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Advisory Committee External Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th October 2022

  • Advertised from 3rd October 2022


NUS Scotland is one of the most influential campaigning organisations in Scotland, securing significant wins for students and promoting the importance of strong students’ associations.

In Scotland we represent 500,000 students, with 32 students’ associations in our membership, including all college associations. At NUS Scotland we’ve channelled that power in the last year to win £millions of new funding for student hardship, digital poverty, mental health and student associations.

In March 2022, a policy was passed at NUS Scotland Conference calling for an independent NUS Scotland. That proposal established the democratic will of students in Scotland via their delegates to the conference to actively explore what independence for NUS Scotland would look like and take the work forward as a political priority.

As a result the NUS board has established a subcommittee (‘the advisory group’) to steer the organisation through an explorative phase on the future set-up of NUS Scotland and its relationship with NUS UK. The advisory group will be made up of four board members, four external positions and four elected positions representing NUS Scotland’s membership.

Appointed external positions

We are seeking to appoint four people to act as external members of the committee to provide advice, expertise and knowledge to the work of setting up an Independent NUS Scotland. This pack includes details of what we are looking for but fundamentally we are seeking people with the skills, knowledge and expertise to navigate us through the process of discerning what independence for NUS Scotland looks like.

The anticipated length of term for this post is until June 2024.

Who we are looking for

We are seeking to recruit the widest possible pool of talent to the advisory group and welcome applications from anyone who can make a contribution to this work. In particular, we believe experience of change management, knowledge of the political landscape in Scotland and an understanding of risk and strategy would all be helpful attributes.

We’re totally committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates, as they are currently under-represented as committee members and

Application notes

To apply for this position please email your CV and a Cover letter to outlines how your skills, experience and qualifications match the ambitions for the role.

The covering letter provides you with the opportunity to explain your motivation, as well as highlighting how your experience and achievements fit with the requirements of the role.

Application closing date: 28 October 12 noon

If you would like an informal chat about the role ahead of applying please email Toni Giugliano, NUS Scotland Director