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Chief Executive Officer

Edinburgh Napier University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £65,000 - Excellent Benefits Package
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd April 2024
Closes: 22nd April 2024
Job Ref: 0000420453
 

Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (‘ENSA’ to our friends) exists to enable students to make the most of their university experience. We do this by representing, supporting, and developing Edinburgh Napier students to be successful in their studies; to try out new things; to engage in, and contribute to university life; to be healthy and happy; to bring about positive change; and most importantly have fun to make it an unforgettable experience.

As our CEO is moving on to pastures new, we are now looking to recruit a new Chief Executive Officer who will lead a motivated and dynamic professional staff of 14 and develop and support our three sabbaticals who, each year, are elected by the student community at Edinburgh Napier. The post-holder will have the opportunity to lead on the development and delivery of a new strategic plan as our Strategy 2021 – 2024 comes to an end.

About the Role:

Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer is accountable for the leadership, management, and sustainability of the Students’ Association, alongside providing support to the Elected Officers enabling them to fulfil their duties to the best of their potential.

In this role, you will be required to coach, develop, and provide leadership to the Students’ Association’s staff and to take responsibility for ENSA’s management and administration within the accountability frameworks established by the Board of Directors.

The role holder will not only be forward-looking, with a continuous focus on improvement but also have a deep understanding and appreciation for student issues and student experience.

We truly believe in the power of diversity and understand that different viewpoints are important to achieving goals, that's why we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and experiences.

For a comprehensive list of duties and full job description, please click here.

What we will need from you:

  • Experienced working at a board-level, either reporting to, or serving on a Board
  • Excellent leadership, coaching and influencing skills to drive change forward.
  • An excellent understanding of governance, compliance and university structures
  • Writing high-quality reports and policy pieces
  • Managing budgets and setting and overseeing internal controls
  • Developing strategies and implementing strategic change Forging productive partnerships with stakeholders

Location: ENSA’s main office on the Merchiston Campus in Edinburgh; the post-holder will also travel regularly to the Craiglockhart and Sighthill campuses in the city.

How will we reward you?

Salary: £65,000

Hours: 35 hours per week, 7 hours per day

Holiday entitlement: 38 days including 10 days when ENSA offices are closed.

Application Process:

For all informal inquiries regarding the role, please contact ENSA@napier.ac.uk

If you would like to apply for this position, please do so via our partners in Talent Acquisition at Edinburgh Napier University by submitting the following through apply link:

  • cover letter (maximum two sides of A4) highlighting your experience, what you would bring to the role, and your motivation to join ENSA.
  • CV showing your experience to date, highlighting responsibilities and achievements.

Contact details for two referees (at least one professional). Referencing will not be conducted unless successful and referees will not be contacted without prior permission.

Additional Information

  • Closing date – Monday 22nd April (mid night)
  • Interviews. We envisage a two stage process with the 1st stage interviews being scheduled on either the 2nd or 6th of May.
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