x

Sheffield Hallam Students' Union Elections - March 2019

Elections for the Students' Union Officer and Part Time Rep team for the 2019/20 academic year.

The polls have closed.

Only the posts you are eligible to stand or vote for are shown. Show all posts.

Activities Officer

The Activities Officer supports the exciting groups and opportunities the Union has to offer. They look after Volunteering groups, Societies, student fundraising and the Media. They help new groups get started, and make sure existing ones deliver the best opportunities to Hallam students.

Activities Officer

The Role:

The Activities Officer has the opportunity to enhance the student experience through developing and supporting extra-curricular activities available at Sheffield Hallam Students' Union.

The Activities Officer is responsible for:

  • Societies and student led activities
  • Volunteers and volunteering
  • Fundraising opportunities
  • Student Media

The Activities Officer acts as:

  • The lead officer for the promotion and development of societies and student led events and activities for the Students’ Union.
  • The lead officer to support volunteers at Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union.
  • A Trustee of the Students’ Union.

All the main duties and responsibilities of the Activities Officer include:

  • To attend Representative Committee, the Trustee Board, Students’ Union Council, Annual General Meeting and any other relevant meetings.
  • To ensure that all societies operate a model constitution in accordance with the policies of the Students’ Union, including financial procedures.
  • To encourage and promote student led events.
  • To be the lead officer for fundraising at Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as agreed with the Representative Committee.

Opportunities and Benefits:

  • A chance to make real improvements to the Student Experience at Sheffield Hallam.
  • Help to deliver major campaigns and events such as Welcome Week & Societies Varsity.
  • Access to extensive training and development opportunities.
  • Full-time annual salary of approx. £17,500.
Back to Top

Education Officer

Your Education Officer represents students' academic interests within the University. They work closely with a range of student groups to find out what issues they face in their academic life. From teaching to assessment, exam stress to study space, the Education Officer represent students to change and improve life at Sheffield Hallam.

Education Officer

The Role:

The Education Officer works closely with a range of student groups to find out what issues they face in their academic life. From teaching to assessment, exam stress to study space - represent students to change and improve life at Sheffield Hallam.

The Education Officer is responsible for:

  • Representing the learner voice to the University, the local community and nationally.
  • NSS and student surveys.
  • QAA.
  • Employability.
  • Educational campaigns.
  • All education and academic matters that affect students including:

- Timetabling

- Placements

- Student reps/faculty reps

The Education Officer acts as:

  • The lead officer for local and national educational and academic issues within the Students’ Union and the University Community.
  • A Trustee of the Students’ Union.

All the main duties and responsibilities of the Education Officer include:

  • To attend meetings of the Trustee Board, Representative Committee, Students’ Union Council, Annual General Meeting, and any other relevant meetings.
  • To take the lead in promoting the learner voice to the University, the local community and nationally
  • To assist with the co-ordination and training of the student rep system.
  • To work with Advice Centre staff and student reps to support students with issues affecting their academic life.
  • To co-ordinate and publicise the Students’ Union’s priority campaigns on academic related matters.
  • To encourage student involvement and engagement throughout the University by liaising with faculties and departments.
  • To work alongside and in partnership with Academic Reps.
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as agreed with the Representative Committee.

Opportunities and Benefits:

  • A chance to make real improvements to the Student Experience at Sheffield Hallam & throughout the UK.
  • Meet and work with the highest governing boards within the university.
  • The opportunity to deliver training to 1500 course reps and 90 department reps.
  • Access to extensive training and development opportunities.
  • Full-time annual salary of approx. £17,500.
Back to Top

President

The President leads the Students' Union, making sure students have the best possible time at University. As well as leading the officer team, the President sits on the highest governing boards of the University, and makes sure the student voice is heard.

The Role:

The President is the student leader within Sheffield Hallam Students' Union. They sit on the highest governing boards within the university and have a real opportunity to affect change. 

The President is responsible for:

  • Student representation within the student body, to the University and to various local and national bodies.
  • The effective performance and functioning of the Students' Union governance and democratic structures.
  • Leading the Elected Officer Team and Students’ Union Reps to ensure they are effectively supported and empowered to represent their members, including ensuring that issues raised by College Officers are escalated where appropriate.
  • Leadership and support for non-academic student groups and societies.

The President acts as:

  • Trustee of the Students’ Union and Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees.
  • The figurehead of the Students' Union and lead representative of students to the University, including being a member of the University Board of Governors.
  • The lead officer for the development, implementation and monitoring of the Students’ Union’s strategic and financial plans.
  • The main point of contact for the Board of Governors, NUS and the Media.

