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 (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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