Election Posts

Full-time Officer Roles

Each of the Officer roles have very different responsibilities. Read on for details on how your elected Officers work to lead the Students’ Union. If you’d like to know more about any of these roles or want to chat with the Student Voice & Insight team, you can contact them at studentvoice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

 

 

Part-time Leadership Roles

Each Student Community Leader works as a representative for their respective community. Read on for details on what these roles involve. If you’d like to know more about any of these roles or want to chat with the Student Voice & Insight team, you can contact them at studentvoice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

 

 

Collective Duties of all Full-time Officers

As well as fulfilling their individual role-specific responsibilities outline above, Full-Time Officers also have additional responsibilities collectively as a team, which include:

  • To be an Officer Trustee on the Board of Trustees – The Board of Trustees is collectively responsible for the management and administration of the Students’ Union, overseeing its governance, budget and strategy.
  • To be a member of the Executive Committee – The Executive Committee is comprised of the 4 Full-time Officers and is responsible for representation, campaigning and the interpretation, implementation and upholding of policy.
  • To support other student representatives in the fulfilment of their roles, including Course Representatives, Student Community Leaders, BAME Ambassadors and Post-graduate Research Representatives.
  • To campaign and consult students on their views, speaking on their behalf to promote, defend and extend the rights of students at Leeds Beckett and ensuring they are kept up to date on your actions.
  • To steer the work of the senior management team to ensure the Union works for students.
  • To act as a spokesperson for the Union.

Leadership Elections

Students who put themselves forward to be an elected student leader run an election campaign to encourage their fellow students to vote for them. The candidates with the most votes are elected to represent their peers, whether that be leading the Students’ Union as a full-time Officer, leading their respective Student Communities or attending the NUS National Conference to represent Leeds Beckett students at a national level.

The polls have closed.

Students' Union President

The Students’ Union President leads and supports the Full-time Officer team, overseeing all representation, lobbying and campaigning activity both within the University and in the wider community.

They are responsible for ensuring that students have a say in how the Union is run, how the University is governed, and works closely with the Senior Management Team to ensure that the Union’s finances and processes are set up to deliver effectively for our members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The SU President will be Chair of the Executive Committee made up of the four full-time Officers and will act as the lead spokesperson for the Union.
  • They are a representative of Leeds Beckett students nationally as the lead delegate at the National NUS Conference. Closer to home they will also help govern the University by sitting on the Board of Governors.
  • Working closely with the Chief Executive to hold the staff of the Students’ Union to account and to oversee how the Union’s finances are allocated.
  • Working closely with the Commercial and Communications Teams to ensure we are offering students the best services and that our student communications are engaging and relevant.
  • Working to maximise the engagement of students in SU activities and democracy.
  • View Collective Duties of all Full-time Officers

Hours of work: Full Time – 37hrs per week – July 2022 to June 2023
Remuneration: c.£20,852 per year
Experience: No prior experience is necessary and full training will be provided, although a passion for improving the lives and experiences of others would benefit any candidates for these roles.

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Academic Experience Officer

The Academic Experience Officer works to represent students to the University on educational issues and alongside Course Representatives to ensure that education at Leeds Beckett is shaped by students and meets their needs and expectations.

They are the lead on anything that is related to academic studies and is responsible for assisting the Student Voice & Insight team to support and train the body of Course Representatives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Student Voice & Insight team to raise the profile of the work of Course Reps, deliver Course Rep induction training, and attending meetings of the School student feedback Fora.
  • Sitting on several important University boards and committees, including Board of Governors, Academic Board and Academic Quality & Standards Committee, and ensuring that the University’s academic rules and regulations are fit for purpose.
  • Working to ensure that the Leeds Beckett academic experience is inclusive for all students, maintaining a high standard of assessment and feedback and leading campaigns relating to academic issues experienced by students, such as hidden fees.
  • View Collective Duties of all Full-time Officers

Hours of work: Full Time – 37hrs per week – July 2022 to June 2023
Remuneration: c.£20,852 per year
Experience: No prior experience is necessary and full training will be provided, although a passion for improving the lives and experiences of others would benefit any candidates for these roles.

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Welfare Officer

The Welfare Officer works to represent students to the University and any external organisations on any welfare issue, from student mental health and sexual health testing to student safety and housing.

They ensure that the Union and University help students identify and deal with issues relating to their wellbeing so that they enjoy their time at University. They will also support and lead welfare campaigns to ensure students are as happy and healthy as possible both in the University and in their local community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • They will have a working relationship with SU and University colleagues to ensure student mental health is a priority.
  • They will work with the SU and the University to increase students’ overall well-being and ensure that inclusive support is in place at the right time and in the right way.
  • They will work with stakeholders including the University, police, and city council to ensure our students are safe both at university and in our local community.
  • View Collective Duties of all Full-time Officers

Hours of work: Full Time – 37hrs per week – July 2022 to June 2023
Remuneration: c.£
20,852 per year
Experience: No prior experience is necessary and full training will be provided, although a passion for improving the lives and experiences of others would benefit any candidates for these roles.

