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The University of Sheffield Students Union

http://su.sheffield.ac.uk/

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Sheffield Students' Union exists to represent, support and enhance the lives of the students at the University of Sheffield. We are an independent charity and work closely with the University to achieve a world-class student experience. The Students’ Union is more than just an impressive building: we remain accessible through our website as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and many activities happen around the city, country and world. We’ve been rated the best Students’ Union in the UK by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for nine years running. There are a million reasons we’re award-winning. We’ve got a fantastic, modern building featuring an advice centre, cafes, shops, bars and an activities & sports zone where students can join over 400 sports clubs and societies. There’s something different happening in the SU every day; from club nights to film screenings, live music, theatrical performances and fascinating talks. Importantly we offer a relaxed space for students to take time out. We’re an organisation run for students, by students. Eight Students’ Union Officers are elected every year by the student body to direct the SU and represent its students. They work full time and support thousands of students who arrange and organise activities, campaigns and events day and night. The Students’ Union offers the opportunity for students to get involved and make their issues heard - a collective voice of over 27,000 people. We employ excellent staff. Our students appreciate them: in our 2015 membership survey 97% agreed with the statement “I feel staff at the Students’ Union are positive, helpful and supportive”. The staff love it too; in our recent staff survey, 93% of respondents agree that there is a friendly working atmosphere at the Students’ Union.

Summary

The UK’s number one SU has an incredible opportunity for an Event Manager to lead one of the most exciting Entertainments and Events teams in the UK. If you want to put your mark on a legendary music venue, this is the job for you.

Job Description

The Role

The role focuses on delivering a busy and varied events programme, from 1,800 capacity club nights and gigs to student-led events attracting in excess of 250,000 visitors per year.

You will create, develop and oversee all events at the Foundry nightclub and live music venue; working with the Entertainments team,  promoters and booking agents. The Foundry is arguably the most diverse nightclub in Sheffield with a normal week hosting several club nights and gigs. Recent and upcoming shows include, Sam Fender, Yungblud, Annie Mac, Inhaler, Easy Life, Wilkinson, Dodie, The United Kingdolls, Shy FX, Mall Grab, Henning Wehn and many more. Foundry also hosts some of the city’s biggest student nights, Pop Tarts, Roar, The Tuesday Club, Soul Jam and Applebum.

You will also manage a team whose primary focus is supporting student-led events. These are varied and can include conferences, food festivals, therapy ponies, film screenings, fairs, awards ceremonies and virtually any other event you can imagine. One of the reasons Sheffield Students’ Union is such an amazing place to work.

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Working at the Students’ Union

We exist to represent, support and enhance the lives of our members. We’ve done so since 1906. We are an independent charity and work closely with the University to achieve a world-class student experience. We’ve got a fantastic modern building featuring cafes, two shops, two bars, a nightclub, an advice centre, an activities and sports zone, where students can join over 400 sports clubs and societies. There’s something different happening in the SU every day: from club nights to film screenings, live music, theatrical performances and fascinating talks. We offer a relaxed space for students to take time out. We also have a nursery and offer childcare. We’ve been rated the best Students’ Union in the UK by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for ten years running!

Creating a more diverse team

Sheffield Students’ Union is committed to creating a fairer, more equal, more inclusive, more diverse and liberated workforce. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff members are currently under-represented at Sheffield Students’ Union

What we are currently doing to create an inclusive workplace –

Training for Recruiting Managers on Equal Opportunities and Unconscious Bias
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group and staff network
Training and development in ED&I including race equality training
Accessibility audits
Level 2 Disability Confident employer
Flexible working arrangements
Inclusive policies and procedures
We want to support you to do your best during the application process, so please do get in touch at [email protected]  with any questions you may have. Additionally, if you have a disability, mental health condition or any other additional needs (such as dyslexia, autism or anxiety), please do let us know so we can tailor the process to suit you

Your Benefits
You will work in an exciting and progressive environment and enjoy great staff benefits:

30 days annual leave per year + Bank holidays
Cycle to work scheme and cycle hub
The opportunity to buy or sell annual leave
Flexible working hours and WFH opportunities
Generous USS defined benefit pension scheme
Discounted Sports Sheffield Gym Membership
Well being Programme
Opportunity to purchase a Totum Card
Enhanced sick pay

Enhanced Maternity / Paternity and Shared Parental Leave pay

Salary: Manager A £28,061-£33,031 (depending on experience)

Hours: 35 per week flexible with some weekend and evening working

Closing date: Monday 6th December 2021

Interviews: Monday 13th December 2021

Start Date: As soon as possible

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The University of Sheffield Students Union

http://su.sheffield.ac.uk/

About

Sheffield Students' Union exists to represent, support and enhance the lives of the students at the University of Sheffield. We are an independent charity and work closely with the University to achieve a world-class student experience. The Students’ Union is more than just an impressive building: we remain accessible through our website as well as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and many activities happen around the city, country and world. We’ve been rated the best Students’ Union in the UK by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for nine years running. There are a million reasons we’re award-winning. We’ve got a fantastic, modern building featuring an advice centre, cafes, shops, bars and an activities & sports zone where students can join over 400 sports clubs and societies. There’s something different happening in the SU every day; from club nights to film screenings, live music, theatrical performances and fascinating talks. Importantly we offer a relaxed space for students to take time out. We’re an organisation run for students, by students. Eight Students’ Union Officers are elected every year by the student body to direct the SU and represent its students. They work full time and support thousands of students who arrange and organise activities, campaigns and events day and night. The Students’ Union offers the opportunity for students to get involved and make their issues heard - a collective voice of over 27,000 people. We employ excellent staff. Our students appreciate them: in our 2015 membership survey 97% agreed with the statement “I feel staff at the Students’ Union are positive, helpful and supportive”. The staff love it too; in our recent staff survey, 93% of respondents agree that there is a friendly working atmosphere at the Students’ Union.

Ref. The1637841007
  • Location

    Sheffield, UK
  • Type

    Full Time
  • Salary

    £28,061-£33,031 (depending on experience)
  • Closes

    6 Dec
  • Experience

    Experienced

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