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Stand. Vote. Change.

Every year you get to decide who leads your Students’ Union and as a student and member of the Students' Union you can stand and vote in the Executive Elections in March 2015.

Ever thought about being an Officer?

A one year, paid job, starting in July 2015 in which you’ll have opportunities other graduates (or current students) could only dream of. You’ll be responsible for Anglia Ruskin Students’ Union, an independent organisation and registered charity with 35 staff and around £1.6m in income. It’s serious stuff, but also great fun. You really can make your year what you want it to be. Interested?

Key dates:

25th February Deadline for nominations
27th February Manifesto Deadline
9th March Voting Opens
13th March Voting Closes
 

Sign-up early! Nominations are open:

You can nominate yourself for a position today. Don't worry you can always amend your your details, add a manifesto or change your mind before the deadline.

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Do you know someone who would make a great officer? Are they a good leader? Have they done something extra-special this year? Tell us anonymously! We'll get in contact with them with details about how to stand.

Key facts:

  • If elected you will start work on Monday 6th July 2015
  • Officers are paid £17,337 per year
  • Officers are Trustees of Anglia Ruskin Students' Union which is a registered charity
  • Any student (in any year of study) can become an Officer

There are 5 Executive Officer posts available:

 (Click to read the Job Description)

President
  • Co-ordinate and lead the Executive Officer team and be responsible for the proper delegation of business to Elected Officers, committees and staff;
  • Be the Union’s primary named press spokesperson unless delegated to another relevant officer;
  • Appoint or act as the chairperson on any Union committee in the absence of the appointed Chair;
  • Be the Student Governor on the University Board of Governors;
  • Act as the responsible Union Officer for all contact with NUS Services Ltd and NUS;
  • Working with the Chief Executive, lead on the Union’s strategic plan;
  • Be consulted by the Chief Executive, in the event of any student fatality;
  • Act as an independent observer at all Fitness to Practise hearings, unless delegated to another officer; and
  • Have responsibility for environmental issues within the Union, unless delegated to another appropriate Executive Officer.

 (Click to read the Job Description)

Communications Officer
  • Co-ordinate relations with the press;
  • Working with relevant staff, take responsibility for the production of
  • Union publications including the Students’ Union handbook, SU Byte, and the Union’s website;
  • Scrutinise the Executive publications or releases;
  • Be the champion of ‘Officer Accountability’, ensuring all officers regularly update membership with outcomes and activity;
  • Working with relevant staff, be responsible for ensuring publicity is consistent and produced and displayed on each core campus regarding all Union activities;
  • Ensure that the website is up to date with accurate and timely information;
  • Represent the Students’ Union at any communications based University meetings and champion new communications media;
  • Ensure the University use up to date information about the Students’ Union in internal and external publications; and
  • Working with relevant staff, develop and implement the Union’s communications strategy.

 (Click to read the Job Description)

  • Lead on academic related matters and campaigns with support from other Elected Officers;
  • Working with relevant staff, monitor the implementation of the University’s rules and regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Contribute to University academic strategy at all levels;
  • Be the main Union Representative on any Periodic Reviews, NSS, QAA and QEA;
  • Promote and champion innovative learning and teaching styles to be implemented within the University; and
  • Support the development of Course Representation within the University.

 (Click to read the Job Description)

  • Be based on the Cambridge campus for the majority of their working hours;
  • Be responsible for welfare, equal opportunities and student activities matters on the campus;
  • Be responsible for campaigning on any welfare, equal opportunities or student experience related issues relevant to the campus, whilst working alongside other Elected Officers on campaign issues;
  • Be responsible for the induction and coordination of sports clubs and societies on the Cambridgeshire Campuses;
  • Working with the Student Activities Coordinator, monitor the expenditure of the
  • Cambridgeshire based Union’s clubs and societies;
  • Working with the Student Activities Coordinator, ensure that the allocation of funds to the Cambridgeshire-based sports clubs and societies is fair and accessible to all that apply for funding;
  • Attend and support Clubs & Societies forums on the Cambridgeshire campuses;
  • Organise and run Give-it-a-Go activity;
  • Co-ordinate and carry out student activities disciplinary action;
  • Oversee the activities that take place in the Cambridge dance studio and ensure the activities are relevant to our students; and
  • Ensure that sports club and society based activity is organised and facilitated in a safe and secure manner taking particular concern for the welfare of members.

 (Click to read the Job Description)

Experience Officer Essex
  • Be based on the Essex campus for the majority of their working hours;
  • Be responsible for welfare, equal opportunities and student activities matters on the campus;
  • Be responsible for campaigning on any welfare, equal opportunities or student experience related issues relevant to the campus, whilst working alongside other Elected Officers on campaign issues;
  • Be responsible for the induction and coordination of sports clubs and societies on the Essex Campus;
  • Working with the Student Activities Coordinator, monitor the expenditure of the Essex based Union’s clubs and societies;
  • Working with the Student Activities Coordinator, ensure that the allocation of funds to the Essex-based sports clubs and societies is fair and accessible to all that apply for funding;
  • Attend and support Clubs & Societies forums on the Essex campus;
  • Organise and run Give-it-a-Go activity;
  • Co-ordinate and carry out student activities disciplinary action; and
  • Ensure that sports club and society based activity is organised and facilitated in a safe and secure manner taking particular concern for the welfare of members.

What else are Officers responsible for?

 (Click to read responsibilities shared by all officers)

All full time Executive Officers shall:
  • Represent all students and act in the best interest of the student body;
  • Promote education issues throughout the University;
  • Work in the direction of the Union’s mission, values and strategic priorities as determined from time to time;
  • Work to further the Union’s objects and purposes as defined in the Articles and Bye Laws;
  • Act as the main representative to a faculty as designated each Executive year (with the exception of either the President or the Academic Officer, who will have an over-arching view of all faculties, as agreed by the Executive Officers at the beginning of their Executive year);
  • Campaign on issues that affect students locally, institutionally and nationally;
  • Act as a trustee and major Union office holder of the Students’ Union;
  • Attend such conferences, meetings and training events as appropriate to the role;
  • Attend University meetings appropriate to the role;
  • Signpost students to the relevant Union member of staff as appropriate;
  • Spend an appropriate amount of time on each of the University’s core campuses consistent with the role;
  • Be ultimately responsible for the induction, training and support of Reps;
  • Hold regular meetings with the relevant Dean or Deputy Dean of faculty, and relevant members of the University’s Vice Chancellor’s Group/Corporate Management Team;
  • Attend student appeal hearings as independent observers, as required;
  • Agree and deliver on agreed individual and team objectives;
  • Agree and comply with Executive Officer Service Standards;
  • Carry out all duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Executive Officers' Terms and Conditions;
  • Carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Union's Health and Safety Policy, Staff/Student Protocol, and Equal Opportunities policy; and
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned to them from time to time by any relevant Union committee if reasonably consistent with the role.