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Job title: Director of Membership Services - Maternity Cover

Job reference: SU03

Application closing date: Extended to 3 July 2020 (9am)

Location: Our office is based in Penryn, Cornwall, England. This role will involve working from home at this time. Remote working after this time can be discussed.

Salary: £33,797 to £39,152 per annum

Contract type: Full-time maternity cover contract. This is expected to be from 3 August 2020 for up to 14 months (to allow handovers), but the end date will depend on when the postholder returns.

Job category: Professional / Support Services


About this vacancy

This an exciting opportunity for a passionate leader of Membership Services to form part of our Senior Management team as we revolutionise The SU. The pace of change has escalated this year, meaning that strong, transformation-focussed leadership is more important than ever.

This is a maternity cover contract, expected to be for up to 14 months to allow proper handovers with the post holder. Responsibilities and duties will include leadership of Membership Services (including Activities, Student Voice and Advice), collaboration with the Director of Central Services, budget monitoring and setting (including student group budgets) and involvement in all aspects of running The SU.

You will be employed directly by The SU. We are a membership-led charity; run by students, for students. We are the only Students' Union in the country to represent students from two different universities: Falmouth University and the University of Exeter.

Falmouth University has a history of more than 100 years of creative thinking and design innovation. Established in 1902 as Falmouth School of Art, they have grown to become a digital innovation hub, delivering impact for lives and economies through the development of new knowledge, solutions, services and products. The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world. They combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

The ideal candidate for this role will have experience of delivering business results and will understand the sector. You will need high level communication skills, the ability to manage multiple strands of work while operating with high autonomy, project management experience and to be able to creatively solve problems. You will need to be highly organised, proactive, and committed.

Full requirements can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply, complete both parts of the Application form and email to

Application Form Part 1 (Application)

Application Form Part 2 (Personal Details)


The closing date for this position is 9am on Tuesday 30 June 2020


Interviews will take place on 9 July 2020. Please keep this date clear as it cannot be changed. Due to the current, situation regarding Covid-19, interviews for this position will be taking place online via Microsoft Teams. Start date: 3 Aug or as soon as possible thereafter.