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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.

Throughout your year in office, you will be given the resources you need to engage with as many students as possible shape the voice of the Union according to what students want. With training and support from Union staff, you will:

  • Communicate with the student body to ensure the students are influencing your decision making, Union’s elections and political voice
  • 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
  • Shape how the Union presents itself to students and the public through its communications and media
  • Be responsible for political affiliations and strategic planning
  • Campaign for affordable and accessible student housing
  • Be the lead Officer in making sure the Union is run fairly and democratically by students, for students

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

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.