AboutWith 20,000 students across the six colleges of the University of the Arts London, Arts SU is an intergral part the largest art and design institution in Europe. We want students - our members - to have a better experience at University because of us. Around 90 staff work together at Arts SU to deliver extraordinary projects, activities and opportunities for our members. We employ some staff that undertake the role alongside their studies as well as supporting over 1200 volunteers who are actively engaged in leading campaigns, societies, sports clubs or seeking to improve their course. We're a charity so we have a Trustee Board that is responsible for the overall strategic and financial di
Who we are looking for?
We are seeking a dynamic, inspirational and collaborative person to support our on-going journey to becoming the best students’ union possible for students at UAL. You may already be in a management role within a students’ union, but we are also interested in candidates from different voluntary and third sectors who bring transferable skills and are motivated to lead a team that has the potential to make a significant impact in students’ lives.
You may have leadership experience in a membership/stakeholder focused organisation(s) with demonstrable experience of delivering effective services and of managing a variety of competing priorities and stakeholder perspectives. You should be a true people person, with a leadership style which both engages, coaches and empowers elected Student Officers, staff and student volunteers. With a collaborative approach, you will be able to build trust quickly and communicate credibly with a wide range of people.
The Higher Education sector, and by association the students’ union sector moves quickly. Students’ unions must be adaptable, flexible and responsive to members. Our ideal candidates will therefore have experience working in a dynamic environment with an unwavering commitment to seeking out, listening to and changing with stakeholder views.
We are committed to learning and development and work/life balance and would consider flexible working patterns for the right candidate(s).
Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces.
Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. However, there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate. Arts SU is a place where everyone can grow. We are committed to learning and development and work/life balance through professional qualifications, mentoring and flexible working patterns for the right candidate. We particularly welcome applications from the BAME, disabled, LGBT+ communities and are happy to discuss any requirements that you might have for the role or the application/interview process. So, however, you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.
Benefits and Perks
In return for your passion and experience we offer:
- 25 days holidays per year
- Additional closure periods at Christmas and Easter
- Cycle to Work scheme enabling significant savings on bicycle purchase
- Access to UAL staff training courses
- Ability to purchase TOTUM (NUS) card giving wide range of discounts
- Flexibility for work-life balance
- Interest free Travel loan
How we recruit
We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we ask that all candidates complete our Application Process in two stages:
Part 1 (Application Form) is all about you telling us about your suitability for the role and will be used to determine if you are shortlisted for interview.
Part 2 (Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form) is personal information – so we can contact you if you are shortlisted for the interview. It also helps us gather and analyse demographic information about our applicants. This part will only be seen by HR and will not have any impact on shortlisting.
Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are seen by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is done in a fair and consistent manner and all applicants are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.
Want to apply?
To apply please complete our online application which can be found on our website: https://www.arts-su.com/contact/work-for-us
If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact: Christina Kennedy, Deputy Chief Executive ([email protected])
Job application timeline
Closing date: 10 am, 3rd August 2021
Intended Interview date: 9th August 2021