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Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Part time
  • £45,000 – £48,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th June 2019

  • Advertised from 5th June 2019
  • Permanent on a 0.6 to 0.8 FTE contract – we aim to be a flexible employer and will consider other options for strong candidates


We are seeking an inspirational and future-focused leader who can identify and deliver growth and work with student leaders to help us enrich the lives of students in the University of Glasgow.

This means we’re looking for someone to expand our vision, lead cultural change and deliver our ambitious objectives. You will have a proven track-record in leading change and strategic growth at Senior Management level in a students’ union, membership / voluntary organisation or social enterprise.

Our ideal candidate will be able to communicate, develop and maintain relationships effectively with stakeholders including elected student leaders, Trustees and University colleagues. You will be able to operate credibly at Board level, offering support and challenge as needed. Financial acumen and knowledge of good governance is also essential.

We are an independent, student-led organisation, with a rich and proud heritage. We were founded in 1890, as the Queen Margaret College, with a goal of giving women the opportunity to gain an education – something that was then missing from the academic community. We have a long history of providing activities and events for students of the University of Glasgow.

We are a progressive and inclusive organisation, going through a process of change that will enable us to build our capacity and success in the future. The organisation has enormous potential, and with the right leadership provides an opportunity to be part of a change project that will make a difference to the lives of thousands of students and build a lasting legacy for the future.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Friday 28th June 2019, 12noon.

Interviews to be held: Tuesday 9th July (long list), Thursday 18th July (final interviews)

If you have an interest in this role, please visit our website to view the full pack and supporting information:

If you have any queries regarding this role or would like to discuss the role, please contact our recruitment partners Atkinson HR Consulting, for a confidential conversation:

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our mission and values. We would like a staff team that fully reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and operate within. In particular, we would welcome applications from women and BAME candidates to help us achieve this aim.