Midlothian
£24095 per annum
Contract, Part-time
Job description
NUS Charity is an exciting organisation developing and championing strong students’ unions. We connect our members and curate services to deliver advice, guidance and crisis support to students’ unions. We do professional differently. We are a progressive charity representing students’ unions across the UK. The sector is inclusive, fun, dynamic and representative and we put students and students’ unions at the heart of everything we do.

The Think Positive project sits within the wider NUS Charity team. We support colleges, universities and students’ associations to develop and promote their mental health support offer in a variety of ways.

We are challenging but are committed to creating a supportive and flexible environment which pushes your personal development in your everyday activity.

What we do

Within our small Think Positive team we host a range of exciting projects and activities, including the Student Mental Health Agreement project which brings students’ associations and their institution together in a joint partnership to develop and promote the mental health work they deliver with staff and students. This year we’ll be launching a new ‘Student Mental Health Online Hub’ which will gather the support, services and resources available to students in Scotland. As well as a brand-new national student mental health campaign which we’ll co-design with project participants and the Scottish Government. The overall direction of the project is influenced by our project outcomes, project advisory group and lived experience ambassadors group.

Ultimately, we want to ensure that student mental health needs are better supported and promoted in further and higher education. As the Scottish Governments partner on student mental health, we have the opportunity to help shape what the future landscape looks like for students in Scotland!

It’s a very exciting time to join the team as you’ll have the opportunity to design and deliver a variety of brand-new working areas.

Project & External Partnerships Consultant Requirements:

NUS Charity is looking for a Project & External Partnerships Consultant to strengthen the projects we deliver and improve how we collaborate with external organisations.

We’re looking for someone with knowledge or experience in project design and delivery, developing relationships with external organisations and building effective campaigns. Excellent communication and presentation skills will also be especially valued.

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability.

You can be yourself here whoever you are, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

Due to the role being externally funded, it is currently fixed term until September 2022. However, should further, additional funding be secured, there is potential for the role's term to be extended. We would also be open to considering the role as a secondment opportunity.

About NUS Charity:

NUS Charity is an exciting organisation developing and championing strong students’ unions. We connect our members and curate services to deliver advice, guidance and crisis support to students’ unions.

We do professional differently. We are a progressive charity representing students’ unions across the UK. The sector is inclusive, fun, dynamic and representative and we put students and students’ unions at the heart of everything we do. We are challenging but are committed to creating a supportive and flexible environment which pushes your personal development in your everyday activity.

Location: Edinburgh/Homebased

Contract type: contract until September 2022

Hours: Part time, 28 hours per week

Salary: £24,095.20

Benefits: As well as a generous annual leave entitlement, we also have a range of policies focused on promoting work life balance. We offer other benefits including pension, EAP scheme and discounts:

• Generous holiday entitlement.
• Flexible working opportunities.
• Valuable workplace pension.
• Enhanced parental pay policies.
• Employee assistance programme.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 17th October 2021
If you’re successfully shortlisted, we’ll see you at an interview on Thursday 28th October 2021

You may have experience of the following: Project Manager, Project Consultant, External Partnerships, Student Union, Campaign Development, Stakeholder Management, Charity, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, Project Management, etc.
Posted on: 01 October 2021
Closed date: 17 October 2021
Job ref: 103335
Tags: Project Management