University of East London Students’ Union is a progressive charity that supports 13,000 students that study at the University of East London. We have an amazing and inspiring hyper diverse membership that we exist to support and empower by representing their views and providing a range of supportive services, events and activities.
We are currently emerging from a period of significant change which has seen us restructure our staff team and start to challenge many of the misconceptions we had about what a students’ union is and does. We did this because we know that our students are unique, have complex lives and require new ways of thinking to support them. Undergoing this level of change isn’t easy, and whilst things are more positive then ever, we still have a long way to go.
We see the evolution of our marketing, communications and engagement systems as a key element in our ability to influence and achieve greater success. Our goal for you will be to understand our members’ needs, improve communications, drive further improvements in our services, and increase the engagement we have with all students. By providing a better range of engaging and accessible services we can create a more inclusive students’ union that is both streamlined for local students and accessible for students who commute.
If you are excited by the opportunity to do something completely different, try new things and help us to better understand our students’ needs then this is a role for you. You will thrive in this role if you can operate in environments where change is constant, challenges are multifaceted and solutions require innovative thinking. Practically this means you need to be self-driven, able to operate with a degree of autonomy and balance competing priorities. If you want a typical 9-5, this probably isn’t for you.
You will also be a member of our senior leadership team and will lead key strategic projects, help the wider team communicate their work and its impact, and lead on relevant relationships with key stakeholders.
We are open to candidates from any background be that students’ union, education, charity, local government or private sector. We do however expect that you have a strong level of credibility with relevant theoretical and practical experience of marketing, experience of leading teams and track record of making changes that improve services and/or experiences.
For more information and to apply, please visit the job page via the application method on this site.
If you would like a confidential conversation about the role, please contact our recruitment consultant:
Closing date for applications: Monday 14th October