Director of Advocacy and Opportunities

Director of Advocacy and Opportunities
Salary: £55,000 plus a wide range of benefits
Location: Hatfield Hertfordshire

We’re home to more than 35,000 students from more than 140 countries. In fact, we’re extremely proud to be one of the most diverse student populations in the UK! As the Students’ Union here at Herts, our ambition is huge. We want 100% of students at the Uni of Herts to be involved in at least one of our service offerings – and with 100% satisfaction when they do. We want all students to love life at Herts.

Our Director of Advocacy and Opportunities is critical to this work. This position reports to the CEO and is part of a senior leadership team of four. The post-holder will lead impactful initiatives to enrich the student experience, assumes senior-level responsibility for our extremely well-respected Advice & Support provision, our impactful Insight function, a societies function that offers on-campus opportunities for social capital building and skills development for more than 15,000 students, a student representation system that is met with energy and enthusiasm across the University and the Union’s innovative democratic systems, with a ground-breaking Elected Officer model as its focal point. Our innovative, high performing and energetic staff team are committed to working dynamically by being responsive to students, excellent in our impact, inclusive in our work, collaborative in our approach & where our students are.

We are ideally seeking a passionate leader with experience of managing and mentoring high performing staff within a similar education, youth or membership led charity environment, however we welcome applicants from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds that have the attributes and experience to excel in the role. You will have the ability to strategically analyse services and identify developments needed to drive engagement and effectiveness and will possess the personal and professional credibility needed to influence senior level stakeholders both internally and externally. This role is ideal for someone stepping into their first senior management position and we welcome all applicants that have managed teams in previous roles.

For a confidential discussion to learn more about the role and opportunity please contact the University union’s appointed recruitment consultants Sian Gardiner or Sherena Otadende

Closing date for applications is Sunday 23rd June 2024.

Applications should consist of a comprehensive CV and supporting cover letter outlining key matching experience and rationale for the post.

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