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Union Director of Harper Adams Students Union

Posted on May 7, 2021 by Harper Adams Students Union

Shropshire, United Kingdom
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
£42.9k - £42.9k Annual
Full-Time


This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the senior leadership team of Harper Adams Students' Union. Working with a unique university and student community, located in beautiful Shropshire, where you can make a real difference to student life at Harper Adams University. You will be a leader and manager who truly believes in empowering people. A leader with the energy and commitment to deliver the Union's vision - 'To be a more active and inclusive Union with a powerful student-led voice; delivering meaningful change for our members across their Harper Adams experience'.
A leader who listens and understands the Harper Adams community. You will be a relationship builder, an engaging communicator with the proven ability to build collaborative working relationships and influence a wide range of stakeholders. You will support and work alongside the President and Vice President and lead and manage a team of six people who are responsible for an interesting portfolio of activities. This is a role for someone who is happy developing strategy, exploring ideas, working with university senior management and then supporting their direct reports at an operational level when needed, helping to turn strategy into reality.
With a track record in practical budgeting and planning, you will be a leader of people who knows when to delegate and when to support. With strong listening and influencing skills you will bring new ideas and encourage the ideas of others, while bringing fresh perspectives and thinking to innovate and grow the Union to achieve its vision.
As Union Director you will work with the Board of Trustees and play a pivotal role in providing strategic leadership and guidance to the Union's full and part-time staff. You will thrive on change, enjoy working in a team and believe in creating and supporting a diverse community, which enriches the student experience.
You may or may not have worked in a Students' Union, what's important is your belief in our vision and the skills to engage with all stakeholders. You are likely to be an experienced manager or head of, who is ready for the next step and wants a new challenge, where you can make your mark. This really is a role where you can identify, create and lead change. You might also be an experienced Director who wants to shape the future of the Union working with a highly respected university and student body.
Due to this being such a great opportunity, we are happy to explore this vacancy with anyone who feels they have the right skills and values, who can build on the Union's successes and become an even more successful Students' Union which is relevant to its existing and future members.
Applications should consist of a CV accompanied by a covering letter of no more than two pages, addressing the criteria in the Job Description and Person Specification. The deadline for receipt of applications is strictly midnight Friday 21 May. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15 June with a panel interview and tour of the university campus (following covid safe rules).
If you would like further information about this position or would like to request the Job Description, Person Specification and Recruitment Pack, please email Leanne Howes at or to discuss the role further please email Dominic Morris at



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