HISA (Highlands and Islands Students’ Association)
HISA (Highlands and Islands Students’ Association)

Charity registered in Scotland SC046142

The Highlands and Islands Students' Association (HISA) represents around 40,000 students across the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).


Current vacancies

Student Voice Assistant

  • Part time
  • £17,663 pro-rata
  • Fort William (WHC) or Stornoway (Outer Hebrides)
  • Closing 4th July 2022

HISA is a membership-led organisation and its primary purpose is to be the recognised representative of students to the University of the Highlands and Islands. To do this effectively, it is crucial that the student voice of our members is strong and heard by the institutions.

There are 2x positions of Student Voice Assistant available in 2 locations:

  1. Outer Hebrides UHI (Stornoway & hybrid working) - 21 hours per week
  2. West Highland College UHI (Fort William & hybrid working) - 21 hours per week

Main Purpose of the role:

This role provides front-line support to our Local Officers and supports the delivery of Students’ Association activities at a specific Academic Partner. Student Voice Assistant will provide support to Local Officers, helping them to be as impactful as possible during their year in Office.

They will support the engagement in high-level meetings, such as Board of Management meetings, by providing briefing and meeting support where needed. The role will also be the main point of contact for all HISA activities at the local Academic Partner, supported by our Regional teams. They will provide communications and activities for all members at the Academic Partner, encouraging engagement at all levels.

Key Responsibilities:

***Officer Support***

  • Assist the coordination of induction, training, and development of elected officers.
  • Administration of meetings and keeping communication with key members of college staff, and key external stakeholders on behalf of the local officers.
  • Assist in supporting the local elected officers in the operational running of events, campaigns and activities and their day to day roles.
  • Help prepare local officers for Board of Management meetings and other committees.
  • Assist in the production of reports from the local officers.

***Student Voice***

  • Work in partnership with the local UHI Academic Partner to support the activities, communications and running of the HISA Student Voice system.
  • Assist in the training and development of Student Voice representatives, supporting them to engage in the Quality Assurance structure of the College at all levels.
  • Support the delivery of election campaigns, encouraging all students to participate.

***Student Engagement***

  • To support and help develop local clubs, societies, and activities.
  • Be a permanent point of contact and liaison between the local officers and the UHI Academic Partner; and through this build good relationships and promote partnership working with college staff.
  • Signpost students to specialist advice and guidance or elected officers and staff as appropriate.
  • Coordinate the delivery of local communications with members, ensuring regular, relevant and accessible information is shared through a range of channels.

***General***

  • To adhere to all relevant HISA policy, procedures and governing documents at all times.
  • To undertake appropriate training and development as required for the role.
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the role, role grade and organisation, within their competence as required by management, to provide operational cover or support for colleagues including absence and periods of peak workload as required.
  • It may be necessary for the post-holder to work out of hours on occasion e.g. to cover events and extended office opening hours. A system of time off in lieu will operate to cover this.
  • Travel between campuses will be expected.
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External Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Highlands
  • Closing 28th February 2022

HISA is seeking to recruit an External Trustee to join the Trustee Board of the incorporated charity. HISA is a membership organisation aligned with the University of the Highlands and Islands and is the primary representative channel between the University and its students. Our aim is to improve the lives and experiences of all students across the UHI Partnership and we do this through a dedicated team of staff and representative Officers. The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring that it is well managed and administrated. External Trustees, of which there are four in total, bring skills, knowledge and experience from other sectors to support and develop HISA to achieve its charitable objectives.

As part of the recruitment process, Appointments & Remuneration Committee have reviewed the current skills and experience of the Trustee Board and are seeking applications from candidates with the following areas of knowledge and experience.

  • Communications, Marketing and Engagement.
  • Commercial Development
  • Corporate Governance
  • Human Resources

We are seeking a committed and engaged individual who will be able to contribute up to 2 days per month to the role. We also welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and from typically under-represented groups within our communities. We also encourage applications from the Highlands and Islands area.

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Student Voice Assistant

  • Part time
  • £17,663 pro-rata
  • Dingwall (HTC) or Fort William (WHC)
  • Closing 21st March 2022

HISA is a membership-led organisation and its primary purpose is to be the recognised representative of students to the University of the Highlands and Islands. To do this effectively, it is crucial that the student voice of our members is strong and heard by the institutions.

There are 2x positions of Student Voice Assistant available in 2 locations:

1. Highland Theological College UHI (Dingwall & hybrid working) - 12 hours per week

2. West Highland College UHI (Fort William & hybrid working) - 21 hours per week

Main Purpose of the role:

This role provides front-line support to our Local Officers and supports the delivery of Students’ Association activities at a specific Academic Partner. Student Voice Assistant will provide support to Local Officers, helping them to be as impactful as possible during their year in Office.

They will support the engagement in high-level meetings, such as Board of Management meetings, by providing briefing and meeting support where needed. The role will also be the main point of contact for all HISA activities at the local Academic Partner, supported by our Regional teams. They will provide communications and activities for all members at the Academic Partner, encouraging engagement at all levels.

Key Responsibilities:

***Officer Support***

• Assist the coordination of induction, training, and development of elected officers.

• Administration of meetings and keeping communication with key members of college staff, and key external stakeholders on behalf of the local officers.

• Assist in supporting the local elected officers in the operational running of events, campaigns and activities and their day to day roles.

• Help prepare local officers for Board of Management meetings and other committees.

• Assist in the production of reports from the local officers.

