2nd January 2020

Activities Officer

Role Description

Salary: £19,730 (TBC by SU Council)
Purpose: To shape the activities programme (e.g. societies, volunteering) available to students and champion participation in activities. In particular to:
  • Develop and support a range of Student-Led activities
  • Represent the interests of student-led activities and projects
  • Lead on the development of inclusion and access improvements
Dates: Thursday 18th June 2020 to July 2021.
Includes 10 mandatory days of handover with the outgoing officer, and a weekend residential in late June or early July.
Who can stand? Any current student.
Other Info: All elected officers also become Trustees of the SU. Candidates must meet criteria for trustees (e.g. not be bankrupt).
Chapters
  1. Role Description
  2. Specific Responsibilities

Specific Responsibilities

Develop and support a range of student-led activities

  • Ensure that a regular programme of activities is available.
  • Support and oversee the work of the Societies Committee in ensuring societies are as effective, resourceful and financially sound as possible.
  • Oversee and advise Societies Committee in approving new societies and reviewing societies’ expenditure applications.
  • Oversee volunteering activities for students, including by being an active member of Sheffield Volunteering Board.
  • Oversee fundraising, and other activities in support of charities, advising students who want to hold charitable appeals.

Represent the interests of student-led activities and projects

  • Work with University and SU staff to ensure recognition of the contribution and skills of students participating in activities.

Lead on the development of inclusion and access improvements

  • Work with Societies Committee and relevant staff, ensure activities are well promoted to students, including through an Activities Fair (or equivalent) during Intro Week.
  • Working with the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Service, ensure inter-faith initiatives and activities are organised and promoted.

Shared responsibilities (all officers):

  • Be an active member of the Student Executive Committee (SEC), overseeing SU direction and student representation as a whole.
  • Oversee SU policies and how they are turned into action.
  • Campaign for the rights and interests of students, locally or nationally.
  • Uphold the SU’s democratic processes, including by upholding decisions taken by Referenda and by reporting to SU Council on progress and key issues.
  • Support and develop liberation access.

You can find a full description of responsibilities for all Officers in Sheffield Students’ Union Bye-Law 4.

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