Chief Executive

London Metropolitan University Students' Union
London (North), London (Greater)
Service Grade (SG7) £54,752 to £64,241 (Inclusive of London Allowance)
Closing date
1 Jun 2020

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Senior Management
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity for an outstanding leader has arisen at London Metropolitan University Students’ Union (MetSU). We are seeking a Chief Executive who will support our elected Student Officers, staff team and Board of Trustees to lead the next phase of our development in implementing our new strategic plan.

This is an exceptional role helping to shape the lives of existing and future students, in an environment that's rewarding, values driven and meaningful.

You are a leader and manager who truly believes in empowering Student Officers, students and staff. A leader with the energy, commitment and belief to turn strategy into reality. You will be an innovative thinker and engaging communicator with the proven ability to build strong working relationships and influence a wide range of stakeholders.

You will be able to lead a team who are responsible for an interesting portfolio of activities and demonstrate your commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. With a proven track record in financial and business planning, you will be a leader of people, open, self-aware and with a natural coaching style.

With strong listening and influencing skills you will bring new ideas, encourage the ideas of others, bringing fresh perspectives and thinking to innovate and grow the organisation.

MetSU and London Metropolitan University have a long and proud history of widening access and welcoming a vibrant, multi-ethnic and socially diverse body of students. With 10,000 students, we are a community of motivated and determined learners and the Students’ Union is central in helping to support all students achieve their full potential.

As the Chief Executive you have a unique opportunity to work with the Board of Trustees and play a pivotal role in providing strategic leadership and guidance to the Union’s staff team. You will thrive on change and believe in creating and supporting a diverse community, which enriches the student experience.

You may have experience in the Students’ Union movement or more broadly in higher education and the charity sector. This is not essential, more important is a passion for our mission, vision, values and the skills to engage with all stakeholders.

This is an amazing role and hugely rewarding; you will have the opportunity to work with great people in a diverse and successful organisation with a mission that has real meaning, making a difference to students’ lives at university and in their future.

We are happy to explore this vacancy with existing senior managers who would like to develop and take this step into a Chief Executive role, or experienced CEOs who are looking for their next challenge and development.

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 23:59, Monday 1 June 2020. Interviews will be held on Friday 26 June 2020.

If you would like further information about this position or would like to request the Job Description, Person Specification and Recruitment Pack, please email Sarah Cargan at or to discuss the role further please email Dominic Morris at

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