University of Stirling Students Union
University of Stirling Students Union

Charity registered in Scotland SC023788

The University of Stirling Students’ Union was founded in 1967, we’re a high-impact organisation that works to ‘Make Students’ Lives Better’.

Current vacancies

Sport Development Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £25,200 pro-rata
  • Stirling
  • Closing 11th December 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the University of Stirling Students’ Union as Sports Development Coordinator to plan, coordinate and deliver comprehensive sports development programmes, in conjunction with the Sports President. You will manage and develop the Sports Administrator. You will also support sports union members, with particular focus but not exclusively, in the areas of Club Development, Participation, Health and Wellbeing and Finance & Funding in line with our vision to ‘Make Students Lives Better’.

About Us

Stirling Students’ Union is the representative student body at the University of Stirling. We are a registered charity and exist to support students getting the best degree, helping students make friends, supporting students when they need support and building skills for the future. We do this by supporting academic reps, providing volunteering opportunities, societies and sports clubs. We also offer support, employability skills, advice and opportunities to influence our sustainability work. We are proudly student led and each spring elect four full time paid students to lead our work: President, Vice President Communities, Vice President Education and Sports Union President.

About You

We’re looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our Membership Services division. You’ll be driven, using your initiative to support a wide range of organisational initiatives, programmes and projects. Specific duties of the role include:

Club Development

  • Strategic approach to development and delivery of BUCS, ensuring improvement and effective use of funding.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan (actions, targets, responsibilities and resources).
  • Increase club membership and participation.
  • Ensure clubs are accessible and inclusive to all participants.
  • Contribute to the formulation of policy and procedures as required, in collaboration with other Coordinators.
  • Design and deliver training for committee members of Sports Clubs.
  • Effectively engage students and provide ongoing support and assistance where appropriate.
  • Coordinate and deal with member discipline and complaints, contributing to effective process development.
  • Assist in the recruitment of coaches to ensure quality of sports provision within clubs.

Participation & Engagement

  • Work in partnership with the University to provide opportunities for students to engage in physical activity and sports.
  • Work closely with the Student Sport Development Officer on participation programmes for recreational sport.
  • Develop mutually beneficial relationships with external partners, (BUCS, SSS, Community Clubs and National Governing Bodies) to increase the range, and quality of sports provision and coaching services provided.
  • Work with BUCS, SSS and National Governing bodies to promote volunteering opportunities.
  • To monitor, evaluate and report on club activities and identify opportunities for growth.
  • To be a mentor on the panel of the Tier 2 programme.

Health & Wellbeing

  • Promote and evaluate student wellbeing through engagement with student sport and club activity.
  • Plan and take forward projects and campaigns that aim to use physical activity and sport as a method of improving Health & Wellbeing whilst positively impacting on the student experience.
  • Engage with Union, University and national campaigns and initiatives for establishing healthy and resilient student communities.
  • Embed innovative practices in engaging sports members with sustainability opportunities.

Finance & Funding

  • Working with Sports President and Finance Manager to ensure club funds are managed appropriately.
  • Oversee the effective running of the Sports Union budget.
  • Responsibility for administration of funding requests for Coaches and Capital Equipment.
  • In collaboration with Union colleagues deliver signature sports events such as Sports Ball and Varsity.
  • Work with Stakeholders on the Kit Tender process.

Why apply?

At Stirling Students’ Union every day is different. If you like variety and would like to utilise your skills and experiences to make a difference within a fast-paced environment, then this could be the job for you. With a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, there’s plenty of reasons to consider building a career with us.

If you’re a passionate and driven individual, exciting by the opportunity to create change and make an impact as part of a dynamic organisation then we’d love to hear from you.

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Student Voice Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,500 – £36,000
  • Stirling
  • Closing 21st November 2023

ABOUT THE ROLE

This role is Stirling Students’ Union’s lead staff position overseeing active student engagement and influence. It will oversee our work in delivering high quality, informed student influence, democracy and change. It will lead key activity that builds trust in the students’ union’s ability to effectively represent student voice at all levels of the university and community. Overseeing Representation, Democracy, Sustainability and Advice, the position will be crucial in helping students shape our direction and presenting solutions to decision makers on campus.

