AboutUnion of Kingston Students exists to support, empower and enrich the lives of all students at Kingston University. We are a registered charity with student members elected across a range of roles to lead the organisation, supported by a team of permanent staff who are responsible for the operation and management of the union. The students’ union works collaboratively as a critical friend to build an inclusive and broad-based environment for the 15,000 students whose lives are transformed during their time in Kingston. As a union, we work hard to enrich the lives of our students through representation, more than 100 societies, competitive and non-competitive sport, volunteering and advice.
The Union of Kingston Students (UKS) is a dynamic, democratic charity and membership organisation, run by students for students and is dedicated to improving the lives and academic experience of current and future students at Kingston University.
Through our vision, mission, and values we provide lifelong experiences and opportunities for all Kingston students through inclusive, innovative, supportive, collaborative and empowerment of our members to break down barriers and by providing opportunities to succeed. Our employees play a vital role in helping us to achieve this by coming together with students to improve our community, our collective student voice and ensuring the highest level of student and staff wellbeing.
We are excited to be recruiting for the role of Student Advisor. In this role you will deliver high-quality advice to our student members when they need it most, by providing information, advice, wellbeing support and guidance. You will also work collaboratively with both colleagues and student leaders to identify and recommend solutions to issues and concerns affecting the wider student body, empowering students to shape their academic experience.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to manage sensitive situations in a calm and empathetic way. You’ll also have some experience of providing advice and managing casework, including keeping accurate and confidential records, and will be skilled in managing a caseload and effectively prioritising your work.
We are looking for someone who can work within a fast paced, dynamic and exciting organisation and who has knowledge and understanding of the current issues and themes within higher education and the impact these have on students. The ideal candidate will be able to create, build and maintain strong working relationships with an empathetic and approachable manner.
This is a part-time role with a FTE salary of £26,650 therefore for 21 hours per week (0.6) the salary will be £15,990 per year.
This is an exciting time to join UKS as we have just confirmed we will be moving into a brand-new Union space on campus in the summer 2024. We provide sport and societies for students, skills development workshops, academic advice support, sustainability opportunities, student staff roles and events at our new retail outlet (Not My Beautiful House) that houses and sells student products and projects. We offer a flexible working environment with a strong supportive culture that is committed to ensuring our people have a great experience and develop their potential.
If you’re interested in joining us at Union of Kingston Students, please visit our website to view the full pack and access the link to the application form.
Longlist interviews: Week Commencing 5th December
Final interviews and selection: Week Commencing 12th December
If you have any queries regarding the role or would like to have an informal conversation, please contact Louise at our recruitment partners, Atkinson HR Consulting: [email protected]