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Sheffield Hallam Students' Union Elections - March 2020

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President

The President is the student leader within Students' Union, making sure we represent students in the most effective way possible at all levels. As well as leading the officer team, the President sits on the highest governing boards of the University and supports student groups and societies in their activities.

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.
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Business, Technology and Engineering College Officer

The Business, Technology and Engineering College Officer is the student leader for their College and the primary representative for the Students' Union within that College. Forming part of the Union's officer team, the College Officer supports student representatives and academic societies in their activities, and sits on the highest boards within the College with the ability to make real change.

The Role:

The College Officer is the student leader within the College of Business, Technology and Engineering. They sit on the highest governing boards within the College and have a real opportunity to affect change.

The Business, Technology and Engineering? College Officer is responsible for:

  • Student representation within the College and wider University.
  • Supporting and leading Department Reps and Academic Societies within their College.
  • Promoting student welfare issue at College level and ensuring the College provides an inclusive and equitable experience for all students.
  • Driving engagement at College level, contributing to a sense of belonging and engaging members of the College with the wider Students' Union.

The Business, Technology and Engineering College Officer acts as:

  • A Trustee of the Students’ Union and member of Union Council.
  • The lead officer for the representation of students within their College with responsibility for promoting engagement of members of the College with the Students' Union.
  • A key representative of students ot the University and local community, including membership of relevant College and University level committees.

All the main duties and responsibilities of the Business, Technology and Engineering College 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 as relating to student led activity are upheld and utilised to build engagement with students.
  • To support and be accountable to student representatives and societies in their College and to work with staff to develop these groups so they fulfil their purpose.
  • To be the lead officer on academic and welfare issues within a College, ensuring that the Students' Union provides an outstanding and enriching experience to students within the College.
  • To champion, promote and support the work of student representatives within the University, local community and nationally.
  • To work with the Advice Service staff and student reps to support students with issues affecting their academic life.
  • To encourage student involvement and engagement throughout the College in partnership with University and Students' Union staff.
  • To participate fully in Students' Union activities, including leading on relevant portfolio activities.

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.
  • Lead and support thousands of inspiring students.
  • Access to extensive training and development opportunities.
  • Full-time annual salary of approx. £18,000.
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Health, Wellbeing, and Life Sciences College Officer

The Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences College Officer is the student leader within their College and the primary representative for the Students' Union within that College. Forming part of the Union's officer team, the College Officer sits on the highest boards within the College and supports student representatives and academic societies in their activities.

The Role:

The College Officer is the student leader within the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences. They sit on the highest governing boards within their College and have a real opportunity to affect change.

The Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences College Officer is responsible for:

  • Student representation within the College and wider University.
  • Supporting and leading Department Reps and Academic Societies within their College.
  • Promoting student welfare issue at College level and ensuring the College provides an inclusive and equitable experience for all students.
  • Driving engagement at College level, contributing to a sense of belonging and engaging members of the College with the wider Students' Union.

The Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences College Officer acts as:

  • A Trustee of the Students’ Union and member of Union Council.
  • The lead officer for the representation of students within their College with responsibility for promoting engagement of members of the College with the Students' Union.
  • A key representative of students ot the University and local community, including membership of relevant College and University level committees.

All the main duties and responsibilities of the Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences College 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 as relating to student led activity are upheld and utilised to build engagement with students.
  • To support and be accountable to student representatives and societies in their College and to work with staff to develop these groups so they fulfil their purpose.
  • To be the lead officer on academic and welfare issues within a College, ensuring that the Students' Union provides an outstanding and enriching experience to students within the College.
  • To champion, promote and support the work of student representatives within the University, local community and nationally.
  • To work with the Advice Service staff and student reps to support students with issues affecting their academic life.
  • To encourage student involvement and engagement throughout the College in partnership with University and Students' Union staff.
  • To participate fully in Students' Union activities, including leading on relevant portfolio activities.

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.
  • Lead and support thousands of inspiring students.
  • Access to extensive training and development opportunities.
  • Full-time annual salary of approx. £18,000.
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International Students' Officer

The International Students' Officer is the primary representative for international students at Sheffield Hallam University, and responsible for ensuring the University retains a global outlook. Forming part of the Union's officer team, the International Students' Officer sits on the highest boards relating to global engagement, supports cultural societies, and works to further internationalisation at Hallam.

