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Chief Executive.


Up to - £50,000
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Do you want to work in fast paced, student led organisation? Are you creative and innovative? Are you excited by the idea of leading in a vibrant and collaborative charity? Then the University of Salford Student Union is the place for you.

We are ambitious and we want to build on our 70-year history to become an even stronger force for positive change for University of Salford students’ and wider society.

The last three years have seen us develop a culture based on strong values and we pride ourselves in being student-centric.

As an organisation, we are in an exciting period of change. We will be developing a new strategy and we have a new management team in place. USSU is a great place to work with an incredible and supportive staff team. 

With these building blocks in place, we look forward to welcoming you as we prepare for the next stage of our development. This is an excellent opportunity to lead us from our aspiration to inspiration.  

We have an incredible opportunity for a Chief Executive who will provide strong strategic leadership that will enable a powerful voice for our students through our next stage of growth. You will work with elected representatives to ensure that the Students’ Union’s vision, goals and core values are achieved through collaborative and engaging leadership and the effective management of the organisation’s resources, to create the best possible student experience at the University of Salford.

What we seek is a visionary and inspirational leader who is values driven and supports others to lead. With experience of working within membership organisations or the student movement, you will have a track record of developing successful strategies with stakeholders be a strong facilitator, with experience of enabling staff to work effectively. Adept at corporate governance, the Chief Executive will be confident working within a complex governance environment and ensure that staff engagement and morale are developed and maintained. 

We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and have elected to work with our partner BAME Recruitment with expertise in diverse recruitment. We want to increase the diversity of our Senior Management Team and we would like to encourage applications from female, disabled LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, as they are currently under represented at this level.


We're pretty ambitious, and we've been entered for a few awards along the way


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