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Commercial Manager

Students' Union University of Nottingham
£34,500- £37,500 dependent on experience
Closing date
5 Sep 2021
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At the University of Nottingham Students’ Union, we are committed to delivering commercial activity relevant to our diverse membership. Due to our current Commercial Manager moving into a senior role within the SU movement, we’re now looking to recruit a new innovative, talented Commercial Manager into our Nottingham team. You will work on a full time, permanent basis (35 hours per week) and in return you will receive a competitive salary of £34,500- £37,500 dependent on experience.

About the role of our Commercial Manager:

The Commercial Manager is a crucial role for the Union, we know our members value connections to brands, experiences, venues, activities and opportunities, all of which help to build a sense of belonging and enjoyment of their time at the University of Nottingham. We believe access to our members has a value (not just in terms of pounds and pence) and that our wider membership should benefit from our commercial arrangements. This is an exciting opportunity to build on an already successful team, supporting the wider Union goals with high-quality, relevant partnerships and develop a sustainable, innovative income stream which supports the charity.

You will lead a small but highly talented team to develop our commercial relationships, exploring opportunities which balance relevance to our members with our desire to develop our income further. We’re looking for someone to come into the organisation and develop a high-performing team even further, whilst remaining true to our organisational values.

The role will suit a range of candidates from different backgrounds, we’re looking for someone who is keen to buy into our developing culture and add value to the whole organisation, as well as delivering our commercial targets in a sustainable fashion. You will be a part of the Union’s Management structure and will represent the organisation amongst colleagues from the University, the local economy and the national student movement. The way you approach this role is as important as the income we look to generate.

What are we looking for in our Commercial Manager?

- A vision to develop new opportunities whilst consolidating our existing position - there is a built-up demand from both our members and our partners to engage in activity in person but we also manage digital and online relationships as part of our work, reflecting the needs and demands of our wider stakeholders.
- Able to evidence management capacity of both people and commercial activity
- Demonstrate a background in managing commercial relationships with businesses and stakeholders
- Prior experience of working in a member-based environment would be an advantage but not essential

Who are we and what do we do?

Here at the University of Nottingham Students’ Union, we are a connected student community. A brilliant, diverse, ambitious community, 34,000 strong. We are proudly independent from the university and right at the heart of student life. We’re a diverse community from first-year undergraduates to research students, elected student Officers and staff, to volunteers, pioneers, and so much more. Together, we are getting involved, making change and supporting each other, making student life at the University of Nottingham the very best it can be.

Our People Offer:

We offer a range of employee benefits which support employee wellbeing such as flexi-time, flexible working, generous holiday allowance, generous staff pension, paid Union closure days, learning and development opportunities and much more.

When you come to work @UoNSU you bring your skills, experience, talent, commitment and a desire to do a great job.  Our Students’ Union prides itself on being inclusive, working collaboratively and empowering individuals to be the best they can.  In return we want to be an employer where every member of the staff team feels valued, trusted, inspired, and able to grow and to have fun. We welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus.

If you like working in a vibrant and fast changing environment, you will enjoy working with us at the University of Nottingham Students' Union.

If you feel you are the right candidate for the role as our Commercial Manager, then please click ‘apply’ now! We’d love to hear from you!

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 5th September 2021
Interviews: Thursday 16th September 2021

Please note, applications from agencies will not be accepted at this stage.

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