Chester, Cheshire West and Chester
£45,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About the role

Chester Students’ Union (CSU) is a c.£500K charity that exists to support the 19,000 students at the University of Chester. We support students by delivering a comprehensive range of services to empower students and enable them to have the best possible experience during their time at university.

We are coming to the end of a major change programme which has seen us transform our union hub, refocus our activities, empower our staff and rebuild our relationship with the University of Chester. We are also in the process of refreshing our Trustee board. We have an excellent team of elected officers, volunteers and staff who work tirelessly for students, and this effort is reflected in our students voting for us as one of the best students’ unions in the UK – awarding us a Top 10 spot in the WhatUni Choice Awards 2019. A remarkable achievement given the scale of change recently.

This is a wonderful time to join as our Chief Executive. You will have the opportunity to design our next strategy, lead innovation in our services, develop our organisational structures and provide the leadership to enable us to be even better in the future.

Who we're looking for

We feel that our next Chief Executive should thrive in fast-paced environments, be passionate about making change and be able to inspire, motivate and empower others. We are on a positive trajectory, have considerable potential and are excited by the prospect of recruiting a Chief Executive who can grow with us.

We are open-minded about your background, although not-for-profit or higher education sector experience would be ideal, but this is not essential. We expect that you will have experience in managing budgets, leading people, delivering change and contributing towards the development of strategy.

We are able to be flexible on working arrangements in the short-term, but we do feel that it’s important to have someone who will be based local to us in the medium to long-term.

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit the job page on our website via the application method.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 18th November 2019

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Posted on: 21 October 2019
Closed date: 18 November 2019
Tags: Finance, Senior Management