It's a really exciting time to join the Students' Union as we begin to grow and enhance our services to enable us to empower all Salford students to become unstoppable. Over the next few years, we are focusing on offering something for every student, nurturing personal and professional development and student health and wellbeing - both on-campus and virtually, as we emerge from the pandemic.
As the Head of Communications you will lead on the delivery of the communications strategy enabler within the strategic plan. Specifically by delivering focused, valued and purposeful communications with members and developing long term, valuable relationships with students and other stakeholders.
Who we are?
The University of Salford Students’ Union is an independent membership organisation and representative body of students at the University of Salford. We represent over 25,000 student members, and work to make sure that the University experience is the amazing, life-changing experience it should be for Salford students. We do this by offering a hugely diverse range of social opportunities including over 100 different societies and sports teams, providing free academic advice and support and representing students to ensure that they have a powerful voice on the issues they care about.
USSU is a truly brilliant place to work. Our friendly and supportive team of passionate people make a real difference to the lives of students by empowering them to make change and succeed. We are looking for talented change-makers that share our values and that can bring their passion and great ideas to the work we do for our members. In return, you'll get to work in one of the most exciting cities in the UK, as part of a vibrant and innovative campus, with a talented, fun and inclusive team. You'll have access to a wide range of benefits, an excellent work-life balance, and brilliant opportunities to develop your career in the charity sector.
What will you bring?
The successful candidate will have experience of managing, supervising or developing staff or volunteers. You will also have experience of planning, leading and evaluating engaging communication with the ability to build and develop a strong variety of stakeholder relationships.
We’re interested in your potential and are looking for talented change-makers that share our values and can bring their passion and great ideas to the work we do for Salford students. In return, you'll get to work in one of the most exciting cities in the UK, as part of a vibrant and innovative campus, with a talented, supportive and inclusive team. You'll have access to a wide range of benefits, an excellent work-life balance, and brilliant opportunities to develop your career in the charity sector.
How to apply:
Please download the Recruitment Pack for the role before applying via our online recruitment portal. You will need to provide an up-to-date copy of your CV, and answer the following questions related to the person specification for the role:
Tell us about your experience of planning, leading on and evaluating engaging communication.
Demonstrate your ability to lead and manage teams and individuals, and create environments where people are supported to achieve their best
Can you tell us about your ability developing projects and services?
Tell us about your skills in developing stakeholder relationships.
Can you tell us about your understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and share an example of when you have championed them?
We recommend that you prepare your answers in advance in a separate document where possible, to avoid losing your responses before you submit them in the portal.
For an informal chat and to find out more about the role, please contact the recruiting manager Andy Hargreaves, A.Hargreaves@salford.ac.uk.
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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to our work at USSU. We celebrate our diverse and unique communities whilst ensuring that equity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. Our colleagues are proud of our values and care about creating and supporting diverse communities that are inclusive of age, background, disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation and experience.
GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS
Here are USSU, we are more interested in your potential than your background and experience. If you don't have lots of professional experience, please feel free to use examples from outside of work to demonstrate what you could bring to the role and our team.
We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application. This can sometimes take a few weeks.
You must be able to provide proof of your right to work in the UK before starting work with us. We are not currently able to sponsor employees requiring a visa.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.