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Student Voice Assistant – UHI North Highland

  • Part time
  • £19,164 pro-rata
  • hybrid (home working & at UHI North Highland campus)
  • Closing 2nd December 2022


  • Advertised from 7th November 2022
  • 21 hours per week

Role

The role of Student Voice Assistant will be the main point of contact for all HISA activities at the local Academic Partner, supported by our Regional teams. A successful candidate will join the local team and will be supporting communications and activities for all students at the Academic Partner, encouraging engagement at all levels.

Main Purpose of the role:

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 of Student Voice Assistant - UHI North Highland provides front-line support to our local UHI North Highland officer and supports the delivery of Students’ Association activities.

By supporting the local officer, you will assist in helping them to be as impactful as possible during their year in their elected role. Assistance is needed in support of 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
  • Providing assistance to support the HISA North Highland branch including coordinating the email inbox as well as finance trackers for the Officer
  • 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 officer

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.
  • A degree of travel between campuses will be expected.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Training & Experience

Essential:

  • Education to HND level or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working with and supporting volunteers or elected individuals

Desirable:

  • Experience of working in Further/Higher Education or with young people.
  • Experience of running democratic or membership activities/events.
  • Experience of managing a team of staff, or volunteers

Skills, Knowledge & Ability

Essential:

  • Knowledge of current issues affecting students and Further/Higher Education
  • Able to communicate and maintain strong working relationships with a wide range of people at all levels
  • Able to present information clearly and concisely in a written oral format
  • Knowledge of meeting administration, including experience supporting participants to engage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including communication, leadership and negotiation with people at all levels

Desirable:

  • Good knowledge of IT programmes such as Microsoft Office
  • Able to deal with multiple deadlines and conflicting priorities

Values

Essential:

  • Student-Driven
  • Supportive
  • Sustainable
  • Inclusive

Application notes

Application Deadline: 02/12/2022

Interviews: w/c 12/12/2022

To apply, please visit our website

Important information:once you submit your application, you will receive an email with a link to mandatory Screening Questions. They are an obligatory part of the application process therefore please complete them as soon as you can bearing in mind application deadline. If you cannot locate the email (it might end up in junk/spam) please email hisa.hr@uhi.ac.uk and we will provide you with a copy.

Any questions regarding this role or application process should be sent to HISA HR Team at hisa.hr@uhi.ac.uk