5th February 2015

External Trustee, University of Bath Students’ Union

Would you like to be part of a vibrant and award winning student-led organisation, sharing your experience and expertise to work with and support our five elected Officer Trustees, two further External Trustees and the Chief Executive in running and ensuring the success of our membership organisation? The University of Bath is one of the top universities in the country and the students’ union is one of the most highly accredited nationally.  The University of Bath Students’ Union, which represents over 15,500 students at the University, is a key player in providing the services and opportunities that enhance the learning and teaching experience. As an organisation our key challenge is related to our success and the rapid expansion of the student population – 4% overall, and 10% for first year intake. The student population is growing faster than our services and the space in which to provide them. Each of our three External Trustees has a key area of responsibility; this role is responsible for supporting strategy development and monitoring its delivery. The other two External Trustees bring skills and experience in strategic finance and educational issues, so we are looking for someone with significant board level experience and with a substantial knowledge […]
29th January 2015

Head of Service Quality and Clinical Practice, Relate

Salary £44,000 – £51,000 Location – Doncaster, London or home-based, but with national travel Relate is the UK’s largest provider of relationship support, helping over a million people each year. Good quality relationships are good for us and evidence shows that we live happier, longer and more prosperous lives when we have people to share them with. From a solid foundation; Relate is in the process of transformation to ensure it can be responsive, inclusive, accessible, viable and sustainable into the future, through keeping pace with, and ahead of, changing needs and operating contexts. In addition to face to face counselling, and therapy and mediation, there are huge opportunities to develop new services and to change the way in which we deliver our services through the development of digital services and channels. These priorities require a strong clinical lead to ensure that our reputation for quality is at the heart of everything we do. As Head of Service Quality and Clinical Practice you will work with colleagues to review best practice, ensuring Relate’s services are delivered to a high quality, continuously developing and improving them around the needs of existing and future service users. To be successful in this role […]
28th January 2015

Trustees, Durham Students’ Union

Unremunerated (reasonable expenses will be reimbursed)  Durham Students’ Union is a student-led charity, supported by a professional management team, with £2million turnover and 30 staff, representing 17,000 students studying at Durham University. The University has two campuses – Durham city and Queen’s Campus (located in Stockton-on-Tees) – and is one of the top universities in the UK. It has a distinctive collegiate structure which includes 16 colleges.  The Union acts as a unified voice on campus and leads on issues such as academic representation and the provision of facilities, as well as running one of the most successful RAG operations (DUCK) in the country. The Union also has over 200 societies.   We are nearing the completion of a three-year strategy which has taken us right back to our fundamental purpose: as a democratic organisation, we need to understand and then ensure that the needs of Durham students are met. We have refocused our attention away from large commercial operations to working with our members to support and develop them, while also providing a wide range of social activities and opportunities.  Our strategy has been supported by investment in new staff, improvements in our governance structure, and a renewed relationship […]
21st January 2015

Abertay Students’ Association, Chief Executive and 2 x External Trustees

Chief Executive Starting salary up to £40,000 + generous benefits package Abertay Students’ Association (Abertay SA) is at the heart of the student experience for around 4500 students at Abertay University.  Situated in the centre of Dundee, a city enjoying its renaissance and a strong student identity, Abertay University boasts world-leading courses in Computer Arts and Computer Games, placing it at the hub of a growing creative community. Abertay University has a new strategic plan, which calls for a more effective Student Association to act as a critical friend to better represent the voice of students. Abertay SA is currently in a turnaround situation, and in the process of reinventing itself, which has led to the creation of the role of Chief Executive.  Success in this role will mean that Abertay SA has better engagement with all stakeholders and will be much more representative of the students. The University is extremely supportive and excited about developing Abertay SA to elevate the student voice, challenge their ideas and influence them in a more productive manner. The crux of this role is to strengthen the relationship between Abertay SA and students and between the students and the university; and how you ultimately achieve that will be […]
14th January 2015

