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: £21,392 – £23,450, 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 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 supporting the development of 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 Student Voice teams), and works collaboratively with colleagues in relation to a number of events, initiatives and activities related to student support and development.
A confident and experienced trainer with excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and IT skills. The post holder 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.
To apply via our online portal, click ‘APPLY’.
You can also download a full job description and person specification on our website, and read our Candidate Privacy Notice to find out how we look after your data.
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 19th 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]