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)

Student Adviser
£24,461 per annum, Full Time, Fixed Term until July 2022

We are currently recruiting a Student Adviser to support student enquiries and casework, on both academic and personal issues, within our Advice Centre. Our primary specialism is supporting students through university processes. This post holder would also be responsible for establishing, co-ordinating and evaluating the rollout of existing mental health and wellbeing training programmes for our members. You should have experience in delivering advice work, advocacy, support or wellbeing services.

Download Job Description and Person Specification

Applicants should have a flexible approach, be highly motivated, possess good interpersonal skills, have a can do attitude and enjoy working in a lively environment. This post is for a fixed term contract until July 2022. This post may require some evening working.

Please submit your application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by Wednesday 21st April 2021 at 12noon to hello@GCUstudents.co.uk. The provisional date for interviews is Friday 30th April 2021. Due to the current government restrictions the interview will take place online. All employees are currently working from home.

Freshers Events Co-ordinator
£23,067 per annum, Full Time, Fixed Term 31st May until 24th Sept 2021

We are currently recruiting a Freshers Events Co-ordinator to organise a programme of social events for new students. This post holder would also be responsible for working with external events organisations and for co-ordinating Freshers Teams volunteers for the delivery of events. You should have experience in delivering events, projects and volunteering. 

Download Job Description and Person Specification

Applicants should have a flexible approach, be highly motivated, possess good interpersonal skills, have a can do attitude and enjoy working in a lively environment. This post is for a fixed term contract from the 31st May until 24th Sept 2021. This post may require some weekend and evening working.

Please submit your application form and equal opportunities monitoring form by Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 9am to hello@GCUstudents.co.uk. The provisional date for interviews is Thursday 13th May 2021. Due to the current government restrictions the interview will take place online. All employees are currently working from home.


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