Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£27,762 - £32,661 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Sheffield Students’ Union exists to represent, support and enhance the lives of our members and to do this we employ outstanding, committed staff.  We are independent of the University but maintain close working relationships with them to ensure our students have the best possible experience.  Working with our student officers, all staff work to support the student body and we represent their interests to the University, within the city and where necessary on a national level. We’ve been rated the best Students’ Union in the UK by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for ten years running!

The Role

This is a time of growth for Sheffield Students’ Union, as we recruit our first Governance & Compliance Lead to support our ongoing work developing and embedding governance and legal compliance frameworks across the organisation.

You will play a key role in reviewing and shaping our frameworks, policies  and procedures, ensuring these are robust, compliant and appropriate to support the Ours for Life Strategy and to meet our commitments to members and stakeholders.  You will develop and coordinate governance & Trustee policy, procedure and practice, lead on disclosure, discipline and complaints procedures within the SU and ensure compliance on other specific regulatory activity. You will be a point of expertise for our Trustees and for staff at all levels of the organisation, supporting and guiding them to ensure consistency is applied in all areas. 

An experienced Governance professional, you will have a track record of delivering effective governance activity within charitable/not for profit organisations.  Whilst not essential that you have worked in a member led organisation, you will have an understanding of working within a democratic environment and managing the expectations of multiple stakeholders. Highly organised, you will need to be able to deliver at pace, work independently, effectively and proactively.

In return we can offer you opportunities to develop your skills through related training, flexible working arrangements, and a friendly, inclusive working environment. We will play our part in proactively removing barriers. We believe that diversity in all its forms positively impacts our working environment and drives the success of the organisation

Creating a more diverse team

Sheffield Students’ Union is committed to creating a fairer, more equal, more inclusive, more diverse and liberated workforce. Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff members are currently under-represented at Sheffield Students' Union

How we are creating an inclusive workplace - 

  • Training for Recruiting Managers on Equal Opportunities and Unconscious Bias
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group and staff network 
  • Training and development in ED&I including race equality training
  • Accessibility audits
  • Level 2 Disability Confident employer
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Inclusive policies and procedures 

We want to support you to do your best during the application process, so please do get in touch with any questions you may have. 

Additionally, if you have a disability, mental health condition or any other additional needs (such as dyslexia, autism or anxiety), please do let us know so we can tailor the process to suit you.

Your Benefits

You will work in an exciting and progressive environment and enjoy great staff benefits: 

  • 30 days annual leave per year + Bank holidays 
  • Flexible working hours and WFH opportunities
  • Generous defined benefits workplace pension scheme
  • Wellbeing Programme
  • Enhanced sick pay 
  • Enhanced Maternity / Paternity and Shared Parental Leave pay  
  • Cycle to work scheme and cycle hub 
  • The opportunity to buy or sell annual leave
  • Discounted Sports Sheffield Gym Membership 
  • Opportunity to purchase an NUS Totum card

Benefits:  £27,762-£32,661 per annum

Hours: Flexible, based on 35 hours per week

Closing date: Tuesday, 19th October, 2021 at midnight 

Interviews: Wednesday, 3rd, November, 2021

More about Sheffield Students' Union
Sheffield Students' Union

We’ve been rated the best Students’ Union in the UK by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for nine years running.... Read more

Posted on: 06 October 2021
Closed date: 19 October 2021
Tags: Governance