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Who We Are

Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are all seriously fun places to work. They are organisations in their own right. Professionally run, but different. Professional teams support elected student leaders to make change, improve lives, and fulfil potential; we help make this happen.

Why Apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring, and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces.

Benefits and Perks

In return for your passion and experience we offer:

  • 25 days holidays per year to 30 days of annual leave after 5 years
  • Up to 6 additional days at Christmas and Easter closure periods
  • Enrolment into the pension scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme, enabling significant savings on bicycle purchase
  • UAL staff training courses
  • NUS card
  • Flexibility for work-life balance
  • Interest free travel loan

How We Recruit

We want to ensure all systems, policies, and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible. Therefore, we decided that all candidates have to complete our application form and 'Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact' form in order to apply for a job.

Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are reviewed by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is completed in a fair and consistent manner, and that all applicants are provided with the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Full time roles

Deputy Chief Executive

Salary:  £46,000 - £51,500 per annum

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract type: permanent

Location: Central London but post holder may be required to work flexibly across other university or Students’ Union sites

Who we are

We are a membership organisation and registered charity1 that deliver high quality services, representation and support for 20,000 students across London at the University of the Arts London. We exist to allow our organisation to make the greatest possible impact on students’ lives and to maximise our resources in enabling them to create positive change at their university, in the community and the wider world. Every year, our elected Student Officers, together with the Trustee Boards at the Union provides leadership and strategic direction for the work of over 30 permanent staff, 50 student staff and thousands of volunteers, delivering across 6 College sites across London..

About the job

We are looking for a highly dynamic and inspirational leader to join the Directorate Team at Arts SU to continue to strategically develop and deliver high-quality services and support to its members. The Deputy Chief Executive will lead a talented team of over 25 staff who make up the Community Team, the Advice and Policy Team, the Student Activities Development Team.

Who we are looking for?

We are seeking a dynamic, inspirational, collaborative and committed Deputy Chief Executive to support our Membership Team in our on-going journey to becoming the best students’ union possible for students at UAL. You may already be in a management role within a students’ union, but we are also interested in candidates from different voluntary and third sectors who bring transferable skills and are motivated to lead a team that has the potential to make a significant impact in students’ lives. Our ideal candidate will have leadership experience in a membership focused organisation with demonstrable experience of delivering effective services, of managing a variety of competing priorities and stakeholders and of leading change

Why apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces.

Questions?

If you have any queries or wish to have an informal chat about the role, please contact

Yemi Gbajobi (CEO)

y.gbajobi@su.arts.ac.uk

How we recruit

We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we ask that all candidates complete our Application Process in two stages:

Part 1 (Application Form) is all about you telling us about your suitability for the role and will be used to determine if you are shortlisted for interview.

Part 2 (Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form) is personal information – so we can contact you if you are shortlisted for the interview. It also helps us gather and analyse demographic information about our applicants. This part will only be seen by HR and will not have any impact on shortlisting.

Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are seen by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is done in a fair and consistent manner and all applicants are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Want to apply?

To apply please complete our online application

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact info@su.arts.ac.uk

Closing date:  10a.m on Tuesday 28th January 2020

First Stage Interview Date: 31st January 2020

Second Stage Assessment Proces: S6th February 2020 (candidates will need to be available all day)

Part time & Fixed term roles

Community Manager

Salary:  £35,143per annum

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract type: fixed tem, 12 months

Location: Central London but post holder may be required to work flexibly across other university or Students’ Union sites

About the job

We are looking for someone to join our team on a 12 month contract. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other managers to strategically drive engagement in all of Arts SU’s activity with a view to increasing a sense of community amongst the membership. Democracy is at the heart of everything we do at Arts SU and increasing democratic engagement will be a key performance measure of this role. In this role you will support and increase our members’ democratic engagement through a variety of avenues including Student Council, All-Student Votes and bi-annual elections. You will collaboratively support member and elected officer campaigning across all sites, and use your expertise to create impactful outcomes as a result. In particular you will support our full-time and part-time elected officers, course representatives and Student Council members to develop their campaigning goals through coaching, and achieve their campaigning aims through facilitation and membership engagement. You will lead a team of Activities and Events Co-Ordinators and Representation Co-Ordinators who facilitate student-led activity with a creative edge. You will work alongside our Outlet Managers, Advice & Policy team, our Arts Programming team and our Activities team to provide comprehensive membership services and spaces covering sports, societies, wellbeing & pastoral support and exhibitions amongst other things. Together, you will identify, enhance and facilitate member ideas with an aim to support our members to build their own communities.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for someone daring, creative and collaborative. You will have experience of building communities, or community organising in a political and/or creative environment. The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of the role of art and creativity in campaigning and politics. We are looking for someone with some understanding of social enterprise and how community spaces can be both profitable and effective. Experience of working in a students’ union or other democratic or voluntary organisation is desirable, but not essential. However, you should familiarise yourself with the role of elected officers in relevant organisations before making your application. You will have demonstrable experience of high-impact projects, campaigns and events, and will have a strong understanding of how to define and measure impact in a charity setting. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing such activity, including budget management. You will be a strong communicator, able to coach, persuade and negotiate. You will have an excellent track record of building strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing a small team or working collaboratively in matrix-management organisations.