The role will lead the Students’ Union in supporting and developing a strong programme of academic representation and support, maximising opportunities to grow trust in collective decision-making. The position is key to building confidence within the student body and the University.

You will lead a team whose collective role is to empower students and help them get the most out of their time at Stirling as well as influencing policies and strategies that help students shape the classroom and environment. Working with relevant colleagues, you will effectively communicate this to members, building the Students’ Union’s reputation as an evidence-based,influential organisation that adds value to students and the University.

The role supports elected officers to effectively enact their annual objectives, securing positive change on campus, in the Union and the local community.

This role will also join the Union’s Senior Management Team, contributing to the overall cultures and strategic direction of the charity.

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External Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Stirling
  • Closing 3rd July 2023

The University of Stirling Students’ Union is a registered charity in Scotland (SC023788). We are an independent legal entity to The University of Stirling, but we work in very close partnership to ensure that the student experience at our university is the best it can be.

The Students' Union is entering a period of significant change as we look to build strong foundations and look to do things differently. A new strategic plan will be launched later in 2023 which will help shape our influence on campus and how we better support students.

To support us in this we are recruiting for an External Trustee to join our Board.

As a Trustee we want you to bring your passion, energy and ideas to making us a better students' union. Primarily this will be by engaging in the strategic oversight of our activities and organisational performance, challenging us to innovate and bringing your expertise suggesting how we can change.

You will join a team of others, each with a unique outlook on the world. Our aim is to have a diversity of thought, experience and background across all Trustees as we firmly believe that diverse boards make better decisions

At the moment, our Trustee Board is made up of:

  • Four elected Sabbatical Officers (full-time paid representatives)
  • Three appointed current Student Trustees (volunteers)
  • Four External Trustees (volunteers)

The role of a Trustee is voluntary with all reasonable expenses reimbursed. A typical year includes attending four in-person Trustee Board meetings (either full morning or afternoon) as well as supporting one of our sub-committees up to four times per year.

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Advocacy Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,750 – £29,000
  • Stirling
  • Closing 17th April 2023

The University of Stirling Students’ Union is offering an exciting opportunity to join our staff team. We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic person to be the service lead for the advocacy service which provides non-directive advice and support to University of Stirling students. Key elements include the coordination of the casework team and providing professional, confidential individual student support and representation. The role will deliver specialist assistance and representation on student academic matters but also support student enquiries on mental health, housing and inclusion. The post plays a pivotal role in student representation and university partnership working, as it uses local and national data to identify trends to influence change.

Main duties will include:

  • Service lead for the Advocacy Service.
  • Record student enquiries, producing data driven reports on local usage and trends.
  • Identify good sector practice and implement in service delivery.
  • Research and develop multi-platform resources to provide information and guidance to students on key issues.
  • Keep up to date with, and feed into, key policy developments within the institution related to academic casework.
  • Support elected officer activity on health, wellbeing and inclusion.
  • Coordinate relevant Equality, Diversity and Inclusion activities and contribute to the implementation of good practice.
  • Work in partnership to develop good practice in and embed the gender based and sexual violence campaigns.
  • Ensure casework information is entered and stored effectively to facilitate monitoring and evaluation
  • Support officers, students and volunteers to design and deliver data driven and impact-focused campaigns.
  • Monitor spending on the relevant budget lines.

The hours of work will be 35 per week, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (the post is permanent for 50 weeks per year).

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Activities & Volunteer Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,000 – £24,000
  • Stirling
  • Closing 31st July 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the University of Stirling Students’ Union as Activities & Volunteer Coordinator to create and implement an ongoing strategy to increase student participation and engagement to develop student led groups. Improve student skills and enhance employability through promotion of volunteering opportunities and facilitation of a peer support network. Create a culture of inclusion, whilst maintaining effective communication working with the Vice President Communities. Work closely with the Careers Employability Service to showcase opportunities to students and be an effective contributor to enhance the student experience and “Make Students Lives Better”.

