Student Advocacy Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £28,210 pro-rata
  • Stirling
  • Closing 17th June 2021

  • Advertised from 3rd June 2021
  • £13,020 pro-rata. 21 hours per week/40 weeks per year. Fixed Term for 12 months


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the University of Stirling Students’ Union to provide confidential, individual student support and representation through professional and collective advocacy on matters such as academic appeals, complaints, discipline and student-University mediation. To inform students of their rights, identify their options and support and empower students through University processes and procedures. To advocate on behalf of students when required and support students to communicate effectively with the University. To signpost or refer to other services as appropriate, both in the University and externally. This post is Fixed Term for 12 months, with the possibility of an extension if external funding is received.

About Us

The University of Stirling Students’ Union was founded in 1967, we’re a high-impact organisation that works to ‘Make Students’ Lives Better’. Our professional teams support our elected student leaders to make change within the University and improve the lives of our students. We’re a bold organisation with big ambitions, with more than 13,000 members and wide range of Clubs, Societies, Sports Teams and Commercial Services; we pride ourselves on offering something for everyone.

About You

We’re looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our Membership Services division. Main duties of the post include:

  • To provide 1:1 advocacy for students – assess individual situations, issues and needs and appropriate advocacy input;
  • Provide guidance and support with drafting primarily Extenuating Circumstances, Appeals and Complaints etc.;
  • Attend with and/or advocate for students in meetings with the University;
  • Identify potential safeguarding issues and report as appropriate;
  • Keep accurate records of student casework.

Why apply?

At Stirling Students’ Union every day is different. If you like variety and would like to utilise your skills and experiences to make a difference within a fast-paced environment, then this could be the job for you. The Union offers a generous annual leave entitlement and a range of employee benefits, such as discounted gym membership at Scotland’s very own University of Sporting Excellence. Coupled with a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, there’s plenty of reasons to consider building a career with us.

If you’re a passionate and driven individual, excited by the opportunity to create change and make an impact as part of a dynamic organisation then we’d love to hear from you.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Thursday 17th June 2021 at 5.00pm

Interviews will be held: Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Please return all correspondence to Audrey Burns, Chief Executive. Email:

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