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With students at the very heart of all it does, located in the iconic HUBS building, the Students' Union is committed to enhancing the experience of its diverse membership of over 35,000 students of Sheffield Hallam University.  We have over 70 student societies; offer a free Advice service; free academic representation and a range of food, drink and Live entertainment.  By making a positive difference through representing, supporting and providing opportunities activities and services, and helping them to look after their wellbeing - we ensure we give our students the edge.

We are recruiting for  the following posts of DIRECTOR OF RESOURCES and HEAD OF DIGITAL BRAND STRATEGY AND CRM to join the Senior Leadership Team at the Students' Union.

Please note Elevation Accountancy and Finance have been retained to deliver this assignment. Applications sent directly to Sheffield Hallam Students' Union will be forwarded to Elevation Recruitment Group.

If you would like to speak to someone for more information or apply for these positions please contact:

- for Director of Resources please contact:  Emma Noble at 

- for Head of Digital Brand Strategy and CRM, please contact Rachael Lee at Elevation Recruitment Group on or 01709 723248

Closing date for applications to be received by Friday 3rd November.

Interviews for these roles will take place week commencing 20th November.



Salary - £48,000 + benefits.

Job Description and Person Specification

Are you a high calibre and commercially focused finance professional who has experience working closely with key stakeholders across an organisation? If you are a qualified Financial professional (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) who has demonstrable experience of successfully leading a team, providing commercial and operational support and operating as part of a senior management team, then Elevation Senior Finance would like to hear from you. 

A fundamental part of its' purpose is to provide support for students through services such as its Student Advice Centre, and opportunities for social and skills development through well-established activities such as volunteering, societies, events, and commercial activities.

The Director of Resources is a pivotal position within the organisation and an integral part of the senior leadership team.   The post holder will be relied upon to lead the development of effective financial, operational and commercial services, with an emphasis on improving the profitability of existing commercial services and developing new commercial opportunities, as well as audit the level of legal compliance across the organisation.

The successful candidate will need to contribute to the strategic development of the organisation,  have a proven track record and demonstrable examples of driving performance, articulating financial information to non-financial staff and providing insight/opinion on commercial strategy to ensure that all opportunities are maximised to their full potential. 

Reporting directly to the CEO, this high profile role will also have regular interaction with the SHSU Trustee Board and the University Chief Finance and Planning Officer and will be required to form close working relationships with the Students' Union Officers who are the elected leaders of the organisation.

We will consider a range of candidates to take up this broad ranging Director of Resources position and we are open to both an ambitious Financial Controller ready for the next step in their career or an established Finance Director who is looking to join a forward thinking and growing charity. Due to the variety within the role, it is essential that all applicants have a track record in supporting operational management.

Applicants will need to have a strong technical background and be able to demonstrate recent hands-on experience of completing the above duties. In addition, we are is looking for a confident and clear communicator who can interact effectively with operational staff and the Leadership/Executive Board Team. This role is a rare and exciting opportunity and will give the successful applicant the opportunity to truly make a difference as a key part of this charity organisation at an exciting stage in its life cycle.



Salary: to £42,000 + benefits

Job Description and Person Specification

Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union (SHSU) is a registered charity with £2.4m income and 67 full-time staff and approximately 50 student staff. It is part of one of the largest University’s in the UK – Sheffield Hallam University. With almost 35,000 students who are automatically members of the Students' Union, it provides the representative channel between students, the University and other stakeholders and works in partnership to improve the student experience. 

A fundamental part of its' purpose is to provide support for students through services such as its Student Advice Centre, and opportunities for social and skills development through well-established activities such as volunteering, societies, events, and commercial activities.

During this exciting time for the business Elevation Marketing have been appointed to work in partnership with Sheffield Hallam Students Union to recruit a Head of Digital Brand Strategy and CRM.

Joining the Senior Management Team of you will be responsible for developing and driving strategies across Digital, Brand and CRM.

The successful candidate will review the current digital marketing activities and make recommendations for new innovative ideas to support Sheffield Hallam Student Union’s development within the digital space. This will include website strategy, social media, CRM/ E-marketing, digital analysis techniques, SEO / PPC, digital PR to name a few.

Digital engagement of students is key, a large part of this engagement is done via Social Media, therefore this role will include developing a proactive Social Media strategy and working with the Brand Development Manager and Social Media Coordinator to deliver this strategy.

You will also take the lead of developing the CRM and E-marketing strategy for the business.  Reviewing the existing system / software, activities and analysis tools. Looking at ways to encourage student retention and loyalty and drive potential commercial opportunities.

Heading up the Marketing Communication team of 7, you will have a mix of direct and indirect reports. You will shape the development of the team, recruiting, training and mentoring when required.

Elevation Marketing would be keen to speak to candidates with the following skills sets: 

  • A proven track record of working within a marketing role with a digital bias working within a senior management team.
  • Experience of working within a student focused organisation would be highly advantageous
  • A strong customer focus, with experience of developing multi-channel marketing campaigns to engage customers, preferably on a b2c basis
  • Experience of developing and delivering strategies in line with budget
  • A strong understanding of website, social media and CRM, E-marketing and Analytics is essential
  • Proven experience of monitoring and reporting to key stakeholders within a complex environment.
  • Experience of leading cross functional strategic initiatives
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent experience in Business / Marketing
  • A proven track record in leading and motivating a team of marketing professionals at varying levels.


Interviews for this role will take place week commencing 20th November.