Why apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge! The exact opposite of corporate, we’re progressive, daring and creative individuals working to make a difference in unconventional workplaces. Our person specification is a guideline, so if you think that you meet some but not all of the criteria please still consider making your application. Arts SU is dedicated to equal opportunities and ensuring that our staff team is representative of our members and the local community. We particularly welcome applications from the BAME, disabled, LGBT+ communities and are happy to discuss any requirements that you might have for the role or the application/interview process.

 

Questions?

If you have any queries or wish to have an informal chat about the role, please contact

Emilie Tapping

e.tapping@su.arts.ac.uk

How we recruit

We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we ask that all candidates complete our Application Process in two stages:

Part 1 (Application Form) is all about you telling us about your suitability for the role and will be used to determine if you are shortlisted for interview.

Part 2 (Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form) is personal information – so we can contact you if you are shortlisted for the interview. It also helps us gather and analyse demographic information about our applicants. This part will only be seen by HR and will not have any impact on shortlisting.

Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are seen by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is done in a fair and consistent manner and all applicants are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Want to apply?

To apply please complete our online application

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

 

Closing date:  9am 17 February 2020

Interview Date: 26 February 2020

Student Staff Roles

Arts Policy Adviser

Salary:  £10.55 (London Living Wage) plus holiday pay

Location: Arts SU Office, High Holborn

Job Purpose

The Arts Policy Adviser will produce summaries and briefings of university reports, committee papers and policy reports. These summaries will be used to brief the Arts SU sabbatical officers, to ensure they are prepared and informed before important university meetings. The Arts Policy Adviser will also use their skills to scan the Higher Education and creative industries landscapes, and produce weekly updates for the organisation on changes within the sector, to ensure the Students’ Union is proactive in responding to changes that affect our members. The Arts Policy Adviser will also provide administrative support to the Senior Policy and Research Officer, and the Policy and Advice Team more broadly. This will include providing administrative support to focus groups, distribution of surveys, and transcribing audio files.

Responsibilities

- Provide well-written briefings and summaries of university committee papers and policy documents.

- Produce weekly briefings to be shared throughout the organisation about policy issues and political developments in the Higher Education sector and the Creative Industries that could affect UAL students.

- Provide administrative support to the Senior Policy and Research Officer, respond to emails, organise the logistics of focus groups (such as room bookings), distribute surveys across UAL campuses, and transcribe audio files (such as interviews and focus groups).

Job Specification

- You will have a clear and succinct writing style.

- You will have good time management skills and an ability to work to short deadlines

- You will have the ability to identify the most important information in a document.

- You will be able to translate complex information into a clearly understandable and digestible format.

- You will have an interest in policy change, and how policy can improve the lives of UAL students.

- You’ll be enthusiastic and self-motivated.

- You’ll be able to work independently as well as with others.

Questions?

If you have any queries or wish to have an informal chat about the role, please contact

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact Calum Sherwood, Arts SU Senior Policy and Research Officer, c.sherwood@su.arts.ac.uk

How we recruit

We want to ensure all systems, policies and processes are free from bias or discrimination and are fair and accessible, therefore we ask that all candidates complete our Application Process in two stages:

Part 1 (Application Form) is all about you telling us about your suitability for the role and will be used to determine if you are shortlisted for interview.

Part 2 (Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Contact Form) is personal information – so we can contact you if you are shortlisted for the interview. It also helps us gather and analyse demographic information about our applicants. This part will only be seen by HR and will not have any impact on shortlisting.

Application forms are formatted to ensure the equality monitoring data is removed before applications are seen by the shortlisting panel. This process allows us to ensure that the shortlisting is done in a fair and consistent manner and all applicants are given the same opportunity to demonstrate their abilities.

Want to apply?

To apply please complete our  online application

For further information, please refer to the Job Description.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this role please contact info@su.arts.ac.uk

Closing date:  1st February 2020

Interview Date: 7th February 2020