Students’ Union Vacancies:

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Closing date: Monday 5 November 2018

We are currently recruiting for officers for the Students’ Union. These include Student Reps and Executive Officers. We also require students that feel that they would be good advocates for fellow students and be able to stand up for them at meetings to take on paid roles as Student Advocates.

The roles available for the Students’ Union Parliament are:-

School Reps: Mathematics and Science; Business, Professional and Social Sciences; English, MFL and Arts; Sustainable Constructions and Building Services; Engineering and Logistics; Access; Hair & Beauty; Health & Social Care; Media, Journalism & Production; Music & Performing Arts; Foundation English; Hospitality, Sport & Travel; ICT, Computer Sciences & Digital; Fashion, Art & Design.

  • BAME Officer (Black, Asian/Minority Ethnicity)  
  • Disabled Students’ Officer
  • Fundraising Officer
  • H.E. Officer (Higher Education)
  • LGBTQ+ Officer (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Questioning, Other)
  • Student Voice Officer
  • Women’s Officer
  • 5 x Vice President for: the Arts Centre, Clarence Street, Duke Street, The Learning Exchange, Vauxhall Road

These roles are open to all students aged 16 and over.

To apply you simply need to write a short statement (manifesto) up to 250 words stating why you would make a good School Rep or Executive Officer and email it to by 11am on 5th November.

Elections begin the following week and you will need to get out there and campaign to get votes.

Commitment for these roles varies dependent on what they are, so please email Rachel Clarke if you have any specific questions.

Descriptions for the Executive Officer roles are available below:

Job Description – Student Advocate

Application Form – Student Advocate

The Students’ Union are really keen to build a strong Union this year with dedicated Officers, so they are looking for people that are able to commit to building their roles and not just being part of the Union in name only. Come to it armed with ideas.

Student Advocate roles:-

The role of the student advocate is to provide support to individual students who feel that they have been unfairly treated by the College. The aim of such support is to ensure students’ rights are upheld, their views heard and respected and that they have fair and equal access to sources of support. The advocate will support students to represent their views and make sure that their voice is heard.

A Student Advocate may be required to support students in such circumstances as:

  • Formal Student Complaints processes
  • Failure of the College to meet Standards as set out in the Student/HE Student Charter
  • Representation/Appeals related to the Student Disciplinary Process, Assessment and Academic Malpractice

Full training will be provided to successful applicants.

Hourly rate: £14.63 per hour (based on 2 hours per case)

Hours: Sessional

To apply please complete the attached application form and return it to by Monday, 5th November at 11am.

The timeline for applications, elections and interviews is as follows:

  • Deadline for applications to by 11am on Monday 5th November.
  • Elections for SU Parliament Roles (Executive Officer and School Reps): Tues 6th November 12pm – Friday 9th November 12pm. With results on the afternoon of Friday 9th November
  • Interviews for Student Advocate roles 6th – 9th November