Roles

Our 5 Student Officers, commonly referred to as Elected Officers, work full-time in the Students’ Union. For 4 of our Officers, their role focuses on supporting students within their academic school, with the support of the President who actively champions the entire student community at Salford. The Student Officers work in the Students' Union for 12 months starting on the 1st July 2020 and are paid approx £18,263 per annum.The full-time officer positions are: 

 

The 8 Voluntary Officers represent individual demographics or communities within the Salford student body. These positions are voluntary and therefore you can take on this role whilst still studying. The part-time officer positions are: 

 

 

Full Time Positions

 

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 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.

Business & 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 school in conjunction with the other Officers in your team..

Science, Engineering & Environment 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, Engineering and Environment. 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 school in conjunction with the other Officers in your team.
Arts & 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  Officers in your team.
Health & 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 and Society. 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 Officers in your team.

 

Who is eligible for these roles? 

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. 

You will be paid around £18,263 with 23 days annual leave plus University closure days. 

(There is flexibility in start dates for some students. 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 student officers also become members of the Union's 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. 

 

Voluntary Positions

 

Role Overview
BME Students' Officer Your role will be to work 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 & Wellbeing Officer Responsible for leading the Community and Wellbeing executive you will work alongside other members of this group 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 will strengthen the community and wellbeing provsision at Salford.
International Students' Officer You will work alongside other students to 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 International Students' Cafe. This position is reserved for an international student (a non UK based student from either the European Union or overseas)
LGBTQ+ Officer This position leads on the LGBTQ+ campaigns withing the Students' Union. You will represent LGBTQ+ students on campus and run campaigns and events to improve their life at Salford. This position is reserved for a student that defines as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* or Queer
Students with disabilities Officer This position leads on representing the voice of  students with disabilities at Salford. This position is reserved for a students that defines as having a disability (either seen or unseen)
Societies & Sports Officer Responsible for the Societies & Sports Executive you will Chair the executive as well as lead the union's work on and, represent the views of, students taking part in 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 You will represent women students on campus, campaign on and host events for, issues that matter to them. This position is reserved for a student that defines as a women.
Trans' Students Officer  Responsible for championing the rights of Trans students on campus you will work on issues affecting trans students on campus and helping to host events and run campaigns. This position is reserved a student that defines as a trans. 

 

Who is eligible for these roles? 

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 & Sport Officer and the Community & 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.