Please note that this is a permanent, full time position which is not suitable for students.
We will reviewing applications as we receive them and reserve the right to close applications early.
If you have already applied for this position then you need not apply again.
The Education Team is on a mission to provide the very best support to our 17,000 members as they undertake their educational journey. We aim to represent and support the academic interests of Essex students, ensuring that the experience at Essex continuously improves as a result of their feedback and the ability to directly shape decisions on their educational provision. At the same time, we want to create opportunities for our student members to grow their own skills and experience, providing accessible and rewarding opportunities for them to contribute to an improved academic experience and a sense of achievement in being able to shape their learning journey. We are proud to work closely with all levels of the university in achieving these aims, building strong relationships that deliver clear benefits for both students and the university.
Reporting to the Head of Education you will be responsible for managing key areas of work within the Education team in order to make sure that we effectively represent and support the academic interests of our student members. To achieve this, you take responsibility for a diverse and rewarding portfolio of work including line managing staff, developing our Student Reps network, leading on important projects and developing effective relationships with key stakeholders within the Students’ Union and the university.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE:
Demonstrable experience of working as a manager or supervisor
Able to evidence delivery of an excellent customer service to a wide range of stakeholders
Evidence of successfully leading and motivating teams of staff and/or volunteers
Relevant professional or management qualification, or willingness to achieve
Previous experience of project management and evaluation
Previous experience of setting and monitoring budgets
Knowledge of risk assessments, health and safety and safeguarding considerations in relation to relevant activities
Ensure all data and information is managed in line with GDPR Regulations
Experience of all aspects of Line Management, including recruitment, development and appraisal
Good IT skills i.e. word, access, excel
Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills
Excellent problem solving, negotiating and influencing skills
Evidence of continuing professional development at a senior level
Experience analysing data and producing reports
Experience of leading and directing volunteering
Understanding of the Higher Education environment, including the teaching excellence framework
The ability to read, understand and disseminate complex committee papers
Experience of recruiting, training and motivating volunteers to meet KPIs
Experience of delivering presentations to a wide range of people
The Students' Union is committed to Equality and Diversity
WHAT YOU’LL GET
You’ll get to be part of a vibrant and exciting organisation that thinks the place you work should be amazing.
You’ll be joining an unconventional family where everyone is passionate about doing the best for our members and achieving our ambitious vision of becoming the world’s most student-centred organisation.
We believe in creating a workplace where you can be the very bestand if you‘re the sort of person who wants to get stuck in to everything they do, then you’re really going to shine here.
You’ll get a competitive salary starting at £28,929 in return for working an average 35 hours per week, and generous opportunities to take time off. We are looking for someone who is able to work flexibly as hours will fluctuate based on the time of year.
We’re a very social organisation, running everything from staff netball and 5-aside football teams to a book club and regular fun activities.
With a generous pension scheme, we’ll invest in your future as well as your present. We offer a comprehensive range of family friendly policies so that you can get that all important work/life balance right. Don’t forget one of our Tattoo’s in Work Hard, Play Hard and we mean it! We’ll even give you your birthday off, for free.
If all this sounds like the sort of the place you want to be a part of then we’re really excited to hear from you.
You find loads more information about who we are and what we do on our website www.essexstudent.com so have a good look, or feel free to give the HR team a call for an informal chat on 01206 863211 before you apply.