Positions available

There are five full time Officers and seven volunteer Officer positions available. 

The five full time Officers are paid to work full time for the Union for a year. The position starts from the 1st July 2019 and is paid a wage of approximately £18,263. The full time Officers also become Trustees of the union. 

The seven volunteer Officers undertake the role voluntarily alongside their course of study. They lead one of our 7 student executives to lead the unions work in their specific area. 

 

Positions available

Full time elected Officers

President

Arts and Media Officer

Business and Law Officer

Health and Society Officer

Science and Technology Officer

 

Volunteer elected Officers

Black and Minority Ethnic Students Officer
Community and Wellbeing Officer
International Students Officer
LGBTQ+ Officer
Students with Disabilities Officer
Societies and Sports Officer
Women Students Officer

 

Full time Elected Officers 

 

Role Overview
President

As President you will represent the voice of students, campaign on issues affecting them and implement Union policy. The President will also chair the trustee board of the Students’ Union and lead the full time Officer team, championing and supporting their work. You will be the key contact with the University Vice Chancellor and the National Union of Students. You will lead on the union’s strategic direction. You will be the spokesperson of the Students’ Union to the wider community and other external contacts (e.g... press). 

Business and Law Officer

As an Officer you will represent the voice of students, campaign on issues affecting them and implement Union policy. You will represent students within the School of Business and Law. You will lead the campaigns, democracy, and representation in that school working with student reps and schools reps to identify and campaign on issues that matter to students. You will lead on education or academic developments within your schools in conjunction with the other full time elected Officers.

Science and Technology Officer As an Officer you will represent the voice of students, campaign on issues affecting them and implement Union policy. You will represent students within the School of Science and Technology. You will lead the campaigns, democracy, and representation in that school working with student reps and schools reps to identify and campaign on issues that matter to students. You will lead on education or academic developments within your schools in conjunction with the other full time elected Officers.
Arts and Media Officer As an Officer you will represent the voice of students, campaign on issues affecting them and implement Union policy. You will represent students within the School of Arts and Media. You will lead the campaigns, democracy, and representation in that school working with student reps and schools reps to identify and campaign on issues that matter to students. You will lead on education or academic developments within your schools in conjunction with the other full time elected Officers.
Health and Society Officer As an Officer you will represent the voice of students, campaign on issues affecting them and implement Union policy. You will represent students within the School of Health Sciences. You will lead the campaigns, democracy, and representation in that school working with student reps and schools reps to identify and campaign on issues that matter to students. You will lead on education or academic developments within your schools in conjunction with the other full time elected Officers.

Who can put themselves forward? 

You can only put yourself forward for one full time elected officer position. All students can put themselves forward for the role of President. To put yourself forward for one of the School based full time officers you must normally be a member of that school. Some exceptions can be made e.g.. if you did an undergraduate degree in another school at the University of Salford. Please email elections-ussu@salford.ac.uk for more info. 

Benefits

If you're successful you will have a 12 month fixed term paid full time job and the opportunity to improve life and make a real impact for student at Salford. 

Pay

You will be paid around £18,263 for 12 months from the 1st July 2018 with 23 days annual leave plus University closure days. 

There is flexibility in start dates for some students e.g.. nurses. Please email elections-ussu@salford.ac.uk for more info. 

Making a difference

You'll get to work for a year on the issues that matter to students and have the opportunity to make big changes that will impact on the lives of students. 

Experience

Leading a charitable organisation with a budget of over £1 million will give you valuable commercial experience. You'll also gain experience in the following: leading campaigns, representing students, managing budgets, communicating and team building. 

Being a Trustee

The full time elected officers also become members of the Unions Trustee Board. You will be legally responsible for the finances of the Union and governance, and strategic management of the Union. 

The Union is a million pound charity that employs 30 core staff members and over 100 student staff so this is an important responsibility. 

To be a full time elected Officer you MUST be eligible to also be a trustee. 

Full role description

You can download a full role description using the link below. 

Full role description

 

Volunteer Elected Officers

 

Role Overview
Black and Minority Ethnic Students Officer Leading the Black and Minority ethnic students Executive, working on issues affecting BME students on campus and helping to host events and run campaigns for students on campus. This position is reserved for a student that self-defines as being either Black or from an ethnic minority. 
Community and Wellbeing Officer Responsible for leading the Community and Wellbeing executive you will work alongside other members of the executive on issues affecting students in their local community (e.g. transport, community fundraising) and their Wellbeing (e.g. mental and sexual health). You will help to propose policies to develop these groups and campaign on issues that affect them
International Students Officer Reserved for an international student (a non UK based student from either the European Union or overseas) you will work alongside other members of the executive and lead on issues affecting international students at University. You will help run campaigns, events and activities for international students as well as help to coordinate the new international students’ society
LGBTQ+ Officer Reserved for a students that defines as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans* or Queer, this position leads on the LGBTQ+ Executive. You will represent LGBTQ+ students on campus and run campaigns and events to improve their life at Salford. 
Students with Disabilities Officer Reserved for a students that defines as having a disability (either seen or unseen) This position leads on the students with disabilities executive. 
Societies and Sports Officer Responsible for the Societies and sports Executive you will lead the executive as well as lead the unions work on and, represent the views of, students taking part in the Union Sports Clubs and societies. You will help to propose policies to develop these groups and campaign on issues that affect them. You will also be responsible for ensuring a fair process for the allocation of sports and society annual grants. 
Women Students Officer Responsible for the Women students executive. This position is reserved a student that defines as a women and will lead the women's students executive. You will represent women students on campus, campaign on and host events for, issues that matter to them. 

 

Who can put themselves forward? 

You can only put yourself forward for one volunteer officer position. Some positions are reserved for those students that define into that position. All students can run for the Societies and Sport Officer and the Community and Wellbeing Officer. 

Benefits

If successful you will undertake a voluntary role for a year alongside your studies. You will be supported by union staff to represent students and direct the work of the students' union as well as receiving full training for the role. 

  • There is the opportunity to attend NUS conferences for certain roles. 
  • You will have access to a campaigns funding pot so you can deliver on your ideas. 
  • You have the opportunity to network with senior university staff members. 
  • The Union has a flexible approach to allow you to fit the position alongside your home life and studying. 

Full role description

You can download a full role description using the link below. 

Full role description