5 Apr 2024

sparqs is recruiting student Associate Trainers for 2024-25

sparqs' 2024-25 Associate Trainer recruitment is open for applications - deadline extended to 9.00am, Monday 27th May 2024!

Calling all student reps!

  • Do you have experience as a course/apprentice or other representative role?
  • Will you be a student or apprentice during 2024-25?

....if so, and you would like to earn some income, apply to be a sparqs Associate Trainer to train student representatives during academic year 2024-25!

To be eligible, an applicant needs to be a student or apprentice in Scotland in the coming academic year 2024-25, and have had experience as an apprentice/course representative or other representative activity. This might be through 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, mandatory residential training event taking place from Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th August 2024. 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 open – Friday 5th April 2024.
  • Deadline for submitting applications - extended to 9.00am on Monday 27th May 2024.
  • Interviews will be held week commencing 3rd June 2024 via Zoom.
  • Mandatory induction – Wednesday 26th June 2024, 1pm until 3pm.
  • Mandatory 4-day residential training event - Tuesday 27th to Friday 30th August 2024 at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

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 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.

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!

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

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