National Union of Students Scotland
National Union of Students Scotland

Charity number 1140142

NUS Scotland exists to promote, defend and extend the rights of students, and develop strong students’ associations.   NUS Scotland is a confederation of over 40 students’ associations across colleges and universities in Scotland, representing over 500,000 students.

NUS Scotland does great work for our members and is one of the most influential campaigning organisations in Scotland, securing significant wins for students and across further and higher education, and more. However, we want to be even better, and as Development Consultant, you will play a central role in ensuring we are. 


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Press & Public Affairs Consultant

  • Full time
  • £29,674 – £32,873
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th April 2020

What’s the job?

NUS Scotland is one of the most influential campaigning organisations in Scotland, securing significant wins for students and promoting the value of further and higher education.

As part of the NUS Scotland team, you will be the key point of contact for media and will work daily to promote our campaigns and ensure the voice of Scotland’s students is heard in the media, by Scotland’s decision-makers and the wider public.

You will take the lead on generating pro-active press coverage for the work of NUS Scotland, maximising our influence within Scottish political life and helping to secure significant and positive change for Scottish education.

You will provide press and public affairs support, including policy development, for elected student officers and membership. You will play a key role in influencing decision-makers on issues affecting Scotland’s students.

So come and do something you love, somewhere a little bit different.

Who you are:

- You’ll be totally at home fielding media enquiries, drafting and issuing media releases

- With people at the heart of your approach you will be excited to build and maintain relationships – with press contacts, key-decision makers and external stakeholders.

- With collaboration at the heart of your approach you’ll be excited to work with colleagues and members to develop new campaigns, widen our reach and deliver wins for students

- You’ll have no problems developing our policy briefings and using your knowledge to monitor relevant political activity

- Your personal values will mean you are committed to being part of an environment that promotes equality of opportunity whilst recognising and valuing diversity.

Why apply?

In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within NUS currently.

Who are we?

Part political, partly business and part charity – NUS is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! The student movement in the UK is made up of 500 students’ unions and 7 million students. NUS sits at the heart of this movement, delivering a national student voice and supporting local students’ unions to grow.

We’ve been going through some big changes this year, exploring new ways of developing and delivering winning student-led campaigns. So, this is a particularly exciting time to join us! Expect fast-paced delivery alongside conversations about new ways of doing things in the future.”

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Student Health Project Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,674
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th January 2020

Who are we?

Part political, partly business and part charity – NUS is a third sector membership organisation with a twist! The student movement in the UK is made up of 500 students’ unions and 7 million students. NUS sits at the heart of this movement, delivering a national student voice and supporting local students’ unions to grow. We’ve been going through some big changes this year, so this is a particularly exciting time to join us. Expect fast-paced delivery alongside conversations about new ways of doing things in the future.

What’s the job?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within NUS Scotland to join our team managing our student mental health work. This role provides consultancy services to colleges, universities and Students’ Associations across Scotland to improve services, change culture, policies and behaviours to ensure student mental health needs are better supported in further and higher education. You will also develop and maintain relationships with external partners to ensure effective partnership working and delivery of mental health projects.

The successful candidate will have experience of success in leading projects from initiation and design to delivery and evaluation. You will share our core values and relish the opportunity to lead our work on student mental health.

Who you are

With people at the heart of your approach you’ll be excited to work with students associations and partners across Scotland.

You may have experience in providing high quality services to colleges, universities, Students Associations or other partners

You’ll definitely be comfortable discussing health and welfare in relation to students

You’ll have no problems working effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including students, sector agencies and senior decision makers

Your personal values will mean you are committed to being part of an environment that promotes equality of opportunity whilst recognising and valuing diversity.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented within NUS currently.

Why apply?

In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holidays and benefits.

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.

You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

Whoever you are, if you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, we’d love to hear from you.

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