Livingston James Retained by University of Strathclyde Student’s Union Association to Appoint Chief Executive

University of Strathclyde Strath Union Student Association (‘Strath Union’) has been the beating heart of activity for students on the Strathclyde campus since 1964 and exists to connect all students to ensure everyone can thrive whilst studying at the University of Strathclyde.

Consistently ranked as the number one Student Union in Scotland, according to What Uni’s Student Choice Awards (WUSCA), we are currently one of ten Student Unions, across the UK, shortlisted for WUSCA’s 2024 Student Association of the Year and recently won both UK and Scottish NUS awards for overall employee satisfaction, liberation & equality and community and solidarity. As an organisation, we are bold, ambitious, and innovative much like the University and the 25,000+ students it supports.

We are looking for a new Chief Executive who not only lives our values but can lead the organisation through its next phase of growth and change. It is imperative that we continue to meet both the current and future needs of students, building a strong sense of community and ensuring the student voice remains prevalent and reflects the needs, wants and desires of an ever-changing and evolving student body. As our Chief Executive, you will also ensure the continued financial sustainability of the organisation by identifying opportunities to diversify income aligned to our core mission of connecting students so everyone can thrive.

This is a unique opportunity to work alongside student leaders, a highly effective staff team and senior staff at the University of Strathclyde to deliver meaningful change and further enhance the student experience and ultimately ensure every student is supported in their wellbeing and their learning so they get the most out of their time with the university. The university has recently launched its 2030 Strategy and we are looking for our new Chief Executive to work with our Board to develop the Union’s new strategic plan that will look to the next 5 years of growth and development.

As an innovative, solutions-focused, and inspiring leader, you will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in the development and delivery of strategic and operational business plans to achieve an organisation’s vision. With strong stakeholder management experience coupled with a proven track record in building and maintaining a wide range of collaborative relationships and partnerships, the successful candidate will also bring the desire to support and act as a mentor to elected Student Union Officers to build and develop their knowledge and experience in terms of managing/running an effective organisation.

If you are excited by the opportunity to join an ambitious and award-winning organisation and share our passion to support and empower all Strathclyde students to unleash their potential and therefore thrive at university and beyond, we would welcome your application.

For further information please review the full position profile below or reach out to either [email protected] or [email protected]

Strath Union is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity

Strath Union Chief Executive Position Profile

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