16th September 2013

Chief Executive – University of Exeter Students’ Guild

Salary c£65k Exeter University of Exeter Students’ Guild is the students’ union of the University of Exeter, a destination university that ranks in the top 10 of the UK’s universities. We are a high performing, thriving and dynamic organisation and put students right at the heart of decision making. With a committed and collectively passionate team we are dedicated to delivering the highest professional standards in everything we do. We enjoy a strong relationship with the University of Exeter – operating as both critical friend and partner. Our relationship is based on trust and mutual respect with a genuine agreement that we both want the best for students. Under the leadership of our outgoing Chief Executive the organisation has gone from strength to strength – we have one of the highest student satisfaction scores  in the sector, a proactive sabbatical team and staff  and an ambitious strategy. Our outgoing Chief Executive will be a hard act to follow but the legacy he leaves is excellent and we have much more that we want to achieve. There are challenges ahead such as increasing student numbers, ensuring excellent student experience across all our campuses and continuing to develop membership affinity, to name […]
9th September 2013

Director of Resources – Durham Students’ Union

Durham Salary    £37-44K This is an exciting time to join Durham Students’ Union. We are undergoing a period of great change and have the potential to do much more. We have introduced a new vision, mission and values and recently launched our new strategic plan.  In support of reaching our goals we have invested in new staff, developed a new brand, a new financial system and website. We have strengthened our Board of Trustees with the appointment of a new Chair and we have an excellent elected student officer team. Furthermore we hope to secure substantial investment to redevelop our premises. As our new Director of Resources you will be central to shaping and developing our current and future potential and will play an important role in our newly formed senior management team.  A key focus of this role will be on developing robust, progressive and proactive financial management processes and systems to support effective decision-making, better utilisation of resources and enable future planning.  We want to create a culture where people are enabled and informed to make better financial decisions, particularly in relation to investment, so we can progress and maximise our potential.  You will also have responsibility […]
9th September 2013

Director of Marketing and Communications – Durham Students’ Union

Durham Salary    £30-£36K This is an exciting time to join Durham Students’ Union. We are undergoing a period of great change and have the potential to do much more. We have introduced a new vision, mission and values and  recently launched  our new strategic plan.  In support of reaching our goals we have invested in new staff, developed a new brand, a new financial system and website. We have strengthened our Board of Trustees with the appointment of a new Chair and we have an excellent elected student officer team. Furthermore we hope to secure substantial investment to redevelop our premises. As our new Director of Marketing and Communications you will be central to shaping and developing our current and future potential  and will play an important role in our newly formed senior management team. You will be focused on better understanding the needs of our students and other stakeholders – creating a research-led approach,   developing a robust internal and external communications strategy, raising awareness and engagement with the union and what it offers and making an active corporate contribution to the development and delivery of our strategy. Looking ahead you have the opportunity to build and shape a […]
5th September 2013

Student Adviser – Advice and Information Services, Kent Union

Based in Canterbury and Chatham, 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. The Union is a charity with annual revenues of £10 million and 600 staff. Our services range from a nightclub to a nursery, employment agency to retail outlets and a welfare advice centre to volunteering opportunities and a wide range of student activities. Included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For for four years, we believe we are one of the best students’ unions in the U.K. We are recruiting to the post of Student Adviser, to work within our Advice Service which will be based on the Canterbury Campus, although there may be occasions when the post holder will be required to work at the Medway Campus to support the Advice Service there. Specifically they will be responsible for providing impartial advice and assistance to students on a wide range of welfare issues relevant to University and non-University life. The successful candidate will have a firm commitment to equality of opportunity and to working in a membership organisation. Please contact Grant Taylor […]
4th September 2013

Principal Gifts Officer, University of Oxford

Competitive salary and benefits Permanent, Full-Time The University of Oxford is one of Europe’s most innovative and entrepreneurial universities, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence in research and teaching. It employs over 10,000 staff and has a student population of over 21,000. In 2008 we launched Oxford Thinking, the biggest philanthropic campaign in European history, and surpassed our target of £1.25 billion in 2012; as a result, we have now set a revised target of £3 billion. To help us to achieve this new goal we are now seeking two experienced Principal Gifts Officers to support in the continuation of developing relationships and soliciting principal gifts globally, from high net worth individuals. To be successful in this role you will be an experienced fundraiser with an impressive track record in building strong relationships with prospects and donors (in the UK and/or internationally) and in securing significant principal gifts at the six and seven figure level. A graduate or equivalent, you will be tenacious, ambitious and self-reliant, but also adept at working collegially and developing excellent relationships with senior University officers, academics and your development colleagues. Your background is likely to be in the higher education […]
3rd September 2013

Eton College Director of Development

Director of Development Salary: Highly competitive Windsor, West Berkshire Over the last seven years, Eton College has established its Development Office and raised over £50m in gifts and pledges to support scholarships and bursaries, and the renewal and conservation of its buildings and grounds. As it enters the next phase of its continuing campaign, Eton seeks a Development Director who will work with the Provost, Fellows, Head Master, campaign volunteers and development team, to devise and achieve ambitious fundraising goals to support the College’s objectives.   As Development Director you will have strategic and operational responsibility for the cultivation and stewardship programmes for new prospects and existing donors. Experienced in operational planning and delivery of all fundraising activity, and in ensuring high standards of evaluation and monitoring, you will provide dynamic leadership, modelling and eliciting high standards of performance and professionalism. You will be a proven development leader, with an excellent track record in developing and executing significant campaigns, and able to demonstrate real income growth through building and sustaining a wide variety of relationships.   For more information please visit www.peridotportal.co.uk/etoncollege  and for a confidential conversation about this role please speak to Julia Roberts on 07891 377 458 or […]
2nd September 2013

Chief Executive – Students’ Union Royal Holloway University of London (SURHUL)

Salary c.£53,000 Egham, Surrey The Students’ Union at Royal Holloway, University of London (SURHUL) is a registered charity serving over 9,000 students, with a turnover in excess of £2million. SURHUL aims to be a key part of the student experience by providing outstanding representation, welfare services and extra-curricular activities for all students at Royal Holloway.  Following the departure of our General Manager after 10 years in post, and in the broader context of an ever changing higher education landscape, there is now an opportunity to shape the future vision for SURHUL.  There is strong support for this role: from our ambitious elected Officers and committed staff team, but also from the University which is committed to working in partnership through the recently appointed Director of Student Experience. Our ideal candidate will have strategic leadership experience in a customer focused organisation with demonstrable experience of managing a variety of competing priorities and stakeholder perspectives.  You will need to empower elected Officers to take the lead, yet offer supportive direction when required, and have the ability to motivate and engage Officers and staff in shaping the future.  With strong commercial acumen and an entrepreneurial approach, you will have an honest, approachable and […]
23rd August 2013

Senior Practitioner – Learning Disabilities

Peridot Partners are currently looking to recruit a Senior Practitioner to work in North West London as part of their Learning Disabilities team. We are looking for highly experienced individuals who have excellent attention to detail and the most up to date knowledge of current social care legislation. Creative with solutions, you will have families and service users at the heart of your approach, whilst delivering key council messages. You will be ambitious and want to progress your career within a challenging environment. You will be working within a council that is proud of it’s diversity. Valuing staff is high on their agenda with flexible working hours and excellent technology and databases available. You will be working in state of the art office facilities next to Wembley Stadium with access to transport links from the centre of London, as well as availability of pool cars. For further details on this role, it’s benefits and the full package that is available, and for details on how to apply, please go to www.peridotportal.co.uk/londonboroughofbrent.