Head of Fundraising, Sharefound

LOCATION                              Westminster, London HOURS                                    35 hours per week SALARY                                   £55,000 – £65,000 REPORTING TO                       Chair of Trustees DIRECT REPORTS                    1 x Fundraising Executive (part-time)   The Share Foundation operates the Junior ISA scheme for Looked After Children on behalf of the Department for Education. This scheme, announced by the Chancellor in Budget 2011 and launched by The Share Foundation in December 2012, provides each young person in care (for at least one continuous year and who does not have a Child Trust Fund) throughout the United Kingdom with a Junior ISA account opened with £200 provided by Government. Key to the plans is the help of Local Authorities throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in identifying eligible children and young people so that The Share Foundation can open the accounts and attract further funds for them. Since our operations began (November 2012) we have benefitted over 50,000 young people. Under instruction through Statutory Guidance, each Local Authority provides the details of all eligible young people in their care to The Share Foundation. All administration is carried out centrally: The Share Foundation is responsible for all aspects of further fundraising, administration and communication, including financial education. The Share Foundation’s strategy is […]
13th January 2015

Events and Major Gifts Manager

Salary: £35k with Bonus potential Location: London, SE1 The Ireland Fund of Great Britain (IFGB) are seeking an energetic, innovative, commercial, relationship-driven, organised and charismatic individual to plan and orchestrate our annual calendar of Events and support wider Major Donor fundraising. Reporting to the Development Director, the Events and Major Gifts Manager will plan, orchestrate and manage all aspects of the regular special events calendar throughout the year. You will secure appropriate venues and prepare and manage budgets, whilst finding innovative ways to minimise costs and commercial means to maximise revenue. You will organise and lead a dedicated Committee for each Event, sell tables/tickets, secure sponsorship and oversee/coordinate all aspects to ensure successful execution. The Events and Major Gifts Manager shall have the support of two other staff members and an experienced Board member who leads on Events. One of the staff members is already experienced in delivery of the IFGBs past events and shall support fully on all aspects of financial management, administration and communication with donors. The Development Director is a best-in-class and highly experienced major donor fundraiser across the charitable and endowment sector that can support on all aspects of strategy and donor liaison.  You will receive […]
6th January 2015

Member of Council, University of Bath

The University of Bath, a major success story, is a leading research-intensive institution with a strong international reputation. Our achievements in research and teaching have established us in the forefront of UK universities. We are equal first in the UK for student satisfaction and our graduates are among the most employable.  We now have our sights set on building a global reputation to match our UK standing. International partnerships, particularly for research, are high on the agenda, as is widening participation for the less privileged students. The role of a Council Member is a very strategic one, as you would expect it to be in a well resourced £200m turnover organisation. We are seeking an individual with high-level strategic marketing skills to advise on our approach to profile building, and/or relevant knowledge to support our international aspirations; experience of India would be particularly welcome. The commitment for a Council Member equates roughly to one day per month, although we recognise that in seeking to attract the very best people there may be times when this is not always possible. We do however, expect people to attend most meetings and to join at least one committee. For an informal conversation about the role please contact our advising consultants […]
6th January 2015

Head of Student Experience and Services, Imperial College Union

London £51-£60K Imperial College Union is the representative body for students of Imperial College London and provides wide-ranging services for its members at its campuses in London. We are a student-led charity, supported by a professional management team, with £7 million turnover and 150 staff, serving 16,000+ students. Our services range from a nightclub to a welfare advice service and from retail outlets to 300 sports clubs and societies. We are a vibrant and dynamic charity with a bright future and our ambition is to be one of the leading students’ unions in the United Kingdom. Over the past three years we have undergone a process of transformation.  We are in a robust financial position, having made significant improvements in our financial performance, and we provide high quality services, backed up by strong student engagement. In both our elections and in clubs and societies we enjoy the highest levels of student involvement in the country. Through a process of review and renewal the union has established a new senior management team seeing the creation of roles which will enable the union to strengthen its focus on its key strategic areas.  The new post of Head of Student Experience and Services […]