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Adviser (Money/Academic)
Reading University Students' Union
  • Salary £22,801 - £27,758
  • Location Reading, Berkshire, South East
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Category Advice, Information
  • Sectors Education
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Job Description

Adviser (Money/Academic) - £22,801 - £27,758 (pro-rata for part-time) 

Reading University Students' Union (RUSU) is looking for an Adviser (Money/Academic) to join the Advice & Representation Department. Our advice work includes providing confidential and specialist advice for students in four key areas: housing, money, academic and welfare.

The Academic element of the post will have 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.

The Money element of the role will be to provide information, advice and guidance to students on a variety of issues including DWP benefits, student funding, budgeting and consumer and employment rights.

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

Full or Part time will be considered. Please indicate your preference on the Application Form. Full time is 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

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

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
  • 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

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 18,000 students from over 150 countries who are registered and study at the University of Reading.

We value integrity and constantly seek to be innovative and forward thinking as an organisation. The Advice Service is accredited by the Advice Service Alliance Advice Quality Standard.

For further information and an application pack please telephone or email your CV.

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