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Activities & Events Officer

The Activities & Events Officer works to represent students to the University on activities and engagement issues.

They ensure that student societies and their members are supported, raise the profile of volunteers and volunteering opportunities within the Students’ Union and work with our Activities and Events teams to put on more inclusive and inviting events for our students, ensuring these are both relevant to students and help them to feel happy, healthy and develop as people.

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Activities & Events Officer will work closely with the Activities Team to promote the benefits of joining or creating a society raise the profile of student volunteering and supporting students to engage.
  • They will get involved with Societies and volunteering events, attending and helping to publicise these opportunities to students.
  • They will maintain a good relationship with the Sport & Active Lifestyle team to ensure students engaged with sporting activities feel included in the SU.
  • They will have a working relationship with the Events team to make our SU events even better, suggesting ideas for new events to engage students, as well as making our Freshers and Re-Freshers programmes more inclusive and inviting.
  • View Collective Duties of all Full-time Officers

Hours of work: Full Time – 37hrs per week – July 2022 to June 2023
Remuneration: c.£
20,852 per year
Experience: No prior experience is necessary and full training will be provided, although a passion for improving the lives and experiences of others would benefit any candidates for these roles.

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Disabled Students’ Community Leader

The Disabled Students’ Community Leader is the student representative for all students at Leeds Beckett who self-identify as being disabled.

Leading and coordinating the work of the Disabled Students’ Community, the successful candidate for this role will see themselves building a safe and inclusive Community for disabled students to network, socialise and share experiences at Leeds Beckett University, facilitating discussion through our online platforms, seeking improvements to their student experience, and encouraging the engagement of disabled students with our events and activities.

This role will also be required to actively engage in the Students’ Union’s Have Your Say platform and forum, the annual Student Members Meeting and will attend meetings of the University Disability Action Group to communicate the views of students and seek opportunities to deliver for students collaboratively.

Hours of work: Part Time – 7hrs per week during term-time – September 2022 to June 2023
Remuneration: £9.18 per hour to £9.50 per hour (based on age)
Experience: No prior experience is necessary and full training will be provided, although a passion for improving the lives of others would benefit any candidates for these roles.

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Women Students’ Community Leader

The Women Students’ Community Leader is the student representative for all students at Leeds Beckett who self-identify as Women. This includes students with complex gender identities which include ‘woman’, and students who experience oppression as women.

Leading and coordinating the work of the Women’s Community, the successful candidate for this role will see themselves building a safe and inclusive Community for women students to network, socialise and share experiences at Leeds Beckett University, facilitating discussion through our online platforms, seeking improvements to their student experience, and encouraging the engagement of women students with our events and activities.

This role will also be required to actively engage in the Students’ Union’s Have Your Say platform and forum, the annual Student Members Meeting and will attend meetings of the University Gender Equality Forum to communicate the views of students and seek opportunities to deliver for students collaboratively. They will also participate in the University Athena Swan Charter Mark working group.

Hours of work: Part Time – 7hrs per week during term-time – September 2022 to June 2023
Remuneration: £9.18 per hour to £9.50 per hour (based on age)
Experience: No prior experience is necessary and full training will be provided, although a passion for improving the lives of others would benefit any candidates for these roles.

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Trans Students’ Community Leader

The Trans Students’ Community Leader is the student representative for all students at Leeds Beckett who self-identify as Trans, including but not limited to the following identities: Agender, Androgyne, Gender-fluid, Genderqueer, Transgender, Transsexual, Transvestite, Neutrois, Non-binary, and students who may be questioning their gender identity.

Together with the LGB+ Students’ Community Leader, they will lead and coordinate the work of the LGBT+ Students’ Community.

The successful candidate for this role will see themselves building a safe and inclusive Community for Trans students to network, socialise and share experiences at Leeds Beckett University, facilitating discussion through our online platforms, seeking improvements to their student experience, and encouraging the engagement of Trans students with our events and activities.

This role will also be required to actively engage in the Students’ Union’s Have Your Say platform and forum, the annual Student Members Meeting and will attend meetings of the University Gender Equality Forum and Rainbow Rose Forum to communicate the views of students and seek opportunities to deliver for students collaboratively.

Hours of work: Part Time – 7hrs per week during term-time – September 2022 to June 2023
Remuneration: £9.18 per hour to £9.50 per hour (based on age)
Experience: No prior experience is necessary and full training will be provided, although a passion for improving the lives of others would benefit any candidates for these roles.

