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 of all ages and from backgrounds. We are located at the campuses of Glasgow Caledonian University

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
Employee Benefits
Employee Privacy Policy (includes prospective employees)

Receptionist
£18,342 per year, Full Time, Open Ended Contract

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

We are recruiting for a Receptionist to be located at our Welcome Desk in the Students' Association Building at Glasgow Caledonian University. You should have a positive, welcoming and can do attitude and have previous experience in an administrative or receptionist role. We are interested in capable employees of any age and welcome applications from people from a range of backgrounds.You don't need to have been to university or college to apply for this role, we are happy to support you in developing your knowledge about our Students' Association. We want to foster a diverse and inclusive working environment.

Employees receive 38 days annual leave (that includes 13 bank holidays) and we have other enhanced benefits and policies to support employee wellbeing, care responsibilities and flexible working. This includes our offices closing over the Christmas period. This role is busier from September to Mid December (Trimester A) and Mid January to Mid April (Trimester B). Outwith these periods this provides the opportunity to take annual leave and/or for flexible working.

Read our Mission, Vision and Values, Governance and Democracy Structure and Competency Framework to better understand us, the behaviours we seek and how we operate as a student-led organisation.  

Please submit your Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to hello@GCUstudents.co.uk by 24th January 2020 at 12noon. The anticipated interview date is 30th January 2020.

Download the Job Description and Person Specification

Executive Assistant
£19,059 per year, Full Time, Open Ended Contract

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

We are recruiting for an Executive Assistant. This is a varied role supporting our elected Full Time Officers and Chief Executive. The main tasks are organising the diaries of the Full Time Officers, clerking meetings, organising travel and planning times that the Officers will engage with the members. You should have a positive, welcoming and can do attitude and have previous experience in an administrative role. Maintaining confidentiality is a key attribute for this role. We are interested in capable employees of any age and welcome applications from people from a range of backgrounds. We are happy to support you in developing your knowledge about our Students' Association. We want to foster a diverse and inclusive working environment.

Employees receive 38 days annual leave (that includes 13 bank holidays) and we have other enhanced benefits and policies to support employee wellbeing, care responsibilities and flexible working. This includes our offices closing over the Christmas period. This post holder can apply to work within our Flexi-Time Policy, however you will be required to work 8 evenings throughout the year.

Read our Mission, Vision and Values, Governance and Democracy Structure and Competency Framework to better understand us, the behaviours we seek and how we operate as a student-led organisation.  

Please submit your Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to hello@GCUstudents.co.uk by 24th January 2020 at 12noon. The anticipated interview date is 31st January 2020.

Download the Job Description and Person Specification


Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Please complete an Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. CVs alone will not be considered. 

Download the Application Form
Download the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Please note we normally only contact candidates shortlisted for interview and cannot provide feedback to candidates not shortlisted for interview.


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 for certain posts a Basic Disclosure.

  

 

    


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

Tel: 0141 331 3886 | Email: hello@GCUstudents.co.uk | Messenger: m.me/GCUstudents