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Interim Change Director
University of Westminster Students' Union

Job Description

Key​ ​summary​ ​of​ ​the​ ​role: 
The University of Westminster Students’ Union (UWSU) promotes the interests and welfare of University of Westminster students by representing, supporting and advising them. You will be helping us to achieve this by providing leadership and direction to the University of Westminster Students’ Union in managing a process of strategic change. We are looking for an exceptional leader to help us to reach the next stage of our development.

During the fixed term of appointment, we want to build the best metropolitan university students’ union in London, engaging with our diverse pool of students. Applications are requested from change leaders across sectors; the successful applicant need not be a current senior director of a student association, but they must be brilliant!

The​ ​postholder’s​ ​normal​ ​place​ ​of​ ​work​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​Regent​ ​Street​ ​campus​ ​of​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Westminster, located​ ​at​ ​309​ ​Regent​ ​Street,​ ​W1B​ ​2HW.​ ​They​ ​will​ ​be​ ​required​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​meetings​ ​at​ ​several​ ​locations​ ​within Westminster​ ​in​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​occasional​ ​duties​ ​at​ ​our​ ​Harrow​ ​campus.

Responsible for:

● People,​ ​governance​ ​and​ ​strategic​ ​development​ ​and​ ​the​ ​development​ ​of​ ​an​ ​effective​ ​turnaround​ ​plan​ ​to further​ ​build​ ​the​ ​UWSU​ ​in​ ​consultation​ ​with​ ​the​ ​TAB.

● To design a new Strategic Plan in consultation with all relevant stakeholders including UWSU members and the university. This will take into account the key recommendations of the NUS diagnostic report dated 30th June​ ​2017​ ​and​ ​the​ ​deliberations​ ​of​ ​trustees​ ​in​ ​subsequent​ ​board​ ​meetings.

● Through a process of turnaround management ensuring the Students’ Union has the appropriate staff, operational​ ​and​ ​financial​ ​structures​ ​and​ ​processes​ ​in​ ​place.

● To position the Students’ Union as a credible and independent partner with the 

Purpose of the job:
● To​ ​keep​ ​UWSU​ ​moving​ ​forward​ ​and​ ​leading​ ​change​ ​alongside​ ​the​ ​Senior​ ​Management​ ​Team.

● To​ ​ensure​ ​the​ ​effective​ ​governance​ ​and​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​the​ ​strategic​ ​direction​ ​of​ ​the​ ​organisation.

● To​ ​plan​ ​long​ ​term​ ​and​ ​deliver​ ​change​ ​in​ ​regards​ ​to​ ​UWSU​ ​strategic​ ​development​ ​and​ ​new​ ​initiatives.