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Reading University Students’ Union

https://www.rusu.co.uk

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Reading University Students\' Union (RUSU) is a student-led charity which exists to support students and enhance their University experience. We are a dynamic, forward thinking organisation; aiming to bring inclusive services and facilites to our members. Our members are the 18,000 students from over 150 countries who are registered and study at the University of Reading. RUSU is based on the beautiful Whiteknights Campus.

Summary

Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) is looking for an Academic Adviser to join the Advice Service. Our advice work includes providing confidential and specialist advice for students in four key areas: housing, money, academic and welfare. All advisers undertake general student advice, guidance and support as part of the Advice Team. The Academic Adviser has responsibility for the provision of specialised advice on academic and educational matters. This role will develop working relationships with key stakeholders, support initiatives which develop campaigning activities and work with University support services, schools and departments on educational and academic matters. We are looking for a friendly and approachable individual with a keen interest in working with students as well as an understanding of the key issues affecting students in higher education.

Job Description

Reading University Students’ Union is a student-led charity which exists to support students and enhance their University experience. We are a dynamic, forward thinking organisation aiming to bring inclusive services and facilities to our members. Our members are 17,000 students from over 150 countries who are registered and study at the University of Reading.

The ideal candidates should have the following knowledge or skills:

Good knowledge of higher education system and issues affecting students
Awareness of legislation affecting higher education students
Awareness of legislation relating to housing
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Understanding of confidentiality and conflict of interest
Organisational and time management skills
Able to give written and verbal information in a clear and concise manner
Able to process and understand complex information
Understanding of diversity issues

The ideal candidates should have had previous experience of:

Studying or working in higher education sector
Working or volunteering in an advisory or support role
Working or volunteering with a culturally diverse client group
Managing multiple tasks and a diverse workload
Undertaking administrative duties
Working effectively on own initiative

RUSU is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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Reading University Students’ Union

https://www.rusu.co.uk

About

Reading University Students\' Union (RUSU) is a student-led charity which exists to support students and enhance their University experience. We are a dynamic, forward thinking organisation; aiming to bring inclusive services and facilites to our members. Our members are the 18,000 students from over 150 countries who are registered and study at the University of Reading. RUSU is based on the beautiful Whiteknights Campus.

Ref. Rea1616757332
  • Location

    Reading, UK
  • Type

    Full Time
  • Salary

    £23,769.39 to £26226.24
  • Closes

    18 Apr
  • Experience

    Graduate or Equivalent

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