All the main duties and responsibilities of the President include:

  • To attend meetings of the Trustee Board, Union Council, Annual General Meeting and any other relevant Students' Union meetings.
  • To attend University Committee meetings as required to effectively represent the interests of Sheffield Hallam students.
  • To represent Sheffield Hallam students as a member of the University Board of Governors, and to appoint a second Student Governor from amongst the Elected Officers.
  • To act as Deputy Chair of the Trustee Board and to Chair the Representative Committee.
  • To ensure that the requirements of these Articles of Governance are upheld, and to bring recommendations to the Union Council for ensuring that both these Articles of Governance and all policies are maintained and implemented.
  • To be the lead officer on the development, implementation and monitoring of the Students' Union strategic plan(s).
  • To be the lead officer in ensuring that the Students' Union is operating in an environmentally sustainable way.
  • To lead the delegation from the Students' Union to Annual and Extraordinary NUS Conferences so long as Sheffield Hallam Students' Union is an affiliate member of the NUS.
  • To work with Elected Officers to ensure objectives and plans are identified and that appropriate support is in place to ensure they can achieve their goals.
  • To take responsibility for the running of Students' Union priority campaigns.

Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as agreed with Union Council.

Opportunities and Benefits:

  • A chance to make real improvements to the Student Experience at Sheffield Hallam & throughout the UK
  • Meet and work with the highest governing boards within the university.
  • Be the figure head of Sheffield Hallam Students' Union.
  • The opportunity to lead Sheffield Hallam Students' Union's NUS Delegation at the NUS National Conference - the world's largest democratic gathering of student leaders!
  • Access to extensive training and development opportunities.
  • Full-time annual salary of approx. £18,000.
Back to Top

Sports and Physical Activities Officer

The Sports and Physical Activities Officer is the student representative for all Sheffield Hallam sports clubs and individuals. They lead the many sports groups on campus, and oversee the delivery of major sporting events such as Varsity.

Sports & Physical Activity Officer

The Role:

As well as being a key member of all sporting decision making within the university you will also be overseeing the delivery of major sporting events and campaigns such as Varsity.

The Sports & Physical Activity Officer is responsible for:

  • Team Sheffield Hallam
  • Sports clubs and development
  • Health and active lifestyles
  • Community partnerships and outreach
  • BUCS

The Sports & Physical Activity Officer acts as:

  • The lead officer for the promotion and development of sporting opportunities for students
  • The lead officer for the development and implementation of the Students’ Union’s sports strategy
  • A Trustee of the Students’ Union

All the main duties and responsibilities of the Sports & Physical Activity Officer include:

  • To attend meetings of the Representative Committee, the Trustee Board, Students’ Union Council, Annual General Meeting and any other relevant meetings.
  • To be the lead officer for Varsity for the Students’ Union
  • To promote the development, coordination and training of clubs
  • To ensure that all Sports activities operate in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Students’ Union
  • To ensure that all clubs operate a model constitution in accordance with the policies of the Students’ Union including financial procedures
  • To ensure the effective organisation of British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) fixtures and any other student competitions
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as agreed with the Representative Committee

Opportunities and Benefits:

  • A chance to make real improvements to the Sporting Experience at Sheffield Hallam.
  • Help to deliver major sporting events, including Varsity.
  • Access to extensive training and development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to attend the annual BUCS Conference.
  • Full-time annual salary of approx. £17,500.

 

Back to Top

Welfare and Community Officer

The Welfare and Community Officer is there to make sure students feel safe, supported and part of a community while studying at Sheffield Hallam University. They lead on campaigns around issues as diverse as housing, student finance and health and work on projects with the University and the Council.

Welfare & Community Officer

The Role:

The Welfare & Community Officer leads on campaigns to ensure that students fells safe, supported and part of the community while studying at Sheffield Hallam University.

The Welfare & Community Officer is responsible for:

  • Campaigns on student health, safety and wellbeing
  • Community strategy, events and relationships
  • Liberation groups
  • Advice liaison
  • Ethical and environmental issues

The Welfare & Community Officer acts as:

  • The lead officer for the Students’ Union’s community strategy
  • The lead officer for student safety and wellbeing
  • The lead officer for student campaigns
  • A Trustee of the Students’ Union

All the main duties and responsibilities of the Welfare & Community Officer include:

  • To attend Representative Committee, the Trustee Board, Students’ Union Council, Annual General Meeting and any other relevant meetings.
  • To lead on, co-ordinate and publicise relevant Students’ Union campaigns.
  • To be the lead officer for the development and implementation of the Students' Union’s community strategy.
  • To develop links and work in partnership with key stakeholders in the University, the local community and the local authority.
  • To be the responsible officer and support for Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union’s Liberation Groups.
  • To be the lead officer for and coordinate Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union’s campaigning activity for student safety and wellbeing.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as agreed with the Representative Committee.

Opportunities and Benefits:

  • A chance to make real improvements to the Student Experience at Sheffield Hallam.
  • Help to deliver major campaigns and events such as Sexual Health Week & Healthy Hallam.
  • The opportunity to promote the work of the Advice Centre.
  • Access to extensive training and development opportunities.
  • Full-time annual salary of approx. £17,500.
Back to Top

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Students' Rep

The BME Rep is the primary representative for Black and Minority Ethnic Students, and has the job of making sure the Union and University is more inclusive.

In this role you'll play a part in shaping and directing policy, and you'll run campaigns on issues relating to BME students, such as closing the attainment gap.

