AboutEdinburgh University Students’ Association is an award-winning organisation, which exists to provide diverse services, representation, and welfare support to the community of over 39,500 students at the University of Edinburgh. By providing opportunities, helping to create change and offering support, we’re here to help students get the most out of their time at Edinburgh. We have four venues around the University of Edinburgh campus which house our offices, cafés, bars, clubs, spaces for students to meet, study and socialise. We are a registered charity and all of the income we generate from our commercial activity goes back in to supporting our members.
Salary: £22,500- £25,500 per annum
Annual Leave: 35 days per year
Duration: 37.5 hours per week
- Company Pension (USS)
- Company Sick Pay
- Sodexo Discount Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Discounts on food and drink across University Campus, among others
The Academic Engagement Coordinator oversees delivery of the Students’ Association’s academic representation system, from recruitment and induction to ongoing volunteer development and community building, requiring a high level of organisation and attention to detail.
As the key staff contact for the Programme and School Representatives, they are responsible for providing project planning and professional support, as well as insight into how Representatives can best achieve their objectives.
To support this work, the Academic Engagement Coordinator must maintain a large network of staff contacts across the University, be confident engaging in stakeholder management, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Alongside colleagues in the Representation and Democracy team, they also empower our five Sabbatical Officers – and particularly the Vice Education – to pursue their objectives, providing advice on achieving institutional change, as well as project planning and professional support.
In addition, the Academic Engagement Coordinator is responsible for delivering the Students’ Association’s annual student-led Teaching Awards, a year-round project culminating in the Spring with a shortlisting process and ceremony.
We’re looking for a confident and enthusiastic individual, with at least one year’s professional experience of project management and campaigning for change, to join our tight-knit team, committed to empowering students to make their voices heard on the issues that matter to them.
If you can not only cheerlead and champion our incredible student leaders, but also challenge them to think critically about their goals and how best to achieve them, then this could be the role for you.
You’ll need to be confident engaging with student volunteers and senior members of the University, maintaining an extensive network of stakeholders, and adapting your communication style – whether verbal or written – to suit a range of audiences and ensure you’re effective. We want a team player who isn’t afraid to lend a hand to colleagues, but you also need to be able to make the most of the autonomy you’ll have over your own projects, and prioritise competing demands and long-term strategic projects to achieve successful outcomes.
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Recruitment is rolling for this position until a successful candidate is found.
Further information will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Please note that applications by CV will not be accepted.
If you have any queries, please contact People & Development at [email protected]