AboutYour Students' Union is a democratic, student-led organisation – we’re run by students, for students. All students at Coventry University and University College are automatically our members. We’re here to offer support, provide opportunities and represent students locally and nationally! Our mission : CUSU is a student led, active organisation that engages with, empowers and represents the diverse student population of Coventry University.
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our Senior Management Team at Coventry University Students’ Union. You must have a significant track record of achievement and experience of working at a senior level in Human Resources within higher education, a students’ union or have equivalent experience.
This role will ensure that the strategic development of all HR, Governance and Equity drives positive culture change across the organisation. The post-holder will advise the senior management team and the Board of Trustees on organisational development to maintain levels of performance in a rapidly changing environment.
You will be part of a senior management team supporting the development and implementation of wider business strategy, together with designing and maintaining HR or management systems, processes, procedures and reports, including policy writing. You will need strong knowledge of identifying and managing people opportunities and risks and overall organisational governance processes and frameworks, with the ability to embrace and work in a culture of recognition across the business.
The post-holder will also strive to deliver a strong focus on equity and diversity in all aspects of the organisation, therefore you should hold significant knowledge and experience of legislative, regulatory and good practice standards in the field.
This post is permanent working full-time 37.5 hours per week (part-time would be considered for the correct candidate), though a flexible approach to working hours is required. As an organisation we do have an agile working programme. For this role the successful candidate will be required to work on campus a minimum of 3 days a week during term time. This will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate.
We are especially keen to encourage expressions of interest from people currently under-represented within the organisation, these include but are not limited to those from the LGBT+ community, people with disabilities, and those from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background. Candidates with a disability will be guaranteed an interview, providing they meet all the essential requirements of the post.
To view the job description and person specification, please visit our website at: www.yoursu.org/about/careers/
If you have any queries about the process, please contact [email protected]
If you would like to talk to the CEO of the Students’ Union regarding the role, the Students’ Union strategic plan or the current People and Culture strategy please email John Abell on [email protected] to arrange a call.
We are an equal opportunities employer and actively committed to promoting equality and diversity, and expects all staff, students and volunteers to share this commitment.
Benefits of working for us include:
• Occupational Pension Scheme, employer contributions matched up to 6%
• Generous annual leave, this role attracts 35 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Free 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme offering confidential advice and support
• Mental Health First Aiders, colleagues who have received training to support others
• Life Insurance 3x salary subject to qualifying service period.
• Discounted Gym membership
• Eye care and Flu vouchers
• Staff reward and recognition schemes
• Agile working scheme
Applications Close: Midnight on Monday 17th April 2023
Interviews will likely be held on Wednesday, 26th April 2023