NSCD job opportunity - Student Union President

Student Union President

Contract: 0.6 FTE, 1 year fixed term contract

Hours of work: Minimum of 22.2 hours per week (flexible working pattern, to include evening and weekend work).

Remuneration: £9,620 - £10,180 for 22.2 hours per week, based on a full time salary of £16,033 - £16,968.

Closing date for applications is noon on the:  11th September 2020.

Interviews: Interviews to take place during week commencing 21st September 2020.

Northern School of Contemporary Dance is an international centre of excellence offering specialist, conservatoire-level dance education in an intimate and bespoke setting.  Based in Leeds, we attract the most talented and committed students locally, nationally and internationally. The School is seeking to appoint a:      

Student Union President

The post-holder will be the figurehead of the newly formed NSCD Students’ Union. They will be a key representative to the School and to external organisations. As Student Union President, this role leads the elected student representatives and the Students' Union as a whole and acts as the key link to the School's Chief Executive, Executive Leadership Team and Senate, as well as the NUS and other key stakeholders.

Applicants should hold a degree and ideally a postgraduate qualification from a conservatoire setting.  It would be desirable for the candidate to have some experience of working in the dance industry or working within a sector which has contributed to developing knowledge and skills relevant to the post. This can include voluntary work or project based work.

We are looking for a dynamic and resourceful individual who will work with colleagues and students to contribute to the introduction and development of a student union organization at NSCD.  The post holder in the first year will contribute to areas such as strategic planning, building upon the student voice initiatives already in place and consultation with the student body around aspects of our HEI application to the Office for Students. They will also play a key role in developing the provision of a different combination of services, activities and functions that support and enhance the lives of NSCD’s students.  The post holder will be expected to manage the oversight and administration of the Student Union and contribute to its promotion, communications and brand.

The post holder should have some experience of a conservatoire setting and be familiar with the experience of students within these settings. The school will offer training and development to the suitable candidate.


Applicants can download a job pack and application form here:


Student Union President - Job pack August 2020

Application guidance notes


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NSCD Staff Recruitment Application Form - Interactive

NSCD Staff Recruitment Application Form - Word Doc


EO Monitoring Form - Complete online

To apply for this role, please send a completed application form to Geraldine McDowall, HR Manager at Geraldine.mcdowall@nscd.ac.uk and complete the equal opportunities form online.

For any further information, please contact Darren Carr, Vice Principal Darren.carr@nscd.ac.uk or Hannah Perry Head of Academic Registry and Student Services Hannah.perry@nscd.ac.uk.

Northern School of Contemporary Dance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff to demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of their work. The School is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

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