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Nominations for Students’ Union officer positions open

December 11th, 2017 | by editor
Nominations for Students’ Union officer positions open
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Nominations are now open for the 6 full time sabbatical officer positions and part time officer positions that represent you in the Union, the University, locally and nationally. Any student can stand, and you can choose a full time, paid position or become a part time (voluntary) officer to make a difference and gain some much needed skills and experience.

Sabbatical officer positions are President, Education Officer, Welfare and Equality Officer, Activities Officer, Athletic Union Officer and Editor of the Courier. Part time officers include Students with Disabilities Officer, Chair of Student Council and International Officer. More details and a full list of positions can be found at www.nusu.co.uk/elections

This is an ideal opportunity for students to kick start their career and those that are successful in running for a sabbatical position will have not only successfully found paid full-time employment, they will gain the kind of experience you wouldn’t expect to in a first job. Each sabbatical officer receives an annual salary of over £19,000 and is a full time member of staff, as well as being a member of the Trustee Board.

Previous sabbatical officers have gone onto some fantastic careers and many state that they would never have got to where they are without the experience of being an officer.

Leading an organisation with a £4 million turnover and a registered charity, before they have even graduated, puts officers in a great position, developing skills in leadership and organisation and learning about finances, democracy, education, event management and a whole host of other skills. All officers gain experience of chairing meetings, leading campaigns, managing budgets, communicating and team building, both full time and part time. It is one of the only opportunities that you might get to start your career at the very top of the ladder.

Previous sabbatical officers have gone onto some fantastic careers and many state that they would never have got to where they are without the experience of being an officer. Ex officers from the past 10 years now have positions as Co-Producer for Sky Sports news, Assistant Director of Newcastle University Careers Service, HR Business Partner for Lloyds Banking Group, Management Consultant for Accenture, Radio presenter on BBC and Lincs FM and Deputy News Editor for ITV News.

Nominations close at 12pm on Thursday 15th February 2018 and full details on how to run can be found at www.nusu.co.uk/elections. We also have a number of training and information sessions on in case you are unsure on running or the process – these include ‘How to Run a Campaign’, ‘How to Produce a Video’ and ‘Writing a Manifesto’. Details of these can be found in the candidates resources section of www.nusu.co.uk/elections

If you want to find out more about each role, go to http://www.nusu.co.uk/representation/officers/ or email directormds.union@ncl.ac.uk who can even sort out some ‘sabb shadowing’ for you.

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