About Us

The University of Stirling Students’ Union was founded in 1967, we’re a high-impact organisation that works to ‘Make Students’ Lives Better’. Our professional teams support our elected student leaders to make change within the University and improve the lives of our students. We’re a bold organisation with big ambitions, with more than 13,000 members and wide range of Clubs, Societies, Sports Teams and Commercial Services; we pride ourselves on offering something for everyone.

About You

We’re looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our Membership Services division. You’ll be driven, using your initiative to support a wide range of organisational initiatives, programmes and projects. Specific duties of the role include:

  • To champion student activities, keep abreast of national issues and develop programmes to enhance the student experience
  • Work with the Vice President Communities on delivery of training for student clubs and societies
  • Support and facilitate club committees to explore opportunities and events as well as supporting them to resolve any issues as they arise
  • Provide a programme of support and recognition for student led groups
  • Develop activities of the Union’s charitable groups and facilitate their work
  • Ensure effective communication through regular meetings and contact with club committees and officers, and supporting the Vice President Communities to do so as the Officer lead
  • Work with the Union’s membership database and have responsibility for updating relevant section of the Union’s website
  • Design and deliver training courses and skill development programmes for student volunteers to improve student employability and ensure effective running of their respective groups
  • Create and implement a strategy to increase the opportunities for and participation in co-curricular activities and general volunteering
  • Act as lead for provision of a programme of peer-mentoring (such as STEER) working closely with the Vice President Communities to do so
  • Act as Minute Secretary for Communities Zone, Communities Zone Exec and other Committee meetings as necessary
  • Ability to work in a front facing role working on the Union’s front desk and acting as the initial contact for student enquiries.

Why apply?

At Stirling Students’ Union every day is different. If you like variety and would like to utilise your skills and experiences to make a difference within a fast-paced environment, then this could be the job for you. The Union offers a generous annual leave entitlement and a range of employee benefits, such as discounted gym membership at Scotland’s very own University of Sporting Excellence. Coupled with a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, there’s plenty of reasons to consider building a career with us.

If you’re a passionate and driven individual, exciting by the opportunity to create change and make an impact as part of a dynamic organisation then we’d love to hear from you.

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Communications, Marketing & Events Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,570 – £26,720
  • Stirling
  • Closing 29th April 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the University of Stirling Students’ Union as Communications, Marketing & Events Coordinator to develop and lead in the delivery of the Union’s communications and marketing plans. Take lead responsibility for the Union’s website, digital and social media communication and events. Increase student engagement in our online and social media platforms, helping to ensure accessible, vibrant and student-centred information promotions, campaigns and events working closely with the Digital Marketing Assistant and relevant Union Officers and Staff.

About Us

The University of Stirling Students’ Union was founded in 1967, we’re a high-impact organisation that works to ‘Make Students’ Lives Better’. Our professional teams support our elected student leaders to make change within the University and improve the lives of our students. We’re a bold organisation with big ambitions, with more than 13,000 members and wide range of Clubs, Societies, Sports Teams and Commercial Services; we pride ourselves on offering something for everyone.

About You

We’re looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our Membership Services division. You’ll be driven, using your initiative to support a wide range of organisational initiatives, programmes and projects. Specific duties of the role include:

  • Coordinate communication from, and promotion of, all areas of Union services and programmes
  • Lead on the management and development of the Union’s website & content management system
  • Lead on Digital Accessibility across the organisation, supporting the delivery of the E, D & I Strategy
  • Coordinate the delivery of Officer content and campaign activity across all Union communication channels
  • Lead on the use, development, analysis of and evaluate the impact of all social media channels and website
  • Develop and deliver training for staff & students on website/communications/social media & events
  • Develop and keep up to date with new communication channels/methods
  • Act as staff lead on organising & promoting all Union events, delivering on time and within budget – e.g., Freshers Week, Elections, Awards Balls and experiential campaigns
  • Work closely with the Commercial Manager to facilitate and promote in-house entertainment programmes and student-led events
  • Work closely with the Commercial Manager to develop online services, including but limited to – online Union shop and POS applications
  • Recruit, train and manage the F Team volunteers for Freshers Week/Union events
  • Lead on the creation and coordination of digital and print publications and informational materials
  • Ensure the development & implementation of the Union brand
  • Generate marketing, advertising and sponsorship income through digital and traditional means, according to budget forecasts

Why apply?

