Director of Students Engagement & Representation

  • Job Reference: 00000227-1
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2023
  • Employer: Highlands And Islands Students Association
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  • Location: Inverness, Highland
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £38,437 to £40,778
  • Bonus/Benefits: - 27 days of annual leave (pro rata) - Bank Holidays & Christmas Closu
  • Sector: Administration, Finance, Customer Service, Government & Democracy, Campaigns, Learning & Development, Student Engagement & Representation, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Duration: permanent

Job Description

The Highlands and Islands Students’ Association (the Students’ Association) is a representative body for students at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), one of the most exciting education providers in the country with a focus on tertiary education.

It's an exciting time to join the Association: we have just recruited a new CEO, due to start in November, and following a restructure, this role (Director of Student Engagement and Representation) and the role of Director of Operations were created with staffing changes to other roles within the Student Engagement department too.

If you are passionate about changing the lives of students and ensuring they are integral to enhancing the student experience, this could be the role for you…

The role will provide strategic leadership, direction and drive in relation to the Students’ Association’s services, representation and opportunities for members. The successful candidate will be responsible for student representation – both in terms of democratically elected Representatives and Class Reps, democracy and governance. You would be responsible for supporting and coaching the staff as well as empowering student leaders to achieve excellence, fostering a culture where staff and students can create positive change. 

UHI is unique in its geography; this role will have oversight of the development of each of the regions whilst developing and maintaining positive relationships with each of the Academic Partners. 

Applications close: Wednesday 4th October, noon

Shortlisting w/c: 9 October

Interviews (online): w/c 16 October

Start date: As soon as possible

To apply: please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form and attach it to your application on our recruitment page- Breathe HR. 

For an informal chat about the role please contact Colina Wright, the Interim Student Voice Manager, on