Vacancies

Activities Development Coordinator

Closing Date: 16 September 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join the team at AUSA (Aberdeen University Students’ Association), a registered charity, as an Activities Development Coordinator.

The Activities Development Coordinator will work as part of a team to support the strategic development and drive the delivery of all AUSA student activities.

Applicants should be motivated to improve the student experience, possess excellent communication skills, and work well on their own initiative and as part of a team. Have a good understanding of delivering projects and be inspired to learn in a fast-paced environment. Previous experience in a similar role would be essential to provide the support required.

Some Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
- Working with Sports Clubs, Societies and Student Groups (Student Activities) on the development of their Student Activity. This includes programmes to improve committee training, committee structure, AUSA communications, club coaching etc.
- Continue to develop the in-place training systems and workshops to help improve the volunteering experience for our Student Activities and student volunteers
- First point of contact for Student Activity Committees to solve individual challenges and to help them future proof their activity
- Design and develop new projects that will support AUSA in the constant improvement of our Student Activity services
- Support the Societies Union and Sports Union Committees to develop campaigns in line with their manifesto plans
- Work with BUCS and SSS and other membership organisations to be point of contact on upcoming campaigns and deliver where they align with AUSA goals
- Represent AUSA at BUCS, SSS and other membership organisations at external meetings
- Promote and support volunteering recognition for AUSA volunteers and student volunteers
- Support Sports Clubs, Student Groups and Societies in raising and securing funds

The Job Description can be found here. Person Specification can be found here.

To apply, candidates must send a CV and detailed covering letter outlining suitability for the post to: Danielle Grieve, Activities Development Manager by email to ausa-hr@abdn.ac.uk

The Association is committed to providing equality of opportunity, treatment and dignity in appointments. We will not allow discrimination in any form in advertising, interviewing, selection or eligibility for jobs, and will therefore select individuals on the grounds of their ability and suitability for the vacancy based on genuinely required criteria.

This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Salary: £23,067, pension and discounted membership to Aberdeen Sports Village

Initially, this role will be based at home until we can reopen. AUSA has experience of new starts joining during the COVID 19 homeworking requirement.

Academic Advisor

Salary: £23, 487, pension and discounted membership to Aberdeen Sports Village
Based: Aberdeen
Closing Date:19 September 2021.

Supporting and representing our students are key elements of AUSA’s mission. If you are passionate about academic rights and student representation, then this role could be for you. AUSA, a registered charity, is a small, enthusiastic and highly motivated group – do you have the drive and skills to contribute to our team?

The Academic Advisor will work within AUSA’s advice service, AUSA Advice, and will provide advice, information and support to students across a broad range of issues ensuring the provision of high quality academic (and academic-related wellbeing) advice and Class Representation support. The successful candidate will be responsible for advising and supporting students regarding academic offences, appeals, disciplinary matters and complaints. Support will also be required for the class representative system, ensuring support for our reps with training, advice and role recognition. The post holder will ensure the appropriate management and reporting of casework.

Applicants should adopt a student first approach, possess excellent communication skills, and work well on their own initiative and as part of a team. While experience within the Higher Education sector would be beneficial, this post may also be suitable for recent graduates.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Good standard level of education and knowledge of the higher education sector and policy in Scotland.
- Previous knowledge and experience in dealing with a range of Academic and Wellbeing issues and Class Representation.
- Excellent communications skills including diplomacy
- Excellent I.T skills including excel and word.
- Flexible approach to work
- Confidentiality
- Ability to deal a wide variety of people in a professional manner
- Ability to work to and meet deadlines on a regular basis
- Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

The Job Description can be found here. Person Specification can be found here.

To apply, candidates must send a CV and a detailed cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to: Scott Carle, Representatives Services Manager direct by email to ausa-hr@abdn.ac.uk

This position may be subject to a PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check.

The Association is committed to providing equality of opportunity, treatment and dignity in appointments. We will not allow discrimination in any form in advertising, interviewing, selection or eligibility for jobs, and will therefore select individuals on the grounds of their ability and suitability for the vacancy based on genuinely required criteria.

This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Interviews are expected to be held virtually, through Microsoft Teams, week commencing 27 September. Initially, this role may be based at home until we can reopen. AUSA has experience of new starts joining during the COVID 19 homeworking requirement.

Sustainability Coordinator

We are here to make a difference and support our student members! If you are passionate about both student support and sustainability issues, then AUSA is the Team for you!! AUSA is a small, enthusiastic and highly motivated group – do you have the drive and skills to contribute to our team?

Reporting to the Representative Services Manager, the Sustainability Coordinator will be accountable for ensuring that environmental sustainability is a core theme in all AUSA business. Responsible for a team of volunteers, the post holder will lead the input to support environmental projects, campaigns and initiatives while running existing AUSA Environmental Projects such as the Bike Scheme, Green Champions and Green Impact Student Unions.

Applicants should be enthusiastic with excellent communication skills and work well on their own initiative, as well as part of a team. This vacancy is suitable for a professional individual with relevant experience and/ or a relevant environmental qualification. An interest and demonstrated commitment to sustainability is essential with previous experience working in the voluntary sector.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- An in-depth knowledge and understanding of environmental sustainability issues
- Understanding of relevant Scottish and UK environmental legislation
- Experience working with student population and responsibility for volunteers
- Enthusiasm to run engaging training initiatives
- Experience of developing strategies, campaigns, events or projects in collaboration with other people

Job Description can be found here. Person Specification is available here.

Salary - £23, 067 per annum, pension and discounted membership to Aberdeen Sports Village
Contract - One-year fixed term, (fulltime 36.5 hours per week)
Based - Aberdeen
Closing Date - 23 September 2021

AUSA (Aberdeen University Students’ Association) is a registered charity.

To apply, please send a completed application form available here to ausa-hr@abdn.ac.uk

The Association is committed to providing equality of opportunity, treatment and dignity in appointments. We will not allow discrimination in any form in advertising, interviewing, selection or eligibility for jobs, and will therefore select individuals on the grounds of their ability and suitability for the vacancy based on genuinely required criteria.

This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.

Interviews are expected to be held virtually, through Microsoft Teams, from 4 October 2021. Initially, this role will be based at home until we can reopen. AUSA has experience of new starts joining during the COVID 19 homeworking requirement.