Head of Student Engagement

  • Job Reference: 00003724-1
  • Date Posted: 23 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Kent Union
  • Website: https://kentunion.co.uk/careers
  • Location: Canterbury
  • Salary: £33,000 to £36,000
  • Sector: Administration, Education & Childcare, HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Head of Student Engagement

Salary £33k - £36k (depending on experience)

35 hours per week

Generous pension and benefits

37 days annual leave (rising to 42 after 5 years)


Thank you for your interest in the position of Head of Student Engagement at Kent Union and for wanting to work with us. We are a vibrant, student-led organisation with a bright future ahead of us. We, alongside many organisations, have needed to make difficult decisions over the last year, but are building back stronger with a renewed focus and energy to amplify the voice of our members and ensure they have a fantastic student experience. Our driving force is our new strategy, which sets out our priorities over the next four years. Students are the reason Kent Union exists.

We are there through their university journey. Our amazing staff and volunteers work towards improving their experience, whether it’s helping them with their studies, practicalities of life or to have fun.


Information about the post

Kent Union seeks a proactive and visionary leader to drive our Student Engagement department as the Head of Student Engagement, cultivating vibrant and inclusive Higher Education communities.

In this role, you'll strategically enhance the student experience, foster belonging, and optimize campus engagement. Responsibilities include developing engagement strategies, overseeing activities and events, managing budgets, fostering stakeholder relationships, ensuring health and safety compliance, and nurturing team development.

Join us in shaping the future of student life at Kent Union!

If you require further information, please contact:

Name Rebecca Green

Job title Director of Engagement and Belonging

Contact number 01227 824 200

Email address r.j.green@kent.ac.uk


Kent Union is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and we have recently introduced a Racially & Ethnically Marginalised (REM) guaranteed interview scheme, full details of which can be found in the Recruitment Pack.

To find out more or to apply, please click on the apply button. A completed Application Form and an Diversity Monitoring Form should both be emailed by the closing date


Closing date 19/05/2024 17:00

Interview date 03/06/2024 09:00