The current job listings for the Students' Association are below. Please click on the links for more information. 

Full-time Posts:

Part-time Posts:

Volunteer Posts: 

Full-time Positions

Carbon Reduction Coordinator(s) - 2 positions

To reduce CO2 emissions by encouraging volunteering and the development of sustainable behaviours across the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) and wider community.

The Carbon Reduction Coordinator will be responsible for the Engage, Embed and Empower (E3) project which is funded by the Climate Challenge Fund. The project is centred on Sustainability Hubs in the Ayr and Paisley Campuses of the UWS. These hubs will be focal points for increased carbon literacy, action on climate change and supporting our circular economy through the free tool hire service and free shops. They will also offer repair and upcycling workshops which are aimed at upskilling our community, empowering them to keep goods in use for as long as possible. The ultimate goal of all of our projects is to ensure the continued reduction of CO2 emissions within our community.

Salary: £22,143 working 35 hours per week. Contract is for a fixed term of 12 months. Closing Date 31st March 2017

To view the full job description please click here. To apply please send your C.V  and Application Form to

Part-time Positions

Customer and Student Services Assistant (Ayr)

This is a multi-purpose role covering three main areas of Student Engagement, Entertainment and Bar.

Student Engagement

Working across all departments in SAUWS to be the front line service delivery agents to engage students in various activities throughout the Students’ Association. To better the lives of students and to promote a sense of belonging.

Bar and Cafe

Working in the bar and café area serving drinks and supporting students as and when necessary.


To assist with the promotion of events across campus.

To view the full job description please click here. To apply please send your C.V to

Black & Minority Ethnic Liberation Officer

**Please note, that this position is normally elected and will not be advertised in this manner in the future**

  • Pay: £9.00 per hour
  • Hours: 8.75 hours per week. 

This role has been created as one of four positions which will support our four liberation groups. It is a paid position to support BME students. You can read the full job description here. 

As stated, normally this position would not be advertised in this manner. However, no students have put themselves forward for this role. To that end the Association has decided for this time only to interview for this position. Interviews will be granted based on the completed application form. You can download the application form here.

Completed application forms should be sent to

The deadline for the reciept of applications is 17th March 2017 at 12 noon. 

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 29th and/or Thursday the 30th March 2017. 

If you have any questions please contact

Volunteer Positions


Green Impact Project Auditor (GIPA)

Green Impact Auditing

Enhance your CV and learn skills in environmental auditing, teamwork and time management

The Opportunity:

UWS has opportunities for students to attend FREE environmental auditing training sessions. Green Impact is an environmental accreditation scheme run across the UK and now internationally by the National Union of Students. There are currently over 200 organisations on- and off-campus across the UK taking part in Green Impact.


You will receive a 3-hour training session approved by IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment), teaching you about the Green Impact programme and environmental auditing. You will then immediately put your new skills into practice by conducting a number of audits. The opportunity will be on 21st March 2017.
Skills that you will learn/develop include time management, teamwork and communication. You will also receive further resources including information on career development, further reading and a recommendation letter from NUS. 

The commitment:

One full day, comprising:

  • 3 hour training session
  • At least 2 hours conducting audits

For more information, please visit To register your interest in attending, please e-mail

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