Student Opportunities Assistant

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th April 2021

  • Advertised from 1st April 2021
  • £9.73 per hour. 20 hours per week. Contract: Fixed Term (12 months)
  • Annual Leave: 35 days per year pro rata


The Role:

The Volunteering Service is open year-round and offers a variety of ways in which students can volunteer in the UK. The service also organises events, skills training, funding, awards and recognition, as well as provides support and advice to students to set up their own community projects.

The Volunteering Service is looking for an enthusiastic, creative, hardworking individual to assist the Volunteering Coordinator in maintaining and supporting the development and delivery of our service to student groups and individual students.

The Volunteering Service sits within the Student Opportunities Department which also provides support to student-led societies, Peer Learning and Support schemes, international students, and Global Students’ projects.

This role is normally based in our Edinburgh office and may involve being out and about on campus or attending meetings in other locations. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, all staff are currently working from home and we would therefore expect the successful candidate to work from home initially. Reopening our offices will be carefully planned and managed in accordance with the latest Scottish Government guidance and public health advice. Attendance at the normal office base will be required in future.

The Person:

The Student Opportunities Assistant will be approachable and well organised, with strong communication, interpersonal, IT and administrative skills. We are looking for someone who is friendly and confident, with a demonstrable enthusiasm for working alongside and supporting students.

A student focused individual with a consistently professional approach to their duties and keen attention to detail with a positive attitude towards the Students’ Association. A person with high expectations of themselves and others, who takes pride in their work and that of their team.

A strong commitment to the values of the organisation and a desire to make a positive contribution to those values and in delivering a genuinely world leading student experience for our student members.

Application notes

For further details and a full job description and person specification, please download our candidate pack.

To apply, please download and email your completed application and equal opportunities forms to Human Resources, at Please quote the vacancy reference number in the subject of your email (881).

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The closing date for applications is 12:00 on 19th April 2021.

Interviews will be held on 26th April 2021.

Further information will be sent to shortlisted candidates.