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University of Sussex Students’ Union

https://www.sussexstudent.com/

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The University of Sussex Students' Union aims to make the lives of its members better by providing opportunities such as sports clubs and societies, advice and support services on academic issues and student-friendly shops and bars on campus. We exist to represent students’ interests both within the University and the wider community and campaigns on relevant local, national and international issues. The Students’ Union is a charitable organisation and its direction is democratically determined by its members, the University’s students. We carry out research to find out what students think of us and to assist in our campaigning and lobbying.

Summary

We want a Chief Executive with visionary leadership and emotional intelligence to implement recommendations from the reviews, and make the changes needed to build the Union our members need.

Job Description

The Students’ Union is a dynamic organisation where values count. We have a vibrant culture and our staff frequently say that the people they work with, and the supportive atmosphere are two of the best things about working here.

We exist to improve the student experience, and we do this through representing the voice of students and campaigning with and for students on matters that are important to their lives of students. We also provide students with excellent advice and support a dynamic range of other activities and services such as; running sports clubs, supporting student societies, putting on student events, providing bars, cafes, shops, student lettings, jobs, and a lot more – for the benefit of all our students!

Sussex SU and our University partner both have proud reputations for being unapologetic in our pursuit of driving progressive change in society. We both have strategies to take us to 2025. The University of Sussex’s strategy is to create a better university for a better world, ours is to become a better union for our members. There is a significant overlap in our visions through our focus on clearly hearing the voice of students in all we do.

We have many areas of great practice to celebrate and some fantastically motivated and high-achieving staff, student leaders and volunteers. One challenge is our commitment as a team to supporting as many students as possible; we can struggle to say no, or make the difficult decisions about where to prioritise our energy.

This will be the first time that we recruit a CEO in over 15 years and we are using this opportunity to reflect on our Union as a whole.

We are currently undertaking externally led reviews of our governance, democracy and relationship structures. We are doing this so we can add strength to the areas that matter most and build a world class union for our members.

We want a Chief Executive with visionary leadership and emotional intelligence to implement recommendations from the reviews and make the changes needed to build the union our members need.

Our Chief Executive will need experience of role modelling an inclusive and equitable leadership style and be able to demonstrate that they can operate with healthy working behaviours in a fast-paced environment.

We are proud that we have an inclusive organisation with liberation at our core and especially welcome applications from candidates that are traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles.

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University of Sussex Students’ Union

https://www.sussexstudent.com/

About

The University of Sussex Students' Union aims to make the lives of its members better by providing opportunities such as sports clubs and societies, advice and support services on academic issues and student-friendly shops and bars on campus. We exist to represent students’ interests both within the University and the wider community and campaigns on relevant local, national and international issues. The Students’ Union is a charitable organisation and its direction is democratically determined by its members, the University’s students. We carry out research to find out what students think of us and to assist in our campaigning and lobbying.

Ref. Uni1663244179
  • Location

    Falmer - Brighton
  • Type

    Full Time
  • Salary

    £70,000 - 80,000
  • Closes

    10 Oct
  • Experience

    Senior

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