Events Assistant
Closes : Monday 23rd April @ 09:00

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This is a Casual, Part-Time role.

What’s the job?

We are looking for an exciting and engaging person to help us make sure everyone at HW knows about our events and activities – and comes along to them!

This is a part time, casual job – we estimate roughly 7-10 hours per week, which may include some evening and weekend work as required. Usual hours will be term-time only. Flexibility is expected depending on what we have going on.

Who are we?

We are Heriot-Watt University Student Union. We’re based at Riccarton and our main goal is to make sure that Heriot-Watt students have THE BEST TIME whilst studying here. We have a bar, café, nightclub and shop, plus we work with Students to make their time at Heriot-Watt the best it can be.

You’ll join a friendly, hardworking and professional team and have a real opportunity to make a difference to our events programme.

What do you get?

You will be paid £7.38 per hour plus holiday pay, gain invaluable experience of promoting a range of events from club nights to Burns Suppers, and have that warm fuzzy feeling inside that you’re helping the students of HW have the best student experience.

Is this job for you?

If you answer yes to these questions, then apply now!

  • Are you the sort of person who creates plans for a night out, rather than just following what everyone else is doing?
  • Are you able to talk to people, face-to-face (yes, actually in person not just online)?
  • Can you quickly build relationships with people?
  • Would you be likely to suggest dressing up to promote an event, rather than have to be asked?
  • If we hand you a bunch of flyers to hand out, would you say “everyone hates flyers, why don’t we do xxx instead?” rather than just doing as you’re told?
  • Are you able to listen to feedback, summarise what is being said and then check if other people think the same?
  • Are you able to work with a range of people organising events, and help them to succeed rather than criticise what won’t work?
  • Can you work flexible hours, sometimes with little notice?

If you’re not yet sure and want to have an informal chat about the job please contact Jamie Nutter, Deputy CEO on 0131 451 5333.

Sounds great, what next?

If you think this sounds like the job for you then go to our website at and fill in our application form. If you want to really stand out please take the time to tell us why we should pick you to work for us.

Informal Chat

If you'd like an informal chat about this role, please contact Jamie Nutter on 0131 451 5333.

How to Apply

Send your completed Application Form to Gillian Fortune by email or hand it in to The Union Reception.