The University of Salford Students’ Union is an independent and democratic charity, led by elected student representatives working to make sure students’ university experience is the amazing, life-changing experience it should be.
Our vision “to confront and overcome the barriers to learning” has never been more relevant than in the past 18 months.
We are proud of our achievements for students. By working with our elected officers, student council, academic executive and liberation executives we have been able to secure over £1m in saved payments for students who are renting, as well as securing additional funding to help our students get the equipment they need to thrive in their studies. We’ve worked with our university partner to put a Covid academic ‘safety net’ in place and have continued to lead progressive work to reduce the Black award gap, celebrate diversity and promote democratic, student-led leadership.
As Director of Engagement, you will be joining a high performing leadership team with a growth mindset. This role will lead on three core areas of our SU; Opportunities and Wellbeing, Marketing and Commercial Services. We will shortly be refreshing our strategy and see engagement as a central area for us to develop and grow further.
We want you to think about how we can further build an equitable experience for all students, with a particular focus on building a consistent offer for all international students.
We will also want you to further enhance the partnerships we have with our university, and to oversee the development of several new commercial offers including the development of a bakery and brewery.
With our growth, you will have a chance to shape our work in new areas and make a real impact on the lives of our students.
Our successful candidate will have an inclusive mindset and experience in at least one of the core areas of this role (Opportunities and Wellbeing, Marketing or Commercial Services). A willingness to learn and have an active interest in all three areas is critical.
We are open to transferable skills but expect that you will have experience of leading change, developing high-quality services and building and contributing to equitable working environments.
We are focused on getting people with the vision and values to make an impact and can provide training and developmental support.
Closing Date: Monday 4th October 2021
Please click ‘Apply on website’ to be directed to the Peridot Partners website and to contact the advising consultants to discuss this role in more detail.