England, United Kingdom (On-site)
£24,849 - £26,619 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) is looking for an Academic Adviser to join the Advice Service. Our advice work includes providing confidential and specialist advice for students in four key areas: housing, money, academic and welfare. All advisers undertake general student advice, guidance and support as part of the Advice Team.

The Academic Adviser has responsibility for the provision of specialised advice on academic and educational matters. This role will develop working relationships with key stakeholders, support initiatives which develop campaigning activities and work with University support services, schools and departments on educational and academic matters.

We are looking for a friendly and approachable individual with a keen interest in working with students as well as an understanding of the key issues affecting students in higher education.

The Advice Service is accredited by the Advice Service Alliance Advice Quality Standard.

Reading University Students’ Union is a student-led charity which exists to support students and enhance their University experience. We are a dynamic, forward thinking organisation aiming to bring inclusive services and facilities to our members. Our members are 17,000 students from over 150 countries who are registered and study at the University of Reading.

The ideal candidates should have the following knowledge or skills:

  • Good knowledge of higher education system and issues affecting students
  • Awareness of legislation affecting higher education students
  • Awareness of legislation relating to housing
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understanding of confidentiality and conflict of interest
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Able to give written and verbal information in a clear and concise manner
  • Able to process and understand complex information
  • Understanding of diversity issues

The ideal candidates should have had previous experience of:

  • Studying or working in higher education sector
  • Working or volunteering in an advisory or support role
  • Working or volunteering with a culturally diverse client group
  • Managing multiple tasks and a diverse workload
  • Undertaking administrative duties
  • Working effectively on own initiative


For more information about RUSU and the role, please download the Recruitment Pack.

  • A completed RUSU Application Form
  • A completed RUSU Diversity Monitoring Form

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Loretta Cashley and she will pass you onto the relevant person.

RUSU is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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Posted on: 17 January 2022
Closed date: 07 February 2022 at 12:00
Tags: Advice, Information