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Chief Executive Officer

Oxford, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)
£62,924 per year
Job description

Oxford Brookes Students' Union 

Chief Executive Officer 

Salary: £62,924 

Location: John Henry Brookes Building of the Headington Campus, Oxford, OX3 0BP 


Are you interested in being the Chief Executive of an ambitious and progressive charity?  

If so, we’re looking for an inclusive leader to join Oxford Brookes Students' Union to help us further develop our culture and help make life better for our students.  


About Oxford Brookes Students' Union 

Oxford Brookes Students' Union is an independent, student-led charity. Everything we do puts students at the heart of the Union.  

We are central to the University experience for all students and work to support all aspects of student life for the 18,000 students here at Oxford Brookes Students' Union. We support students in their personal and academic growth by providing resources, funding and expertise and equipping them with the confidence and skills to effectively represent themselves and others. We want our members to have fun and enjoy themselves whilst at Oxford Brookes University.   

Oxford Brookes University prides itself on delivering an education that is student centred and diverse. It is an ambitious institution with a genuine commitment to widening participation and supporting the work we do for students. We are proud of the strong collaborative relationship we have with the University and continuing to nurture this relationship will be a priority for the future. 

We have a highly motivated and knowledgeable staff team who use their unique talents and skills to provide a range of opportunities, events and communities for students and training and support for student leaders. 


About the role 

Our next CEO will be passionate about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and have an open and transparent approach to leadership. We are seeking someone who is committed to empowering both our fantastic staff team and student leaders and who is able build on our collaborative partnership with the University.  

The next CEO must be willing and able to embrace and grow a value-led, high performing organisational culture which is focused on meeting students’ needs. We’re looking for a leader who is inspiring, supportive, authentic and an outstanding communicator. This role will require an innovative mindset, helping us to try new and creative ways of engaging with and developing trust between our students and the University. You’ll need to be someone who can empower and support our newly elected student Officers to grow and achieve in their roles.  

The incoming CEO will be responsible for leading us through our exciting new strategy centered around community, employability and collaborative change. This will focus on democracy and student representation.  

An ability to align ways of working with strategic outcomes, whilst finding creative ways of making them more equitable and inclusive is a high priority, as is an understanding of good charity governance, financial acumen and organisational development. 

We offer a great benefits package with enhanced annual leave, statutory time off and support for personal development. As an employer, we are committed to hybrid and flexible working, the next CEO will have the autonomy to plan and manage their own diary and time, taking into account the needs of our students and staff. We are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the world and community we’re based in. We respect everyone's individual identity and celebrate difference and encourage applications from all candidates irrespective of background. 


Key Dates 

Closing Date: Monday 24th June at 12.00pm

First Stage Interviews (Remote): Tuesday 2nd July or Thursday 4th July 2024 (to be confirmed)

Final Interviews (In-person): Thursday 11th July 2024 


How to Apply 

Please click 'Apply’ to be redirected to our website, where you can download the Candidate Information Pack and Job Description and find details of how to apply. 

For an informal conversation about the role and application process, please contact Anh at Atkinson HR Consulting.

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Atkinson HR Consulting View profile Company size Size: 1 - 5
Posted on: 31 May 2024
Closing date: 24 June 2024 at 12:00
Tags: Senior Management