Harper Adams Students’ Union – Union Director

Harper Adams Students’ Union – Union Director

Harper Adams Students’ Union
Role: Union Director
Location: Newport, Shropshire
Salary: up to £40,000

As our first Union Director, you will have the opportunity to develop, grow and improve our Union.

Harper Adams Students’ Union is a £1.2m independent charity that works to support the students of Harper Adams University, recently ranked as the number one university for Student Experience by The Times Higher Education in 2018. As a union, we empower students, represent their voice and deliver a range of engaging sports clubs, societies and social events. Our social events are regularly attended by more than 1,000 students, which is impressive given that Harper Adams is a small and specialist University. Our sports clubs and societies perform exceptionally and, in 2018, the Whatuni Student Choice Awards ranked us 2nd for Clubs and Societies in the UK!

We have a small team of four staff, one sabbatical officer and a team of tireless student volunteers who support our work. Unlike most students’ unions we generate almost all of our own income with over 90% coming from our commercial services, events, clubs and societies. The flipside to our lean team and commercial achievements, is that we have not developed the full range of services that many other SU’s are now able to provide to their students. We are currently building the internal systems that we need to go forward so that we can enable you as our first ever Union Director to succeed.

You will have the opportunity to lead our next strategy, as well as building and developing services, which in some instances will be from scratch. There is lots of hard work ahead, but you will have an almost blank canvas to work from as well as benefiting from a strong level of reserves to help make this journey a success. We also know that there will be inevitable changes in our approach and culture. This might be uncomfortable at times, but we are excited by the opportunity to create an even better experience for our students.

To help us achieve the development we are seeking, it’s likely that our Union Director will have a background in the student movement or wider education sector. We are open to this being your first time leading an organisation. However, we will need our Union Director to provide strong leadership, the ability to lead change, develop services, grow our partnerships and provide commercial acumen.

For more information about the role and to apply please visit the microsite: http://www.peridotportal.co.uk/hasu/index.php

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

Apply by Monday 4th March 2019

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