12 Apr 2022

Reminder: sparqs is recruiting student Associate Trainers!

A reminder that our sparqs 2022-23 Associate Trainer recruitment is open for applications

- deadline 9.00am, Wednesday 4th May 2022!

Calling all student reps!

  • Do you have experience as a course/apprentice or other representative role?
  • Will you be a student or apprentice during 2022-23?

....if so, and you would like to earn some income, apply to be a sparqs Associate Trainer to train student representatives during academic year 2022-23!

To be eligible, an applicant needs to be a student or apprentice in the coming academic year 2022-23, and have had experience as an Apprentice/Course Representative or other representative activity. This might be though having experience as a course rep or by being involved in projects or groups that lead to enhancements of the learning experience such as groups seeking to decolonise the curriculum or secure adaptations for particular groups of students e.g. disabled students

No previous training experience is required, we will provide comprehensive training at our annual residential training event on 23rd-26th August 2022. The role offers a competitive hourly rate of pay and flexible working hours to fit in with your studies.

Here’s what previous trainers have said about the role:

"The AT role is a great job for students because you can fit it around your studies. You receive really good training from sparqs, and you get to meet students from all over Scotland."

"This experience gave me so much to talk about when I went to job interviews."

Key dates

  • Applications opened ~ Wednesday 22nd March 2022
  • Deadline for submitting applications ~ 9.00am on Wednesday 4th May 2022
  • Interviews ~ will be held between 16th & 19th May 2022 via Zoom.
  • Mandatory 4-day residential training event ~ Tuesday 23rd to Friday 26th August 2022 in Stirling.

How to apply

sparqs recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and with all different kinds of life experiences. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented throughout sparqs.

See the recruitment webpage for full information and application details.

Please share with students . . .

It’s a great opportunity and we'd be obliged if institutions and students' associations could please circulate this information to any eligible students and apprentices who may be interested.  Thank you!  We have produced a short recruitment flyer which you may want to circulate. 

We are keen to hear from dedicated and self-motivated students who have experience of being a student rep and with the skills to deliver our training workshop, e.g. course reps, apprentice reps, lead reps, or those with other representative experience. 

Queries and further information

If anyone would like to discuss the role, please contact Nicola Cameron, Bursiness Manager - nicola.cameron@sparqs.ac.uk.

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