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LGB+ Students’ Community Leader

The LGB+ Students’ Community Leader is the student representative for all students at Leeds Beckett who self-identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Undecided/Questioning, or who self-define as any other marginalised romantic/sexual orientation, including but not limited to Asexual and Pansexual.

Together with the Trans Students’ Community Leader, they will lead and coordinate the work of the LGBT+ Students’ Community.

The successful candidate for this role will see themselves building a safe and inclusive Community for LGB+ students to network, socialise and share experiences at Leeds Beckett University, facilitating discussion through our online platforms, seeking improvements to their student experience, and encouraging the engagement of LGB+ students with our events and activities.

This role will also be required to actively engage in the Students’ Union’s Have Your Say platform and forum, the annual Student Members Meeting and will attend meetings of the University Rainbow Rose Forum to communicate the views of students and seek opportunities to deliver for students collaboratively.

Hours of work: Part Time – 7hrs per week during term-time – September 2022 to June 2023
Remuneration: £9.18 per hour to £9.50 per hour (based on age)
Experience: No prior experience is necessary and full training will be provided, although a passion for improving the lives of others would benefit any candidates for these roles.

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International Students’ Community Leader

The International Students’ Community Leader is the representative of all international students studying at Leeds Beckett University.

Leading and coordinating the work of the International Students’ Community, the successful candidate for this role will see themselves building a safe and inclusive Community for international students to network, socialise and share experiences at Leeds Beckett University, facilitating discussion through our online platforms, seeking improvements to their student experience, and encouraging the engagement of international students with our events and activities.

This role will also be required to actively engage in the Students’ Union’s Have Your Say platform and forum, the annual Student Members Meeting and will attend the University’s International Welcome events and engage with the International Social Network.

Hours of work: Part Time – 7hrs per week during term-time – September 2022 to June 2023
Remuneration: £9.18 per hour to £9.50 per hour (based on age)
Experience: No prior experience is necessary and full training will be provided, although a passion for improving the lives of others would benefit any candidates for these roles.

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Student Parents & Carers Community Leader

The Student Parents & Carers Community Leader is the representative of all student parents or students with caring responsibilities who study at Leeds Beckett University.

Leading and coordinating the work of the Student Parents & Carers Community, the successful candidate for this role will see themselves building a safe and inclusive Community for student parents and carers to network, socialise and share experiences at Leeds Beckett University, facilitating discussion through our online platforms, seeking improvements to their student experience, and encouraging the engagement of student parents and carers with our events and activities.

This role will also be required to actively engage in the Students’ Union’s Have Your Say platform and forum, the annual Student Members Meeting and will attend appropriate University events and meetings to communicate the views of student parents and carers and to seek opportunities to deliver for students collaboratively.

Hours of work: Part Time – 7hrs per week during term-time – September 2022 to June 2023
Remuneration: £9.18 per hour to £9.50 per hour (based on age)
Experience: No prior experience is necessary and full training will be provided, although a passion for improving the lives of others would benefit any candidates for these roles.

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Global Majority Students’ Community Leader

The Black, Asian & Minoritised Ethnicity Students’ Community Leader is the student representative for all Leeds Beckett students of African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean descent and leads a team of 10 voluntary BAME Student Ambassadors.

Leading and coordinating the work of the Black, Asian & Minoritised Ethnicity Students’ Community, the successful candidate for this role will see themselves building a safe and inclusive Community where students of African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean descent can network, socialise and share experiences at Leeds Beckett University. They will facilitate discussion through our online platforms, seek improvements to students’ experiences at university, and encourage the engagement of students from within the Community with our events and activities.

This role will also be required to actively engage in the Students’ Union’s Have Your Say platform and forum, the annual Student Members Meeting and will attend meetings of the University Race Equality Forum to communicate the views of students and seek opportunities to deliver for students collaboratively. They will also participate in the University Race Equality Charter Mark working group.

Hours of work: Part Time – 7hrs per week during term-time – September 2022 to June 2023
Remuneration: £9.18 per hour to £9.50 per hour (based on age)
Experience: No prior experience is necessary and full training will be provided, although a passion for improving the lives of others would benefit any candidates for these roles.

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NUS Delegate (6 places)

NUS (National Union of Students) Conference Delegates represent Leeds Beckett Students’ Union at the National NUS Conference.

The three main purposes of the conferences are to:
1.    Scrutinise the current work of the NUS and their elected Officers.
2.    Set the direction of the NUS (i.e. through campaigns and policy).
3.    Elect the future leaders of the NUS.

The Students’ Union’s Union Affairs Officer is the Lead Delegate to NUS National Conference.

Six places are available in these elections and at least two must self-define as women.

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