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Union of Kingston Students

https://www.kingstonstudents.net/

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Union of Kingston Students exists to support, empower and enrich the lives of all students at Kingston University. We are a registered charity with student members elected across a range of roles to lead the organisation, supported by a team of permanent staff who are responsible for the operation and management of the union. The students’ union works collaboratively as a critical friend to build an inclusive and broad-based environment for the 15,000 students whose lives are transformed during their time in Kingston. As a union, we work hard to enrich the lives of our students through representation, more than 100 societies, competitive and non-competitive sport, volunteering and advice.

Summary

How would you lead one of the most diverse Student Unions in the UK? Kingston students are different. Many of our students are the first in their family to go to university, many of us are commuters, and we have an exceptionally diverse student population. We represent 20,000 talented students, from four different campuses, and our students study everything from arts to astronautics (that’s literally rocket science!). We are proud of all the different aspects of our diversity and believe that it makes us a vibrant organisation that is able to think of new ideas, transform lives and act as a force for good to support, empower and enrich the lives of all students at Kingston University. We are emerging from a period of significant change. We have relocated, rebranded and refocused our aims, consolidated our activities and strengthened our relationship with Kingston University. We have done this to better represent our students, and they are now beginning to see the power of their voice. Change is never an easy or quick process, naturally, there are still challenges ahead, but we have built an excellent foundation for the Union and are excited to embark on the next stage our development. We are looking forward to appointing a Chief Executive who will provide us with the vision, strategic ability and experience to create an exceptional Students’ Union that our students can be proud of. In order to be successful in this position, you will need to have a proven track-record in leading strategic development at Senior Management or Chief Executive level. Our ideal candidate will be able to communicate, develop and maintain relationships effectively across our wide range of stakeholders which includes students, staff, sabbatical officers, trustees, university leaders, the local community and NUS. It’s likely that you have a strong knowledge of the student movement either by working in, or volunteering with an SU (currently or previously) or have significant experience in a relevant sector with similar values.

Job Description

To ensure effective and efficient strategic and operational leadership and management of the Students’ Union, ensuring effective delivery of all services, adding quantifiable value and outstanding quality to the student experience.

To provide the highest level of support to the elected officers and trustee board to ensure that the vision, goals and core values of Union of Kingston Students are achieved through the effective management of the organization’s resources.

To develop and maintain positive relationships with the University and other partners in Kingston and nationally.

To take overall responsibility for the staff management, motivation and development of all Students’ Union staff.
Maintaining the Union’s financial viability and assets.

Education and experience

  • Degree or management qualification or equivalent experience.
  • A commitment to continuous professional development
Interested? For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact our recruitment consultants Bill Yuksel on 07801 897063 or email - [email protected] or Philippa Fabry on 07772 902071 or email - [email protected]
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Union of Kingston Students

https://www.kingstonstudents.net/

About

Union of Kingston Students exists to support, empower and enrich the lives of all students at Kingston University. We are a registered charity with student members elected across a range of roles to lead the organisation, supported by a team of permanent staff who are responsible for the operation and management of the union. The students’ union works collaboratively as a critical friend to build an inclusive and broad-based environment for the 15,000 students whose lives are transformed during their time in Kingston. As a union, we work hard to enrich the lives of our students through representation, more than 100 societies, competitive and non-competitive sport, volunteering and advice.

Ref. Uni1523355172
  • Location

    Kingston upon Thames
  • Type

    Full Time
  • Salary

    £55,000 - 60,000
  • Closes

    8 May
  • Experience

    Director

Tags

Planning and Organisation Problem Solving Teamwork Initiative and Enterprise
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