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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 who self-define as Black or Minority Ethnic

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.

The Black and Minority Ethnic Network represents the views of students’ at UCL who self-define as BME, including but not limited to, students with African, Asian, Arab and Caribbean heritages. As the Black and Minority Ethnic Students’ Officer, you will lead the Union’s campaigns against white supremacy, racism and discrimination and work towards improving the visibility and experiences of BME students at UCL. You will represent BME students’ interests to UCL, the Union and external organisations such as NUS to make sure that issues relevant to BME students are addressed. You will also have the opportunity to lead your own campaigns on campus.

Main Responsibilities

Throughout the year, you will be given the resources and opportunities to devise and lead your own campaigns such as Decolonise UCL, and be supported in representing the voices of BME students to achieve change at UCL and within the 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
  • Create and run campaigns on issues faced by BME students on campus and work with like-minded campaigns at a national level
  • Convene the BME Network to build a strong and supportive community
  • Shape and contribute to ongoing projects such as Black History Month

Person Specification




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

Identify as BME

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.