AboutDo you want to come and work somewhere with a difference? Well, look no further! Warwick SU employs approximately 100 permanent staff and up to 350 casual staff in a number of roles within our Commercial, Membership and Support Service Departments. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and welcome applications from all individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender or disability status. We have a diverse and inclusive work environment and are actively looking for people who share our values and vision.
Warwick Students’ Union is an exciting, vibrant, active charity that supports progressive change on campus. We represent the interests of, and provide a wide range of services to, the 29,000 students at the University of Warwick.
We have a total turnover of £7.5m, funded with a mix of grant funding from the University and income generated by our commercial services. We employ over 200 staff, running services including our independent Advice Centre, popular social and entertainment venues, student representation, and a wide variety of student societies and sports clubs.
We are entering into an exciting period, with lots of opportunities to grow the organisation and its impact. As Chief Executive, you will have the chance to build on strong foundations and help us move towards our vision of being a world-class Students’ Union for a world-class University.
Over the next period, areas for development will include:
· Deepening our work on inclusion and belonging
· Taking forward our new democratic and governance structures to enable us to represent all of our members in the most effective way
· Building our partnership with the University of Warwick to ensure the best possible services for students
· Developing our entertainments and catering offer to ensure we are the destination of choice for students outside of their studies
We are looking for an inspiring, inclusive and dynamic leader who shares our values and is committed to making a real difference for our students. Most importantly you will share our belief in student democracy.
The ideal candidate will have a track record of effective leadership in Higher Education and/or a democratic environment, ideally within a Students’ Union or similar organisation. You will have experience in leading change in a complex environment and an ability to balance competing needs and effectively engage with a variety of different stakeholders.
With high levels of emotional intelligence, resilience and creativity, you will be excited to work with and supporting our elected student leaders.
SALARY: £80,000 – £90,000 per year
BENEFITS: An excellent holiday allowance of 37 days per year, substantial pension scheme up to 7.38%, a dedicated wellbeing programme, cycle to work scheme and employee assistance programme. We also have a hybrid working policy, subject to operational requirements.
Closing date: 29th January 2023
Interview dates: First stage 9th February 2023 and second stage 17th February 2023 (You must be available to attend interview on Warwick University campus on these dates if shortlisted)