24th May 2016

Head of GK Unions Partnership

Annual Salary c.£35k to £37k 35 hours per week Generous pension and benefits 37 days annual leave rising to 42 days We are a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years, more than doubling in size to our current £11million turnover, 500 employees and 2,000+ volunteers. We were re-accredited with Investor in People Gold status in December 2014, and were accredited with Leaders in Diversity in 2013; we were the first student’s union in the UK to achieve Investing in Volunteers status and we have been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For, for 7 years, placed 25th for 2016. Greenwich and Kent Students’ Unions Together (GK Unions) is a unique partnership that provides Student Union services to students from both the Universities of Greenwich and Kent studying at the Medway campus. The collaboration at Medway started in 2005, however we rebranded in 2013 as GK Unions and this marked a change in our partnership’s strategic aims and direction. Students’ Union, University of Greenwich and Kent Union are the representative bodies for students at the Universities of Kent and […]
18th May 2016

Two External Trustees and One External Committee Member, Kent Union

Location: Canterbury Voluntary roles: Unremunerated Kent Union is the representative body for students of the University of Kent and provides wide-ranging services for its members at campuses across Kent and on the Continent. We are a registered Charity, with annual revenues in excess of £11 million, 600 staff, 2,500 volunteers and services including a nightclub and a nursery, employment agency and retail outlets, a welfare advice centre, volunteering opportunities and a wide range of student activities. Included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For on six occasions including in 2015, we believe we are one of the best students’ unions in the UK and one of the best UK charities to work for. We are often referred to as an example of good governance practice in the charity sector and continually seek improvements and efficiencies. We have five Boards, including our main Board of Trustees, five Committees, a trading company, a jointly owned not-for-profit company and a partnership project with another charity; we also have lots of students and young people on our Board, Committees and in leadership roles, including the Chair of our main Board who is elected each year by and from our student […]
12th May 2016

Director of Engagement, University of Birmingham Guild of Students

£48.1k- £54.2k The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is looking to appoint a self-motivated and experienced individual to join our senior management team and lead our Engagement directorate. You will have a successful track record of strategic operational and service development, the commercial acuity to diversify and develop income streams and be an exceptional leader of staff. This is a unique role and an exciting time in our development. We have a range of exciting opportunities to maximise our engagement through existing and new activities and to secure our position as one of the UK’s leading student’s unions. Working closely with and enabling elected officers and staff to deliver exceptional results, you will be responsible for leading and developing the overall engagement strategy, and drive continuous improvement in our Venues, Student Voice and Student Groups functions.  You will be able to integrate and blend these functions in order to increase and improve participation and maximise commercial performance. We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate a strong track record of developing services that have grown customer or member engagement. Underpinning your success will be knowledge or experience in using data and insight to inform strategic developments, as well […]
5th May 2016

Chief Executive, Cyclopark

Salary: £70,000 Gravesend, Kent Cyclopark is the largest cycle park in Europe, based in Kent. We are committed to encouraging people to get active and on wheels – whether that be road cycling, BMX, mountain biking or in our skatepark. We cater to all abilities: from our ambassadors who compete at the highest levels across para-cycling, BMX and road cycling; to disabled cyclists – we have the largest fleet of adapted bikes in the south east; to club cyclists; and to children starting out on balance bikes. We provide coaching, run events, offer spin classes, run after school groups, and have a cafe and children’s playpark. Established in 2012, we are now at an exciting juncture: we have the opportunity to take on a new stretch of land, Cyclopark East, and have significant potential for growth – in footfall, income and profile. We need a Chief Executive who will set a clear strategic direction, translate strategy into reality and deliver change. A creative thinker, you will have an entrepreneurial and commercial approach, able to spot opportunities and with a track record of leading strategic growth. We need an accomplished communicator: able to build effective multi-stakeholder relationships and partnerships, from the […]
19th April 2016

