Could you be a Part Time Officer?

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Could you step-up to be a Part Time Officer of the Union? Following our by-elections we still have a small number of vacancies, find out about these and how to apply below:

The Roles

This is one of around 35 Part Time Officers of the Union, they are Part Time as it is voluntary and alongside their studies. Most are already elected for next year.

There are Part Time Officers for each of the schools and then for specific demographics e.g. Equality for LGBTQ+. Ethnic Minorities, Student with Disabilities etc.

The remaining vacancies, with a brief description are:

Part Time Officer (Part Time Students)

For any current, part-time student. The Role is Part time, voluntary.

Responsibilities include representing issues facing part-time students, gathering their voice and presenting their views to the University. You will attend relevant meetings and events - the aim is to improve students experience and represent their interests. You will be fully supported by a team of Union staff and will be rewarded for your contribution to the role.


Part Time Officer (Chesterfield Education)

For any current student who studies at the Chesterfield site. The Role is Part time, voluntary.

Responsibilities include representing issues facing Chesterfield students, gathering their voice and presenting their views to the University. You will attend relevant meetings and events - the aim is to improve students experience and represent their interests. You will be fully supported by a team of Union staff and will be rewarded for your contribution to the role.


Part Time Officer (Humanities & Journalism)

For any current student who studies within this area. The Role is Part time, voluntary.

Responsibilities include representing issues facing Humanities and Journalism students, gathering their voice and presenting their views to the University. You will attend relevant meetings and events - the aim is to improve students experience and represent their interests. You will be fully supported by a team of Union staff and will be rewarded for your contribution to the role.


Part Time Officer (Derby Theatre)

For any current student who studies at the Derby Theatre site The Role is Part time, voluntary.

Responsibilities include representing issues facing Derby Theatre students, gathering their voice and presenting their views to the University. You will attend relevant meetings and events - the aim is to improve students experience and represent their interests. You will be fully supported by a team of Union staff and will be rewarded for your contribution to the role.


Part Time Officer (Faith & Belief)

For any current student who self-defines as having, or having interest in, a faith or belief system with a desire to work with students of different faith and beliefs. The Role is Part time, voluntary.

Responsibilities include representing the needs of students of faith or belief at the University of Derby, across all campuses, and actively seeking their views to help shape the work that they undertake. You will be fully supported by a team of Union staff and will be rewarded for your contribution to the role.


How you apply/what is Scrutiny Panel?

Now the elections have taken place the ability to co-opt candidates for vacant positions is awarded to the Scrutiny Panel (next meeting scheduled for June 9th). This is a panel of current Part Time Officers, Councillors or Heads of Student Led Services who scrutinise the FT Officers and themselves. In this case they review manifestos of applicants and appoint them (or decide between them if more than one candidate comes forward). You are invited to submit your manifesto (see below) and present (online) if you wish to (and we would support you) or it will be read out on your behalf.

What is a manifesto?

Your manifesto is simply a public declaration of what you want to achieve during your time in the role if you were to be elected. It will be available on the online voting module for students to look at during the voting period and it will help inform on their decision of who to vote for, so try to make it engaging and relevant to your chosen role! Your manifesto aims should be related to the position you are applying for and be of benefit to the students. Some quick tips regarding your manifesto:

  • Include your name and the position you are running for.
  • Research your role and know your manifesto Know your manifesto from back to front campaigning, any student may ask for clarification and word-of-mouth spreads quickly. Remember, you may be asked questions on issues related to your position that are not on your manifesto a clear grasp of the job and current student issues will hold you in good stead.
  • Ensure that your manifesto is legible and proof-read! The manifesto that you submit online cannot be changed and will be used by the Union in multiple publications. This is not the time to have spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. We strongly recommend that you can get someone (or a few people) to proof-read your manifesto. Spelling errors can really put people off!
  • Keep it Simple punchy and articulate; a maximum of three manifesto points are allowed.
  • Your manifesto is a tool to get students to want to vote for you so make sure you include a statement asking them to vote and, of course, vote for you.

Please submit your manifesto to david.lochtie@derbyunion.co.uk by June 1st when they will be reviewed and sent on to the panel for consideration ahead of the meeting.

If you would like to discuss these positions further in the meantime please contact president@derbyunion.co.uk

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