Student Opportunities Officer (Peer Learning and Support)

  • Full time
  • £26,458 – £28,031
  • On site: Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd July 2024

  • Advertised from 20th June 2024
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday Contract: Permanent In line with our Pay Policy, the successful candidate will typically be offered the lowest salary band point, dependent on experience.


Edinburgh University Students' Association is looking to recruit a Student Opportunities Officer (Peer Learning and Support) to join our Student Opportunities team.

Edinburgh University Students’ Association is an award-winning organisation, which exists to provide diverse services, representation, and welfare support to the community of over 49,500 students at the University of Edinburgh. By providing opportunities, helping to create change and offering support, we're here to help students get the most out of their time in Edinburgh. We have five venues around the University of Edinburgh campus – Teviot Row House, King’s Buildings House, Potterrow, the Pleasance and Edinburgh College of Art’s Wee Red Bar – which house our offices, cafés, bars, clubs, spaces for students to meet, study and socialise. These spaces transform into some of the most well loved Edinburgh Festival Fringe venues throughout the month of August each year.

We are a registered charity and all of the income we generate from our commercial activity goes back in to supporting our members. We’re also an organisation with a strategic commitment to support and empower all our staff, and have some exciting plans for the future. There's never been a better time to apply and join our organisation.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. Edinburgh University Students’ Association is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

Our Student Opportunities team of 10 supports a range of student community-building and student led activities, including 370 student societies, 50+ Peer Learning and Support groups, student community volunteering, and international/intercultural activities. We support 1000s of student volunteers who create activities, events and communities for all students at the University of Edinburgh, and work collaboratively with colleagues across the Association and in the University in order to do so.

The Role:

The Student Opportunities Officer (Peer Learning and Support) is responsible (as part of a team of 4) 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 within the wider Student Opportunities team (10 in total), 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, Student Voice, and People and Development 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.

Plus, a generous benefits package:

  • 35 days per year holiday entitlement
  • Company pension with 14.5% employer contribution
  • Enhanced company sick pay, leave and loan policies
  • A comprehensive package of support via our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to money saving discounts from hundreds of retailers via our Pluxee Discounts Hub
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounts on food and drink across our venues

Application notes

Visit our website to find out more and apply

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 22nd July.

Interviews will be held in-person on Wednesday 7th August.