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Kent Union

https://www.kentunion.co.uk

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Kent Union is a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years, more than doubling in size to our current £11million turnover, 500 employees and 2,000+ volunteers. Kent Union is a great place to work. We were re-accredited with Investor in People Gold status in December 2013, and were accredited with Leaders in Diversity in 2013; we were the first students union in the UK to achieve Investing in Volunteers status and have been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For, for 8 years, placed 24th for 2017.

Summary

DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY AND STUDENT VOICE Annual Salary: £50,000 (circa) 35 hours per week Generous Pension and benefits 37 days’ annual leave (rising to 42 after 5 years)

Job Description

Thank you for your interest in the position of Director of Advocacy and Student Voice at Kent Union. We are a vibrant, student-led organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We, alongside many organisations, have needed to make difficult decisions over the last year, but are building back stronger with a renewed focus and energy to amplify the voice of our members and ensure they have a fantastic student experience. Our driving force is our new strategy, which sets out our priorities over the next four years. Students are the reason Kent Union exists.

We are there through their university journey. Our amazing staff and volunteers work towards improving their experience, whether it’s helping them with their studies, practicalities of life or to have fun.

Information about the post

This is a great opportunity to take on an important role with the support of a talented and passionate team. With a focus on driving change and doing things differently, you will help develop and take ownership of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Strategy for 2022, making sure equality, diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. You will be supporting on policy development, coming up with new initiatives to take our EDI and advocacy work forward.

You will build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders across the University of Kent to increase Kent Union’s reputation, profile and influence across all relevant forums.

We are looking for someone with ideas and creativity, to be proactive in identifying and developing areas of opportunity in the diversity and inclusivity space.

We want someone with cultural competency to provide strategic leadership and direction for the overall development, delivery of our impact BME student voices project this project is to gain insight into the Black students’ experience at Kent. The research seeks to find out about Black students’ experiences and perceptions whilst studying at Kent, and to understand more about the barriers they face. The primary output would be recommendations for both the University of Kent and Kent Union which will improve the student experience. Recommendations would be fed into the EDI governance of the University to ensure that they are tracked and implemented.

Lived experience of Kent Union’s work in relation to diversity and inclusion and our core values of Bold, Inclusive and Supportive is always valued. Your potential to grow in the role is also important to us, so even if you don’t have all of what we are asking for, we want to hear from you. We are also keen to consider you if you are looking to step into your first Director level role. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.

Kent Union is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and we have recently introduced a BAME guaranteed interview scheme, full details of which can be found in the Recruitment Pack

For a full recruitment pack and details about how to apply, please visit our website at www.kentunion.co.uk where you will find an Application Form and an Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form both of which will need to be completed and returned to the [email protected] by the closing date.

Closing date: Monday 29 August 2022

Interview date: Friday 9 September 2022

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Kent Union

https://www.kentunion.co.uk

About

Kent Union is a successful, vibrant and exciting organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We have achieved a great deal in the last few years, more than doubling in size to our current £11million turnover, 500 employees and 2,000+ volunteers. Kent Union is a great place to work. We were re-accredited with Investor in People Gold status in December 2013, and were accredited with Leaders in Diversity in 2013; we were the first students union in the UK to achieve Investing in Volunteers status and have been included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For, for 8 years, placed 24th for 2017.

Ref. Ken1659533927
  • Location

    Canterbury
  • Type

    Full Time
  • Salary

    £50,000 Circa
  • Closes

    29 Aug
  • Experience

    Director

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