Student Voice Assistant

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

  • Advertised from 9th June 2022
  • 21 hours per week


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.


  • 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.

Application notes

To apply:

  1. Please go to :
  2. Download the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and complete them both
  3. Submit both completed documents to Breathe HR as attachments.

CVs are not accepted as part of this recruitment process.

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