Director of Student Voice and Democracy

Macclesfield, Cheshire (GB)
18 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of Student Voice and Democracy

The student movement has always been at the forefront of change. Over the past 94 years, NUS, students’ unions and partners have led and witnessed much change in education and wider society The Union will continue to do so in the years to come.

NUS is committed to delivering a transformative educational experience that creates a just and sustainable future. We aim to improve students' lives by shaping education, empowering individuals and developing, protecting and championing students’ unions.

We now have an exciting opportunity reporting directly to the CEO for a Director of Student Voice and Democracy. This role has oversight and leadership of student voice within our democracies, which drive and influence our campaigns and influencing activity.

You will be responsible for leading the NUS approach and desired outcomes for campaign models for democracy and governance in line with the long term strategic objectives as set out in NUS 100.

You will work with the President, NEC Members and staff teams to ensure leadership, vision and strategic direction for NUS’ campaigning and influencing work. Effective plans and structures must be in place so that elected leaders are deliver our goals. 

You will lead the strategic direction and desired outcomes in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and for our international programme of work.

The successful candidate will have an impeccable track record of engaging with leaders and stakeholders with significant experience in building and harnessing personal and organisational relationships across a diverse range of internal and external partnerships/stakeholders. You must thrive on leading, managing, motivating and developing teams. 
Substantial experience of reporting to Boards, Councils or Committees is desirable.

You must be passionate about leading and delivering organisational change and have experience within the students’ union movement and/or a not-for-profit, democratic or public policy organisation. You must be a diversity champion commited to social justice. You will be a role model for our values and desired behaviours whilst working to integrate Race Equity & Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) into the culture and everyday activity of the organisation

If you have significant and credible experience of organisational management, campaign experience or public affairs stakeholder management at a senior, strategic level. 
Our offer is an exciting career opportunity within a student led, value-driven, membership organisation. NUS is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people from all sections of the community. We would like to encourage applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at Executive level.

How to apply

BAME Recruitment Ltd are a diversity and Inclusion firm who are operating as an employment agency on behalf of NUS.

For more information or a discussion on the role please send your CV and covering letter to and one of our Talent Acquisition consultants will be in contact.

Deadline for applications is 14th August 2017

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