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Students' Union UCL
36.5 hours per week (plus additional events when required)
£25000.00 per year
Application deadline: 
Friday, 22 February 2019

Pay: approx. £25,000 (full-time 12.5 month fixed contract)

Application Process: Cross-campus election

Who can stand:  All students

Deadline: Friday 22 February 2019

Start and end date: 1 July 2019 – 15 July 2020

Pay: approx. £25,000 (full-time 12.5 month fixed contract)

Manifesto Deadline: Friday 22 February 2019

Purpose of the job

Students’ Union UCL is the representative body for University College London’s (UCL) 37,000 students. Students’ Union UCL is a not for profit charity employing over 75 full-time staff who work with seven elected student Sabbatical Officers to deliver a wide range of services and representative functions to one of the most diverse student communities in the world.

For many of us, clubs, societies and sports are some of the most important parts of the student experience. Every year, thousands of students get involved in sports, societies and volunteering activities, all of which are run by the Students’ Union. As Activities Officer, you will be the lead officer for developing these aspects of the Union and you will have a unique opportunity to shape the social and co-curricular side of student life at UCL.

Main Responsibilities

From the Welcome Fair to Varsity and end of year Balls, you will be given the resources and opportunities to shape the co-curricular and social experiences that you think students want from their Union. With training and support from Union staff, you will:

  • Communicate with the student body to ensure the students are influencing your decision making
  • Be a leader of the student body and debate on their behalf
  • Effectively action informed policies or intiatives that fall under your remit to better reflect student needs
  • Attend mandatory training, meetings and committees
  • Oversee the running of all clubs and societies across sports, arts and general interest activities including managing and allocating funding
  • Help to get new clubs and societies off the ground and affiliated for support
  • Run and develop volunteering opportunities within the Union and beyond
  • Make sure that Union events and societies are engaging, fair and accessible for students

Person Specfication


An understanding of barriers faced by UCL students

An understanding of the Students’ Union and it’s democratic structures


Experience of campaigning

Experience of debating

Experience of administrative work

Experience of event support/delivery


Strong writing and speaking communication skills

A well organised individualable to prioritise their workload

Proficiency with Microsoft packages

Ability to work within a team, and use own initiative when working alone

Confidence in public speaking

Values, attitudes and personal style

An enthusiastic and approachable personality

Commitment to high standards of service to the student body


To apply: Login with your UCL account to access the application form.