Student Advisor

Job role: Adviser
Advice Area: Education
Organisation: University of Exeter Students' Guild
Job type:Permanent
Working hours: Full time
Location: Streatham Campus, Exeter University
Salary: £20,001 - £25,000
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Closing date: 17-05-2021

The Students’ Guild at the University of Exeter is the students’ union, led by students for students. We represent over 25,000 students and enhance their unique journeys at the University of Exeter by:

  •        Developing leaders who transform the student experience
  •        Supporting and creating opportunities for students to lead activity to benefit others
  •        Ensuring the student voice is strong and impactful
  •        Delivering focused and relevant services

We are a democratic membership organisation, and all students at the University of Exeter are automatically members of the Guild. The Students’ Guild sits at the heart of the student experience which encompasses representation, support services, student activities and volunteering. Our charitable purpose is the advancement of education of students at the University of Exeter for the public benefit.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Guild advice service as a Student Advisor, supporting students with information, advice and casework throughout their time at university.

Salary: Starting at, £23,911 per year

Hours:  36.5 per week, 46 weeks per year

Days: Monday – Friday

Contract: Permanent

Location:  Devonshire House, Streatham Campus, Exeter University

Please note, we are willing to consider applicants for remote working whilst restrictions are still in place, however we expect the role-holder to be present on campus in the future.

Our advice services provides free, independent and confidential advice relating to students’ education, as well as wellbeing-related themes such as housing and finance. We’re looking for a skilled advisor to join us and to be part of a service that makes a real difference to students’ lives. The role empowers students to understand and resolve the challenges that they encounter in their time at University, though a mix of in-person and digital engagement.

The successful candidate will have experience in supporting and empowering people to address issues affecting them. They will be a strong communicator in all formats, and they will be able to provide high-quality service in a busy working environment. They will demonstrate attention to detail and the ability to interpret and explain complex regulations and information.

For further information and to read the full job description and person specification please visit Current Vacancies – Students’ Guild (

How to apply:

Please visit our website to submit your application via our recruitment portal.  Your application should include the following:

  •        A personal statement that demonstrates how you meet the ‘essential’ requirements set out in the Person Specification
  •        An up to date, detailed CV including all relevant employment history and expertise.

Deadline for applications is 8am Monday, 17th May 2021, with interviews being held on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

Inclusion is central to the Guild.  We approach our work collaboratively, empower our people and celebrate our uniqueness.  If you’re driven to empower others and achieve great things, you’ll fit right in. Our people are proud of who they are and value each other’s differences, and we are committed to creating a diverse community that is radically inclusive of race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience. 

We look forward to hearing from you.