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
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’
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.
- 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
- 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.
prepare local officers for Board of Management meetings and other committees.
- Assist in the production
of reports from the local officer
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Qualifications, Training & Experience
- Education to HND level or equivalent experience
- Experience of working with and supporting volunteers or
- 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
- 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
- Good knowledge of IT programmes such as Microsoft Office
- Able to deal with multiple deadlines and
Application Deadline: 02/12/2022
Interviews: w/c 12/12/2022
To apply, please visit our
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 email@example.com and we will provide you with a copy.
Any questions regarding this role or application process should be sent to HISA
HR Team at firstname.lastname@example.org