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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 have access to the huge resource of the Union to campaign for better education and shape the future of UCL to meet the academic needs of its students. 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
  • Be the lead Officer in representing students’ academic interests to UCL and Union and sit on senior committees including UCL Council
  • Develop and implement a student academic representation strategy
  • Shape and contribute to education campaigns at a national level
  • Represent the voice of students when responding to developments in education at UCL
  • Oversee the academic sections and the election of academic representatives
  • Be responsible for responding to media enquiries relating to education matters

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.