Chief Executive Officer/CEO – UWE Students’ Union

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of the West of England, Bristol – Student & Partnership Services

Location: Frenchay
Salary: £60,000 +
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 28th November 2014
Closes: 15th December 2014
Job Ref: 1447282

Responsible to the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive Officer will act as figurehead for the organisation to external stakeholders (primarily but not exclusively the University) and provide inspirational leadership and direction to the senior management team and the wider staff population. The role will also support and advise the elected Officers and work with the Trustees to ensure that, together with senior management, they will need skills to achieve the goals set out in the Strategic Plan. With a close eye on the commercial, financial and personnel components the CEO will, ultimately, shape resources and activities in such a way to ensure the organisation meets its ongoing commitment to delivering first class student services in a sustainable way. The CEO will at all times keep the needs of students at the heart of every decision and challenge others to do the same.

This is an additionally exciting challenge, as In the summer of 2015 the Union will be moving into a brand new stand alone £10m purpose built home.

For more information, including a full job description, please download our candidate pack online from:

For a confidential discussion please contact our consultant Mark Muscroft at Artis HR – e: | t: 0117 920 0167 | m: 07791 836157

Key selection criteria:

The successful candidate will offer a depth of experience and a demonstrable track record of achievement in the following areas…

  • Working effectively at a senior management and/or director level
  • Strong financial management and budget setting/control
  • Delivering on strategic goals
  • Effective strategic planning
  • Demonstrable commercial acumen
  • Creating and managing successful teams
  • Experience of implementing employee engagement or culture change programmes
  • Creating additional revenue streams
  • Reputation management
  • Working with elected boards/leadership
  • Managing external stakeholders

…and will also offer clear evidence of strengths in the following areas:

  • Excellent people manager skills
  • Strong financial understanding and commercial acumen
  • Ability to manage change, and manage
  • through change
  • Ability to resolve conflict
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • Strong negotiator and influencer–internally and externally
  • Agility and flexibility of thinking
  • Creativity & innovation
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others

Salary: £60,000+

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