England, United Kingdom
£55,000 - £62,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Lancaster University Students’ Union’s (LUSU) goal is for students to have a fulfilling time at university. We work towards that goal by getting involved in every aspect of the life of the university, providing a wide range of services designed to make time at the University as fun, fulfilling and fantastic as it can be. We also provide support services, so that if students are experiencing challenges, they can get the support they need.


Our vision is to inspire, support, and empower our members to succeed academically and engage in our communities on campus, in the region and around the world so they thrive now and in their future.


Chief Executive

Lancaster University Students’ Union (LUSU)

£55,000-£62,000 plus pension



We are seeking a Chief Executive to provide collaborative and agile strategic leadership that enables a powerful voice for our students. At a period of exciting change, the Chief Executive will work closely with student officers, staff and Lancaster University to develop the Union and implement a strategy that is determined by our students and reflects our core values. The Chief Executive will guide our democratic organisation, where students lead at every level, and deliver an ambitious change programme, to ensure LUSU is as effective as possible in achieving the best for students. The Chief Executive will also ensure our commercial opportunities are maximised, our finances are stable and will develop a culture of ideas, innovation and entrepreneurialism.


We are seeking an engaging, collaborative and enabling leader and coach who is values driven. With experience of working within membership organisations and a track record of developing successful strategies with stakeholders, our new Chief Executive will bring a facilitative style and commercial ability, with experience of enabling staff to work effectively. Adept at ensuring effective operational delivery and financial management, the Chief Executive will be confident working within a complex governance environment and crucially will be motivated by others succeeding over achieving their own personal agenda.


For further information and to apply to this role, please click on the apply button.


Closing date:      Sunday 18th October 2020

Interviews with Prospectus:        23-28th October 2020

Engagement meetings with LUSU: week commencing 2nd November 2020

Interviews with LUSU:                    week commencing 9th November 2020


Lancaster University Students’ Union is committed to achieve greater diversity in its executive team and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability. We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities as well as those from the LGBT community.


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Refreshed on: 02 October 2020
Closed date: 18 October 2020
Job ref: HQ00177487
Tags: Senior Management