through some big changes this year, so this is a particularly exciting time to join us. Expect fast-paced delivery alongside conversations about new ways of doing things in the future.

What’s the job?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within NUS Scotland to join our team supporting the development of students’ associations in colleges. This role will support elected student officers, students’ association staff and college professionals to embed the Framework for the Development of Strong and Effective College Students’ Associations in Scotland.

Typical tasks will include delivering training, facilitating meetings, creating and delivering development plans, advising students’ associations on best practice, and running events. The successful candidate should have knowledge or experience of the college sector and experience working in students’ associations or a similar membership-based organisation. Skills in consultancy, project management and stakeholder management will be especially valued.

So come and do something you love, somewhere a little bit different.

Who you are

With collaboration at the heart of your approach you’ll be excited to work with colleagues and members to develop innovative projects that drive forward students’ associations in Scotland.

You may have experience working in a students’ association, or maybe in organisational development or consultancy.

You’ll definitely be comfortable working with students and advising members with sensitivity, gravitas and assertiveness.

You’ll have no problems communicating clearly and effectively, both in writing and also in person and on the phone.

You’ll be used to travel, getting out and about to engage and support our members face to face, and managing competing priorities.

Your personal values will mean you are passionate about developing your knowledge and skills with the wider NUS Scotland team, and working towards collective goals.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within NUS currently.

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Development Consultant

  • Full time
  • £29,674
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd March 2019

Who are we?

Part political, part business and part charity - NUS is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! Professionally run, but different – the exact-opposite of corporate. Collaborating with over 550 amazing member students’ unions, we provide a huge range of services and support to them. NUS colleagues work together every day to support elected student leaders - as they make change in the world and improve the lives of students - we help make it happen!

What’s the job?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within NUS Scotland to join our team supporting the development of students’ associations in colleges. This role will support elected student officers, students’ association staff and college professionals to embed the Framework for the Development of Strong and Effective College Students’ Associations in Scotland.

Typical tasks will include delivering training, facilitating meetings, creating and delivering development plans, advising students’ associations on best practice, and running events. The successful candidate should have knowledge or experience of the college sector and experience working in students’ associations or a similar membership-based organisation. Skills in consultancy, project management and stakeholder management will be especially valued.

This is a fixed term post until July 2021, as part of a project funded by the Scottish Funding Council.

Who you are

With collaboration at the heart of your approach you’ll be excited to work with colleagues and members to develop innovative projects that drive forward students’ associations in Scotland.

You may have experience working in a students’ association, or maybe in organisational development or consultancy.

You’ll definitely be comfortable working with students and advising members with sensitivity, gravitas and assertiveness.

You’ll have no problems communicating clearly and effectively, both in writing and also in person and on the phone.

You’ll be used to travel, getting out and about to engage and support our members face to face, and managing competing priorities.

Your personal values will mean you are passionate about developing your knowledge and skills with the wider NUS Scotland team, and working towards collective goals.

Why apply?

In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.

We’re absolutely open to considering requests for job-share or part-time working.

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.

Whoever you are, if you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, we’d love to hear from you.

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Student Health Project Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £24,328 pro-rata
  • 1 Papermill Wynd, Edinburgh EH7 4QL
  • Closing 29th April 2019

Who are we?

Part political, part business and part charity - NUS is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! Professionally run, but different – the exact-opposite of corporate. Collaborating with over 550 amazing member students’ unions, we provide a huge range of services and support to them. NUS colleagues work together every day to support elected student leaders - as they make change in the world and improve the lives of students - we help make it happen!

What’s the job?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within NUS Scotland to join our team supporting our Think Positive project work. This role will coordinate and deliver a flagship conference on student mental health working to engage stakeholders to learn and share good practice.

The successful candidate should have knowledge or experience in event planning, project delivery and developing relationships with external stakeholders. Excellent communications skills and the ability to work across teams will be especially valued.

This is a fixed term post for 12 months from start date, as part of the Student Mental Health Agreement project funded by the Scottish Government.

Who you are

  • With collaboration at the heart of your approach you’ll be excited to work with colleagues and stakeholders to raise the profile of Think Positive’s project work.
  • You’ll have experience of planning, delivering and evaluating events.
  • You’ll have no problems communicating clearly and effectively including through giving presentations, in writing and also over the phone.
  • You’ll have been involved with project work before and will be comfortable planning, delivering and evaluating the work whilst working towards project outcomes.
  • You’ll be used to developing relationships with external organisations and are comfortable identifying new ways to work together.
  • You’re committed to being an active part of an environment that promotes equality of opportunity whilst recognising and valuing diversity.
  • Your personal values will mean you are passionate about continually developing your knowledge and skills with the wider NUS Scotland team.

Why apply?

In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.

We’re absolutely open to considering requests for job-share or part-time working.

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.

Whoever you are, if you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, we’d love to hear from you.

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