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Edge Hill Students’ Union

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Edge Hill Students’ Union is a membership organisation – everything we do is shaped by students and supported by a team of staff. We have an ambitious new strategic plan which seeks to create the best student experience we can for as many students as possible, and we’re here to make sure ALL Edge Hill student voices are heard, valued and acted upon.

Summary

Applications are invited for our Head of Insight and Engagement, who will lead the Student Voice Department and the student engagement elements of our strategic plan. The successful candidate will work in partnership with our diverse stakeholders, co-creating new projects and improvements in relation to how we operate and report impact. This is a creative role: successful applicants will both be enthusiastic about data practices and be passionate about the storytelling potential of a data-first organisational approach.

Job Description

The role holder will lead and oversee the continual review and monitoring of departmental
and University-wide activities to improve student experiences. This will be achieved through
data collection, visualisation, and impact reporting through the University’s and Students’
Union’s Governance structure. In this sense, the successful candidate needs to be
passionate about insights and data and will use excellent communication and storytelling
skills to ensure the Union’s impact is clearly communicated to stakeholders.

The role involves working closely with academic staff, departments, relevant university
teams, leading new ideas, providing leadership and oversight on policy. Where gaps are
identified, the successful candidate will draft and implement projects working with staff
across the Students’ Union and University.

The successful candidate will work closely with the CEO and management team in a number
of key strategic areas. These include research, insights, case studies, resource and budget
planning, and policy development commensurate with a complex, multi-department
organisation. The role holder is a member of the Students’ Union Senior Leadership team
and is required to maintain a good overview of changes within the higher education, charity
and engagement sectors in addition to briefing staff where required.

The role holder has direct line management responsibility and will be expected to lead a
diverse team to deliver a programme of student engagement services. Being passionate,
open, and transparent with staff are essentials, in addition to role-modelling Edge Hill
Students’ Union’s values to create an inclusive and collaborative culture.

Candidates must have a degree, or equivalent demonstrable experience of managing teams,
excellent change management skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Benefits of working for Edge Hill Students’ Union include:
• On-site parking (subject to application)
• 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure days
• Free access to BUPA healthcare Cash Plan
• Auto-enrolment pension scheme
• Government backed “cycle to work” scheme
• Discounted staff membership to the Edge Hill Sports Centre

If you would like to arrange an informal chat about the role, please do not hesitate to
contact Paul Malone, Chief Executive, at [email protected] The closing date for
applications is Friday 02 December.

Interviews will take place on Friday 09 December. Please ensure you keep the interview
date free in case of successful application.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to contact candidates
who have not been shortlisted. For the same reason, we may also close our vacancies early.
It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a
role.

Edge Hill Students’ Union is an equal opportunities employer.

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Edge Hill Students’ Union

https://www.facebook.com/edgehillsu

About

Edge Hill Students’ Union is a membership organisation – everything we do is shaped by students and supported by a team of staff. We have an ambitious new strategic plan which seeks to create the best student experience we can for as many students as possible, and we’re here to make sure ALL Edge Hill student voices are heard, valued and acted upon.

Ref. Edg1668013777
  • Location

    Edge HIll University, Ormskirk, UK
  • Type

    Full Time
  • Salary

    £37,554 - £45,647 (Grade 6) (Starting Salary £37,554)
  • Closes

    2 Dec
  • Experience

    Graduate or Equivalent

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