Keele University Students’ Union – Chief Executive

Keele University Students’ Union – Chief Executive

Chief Executive
Keele Students’ Union
£53,583 –  £59,649

We have the potential to be the best students’ union in the UK, can you help us achieve it?

Keele SU is located at the heart of the largest single site campus in Europe. We exist to empower students and support their needs, interests and challenges to help them get the very best from their time at Keele University. We have a warm, embracing and quirky close-knit community that we are proud of and have played a significant role in the Universities overall ranking of being 1st for student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

Despite our achievements, we are not complacent. Since we set our 2017-21 strategy, we have developed significantly by building a strong partnership with the university and an effective Board of Trustees to ensure our good governance. We are now working tirelessly to address the challenges we face in delivering a high-quality students’ union for years to come.

We want to continue to tailor our offer so that we can support more under-engaged and under-represented groups such as; international students, post-graduates, mature students and commuting students. We also want to ensure that we are making the best use of our resources and supporting the students not just of today, but of tomorrow too. This means that will need to advance our financial position and improve the balance between our short and long term goals with more effective planning.

As our next Chief Executive, you will have a significant opportunity to build on our strong foundations and cement our position as one of the best students’ unions in the UK. The road ahead won’t always be easy, but you will have a talented and hard-working team along with the support of our Trustee board and Keele University. Key themes for the future are likely to include: delivering the remainder of our current strategy, increasing the level of partnership working between the SU and Keele University, and advance our financial position.

In order to help us achieve the success our Chief Executive will need to be able to support and empower our staff and elected officers to deliver real impact, be able to work in partnership with a complex range of stakeholders, and bring high-levels of commercial and financial acumen.

Given the challenges that we face, a good understanding of all the work carried out within a Students’ Union is required. Experience as a Chief Executive would be advantageous, but is not essential.

To apply for this role and for more information visit our dedicated microsite:

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: 9am, Monday 18th February

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