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.
Edinburgh University Students’ Association is an award-winning organisation, which exists to provide diverse services, representation, and welfare support to the community of over 49,500 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 in Edinburgh. We have five venues around the University of Edinburgh campus – Teviot Row House, King’s Buildings House, Potterrow, the Pleasance and Edinburgh College of Art’s Wee Red Bar – which house our offices, cafés, bars, clubs, spaces for students to meet, study and socialise. These spaces transform into some of the most well loved Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues throughout the month of August each year.
We are a registered charity and all of the income we generate from our commercial activity goes back in to supporting our members. We’re also an organisation with a strategic commitment to support and empower all our staff, and have some exciting plans for the future. There’s never been a better time to apply and join our organisation.
Salary: £24,000 – £26,000, plus a generous benefits package:
- 35 days per year holiday entitlement
- Company pension with 21.6% employer contribution
- Enhanced company sick pay, leave and loan policies
- A comprehensive package of support via our Employee Assistance Programme
- Access to money saving discounts from hundreds of retailers via our Sodexo Discounts Hub
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Discounts on food and drink across the University Campus, among others
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
The Student Opportunities Coordinator (Societies) leads the provision of support to student leaders in societies, with a responsibility to develop and deliver student activities within the Students’ Association. This includes, but is not limited to student societies, volunteering societies and social enterprises. These activities will provide a wide range of opportunities for students to engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activity, try new things, be part of communities to make new connections, and develop their leadership skills. The Association supports around 300+ student societies and this role will focus primarily on these groups.
The Student Opportunities Coordinator will work collaboratively with various Students’ Association departments to ensure there is a robust infrastructure of support for student groups via our various services. This role will have oversight of the Societies team to ensure we provide information, advice and support to societies and committee members on a day-to-day basis, contribute to office bearer and volunteer training and development, and will support the Student Opportunities Officer (Societies) to ensure the delivery of key processes, support and initiatives.
A friendly and approachable individual with excellent interpersonal skills. Good experience and understanding of supporting a large cohort of volunteers with an ability to build effective working relationships and collaborations. A proven track record in project management from initiation to evaluation, having worked on projects with multiple stakeholders across various teams / areas.
The post holder will have strong organisational skills and will have an enthusiastic approach to working collaboratively across teams. They should be able to work with a range of students and staff stakeholders to help support the interests of students at the University of Edinburgh.
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Recruitment for this position will be rolling until a successful candidate is selected. There is no set closing date.
Interviews will be held on/around 18th April.
Further information will be sent to shortlisted candidates. We strive to let all candidates know the outcome of their application within 3 weeks of the closing date.
If you have any queries, please contact People & Development at [email protected]