CB2, Cambridge
£22,000 - £25,000 per year pro rata
Contract, Part-time, Temporary
Job description

Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) and the Graduate Union (GU) are creative student-led organisations and registered charities working to support, represent and campaign for students in Cambridge.


We are looking for a part time Student Advisor to provide confidential and impartial advice, guidance and information, working with the Head of Advice and Welfare and the Advice Service team to deliver an exemplary service to the students of Cambridge. The position is a diverse and important role that requires dedication to improving the student experience and providing high quality support.

The successful candidate will join the student-led team of elected representatives and staff in CUSU and the GU, work on welfare and academic issues and collaborate with elected student officers in CUSU and the GU as well as in colleges, University organisations and groups in the local community.

We are looking for candidates who enjoy working with and for students, and who have the knowledge, expertise and commitment to deliver high quality advice within the Students’ Unions’ Advice Service in the University of Cambridge. Most importantly, the Student Advisor will ensure a high degree of professionalism and will work with elected representatives to address the root causes of welfare and academic issues in the University and continuously improve the representation work that is central to the activities and importance of CUSU and the GU.

The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience in advice and representation work, as well as experience of higher education institutions. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. ​We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within our Advice Service.

To Apply

To apply please submit, by DEADLINE Sunday, 1st September 2019 at 23:59, three items:

  • your CV,
  • a cover letter, and
  • references

Please visit  our website for further details on the role and the organisation. The cover letter should describe how you meet aspects of the person specification and it should briefly outline your personal motivations for applying for this role.


Further Information

Applications should be submitted electronically via the email in the job pack or via post (addressed to Vacancies): Cambridge University Students' Union, POSTROOM 17 Mill Lane, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1RX.

For an informal discussion about the job please contact via the contact information in the job pack and on our website.

We are also happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.

 Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) is committed to creating an organisation in which all members and employees are respected, discrimination is not tolerated and diversity is encouraged. All members and employees will be treated fairly and with respect.  Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability.

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Posted on: 19 August 2019
Closed date: 01 September 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Advocacy