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  • Advertised from 19th November 2019
  • 37.5 hours per week. Permanent
  • Annual Leave: 35 days per year


Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit Student Opportunities Officer (Peer Learning and Support) to join our Student Opportunities team.

The Role:

The Student Opportunities Officer (Peer Learning and Support) is responsible for supporting the development and expansion of peer-led activity across the University of Edinburgh, enabling all students to enhance their experience. This will include supporting and facilitating student-led peer to peer activity throughout the University, encouraging students to take a holistic and autonomous approach to their learning and development.

This is a collaborative role which sits at the centre of the Student Opportunities team, with a specific remit of developing Peer Learning and Support. This involves contributing to the forming of a community of learners (both staff and students) locally and across the University. The Student Opportunities team sits within the wider Membership Engagement and People Development Directorate at the Students’ Association (which also includes The Advice Place and Representation and Democracy teams), and works collaboratively with colleagues in relation to a number of events, initiatives and activities related to student support and development.

The Person:

A confident and experienced trainer with excellent communication and interpersonal, organizational and IT skills. The postholder will have a proven track record of providing both administrative and operational support for volunteers. A student focused individual with a consistently professional approach to their duties and keen attention to detail. A person with high expectations of themselves and others, who takes pride in their work and that of their team.

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The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 8 December 2019

Interviews will be held on Monday 16 December 2019

Further information will be sent to shortlisted candidates.