At Stirling Students’ Union every day is different. If you like variety and would like to utilise your skills and experiences to make a difference within a fast-paced environment, then this could be the job for you. The Union offers a generous annual leave entitlement and a range of employee benefits, such as discounted gym membership at Scotland’s very own University of Sporting Excellence. Coupled with a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, there’s plenty of reasons to consider building a career with us.

If you’re a passionate and driven individual, exciting by the opportunity to create change and make an impact as part of a dynamic organisation then we’d love to hear from you.

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Democracy & Representation Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £23,570 – £26,720
  • Stirling
  • Closing 21st March 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the University of Stirling Students’ Union to support our democratic and representative work. As Democracy and Representation Coordinator you’ll work in partnership with a range of internal and external colleagues to support the student voice at the University of Stirling, working in a highly flexible and dynamic environment to help facilitate our democratic activities and enhance the student experience for all.

About Us

The University of Stirling Students’ Union was founded in 1967, we’re a high-impact organisation that works to ‘Make Students’ Lives Better’. Our professional teams support our elected student leaders to make change within the University and improve the lives of our students. We’re a bold organisation with big ambitions, with more than 13,000 members and a wide range of Clubs, Societies, Sports Teams and Commercial Services; we pride ourselves on offering something for everyone.

About You

We’re looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our Membership Services division. You’ll be driven, using your initiative to support a wide range of organisational initiatives, programmes and projects. Specific duties of the role include:

Democracy & Policy

  • Act as Deputy Returning Officer, supporting our Elections’ Committee in coordinating and administering the elections process.
  • Coordinate democratic events, from small consultation forums to large democratic decision-making bodies.
  • Provide administrative support, including Minute taking, for various Union meetings.
  • Maintain the Union’s democratic policy archive and assist student officers in the formation of policy.
  • Advise and ensure that decisions are in line with governing documents, transparent and accessible to stakeholders.
  • Support and coordinate the Students’ Union’s response to internal/external consultations.
  • Coordinate joint strategy work between the Students’ Union and University alongside relevant colleagues.
  • Work alongside the University to enhance the student experience through mechanisms such as the Student Partnership Agreement.

Academic Quality

  • Act as the staff lead for the appointment and development of the faculty officer team, organising the recruitment and selection processes, coordinating development events and providing one to one and small group coaching on an ongoing basis.
  • Keep abreast of Sector and University policy developments.
  • Provide briefing sessions and meeting preparation for Sabbatical and Executive Officers, e.g., Student Partnership Agreement and NUS Delegates.
  • Coordinate and administer the Union’s Recognising and Advancing Teaching Excellence Awards (RATE).
  • Undertake data analysis of relevant internal/external campaigns and surveys, e.g., RATE (internal) and National Student Survey (external).
  • Act as staff lead for academic quality related activities within learning and teaching to improve meaningful student engagement, in particular the Enhancement Led Institutional Review (ELIR) and Learning & Teaching Reviews (LTRs).

Representation

  • Support the Students’ Union student academic representative network, coordinating their recruitment, development and ongoing engagement.
  • Develop and maintain a database of elected student academic representatives and identify any gaps in representative coverage.
  • Maintain and update all relevant electronic materials, to enable student academic representatives and faculty officers to work effectively.
  • Provide regular communication with student academic representatives and faculty officers through meetings, the Students’ Union website, emails, social media and other means.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Manager, organise and implement Sabbatical Officer induction and training.

Why apply?

At Stirling Students’ Union every day is different. If you like variety and would like to utilise your skills and experiences to make a difference within a fast-paced environment, then this could be the job for you. The Union offers a generous annual leave entitlement and a range of employee benefits, such as discounted gym membership at Scotland’s very own University of Sporting Excellence. Coupled with a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, there’s plenty of reasons to consider building a career with us.

