AboutThe Highlands and Islands Students' Association (HISA) is a membership organisation, and charity - tasked with representing all students who study at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and its twelve partners. HISA is run by students, for students, we exist to make students' lives better. We want to ensure students have a strong voice across the University. Our team of Student Officers is elected by our members. every year, to represent the priorities of students. HISA is also here to help you enjoy your time as a student - we can help you with supporting our student-led Clubs & Societies, organising events and running campaigns.
HISA is #hiring! If you are passionate about making students’ lives better and supporting student voice while having fun doing it, then keep reading!
We have 2 fantastic Student Voice Assistant roles available - one in Perth and one in the North Highland region.
Click on the link to read about the role, a rich package of benefits on top of the Living Wage we offer, and #applynow! We're waiting for you! 🤗
HISA is hiring! If you are passionate about making students’ lives better and supporting student voice while having fun doing it, then keep reading!
HISA is a membership-led organisation, and its primary purpose is to be the recognised representative of students to the University of the Highlands and Islands. To do this effectively, it is crucial that the student voice of our members is strong and heard by the institutions.
The main purpose of the Student Voice Assistant role is to facilitate and empower the student’s voice and engage with students, elected officers, and external stakeholders to further the improvement of the student experience.
The role will also be a key point of contact for HISA activities at the local Academic Partner, which is supported by our Regional Teams and Assistant Voice Managers.
There are two positions available, one in Perth and one in the North Highland region.
· Student Voice Assistant – North Highland (21h)
· Student Voice Assistant – Perth (35h)
Reporting to: Assistant Voice Manager
Department: Advocacy and Student Voice
Salary: £20,025 per annum pro rata (£11ph)
· 21 per week – North Highland
· 35 per week – Perth
Important information: a successful candidate will be expected to work from one of the relevant campuses part of the week. This role is hybrid with home working & obligatory on-site at Perth (SVA Perth) or Thurso, Dornoch or Alness (SVA North Highland)
Perth W/C 27/06/23
North Highland W/C 03/07/23
Student Voice and Student Engagement
- Work in partnership with the local UHI Academic Partner to support the activities, communications and running of the HISA Student Voice system.
Supporting key student voice activities, including Student Voice system training and support, elections and gathering feedback from students within HISA and Academic Partner structures
Being a key point of contact for students at the academic partner, encouraging them to get involved in their students’ association and extra-curricular activity
Support the delivery of Students’ Association activities at the Academic Partner, including day-to-day engagement with students and running of key activities and events such as Freshers and Elections
To support and help develop local clubs, societies, and activities at the academic partner
Signposting students to the HISA Advice service or other support and guidance for any academic/pastoral issues
- Assist the induction and development of elected officers within the Academic Partner
Assist in supporting the local elected officers in the operational running of events, campaigns, and activities and their day-to-day roles.
Help prepare local officers for Board of Management meetings and other committees.
- Be a permanent point of contact and liaison between the local officers and the UHI Academic Partner, and through this build good relationships and promote partnership working with college staff
Engage with contacts in the local communities as directed by the HISA Community Engagement Team
Collaborative working with other HISA staff members as and when required for the development of the organization and key student engagement strategies
- Key administrative duties such as managing shared email inboxes, tracking local finances, generating reports, and keeping records for student voice rep engagement and meetings
To adhere to all relevant HISA policies, procedures and governing documents at all times.
To undertake appropriate training and development as required for the role.
To undertake any other duties appropriate to the role, including supporting the organisation during periods of peak workload as and when required
It may be necessary for the post-holder to work out of hours on occasion e.g. to cover events and extended office opening hours. A system of time off in lieu will operate to cover this.
A degree of travel between campuses will be expected.