Back to Top

Faculty Academic Rep - Business School

The SBS Faculty Rep is the primary representative for students in Sheffield Business School, helping to shape and influence the Union and the University and make sure it fits the needs of SBS students.
Back to Top

Faculty Academic Rep - Health and Wellbeing

The HWB Faculty Rep is the primary representative for students in the Health and Wellbeing faculty, helping to shape and influence the Union and the University and make sure it fits the needs of HWB students.
Back to Top

Faculty Academic Rep - Sciences, Technology and Arts

The STA Faculty Rep is the primary representative for students in the Science Technology and Arts faculty, helping to shape and influence the Union and the University and make sure it fits the needs of STA students.
Back to Top

International Students' Officer

The International Students Rep makes sure the Students' Union and the University provide an excellent student experience for the over 4,000 international students studying here.

The Role:

The International Students' Officer is the primary representative of international students' within Sheffield Hallam Students' Union. They sit on committees within the University and Students' Union and have a real opportunity to make change.

The International Students' Officer is responsible for:

  • Student representation within the University on issues relating to international students and opportunities for UK students to engage in global activities.
  • Supporting and leading cultural societies and committees.
  • Increasing engagement within the Students' Union for international students.

The International Students' Officer acts as:

  • A Trustee of the Students’ Union and member of Union Council.
  • The lead officer for the representation of international students at University level and for ensuring the Students' Union and University retain a global outlook.
  • A key representative of students to the University and local community, including membership of relevant committees.

All the main duties and responsibilities of the International Students' Officer include:

  • To attend meetings of the Trustee Board, Union Council, Annual General Meeting and any other relevant Students' Union meetings.
  • To attend University Committee meetings as required to effectively represent the interests of Sheffield Hallam students.
  • To ensure that the requirements of the Articles of Governance are upheld and utilised to build engagement with students.
  • To ensure the Students' Union and University provide an excellent experience for International Students.
  • To be the lead officer on University groups and initiatives relating to global engagement and International students.
  • To support International Student groups in their integration into the Students' Union and University and to lead campaigns on issues relating to international students and global engagement.
  • To support International and Cultural Societies and to enhance engagement within the Students' Union from overseas students.
  • Responsible for ensuring the University provides opportunities and home and international students to participate as global citizens.
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as agreed with Union Council.

Opportunities and Benefits:

  • A chance to make real improvements to the international student experience at Sheffield Hallam & throughout the UK
  • Meet and work with the highest governing boards within the University.
  • Lead and support thousands of inspiring students.
  • Access to extensive training and development opportunities.
  • Full-time annual salary of approx. £18,000.
Back to Top

LGBT+ Students' Rep

The LGBT* Students Rep makes sure that LGBT* students feel supported, included and represented at Sheffield Hallam University.

You'll campaign for better support services, signpost students to help where appropriate and lead on major projects.
 

Back to Top

Mature Students Rep

There are thousands of Mature Students on campus, and the Mature Students' Rep makes sure they're represented and supported in the Union.

You'll sit on major committees, shape policy and look to ensure the Union and the University are inclusive of mature students, and that activities and support are appropriate to all students.

Job Description
 

Back to Top

Union Council Chair

Union Council is the highest decision making body in the Students' Union. The Union Council Chair facilitates its meetings, ensuring policy is discussed and decided fairly.

As Union Council Chair, you will hold elected officers and representatives to account and ensure the Union delivers on its policy commitments. You will chair meetings of the Students' Unions highest decision making body, and will be a key member of the representative team. You will need to remain impartial and be able to chair complex issues neutrally, being a voice of reason and fairness on all matters.

Job Description

Back to Top

Womens' Rep

The Women's Rep is the primary representative for women students studying at Sheffield Hallam University. They work to ensure women's interests are properly represented on campus both within the Union and the University.
Back to Top

Faculty Academic Rep - Social Sciences and Humanities

You're the primary representative for students in your Faculty, helping to shape and influence the Union and the University and make sure it fits the needs of your students. You'll get the chance to lead on projects and campaigns, as well as sitting on high level meetings throughout the University.

Working with Course and Department Reps, you'll ensure that students in Development and Society have a voice within the Students' Union and the University. As a full member of rep committee and Union Council, you'll have a budget to run events and campaigns that benefit students in your Faculty and play a part in cross organisational campaigns.

Job Description

Back to Top

Part Time Students' Rep

As Part Time Students Rep, you'll be making sure that Part Time students are represented within the Union and the University.

Whether it's by running projects to make sure that activities and support is accessible to students, campaigning for reduced travel costs, or simply providing a voice for Part Time students, you'll be making a big difference in this role.

Back to Top

Post Graduate Students' Rep

The Postgraduate Students Rep works with Full Time Officers to make sure the Students' Union and the University provide a brilliant experience to our 7,000 postgraduate students.

You'll sit on major committees, shape policy and run campaigns, and with your help the Union can provide a brilliant experience to taught and research postgraduate students.

Back to Top

Disabled Students' Rep

As Disabled Students Rep, you'll be providing the voice for students at Hallam with a disability. You'll be working to make sure that the Union and the University do as much as they can to ensure their activities and services are accessible and inclusive. You'll campaign, set policy and work on projects throughout the institution.
Back to Top