***Student Voice***

• Work in partnership with the local UHI Academic Partner to support the activities, communications and running of the HISA Student Voice system.

• Assist in the training and development of Student Voice representatives, supporting them to engage in the Quality Assurance structure of the College at all levels.

• Support the delivery of election campaigns, encouraging all students to participate.

***Student Engagement***

• To support and help develop local clubs, societies, and activities.

• Be a permanent point of contact and liaison between the local officers and the UHI Academic Partner; and through this build good relationships and promote partnership working with college staff.

• Signpost students to specialist advice and guidance or elected officers and staff as appropriate.

• Coordinate the delivery of local communications with members, ensuring regular, relevant and accessible information is shared through a range of channels.

***General***

• To adhere to all relevant HISA policy, procedures and governing documents at all times.

• To undertake appropriate training and development as required for the role.

• To undertake any other duties appropriate to the role, role grade and organisation, within their competence as required by management, to provide operational cover or support for colleagues including absence and periods of peak workload as required.

• It may be necessary for the post-holder to work out of hours on occasion e.g. to cover events and extended office opening hours. A system of time off in lieu will operate to cover this.

• Travel between campuses will be expected.

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Assistant Voice Manager – North & West Region

  • Full time
  • £24,074
  • Highlands, commutable distance to one of the colleges: LCC, WHC or NHC
  • Closing 25th April 2022

HISA is a membership-led organisation and its primary purpose is to be the recognised representative of students to the University of the Highlands and Islands. To do this effectively, it is crucial that the student voice of our members is strong and heard by the institutions.

The role as Assistant Manager will provide front-line support to our three Local Officers and support the delivery of Students’ Association activities on a local level.

In addition to supporting Local Officers, this role will also involve managing three part time members of staff. Each member of the team is a Student Voice Assistant located at one of the three Colleges within this region: North Highland College, West Highland College and Lews Castle College. The role will involve setting workloads for staff and having regular one to one sessions. This role will also support the Rural & Islands College merger process, which is aiming to merge the three Colleges named into one larger organisation.

As Assistant Manager, you will offer guidance and support to local officers in a busy, student led office environment, helping student leaders to be as impactful as possible. You will also support engagement in high level meetings, such as Board of Management meetings and provide briefing and meeting support where needed. You will also encourage engagement at all levels through communications and activities.

As this role will be working with the three Colleges listed above, we would like the role-holder to be within a commutable distance to one of the campuses, which would be their main working location. There will be an expectation that travel to the other campuses and learning centres will be undertaken as and when needed.

Benefits:

  • generous holiday allowance
  • sick leave allowance
  • hybrid working pattern
  • Employee Assistance Portal service - wellbeing tool
  • office equipment provided
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Student Voice Assistant (4x)

  • Part time
  • £17,663 pro-rata
  • hybrid working, commutable distance to one of the UHI Academic Partners
  • Closing 29th April 2022

HISA is a membership-led organisation and its primary purpose is to be the recognised representative of students to the University of the Highlands and Islands. To do this effectively, it is crucial that the student voice of our members is strong and heard by the institutions.

There are 4x Student Voice Assistant roles available in 4 locations:

  1. Highland Theological College UHI (Dingwall/hybrid working) - 12 hours per week
  2. West Highland College UHI (Fort William/ hybrid working) - 21 hours per week
  3. SAMS/Argyll College UHI (Oban area/hybrid working) - 28 hours per week
  4. Orkney College UHI (Kirkwall/hybrid working) - 21 hours per week

Main Purpose of the role:

This role provides front-line support to our Local Officers and supports the delivery of Students’ Association activities at a specific Academic Partner. Student Voice Assistant will provide support to Local Officers, helping them to be as impactful as possible during their year in Office.

They will support the engagement in high-level meetings, such as Board of Management meetings, by providing briefing and meeting support where needed. The role will also be the main point of contact for all HISA activities at the local Academic Partner, supported by our Regional teams. They will provide communications and activities for all members at the Academic Partner, encouraging engagement at all levels.

Key Responsibilities:

***Officer Support***

  • Assist the coordination of induction, training, and development of elected officers.
  • Administration of meetings and keeping communication with key members of college staff, and key external stakeholders on behalf of the local officers.
  • Assist in supporting the local elected officers in the operational running of events, campaigns and activities and their day to day roles.
  • Help prepare local officers for Board of Management meetings and other committees.
  • Assist in the production of reports from the local officers.

***Student Voice***

  • Work in partnership with the local UHI Academic Partner to support the activities, communications and running of the HISA Student Voice system.
  • Assist in the training and development of Student Voice representatives, supporting them to engage in the Quality Assurance structure of the College at all levels.
  • Support the delivery of election campaigns, encouraging all students to participate.

***Student Engagement***

  • To support and help develop local clubs, societies and activities.
  • Be a permanent point of contact and liaison between the local officers and the UHI Academic Partner; and through this build good relationships and promote partnership working with college staff.
  • Signpost students to specialist advice and guidance or elected officers and staff as appropriate.
  • Coordinate the delivery of local communications with members, ensuring regular, relevant and accessible information is shared through a range of channels.

***General***

  • To adhere to all relevant HISA policy, procedures and governing documents at all times.
  • To undertake appropriate training and development as required for the role.
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the role, role grade and organisation, within their competence as required by management, to provide operational cover or support for colleagues including absence and periods of peak workload as required.
  • It may be necessary for the post-holder to work out of hours on occasion e.g. to cover events and extended office opening hours. A system of time off in lieu will operate to cover this.
  • Travel between campuses will be expected.
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