AboutWe have spent time developing our strategic direction to better support our student membership and we are at an exciting stage of our journey. Our primary goal is to represent all 24,000 students and create positive change within their university experience, be it inside or outside of the classroom. At the centre is a strong ethos of promoting accessible student-led activity providing opportunities for student and societal transformation. We strive to work alongside all our students, a force for change and full of active members. Birmingham City University Students’ Union, or BCUSU, is a charity with a purpose: ‘To empower students with the means to shape their own lives’
Birmingham City University Student Union (BCUSU) is a forward-thinking Student Union serving the student population in Birmingham City University, a large modern, comprehensive university located in the UK’s second city.
In 2021/22 the University enrolled 30,285 students studying in Birmingham, of which 18,817 were home undergraduates, and 998 international students. Birmingham is a superdiverse city, with 51% of the population being from Black, Asian, or other minority ethnic groups. BCUSU student profile reflects the diversity of the city and region – with 60% of undergraduate students identifying as Black, Asian or from other global majority backgrounds.
We are looking for the new Chief Executive to drive the future direction of the SU, challenging the University and status quo. We want to be the voice of our students, taking purposeful, impactful and action orientated decisions that enable us to drive change and do things differently.
The Chief Executive will lead through cultural change to drive the SU and achieve our vision to go from good to great. The post holder will challenge the status quo and drive change through a clear strategy, designed to make the organisation financially viable whilst serving the students’ needs. Stakeholder management is critical to the success of the role, and working closely with the University, Trustees and Directors will all contribute to the success of the students’ union.
We are looking for an individual who has operated at a senior leadership level with passion and enthusiasm to challenge and drive progression. You will possess high levels of commercial and financial acumen. You will be an exceptional communicator, with a proven track record working with a myriad of complex stakeholders. We are looking for candidates both within the SU movement and outside as we want fresh perspectives and a person who will change the way SU’s are viewed both within BCU and beyond.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 12th February and all applications should consist of a CV and covering letter.
The Management Recruitment Group has been exclusively retained for this campaign. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to them.