Anglia Ruskin University Students’ Union – Chief Executive

Anglia Ruskin University Students’ Union – Chief Executive

Role: Chief Executive
Location: Cambridge & Chelmsford
Salary: £56,700 – £60,894

Can you deliver effective leadership so that together we can achieve more for students?

Anglia Ruskin University Students’ Union is a £2m independent charity with a vibrant team of six Sabbatical Officers, 42 professional staff members and more than 75 students who work for us alongside their studies. We exist to empower students and deliver services that support them across four campuses; Cambridge, Chelmsford, Peterborough & London. Each campus has a diverse student population and a unique context with a commitment from us to get the best possible experience wherever they are.

Over the past few years we have driven significant change at every level of our organisation; opened new venues, built a pioneering new SU for ARU London students and led the way nationally on improving student mental health. We are now looking for the right person to build on our foundations, develop our next plan and get closer to meeting our mission of creating a personal connection with every student.

An essential cornerstone of our next strategy will be to continue to develop and empower our teams of staff, officers and volunteers so that together they can deliver the best possible support, services and representation for students. Beyond this, we have some ideas that we would be interested in exploring such as; working in partnership to reduce the BME attainment gap, advancing our financial position and developing our commercial services. More importantly, we are receptive to new ideas and ways of thinking and want to hear your vision for helping us achieve more for students!

As we enter our next phase, we know that the quality of our leadership will be critical to our future success. Your background or sector won’t be important, but your attitude and enthusiasm for empowering staff and students to achieve the great things they are capable of will be critical. To help us achieve sustainable growth and success our Chief Executive will also need to be able to lead a multi-site operation, drive change, work in partnership and bring high-levels of commercial and financial acumen.

We are committed to supporting students on all campuses and we will ask you to spend at least two days a week at each of our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses, with monthly visits to Peterborough and London. We have a comprehensive range of staff benefits to support this, including company cars to enable our staff to travel between campuses.

For more information and to apply please visit the mirosite:

Alternatively, for a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Bill Yuksel our recruitment consultant at Peridot Partners on 07801 897063 or email – 

Closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 25th February

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