Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in working at GCU Students' Association. The Students' Association is committed to being an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds.

You can find out more about working for us by clicking on the links below or by clicking the about us link at the bottom of the page.

Introduction to GCU Students' Association
Mission, Vision and Values
Strategic Plan
Full Time Officers and Trustee Board
Governance and Democracy Structure
Organisational Chart
Equality and Diversity Policy
Competency Framework

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Student Adviser (Maternity Cover)
£22,018 pro rata, 35 hours per week, fixed term contract

We are seeking a supportive, empathetic, confidential and non-judgemental individual who can provide support, advice and representation to GCU students through our Advice Centre. This would involve supporting students with personal and academic issues. This individual would also support our Wellbeing Volunteer Programme and Liberation Groups. This post is Maternity Cover and is expected to be from August 2017 to June 2018 (11 months). Please send your completed application form by Friday 23rd June 2017 at 12noon to hello@GCUstudents.co.uk. The anticipated date for interviews is Wednesday 5th July 2017. Please assume you have not been shortlisted if you have not heard anything from us by Friday 30th June 2017.

Job Description and Person Specification

Ref no: GCU00089
Closes: Friday, 26th February 2016
Published: Thursday, 11th February 2016
Location: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road
Salary: £31,655 - £36,672 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
- See more at: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/education/glasgow-caledonian-university/jobs/mental-health-adviser-39069#sthash.VHXOfKew.dpuf

 


Interviews

We conduct Competency-based interviews. Competency-based interviews use questions which aim to find out how you have used specific skills in your previous experience and how you approach problems, tasks and challenges. Because past performance is a predictor of future behaviour, a Competency-based interview attempts to uncover your past performance by asking open-ended questions (ie Tell us about a time...). Each question helps the interviewer learn about your past performance in a key skill area that is critical to success in the position for which you are interviewing.

A useful way to prepare for this style of questioning is to use the STAR technique. The STAR technique is a way to frame the answers to each question in an organised manner that will give the interviewer the most information about your past experience. As you prepare to answer each question, consider organising your response by answering each of the following components of the STAR technique:

  • What was the Situation in which you were involved?
  • What was the Task you needed to accomplish?
  • What Action(s) did you take?
  • What Results did you achieve?

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has a useful guide to Competency Based Interviews on its website.

Appointments will be made subject to satisfactory references and a disclosure check.


GCU Students' Association, 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA.

Tel: 0141 331 3886 | Email: hello@GCUstudents.co.uk

Glasgow Caledonian University Students' Association is a registered Scottish charity, number SC022887.