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.
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Social Sciences and Arts College Officer

The Social Sciences and Arts College Officer is the student leader within their College and the primary representative for the Students' Union within that College. Forming part of the Union's officer team, the College Officer sits on the highest boards within the College and supports student representatives and academic societies in their activities.

The Role:

The College Officer is the student leader within the College of Social Sciences and Arts. They sit on the highest governing boards within their College and have a real opportunity to affect change.

The Social Sciences and Arts College Officer is responsible for:

  • Student representation within the College and wider University.
  • Supporting and leading Department Reps and Academic Societies within their College.
  • Promoting student welfare issue at College level and ensuring the College provides an inclusive and equitable experience for all students.
  • Driving engagement at College level, contributing to a sense of belonging and engaging members of the College with the wider Students' Union.

The Social Sciences and Arts College Officer acts as:

  • A Trustee of the Students’ Union and member of Union Council.
  • The lead officer for the representation of students within their College with responsibility for promoting engagement of members of the College with the Students' Union.
  • A key representative of students ot the University and local community, including membership of relevant College and University level committees.

All the main duties and responsibilities of the Social Sciences and Arts College 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 as relating to student led activity are upheld and utilised to build engagement with students.
  • To support and be accountable to student representatives and societies in their College and to work with staff to develop these groups so they fulfil their purpose.
  • To be the lead officer on academic and welfare issues within a College, ensuring that the Students' Union provides an outstanding and enriching experience to students within the College.
  • To champion, promote and support the work of student representatives within the University, local community and nationally.
  • To work with the Advice Service staff and student reps to support students with issues affecting their academic life.
  • To encourage student involvement and engagement throughout the College in partnership with University and Students' Union staff.
  • To participate fully in Students' Union activities, including leading on relevant portfolio activities.

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.
  • Lead and support thousands of inspiring students.
  • Access to extensive training and development opportunities.
  • Full-time annual salary of approx. £18,000.
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Wellbeing, Sport and Physical Activity Officer

The Wellbeing, Sport and Physical Activity Officer is the lead officer on initiatives relating to student well-being, sport and physical activity. The Officer sits sits on the highest boards relating to well-being, sport and physical activity, supports student groups and clubs in these areas and leads on relevant campaigns.

The Role:

The Wellbeing, Sport and Physical Activity Officer is the lead officer on initiatives relating to student wellbeing, sport and physical activity. They sit on committees within the University and Students' Union and have a real opportunity to affect change.

The Wellbeing, Sport and Physical Activity officer is responsible for:

  • Student representation within the student body, to the University and to local and national bodies on wellbeing, sport and physical activity initiatives.
  • Lobbying and influencing the University Wellbeing and sports strategy and promoting initiatives that support student wellbeing.
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and striving to ensure they are embedded across the work fo the University, Students' Union and local community.

The Wellbeing, Sport and Physical Activity Officer acts as:

  • A Trustee of the Students’ Union and member of Union Council.
  • The lead officer for the promotion and development of wellbeing, sport and physical activity initiatives within the Students' Union, University and local community.
  • A key representative of students to the University and local community, including membership of relevant committees.

All the main duties and responsibilities of the Wellbeing, Sport and Physical Activity 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 put student wellbeing at the core of its activity and driving initiatives aimed at enhancing students physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • To be the lead officer on the University Sports Strategy, ensuring that sporting opportunities give a positive and valuable experience to those who participate.
  • To take responsibility for the running of the Students' Union welfare and health campaign(s).
  • To be the lead officer on the University Wellbeing Strategy, ensuring that student wellbeing is central within the University.
  • To be the lead officer for organising and promoting Varsity.
  • To champion, promote and support the work of sports clubs within the Students' Union, University, local community and nationally.
  • To work with College Officers to support College level initiatives to address student physical and mental health issues.
  • Any other reasonable duties and responsibilities as agreed with Union Council.

Opportunities and Benefits:

  • A chance to make real improvements to student wellbeing 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.
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Disabled Students' Rep

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Mature Students Rep

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.

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Post Graduate Students' Rep

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.

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Union Council Chair

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.

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Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Students' Rep

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.

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Part Time Students' Rep

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.

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LGBT+ Students' Rep

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

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Womens' Rep

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