DUSA Executive elections – Vice President of Representation role

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Role details

  • Sabbatical full time role
  • Start date: 1 July
  • End date: 30 June
  • Annual salary: £19,000

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Support and enhance student voices to help shape the student experience
Work closely with a range of student representatives and staff
Engage and encourage students to take part in representing the student body
Take a leading role in running a range of important processes which support enhancement and democracy

About the role

The Vice President of Representation (VPR) takes the lead role in ensuring that the student’s voice is heard through democratic means and processes. If elected, you will ensure representations structures allow all students to have their feedback listened to and acted upon. You will work alongside your fellow DUSA Exec, School Presidents, SRC Councillors and key University staff members.

Your job is to hear the feedback of these student representatives and help them turn their ideas into solutions. These solutions can range from meeting with University management, implementing new motions and policy change, or creating campaigns and referendums.

Your work will touch a variety of different areas in the student experience and you can create real change by helping to develop DUSA policy and seeing it come to life.

For the Vice President of Representation’s full job description read Bye-Law 1 in the Nomination Pack.

Benefits

  • 28 days of annual leave
  • Flexible working hours
    • Sometimes you will have commitments which are outside of regular working hours. These hours worked can be taken in leave at other times
  • Full-time job training
  • Gain valuable work experience and training opportunities in a number of areas

Working with the University of Dundee

As a member of the DUSA Executive, a big part of your role will be to work closely with the university across a range of committees but also to take responsibility for representing DUSA and students within each of the academic Schools.

This will require you to work closely with the School President as well as senior School management. Executive members have a seat at the School Board and you may be asked to take part in important quality assurance and enhancement processes, such as Periodic Programme Reviews (PPR).

Training will be provided for this work but please be aware that this is a big and important part of each sabbatical role.

Your success will be measured by

Voter turnout in Student Elections
Number of candidates who run-in Elections
Your relationships with School Presidents and their progress
Your relationship with SRC Councillors and their progress
The success of awareness campaigns you organise and support
Feedback from students you have supported and/or worked with
The strategic objectives you help achieve for DUSA, through working with our senior management team