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Student Opportunities Coordinator (Societies)

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £26,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th April 2023

  • Advertised from 16th March 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week. Permanent


The Student Opportunities Coordinator (Societies) leads the provision of support to student leaders in societies, with a responsibility to develop and deliver student activities within the Students’ Association. This includes, but is not limited to student societies, volunteering societies and social enterprises. These activities will provide a wide range of opportunities for students to engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activity, try new things, be part of communities to make new connections, and develop their leadership skills. The Association supports around 300+ student societies and this role will focus primarily on these groups.

The Student Opportunities Coordinator will work collaboratively with various Students’ Association departments to ensure there is a robust infrastructure of support for student groups via our various services. This role will have oversight of the Societies team to ensure we provide information, advice and support to societies and committee members on a day-to-day basis, contribute to office bearer and volunteer training and development, and will support the Student Opportunities Officer (Societies) to ensure the delivery of key processes, support and initiatives.

The Person:

A friendly and approachable individual with excellent interpersonal skills. Good experience and understanding of supporting a large cohort of volunteers with an ability to build effective working relationships and collaborations. A proven track record in project management from initiation to evaluation, having worked on projects with multiple stakeholders across various teams / areas.

The post holder will have strong organisational skills and will have an enthusiastic approach to working collaboratively across teams. They should be able to work with a range of students and staff stakeholders to help support the interests of students at the University of Edinburgh.

Application notes

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

Interviews will be held on/around 18th April.

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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