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Bath Spa University Students’ Union

https://www.bathspasu.co.uk/

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Bath Spa University Students' Union is based in the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath. The University has around 8000 students and focuses on creativity, enterprise and education. Although relatively small, the Union is ambitious, with its BIG Plan driving its strategic ambitions to 2020. It is a very active Union, with around 10% students volunteering in roles within the Union. Central to our ambitions is a commitment to equality. The Union is proud to be accredited as a Leader in Diversity by the National Centre for Diversity, named in its Top 100 organisations in the UK in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and to be named as Students' Union of the Year 2017 and 2018.

Summary

We are looking for an exceptional, inspiring individual to help lead our team in to the future as part of a major staffing review. The role will work alongside our Chief Executive as part of our Senior Leadership Team, helping to lead the organisation through this period of transformation, ensuring we make a positive impact to the experience of current students and shaping our future strategy.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be joining the organisation at an important and challenging time. We need people who will relish shaping our future and driving change. You will understand the importance of delivering and demonstrating our impact to a constantly changing and diverse membership.

You will be a skilled communicator, capable of building strong internal and external partnerships.

You will be a self-starter, capable of turning strategic ambition in to reality. You must be able to make well informed decisions which combine the practical with creativity and innovation in pursuit of excellence.

You will need to be a supportive, flexible leader who can lead a team of professional staff, student staff and representatives to create a collaborative, learning culture that is committed to continuous improvement, challenging the status quo and driving forward change.

Alongside the Chief Executive, and wider Senior Leadership Team, you will play a significant role in the future development of Bath Spa SU by providing high-quality strategic advice to the Board of Trustees and leading on relevant strategic themes and values.

Primary Areas of accountability

The Head of Operations and Business Development will be responsible for developing the Union’s financial strategy, ensuring the effective use of budget planning, management and performance management. You will lead , develop and manage the Union’s operational, administrative and financial management systems and be responsible for ensuring that internal finance controls and records are maintained throughout the organisation in accordance with legislation and best practice, ensuring all statutory reporting duties are met and liaising with relevant external organisations as required. The post holder will also lead the Union’s trading operations, being responsible for its commercial strategy, development & performance.
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Bath Spa University Students’ Union

https://www.bathspasu.co.uk/

About

Bath Spa University Students' Union is based in the picturesque UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath. The University has around 8000 students and focuses on creativity, enterprise and education. Although relatively small, the Union is ambitious, with its BIG Plan driving its strategic ambitions to 2020. It is a very active Union, with around 10% students volunteering in roles within the Union. Central to our ambitions is a commitment to equality. The Union is proud to be accredited as a Leader in Diversity by the National Centre for Diversity, named in its Top 100 organisations in the UK in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and to be named as Students' Union of the Year 2017 and 2018.

Ref. Bat1546967054
  • Location

    Bath, UK
  • Type

    Full Time
  • Salary

    £33,199 - £37,345
  • Closes

    28 Jan
  • Experience

    Senior

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