We exist to ensure our members get the best possible experience during their time at Solent University. We represent the voice of students, campaign on their behalf and provide a high-quality advice to our students.
Many of our students have to balance work, family and other commitments alongside studies and work around the clock to gain the most from their educational experience.
We care deeply about the wellbeing of our students and have developed innovative services such as our Safe Solent scheme which ensures that our students can get a safe taxi home, free of charge, if they are studying late.
We are currently at the end of strategic plan. This plan was set before the pandemic and therefore our priorities, operations and our physical location have all changed. Over the course of our next strategic plan we will need to address three primary challenges.
They are; to enhance our levels of engagement, to build equity and inclusion into everything we do and to diversify our income streams.
We have begun to address these challenges by taking managed risks to rebuild our event portfolio. Sending our team on NUS’s race equality training programme and developing new partnerships to generate additional income. We know that further actions and changes will be needed.
We believe that this is an exciting time to join us as CEO, lead our new strategy and provide the visionary leadership to make the appropriate changes.
As CEO, you will benefit from an engaged staff team, many of whom are new to the SU. All of our staff have ideas to enhance the SU and are open to change.
Our ideal candidate is approachable, inclusive and collaborative with a willingness to take managed and informed risks.
We want you to find solutions to benefit a complex membership. We realise that not all ideas will be a success, it will therefore be important that you have the analytical ability to measure impact and take challenging decisions.
We are open to first-time Chief Executives, but expect that you will have some demonstrable experience of leading growth, change and/or enhancement.
We welcome applications from all candidates, especially from people traditionally underrepresented in leadership.
Closing date: Monday 13th June 2022
Please click ‘Apply on website’ to be directed to the Peridot Partners website and contact the advising consultant for further information about this role.