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Director of Services (one-year fixed term contract) – King’s College London Students’ Union

King's College London Students' Union

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Do you want to make a direct contribution to student member services and deliver innovative solutions in commercial services?

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £53,328 - £67,054 (Band 9)
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About this role

KCLSU is a £7m student led charity that is here to make sure that every student at King’s has the best student experience possible. We provide a range of comprehensive commercial and charitable services to help our students reach their potential and make the most of their time at King’s so that they leave ready and able to shape the future.

This is an exciting time to join one of the largest Students’ Unions in the UK as a Director of Services within the Senior Leadership Team at KCLSU. The successful applicant will be working closely with the Chief Executive, Trustees and other members of the Senior Leadership Team to ensure effective performance and strategic development of the Students’ Union.

We have recently combined our student community engagement and commercial services directorates to create more engagement with students and provide a more consistent and inclusive range of services.

Director of Student Services

One-year Fixed Term Appointment

We would also like you to lead a complete review of the functions, and processes, identifying synergies within the teams, addressing any gaps or conflicting demands, to build a more collaborative working relationship that will deepen connections with our members.

It’s likely that you are (or have been) a senior leader leading a significant commercial portfolio in the not for profit sector. To be successful in this role, you will need to enjoy leading teams and able to bring people together to work more collaboratively. We would be interested to hear about your experience of improving staff engagement and embedding new values and behaviours, building consensus and creating shared ownership of change.

KCLSU is a fun, social and flexible work environment which offers multiple opportunities for development as well as great staff benefits such as weekly yoga and spin classes, free fruit and soft drinks, travel and computer loans and much more.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential chat, please contact our executive search team at Peridot Partners:

Bill Yuksel, Associate Business Manager, on 07801 897063 or bill@peridotpartners.co.uk

If you would like to know more about this role please contact Bill Yuksel

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Run by students, for students

We’re here to make sure that every student at King’s has the best student experience possible. We’re run by students, for students. Our decisions, policies and what we do are decided by our 25,000 student members. They elect the Student Officers, Student Councillors and Student Reps they want representing them. As a democratic charity and membership organisation students lead us at every level.

As well as empowering our student members to share and use their voice, there’s loads of other ways they can get involved with their Students’ Union including:

  • Impartial and confidential support from our Advice Service;
  • Joining one or more of the 300+ student-led activity groups, societies and sports clubs;
  • Visiting a KCLSU Student Hub, available on every campus;
  • Socialising in our two Students’ Union bars and one club;
  • Making a difference through volunteering and fundraising;
  • Shaping their experience through Student Reps, Student Council and Student Officers;
  • Working for us as part of our Student Staff Team.

Vision, Mission and Values

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Our Vision

For every member to reach their potential, making the most of their time at King’s so that they leave ready and able to shape the future.

Our Mission

Together with our members we are a union of students where individuals connect, have fun, build communities, share experiences and make change.

Our Values

Our Values are the words that we use to describe how we are as people within an organisation. It’s how we go about our work.

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If you would like an informal conversation around the role, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Bill Yuksel, Associate Business Manager, on 07801 897063 or bill@peridotpartners.co.uk.

To apply for this position, please provide a comprehensive CV and a supporting statement of no more than two pages of A4 and e-mail that directly to response@peridotpartners.co.uk inserting “Director of Student Services, KCLSU” into the subject field. Please ensure that your application fully addresses the appointment criteria in the person specification.

At KCLSU Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are at the heart of everything we do and we endeavour to ensure equal treatment of all candidates. We welcome a diverse range of applicants and are open to discussing flexibility with the right candidate. Reasonable adjustments will be made for candidates with disabilities at all stages of the recruitment and selection process, and to ensure that a successful candidate with a disability can undertake the post.


To be eligible to apply for this role you must:

  • Be eligible to work in the UK, and provide proof of this (i.e. a passport/visa) when asked by KCLSU;
  • Have a National Insurance number, or be in the process of applying for one;
  • Not be a trustee of King’s College London Students’ Union.


Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 28th May
Interviews: Thursday 13th June

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Peridot and King’s College London Students’ Union are committed to promoting equality and diversity. To help us raise awareness and support a culture that is diverse and recognises and develops the potential of all, we need to appreciate the profile of candidates who apply for positions. We ask that you complete KCLSU’s equal opportunities form when you submit your application. The information collected will be treated as confidential, used for statistical purposes only, and will not be treated as part of your application.

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