Students' Association University of the West of Scotland
Students' Association University of the West of Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC005410

The Students’ Association of the University of the West of Scotland (SAUWS) is a dynamic and vibrant organisation which exists to ensure the continuous improvement of our students’ experience.


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Student Opportunities Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £17,764
  • Paisley (but expected to travel to other campuses as required)
  • Closing 23rd July 2018

SAUWS are seeking a Student Opportunities Coordinator to join the Membership team.

The role is tasked with improving participation in Student Groups and Volunteering activities by motivating and supporting students to ensure their projects are delivered to plan and benefit their groups, the campus or the community whilst providing students with opportunities to develop worthwhile skills and experience.

This role is the perfect opportunity for a driven individual with excellent people skills to develop and sustain student groups that will have a lasting impact on one of Scotland’s most modern Universities. This role will see you support all our student Societies and volunteers, train and develop them and help to develop a real sense of belonging for UWS students.

Our Vision

SAUWS will be an organisation that every UWS student identifies with; which represents, engages, enables and empowers them through their student experience.

Our Mission

The continuous improvement of our students’ experience.

We will need you to be WISE:

Welcoming – a friendly approach in person and online

Inclusive – enabling opportunities for all

Supportive – supporting each other appropriately

Engaging – communicating, listening and responding.

If you are a dedicated people person with excellent organisational skills and experience of supporting, empowering a wide and diverse range of student groups we want to hear from you.

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Lanarkshire Campus Union Manager

  • Full time
  • £23,779
  • Lanarkshire Campus
  • Closing 23rd July 2018

SAUWS are seeking a Lanarkshire Campus Union Manager.

The role is tasked with creating an inviting and welcoming atmosphere, improving participation in the Students’ Association activities, including volunteering at the campus.

This role is the perfect opportunity for a driven individual with excellent people skills to develop the “Living Room on Campus” and ensure a positive student experience, where everyone can feel they are a part of what we do and help to develop a real sense of belonging for UWS students. .

Our Vision

SAUWS will be an organisation that every UWS student identifies with; which represents, engages, enables and empowers them through their student experience.

Our Mission

The continuous improvement of our students’ experience.

We will need you to be WISE:

Welcoming – a friendly approach in person and online

Inclusive – enabling opportunities for all

Supportive – supporting each other appropriately

Engaging – communicating, listening and responding.

If you are a dedicated people person with excellent organisational skills and experience of supporting, empowering a wide and diverse range of student groups we want to hear from you.

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Chief Executive

  • Full time
  • Circa £50,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th November 2018

Help us give more students the life changing education experiences they deserve.

SAUWS is an organisation that supports the 17,000 students who attend the University of the West of Scotland. Our students are amazing, they study everything from accounting to nursing, physics and engineering. In order to get to university our students have often overcome multiple barriers, and compete with many personal challenges to be able to study at university. We see our goal as doing all that we can to ensure that they get the support they need and the positive and transformative university experience they deserve.

We have 5 campuses to provide support to (Paisley, Ayr, Lanarkshire, Dumfries and London) and a limited budget to achieve this. Whilst resources are a challenge, determination and motivation are not. We have an honest, hardworking and humble team of 12 staff and 4 Sabbatical Officers who are dedicated to supporting students in any way they can. We have been on a transformative journey over the last year and have made significant changes to our Board, structures and resourcing model. We are now a stable organisation that is looking to develop and move beyond the operational approach to become more strategic and impactful.

We need a Chief Executive who can help us set a strategy for the future that will empower our team, provide sustainability to the organisation, and grow our profile, influence and income so that we can provide increasingly transformative support and services for our students.

Our ideal candidate is likely to have; exceptional people skills, the ability to create and deliver strategy and a high level of emotional intelligence. More than anything else, you will need to understand that this is a small team with a big remit and you will need to be committed to contributing to all areas the organisation. It’s not essential that you have Student Association experience previously, but you do need to be committed to the idea of supporting the development of individuals who will often be in their first position of leadership.

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