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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Permanent Full-Time

Closes: Monday 1st June 2020 (23:59pm)

Salary: £54,752 to £64,241 (Incl. of London Allowance) 

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.


How to Apply

To apply for this position you are required to submit a CV, a covering letter of no more than two pages addressing the criteria in the Person Specification, and the Equal Opportunities Form to The Equal Opportunities Form will be separated from applications prior to short-listing.

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 have any further questions about this role, or you would like to arrange a confidential discussion, please do not hesitate to contact Dominic Morris at Blue Edge Recruitment


T:       01743 367370

M:      07961 340697


CEO Recruitment Pack

Equal Opportunities Form




Useful Information

SU Guide 19-20

Student Representatives Handbook 19-20




Student Vacancies


NSS Student Helper


Role descriptor

We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging students to form a team and assist with the London Met National Student Survey campaign, which launches on 3rd of February 2020.

What is the National Student Survey?

Every year, final year students are surveyed nationally on a set of predetermined questions. This project you will be working on is about increasing student engagement with the survey, and ensuring good participation rates across the University. Which will help to drive change and improvement within the University & courses.

What you need to bring to the role:

Be a Team player
Effective communicator
Takes ownership of tasks
Deliver high standards of 'Customer service'

No prior experience is required, but those with a background in retails & or customer service roles would be beneficial as this role is a 'student facing role' which will include interacting with students and creating a positive atmosphere during the campaign.

What does the role entail?

You will be working as part of a team of students to carry out a range of tasks during the 2-week campaign, which will be coordinated by a staff member in the Academic and Quality Development department. Likely responsibilities are:

• Helping to staff our 'NSS basecamp' which will be a central hub for students to come and complete the survey.
• Assisting handing out incentives and awards to students who complete the NSS.
• Supporting teaching staff by encouraging students to complete the survey,
• Delivering NSS 'lecture shouts' when required
• There may be other tasks that will be asked of you to help achieve the goal of the project.

Full training & all materials will be provided to support you in your role to inform students about the benefits of the NSS and why they should give back by taking the time to complete it, as well as confidently answer any questions students may have.

We can offer you:

You'll be given a 6-8 hour contract and a timetable which will be drawn up based on students availability (which we will ask for during the first training session which successful applicants will be invited too). This will be paid at the London Living wage of £10.55 an hour. There may be additional hours available and these would be discussed with you based on your availability.