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.
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Introduction to GCU Students' Association
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Full Time Officers and Trustee Board
Governance and Democracy Structure
Equality and Diversity Policy
Please note that we do not provide feedback to candidates not shortlisted for interview.
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.
|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|
|Position Type:||Full Time|
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:
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.