This exciting position has arisen as one of our Senior Management Team is going on maternity leave in the summer.
We’re not just looking for a caretaker, but someone who wants to join us and deliver our new 2030 strategy with
passion, fun and challenge.
Focussing on leading the team to deliver our 2030 strategy (or as we call it the BIG PLAN), the role is a
twelve-month minimum fixed-term contract to cover maternity leave - but genuinely has the autonomy, budget and
magic to make things happen.
The role will take the strategic priorities that relate to the role and deliver the key actions for that year which
are reported to the Trustee board via the annual LITTLE PLAN. The role also has the responsibility of taking
data, insight and feedback and using that to enhance delivery of the BIG PLAN priorities, or to make changes to
current operations or services.
However, and this is the exciting element, HOW the plan is delivered is up for discussion. We can’t deliver services
in the same way and expect different results: Our students want choice, how and when they access our services,
digital options, self-service as well as quiet spaces to connect, socialise and relax.
Like most Student Unions demand is growing, but for different services now than in 2018. We must transform our
Our representation and democracy have elements that can be traced back 900 years with Elections. But how can we make
these more relevant? How do we increase engagement with the Union? Do our new students know why we exist and how
we can help?
We can’t rely on ‘what we used to do’ we must have actionable insight that makes a tangible difference to the student
There is also the wider Senior Management team responsibility – we’re a small team so sometimes its sleeves rolled up
for a colleague’s priority that will always benefit a student – if it doesn’t, we question why not?
This Job description doesn’t have 36 bullet points, but it does have 36+ people in the Union wanting you to make a
difference by challenging the norm.
Full job description attached below