Representation & Impact Coordinator

Edinburgh College

  • Location: Edinburgh
  • £25,387 to £27,241 per annum, Band F
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: EDC00603

Job Description


Representation & Impact Coordinator

Full time – 35 Hours per week

Main Location – Sighthill, but expected to work across all 4 campuses

Permanent, subject to satisfactory probationary period

Band F (£25,387 to £27,241)


About ECSA

Edinburgh College Students’ Association (ECSA) is a charity representing over 19,000 students from more than 100 countries attending Edinburgh College. As a key partner of the Edinburgh College community, ECSA works to represent and support students across the 4 campuses to ensure every student has the best possible student experience.

Powered by students

The Association is made up of the thousands of students from Edinburgh College, across every campus, every course, and at every level within the institution. The constant cycle of new members is what powers us as an organisation and your engagement in the student experience is what keeps it going.


Driven by values

Our Values underpin everything we do and why we do it:

Committed to Students – we will never let anything distract us from the fact that students always come first for us. Independent from the College, we are led by students, for students, making sure you have a fun, successful and truly ‘ECSA-llent’ student experience.

Supportive – we strive to be welcoming to all students and always there when you need support. Our friendly staff and helpful nature is what makes us approachable and open to all.

Ambitious – Students come to College with one eye on building a better future and we are determined to help you do just that. Our approach to maximising your opportunities requires us to be dynamic and innovative, constantly striving to do more for each and every student.

Trusted – we work hard every day to ensure that we are effective in pursuit of our objectives, running a professional organisation and gaining respect of key stakeholders across the College and beyond.

Respectful – Our membership is wonderfully diverse. We will always celebrate that diversity and challenge any form of inequality on campus, or beyond, because everyone deserves to be treated with respect

Committed to better

Our Association Vision is to create a positive, supportive community which enables every student to achieve their potential.

ECSA is seeking to recruit someone with the knowledge and enthusiasm to help empower our members to work collaboratively in order to make positive changes to the student experience at Edinburgh College, whilst constantly evidencing the impact of our actions.

What we can offer you


Working as part of a small, dynamic, student-facing team, and reporting to the Association Director, you will be responsible for the development and administration of student representation across the College.

You will work, primarily, on the ongoing support of the Class Rep system, which generates more than 800 Class Reps each year. Through this, you will lead on their recruitment, ongoing support, and delivery of campus-wide meetings & events in order to gather feedback, and work on collaborative solutions to common challenges.

You will also lead the development of a new level of student reps, ensuring they are supported and trained to be effective on College committees, project boards, and working groups.

This exciting role will put you face to face with a range of student representatives, including working alongside our Full-Time Officer (FTO) team, as well as collaborating with various College staff at all levels of the institution. Furthermore, you will get the chance to help shape our democratic processes, running our annual elections, and digitising our democracy to ensure we constantly evolve to suit the changing demands of student life.

We have great benefits at Edinburgh College, with generous annual leave, a career average pension scheme and access to other benefits like childcare vouchers and cycle to work. We also have great on-site facilities including a gym, pool, training restaurants, shops and canteens. Plus you get to be part of a unique organisation which contributes to improving the lives of others.

What you can offer us

We are looking for someone who is engaging to a wide range of audiences and has a passion for empowering people & supporting them to engage with make a positive change. Our ideal candidate will have the knowledge and skills to develop training and events to facilitate greater engagement with students as well as the research and evidence-gathering acumen to prove the impact of our work across the year.


Please see the person specification for a full breakdown of the essential and desirable criteria.

The successful candidates may be required to work at any Edinburgh College campus, but will be primarily based at the Sighthill campus.


Closing Date: Thursday 18 October 2018

Scheduled Interview Date: Friday 26 October 2018





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