Director of Operations, Durham Students’ Union

Salary c. £45K + benefits Durham Students’ Union is a student-led organisation which provides a range of support, activities and services for 17,000 students in Durham University. We are a membership organisation, a charity, a service-provider and many other things rolled into one. We place students at the centre of everything we do and seek to be the unified student voice in the University,  leading on issues such as academic representation and the provision of services and facilities for students. We undertake a range of activities which are both fun and exciting, serious and challenging. We train students to play a bigger role in enhancing the academic curriculum and we advise and support them when they occasionally find themselves in difficulty. We host over 200 societies which do everything from dancing to teaching maths to children in deprived areas, and from playing quidditch to campaigning for a better world. We run one of the most successful student fundraising organisations in the UK and we provide training for groups such as the common rooms (like a mini students’ union) which play a valuable role in our students’ lives. Five years ago we were a very different organisation. We had become disconnected […]
19th April 2016

Chief Executive, Durham Students’ Union

Salary c. £55K + benefits Durham Students’ Union is a student-led organisation which provides a range of support, activities and services for 17,000 students in Durham University. We are a membership organisation, a charity, a service-provider and many other things rolled into one. We place students at the centre of everything we do and seek to be the unified student voice in the University,  leading on issues such as academic representation and the provision of services and facilities for students. We undertake a range of activities which are both fun and exciting, serious and challenging. We train students to play a bigger role in enhancing the academic curriculum and we advise and support them when they occasionally find themselves in difficulty. We host over 200 societies which do everything from dancing to teaching maths to children in deprived areas, and from playing quidditch to campaigning for a better world. We run one of the most successful student fundraising organisations in the UK and we provide training for groups such as the common rooms (like a mini students’ union) which play a valuable role in our students’ lives. Five years ago we were a very different organisation. We had become disconnected […]
15th April 2016

Director of Income Generation, St Clare Hospice

Salary: Competitive with benefits Location: Hastingwood, Essex Reports to: Chief Executive Officer Line reports: 3 direct (Fundraising manager, Lottery Manager, Retail Manager, with a team of 23 staff in total, which includes shop managers) St Clare Hospice is a highly regarded independent charity providing comprehensive end-of-life healthcare for the West Essex and East Hertfordshire community. Building on the foundations of more than 25 years, we support and care for people with life-shortening illnesses and their families and carers. Our core services include an 8 bed in-patient facility, Hospice at Home, and a range of day services, therapies, support and information for patients and their families. St Clare Hospice is a registered charity receiving around 30% of its funding from the NHS. We rely on the generosity of our local community to fund the remaining 70% of our costs. This comes from many individuals, events, local businesses, trusts, schools, community groups, our shops, our lottery and Gifts in Wills. Last year our fundraising income, including legacies, was £2.4m. We are currently looking to recruit a Director of income Generation who embodies the values of our hospice, understands the future challenges and opportunities for fundraising and is passionate about people. Coming from […]
11th April 2016

External Trustees, Northumbria Students’ Union (NSU)

Un-remunerated Northumbria Students’ Union (NSU) is an ambitious,  multi-award winning, and high performing organisation. It was named Higher Education Students’ Union of the Year by NUS in 2011 and was ranked  12th out of 121 in the Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction Survey 2016. We are completely focussed on our mission to “have a positive impact on the lives of all our students” and our organisational values are Democratic: Inclusive: Ethical: Innovation: Quality: Partnership. As a registered charity the Board of Trustees of the Students’ Union has a crucial role to play to ensure that the organisation’s strategic goals are relevant to the needs of our members and that all our resources are used efficiently to achieve those aims. As we look ahead to developing our new strategy next year we now seek two exceptional individuals with skills in strategic HR and/or marketing/communications,  to contribute to our high performing organisation and support our continuing focus on providing top-class service to our 30,000 members. We are looking for a strong,  strategic and progressive HR professional, who is CIPD qualified and is on top of best practice in HR legislation, policy and practice. We are open to your background but you must combine strategic nouse […]