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Academic Adviser

  • Part time
  • £23,345 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2019

  • Advertised from 1st August 2019
  • Hours: 30 hours per week at £18,676 . Annual Leave: 210 hours per year (7 weeks). Contract: Permanent.


Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit an Academic Adviser to join The Advice Place.

The postholder will work as part of a small team providing expert advice and representation to students with academic queries, on a wide range of academic-related issues and processes, including academic misconduct, appeals, harassment, complaints and disciplinary processes. They will also, as part of the Advice Place team, offer general advice (including welfare advice) as a duty adviser seeing drop in students, triaging and booking follow ups as necessary. They will also undertake specialist casework as required.

The Advice Place is a free, professional, impartial and confidential advice service for students at the University of Edinburgh, operated by Edinburgh University Students Association. The service is very busy and operates drop-ins and appointments, with phone and email consultation available as well. The service deals with a wide variety of topics (finance, accommodation, academic and personal issues) and provides basic information as well as more complex casework advice, advocacy and support. Service usage data is used to inform campaigns and the constant development and assessment of University policy.

The Academic Adviser will be an exceptional and enthusiastic individual, who aspires to provide a professional and high quality service to our service users. They will be a student focused individual with a consistently professional approach to their duties and keen attention to detail. A person with high expectations of themselves and others, who takes pride in their work.

Confident and competent, with demonstrable experience (typically at least 2 years) gained within a customer facing role, delivering high standards of customer service. The postholder will have proven experience of dealing with sensitive information and prioritising in a busy client facing role. Ideally, they will have worked in situations where they have been required to deal effectively and compassionately with customers who are distressed.

Application notes

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The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 18 August 2019.

Interviews will be held on 29 or 30 August.

Further information will be sent to shortlisted candidates.

Organisational Information

Edinburgh University Students’ Association is an award-winning organisation, which exists to provide diverse services, representation, and welfare support to the community of over 39,500 students at the University of Edinburgh. By providing opportunities, helping to create change and offering support, we're here to help students get the most out of their time at Edinburgh. We have four venues around the University of Edinburgh campus – King’s Buildings, The Pleasance, Potterrow and Teviot Row House – which house our offices, cafés, bars, clubs, spaces for students to meet, study and socialise. We are a registered charity and all of the income we generate from our commercial activity goes back in to supporting our members.

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