Advice Service closed 12th May

Peer Advisor (Student Position Only)

Apr 28, 2021

Ref: UPSU20112

How to Apply

Completed application forms should be emailed before the closing date to:

Please quote the job title or reference number in the subject.


Please note

  • CVs will not be considered as applications
  • Due to the high number of applicants, if you have not heard from UPSU by the interview date you should assume you have been unsuccessful in your application
  • Applications must be received before the stated closing time/date
  • Applications may also be submitted by post, addressed to: Job Applications, University of Portsmouth Students' Union, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth PO1 2EF

Role Information

Role name
Peer Advisor (Student Position Only)
Job Reference
National Minimum Wage
Until July 2022
Closing Date
Midday, 14th May 2021
Interview Date
27th May 2021

We are looking for a student to work in the Union Advice Service as a trained Peer Advisor. You will provide support to other students, focussing on Academic issues and University policies and procedures, using knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical guidance.

Skills you’ll need:

  • A competent user of IT
  • Commitment to strong customer service standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Empathy and listening skills
  • Outstanding organisation skills, including excellent attention to detail
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • A commitment to working in a fast paced environment
  • Please note: you must be a student for the academic year 21/22 to apply for this role

What’s in it for you?

  • Increased knowledge of University policies, procedures and support services
  • An opportunity to learn and develop advice giving skills
  • Experience working in an office environment
  • An enriching experience supporting your peers
  • It will look great on your CV, job applications or to future employers

The Organisation

As a charity led by its values and guided by its students, the Union does this by providing wide-ranging services and learner support to the 20,000 + students of the University of Portsmouth. The Union is based in the centre of Portsmouth and turns over £1.7M per annum, employing approximately 35 career staff and a further 35 casual staff. The organisation also works with over 1000 registered student volunteers and over 100 student groups.

Further Information

Please note, candidates must fill in an application form. CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Tanya Wijesinghe, Student Advice Lead on 023 9284 3478 or at

Deadline: Midday, 14th May 2021
Interviews: 27th May 2021

Contact us

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