We’re looking for an experienced campaigner with a track record of winning and innovating.
- Working with elected student leaders you’ll manage NUS Scotland’s campaign work.
- You’ll be totally at
home drafting campaign plans and understanding the Scottish political context.
- You’ll have the skills to
develop campaigns that have a wide and influential reach and develop engaging digital content.
have experience of lobbying decision-makers and holding key relationships to deliver change.
- You’ll be
at ease engaging with our members and developing strategies to empower students to take action
- You’ll be used to drafting and approving media releases and spotting media opportunities to
grow NUS Scotland’s reach and profile.
Who we are
NUS Scotland is one of the most influential campaigning organisations in Scotland, securing significant wins for
students and promoting the importance of strong students’ associations.
Part political, part business and part charity – NUS is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! The
student movement in the UK is made up of 500 students’ unions and 7 million students. NUS sits at the heart of
this movement, delivering a national student voice and supporting local students’ unions to grow.
In Scotland we represent 500,000 students, with 32 students’ associations in our membership, including all college
associations. At NUS Scotland we’ve channelled that power in the last year to win £millions of new funding for
student hardship, digital poverty, mental health and student associations.
In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for
the non-profit sector and a great benefits package:
- 27 days holiday (increasing with service)
- Flexible working opportunities from day one
maternity, paternity, shared parental, adoption and sick pay
- Employee wellbeing support
- Other Benefits available: Company Pension Scheme, Free Flu vaccinations, Free Eye Test
vouchers, Employee Assistance Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, discounts, Childcare Allowance, Health Cash
We see anti-oppression as central to our mission. Education isn’t working unless it’s working for everyone in our
society. We’re trans inclusive without exception. And we welcome individuals who are up for taking active
responsibility for their own ongoing learning on liberation, equity, diversity and inclusion.
We recognise that candidates from Black, Asian and Minoritised-Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are under-represented in our
organisation, and that there are often additional barriers present for people from these groups when applying
for roles in the charity sector and beyond. We are committed to taking positive action to expand the diversity
of our staff team, and if you meet the minimum criteria for a role (at least 80% of the criteria in the person
specification) and are from a BAME background, you'll be guaranteed a first stage interview. It is important
to note that this scheme guarantees an interview for candidates who meet the minimum criteria and tell us that
they'd like to be considered under the scheme. The selection decision at interview will be based on the most
suitable candidate, regardless of any protected characteristic.
This is a full-time permanent post with a usual working pattern of 35 hrs per week, Monday – Friday, between 8am to
6pm, with an out of hours rota for press cover.
This role is available either with an Edinburgh or Glasgow base, but we’ll consider applicants wishing to work on a
hybrid basis with minimum office working of two days per week.