If you’re a passionate and driven individual, exciting by the opportunity to create change and make an impact as part of a dynamic organisation then we’d love to hear from you.

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Digital Marketing Assistant

  • Part time
  • £22,000 pro-rata
  • Stirling
  • Closing 20th June 2021

The Post

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the University of Stirling Students’ Union to support and assist the Communications, Marketing & Events team in the delivery of the Union’s digital marketing activity. Key elements of this role will be to help develop the Union’s social media presence, generate digital advertising revenue, create digital assets and work with Officers on digital aspects of campaigns. As part of the Communications team, this role plays a key part in helping to ensure we Make Students’ Lives Better.

About Us

The University of Stirling Students’ Union was founded in 1967, we’re a high-impact organisation that works to ‘Make Students’ Lives Better’. Our professional teams support our elected student leaders to make change within the University and improve the lives of our students. We’re a bold organisation with big ambitions, with more than 13,000 members and wide range of Clubs, Societies, Sports Teams and Commercial Services; we pride ourselves on offering something for everyone.

About You

We’re looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our Membership Services division. Main duties of the post include:

• Create and capture content and copy in our house style for use on the Union’s social channels and website, including digital artwork;

• Daily programming & innovation of all digital channels, keeping up with new trends and changes across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube;

• To have input in and implement the Union’s Social & Digital Strategy ensuring it is current, fit for purpose and inclusive;

• Use insights and analytics tools to report on digital campaigns and social content to ensure its efficiency;

• Update and edit regular news and events content on the Union’s website, as well as static page content to ensure branding consistency and accessibility;

• Assist with the creation of digital publications and informational materials.

Why apply?

At Stirling Students’ Union every day is different. If you like variety and would like to utilise your skills and experiences to make a difference within a fast-paced environment, then this could be the job for you. The Union offers a generous annual leave entitlement and a range of employee benefits, such as discounted gym membership at Scotland’s very own University of Sporting Excellence. Coupled with a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, there’s plenty of reasons to consider building a career with us.

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Student Advocacy Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £28,210 pro-rata
  • Stirling
  • Closing 17th June 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the University of Stirling Students’ Union to provide confidential, individual student support and representation through professional and collective advocacy on matters such as academic appeals, complaints, discipline and student-University mediation. To inform students of their rights, identify their options and support and empower students through University processes and procedures. To advocate on behalf of students when required and support students to communicate effectively with the University. To signpost or refer to other services as appropriate, both in the University and externally. This post is Fixed Term for 12 months, with the possibility of an extension if external funding is received.

About Us

The University of Stirling Students’ Union was founded in 1967, we’re a high-impact organisation that works to ‘Make Students’ Lives Better’. Our professional teams support our elected student leaders to make change within the University and improve the lives of our students. We’re a bold organisation with big ambitions, with more than 13,000 members and wide range of Clubs, Societies, Sports Teams and Commercial Services; we pride ourselves on offering something for everyone.

About You

We’re looking for a talented and passionate individual to join our Membership Services division. Main duties of the post include:

  • To provide 1:1 advocacy for students – assess individual situations, issues and needs and appropriate advocacy input;
  • Provide guidance and support with drafting primarily Extenuating Circumstances, Appeals and Complaints etc.;
  • Attend with and/or advocate for students in meetings with the University;
  • Identify potential safeguarding issues and report as appropriate;
  • Keep accurate records of student casework.

Why apply?

At Stirling Students’ Union every day is different. If you like variety and would like to utilise your skills and experiences to make a difference within a fast-paced environment, then this could be the job for you. The Union offers a generous annual leave entitlement and a range of employee benefits, such as discounted gym membership at Scotland’s very own University of Sporting Excellence. Coupled with a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, there’s plenty of reasons to consider building a career with us.

If you’re a passionate and driven individual, excited by the opportunity to create change and make an impact as part of a dynamic organisation then we’d love to hear from you.

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