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  • Advertised from 19th April 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week. Permanent


The Student Opportunities Officer (Peer Learning and Support) is responsible for supporting the development and expansion of peer-led activity across the University of Edinburgh, enabling all students to enhance their experience. This will include supporting and facilitating student-led peer-to-peer activity throughout the University, encouraging students to take a holistic and autonomous approach to their learning and development.

This is a collaborative role which sits at the centre of the Student Opportunities team, with a specific remit of supporting the development of Peer Learning and Support. This involves contributing to the forming of a community of learners (both staff and students) locally and across the University. The Student Opportunities team sits within the wider Membership, Engagement and People Development Directorate at the Students’ Association (which also includes The Advice Place and Student Voice teams), and works collaboratively with colleagues in relation to a number of events, initiatives and activities related to student support and development.

The Person:

A confident and experienced trainer with excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and IT skills. The post holder will have a proven track record of providing both administrative and operational support for volunteers. A student focused individual with a consistently professional approach to their duties and keen attention to detail. A person with high expectations of themselves and others, who takes pride in their work and that of their team.

Application notes

To find out more about this role and to apply, visit our website.

Further information will be sent to shortlisted candidates. We strive to let all candidates know the outcome of their application within 3 weeks of the closing date.

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