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DUSA Executive elections – Vice President of Student Wellbeing role

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Role details

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

This role might be for you if you can

Be a driven, passionate and caring person students’ can approach about their wellbeing and welfare

Take a professional approach to working with students and staff

Respond to important and often serious needs of the student body

Are committed to positively leading and contributing to a range of campaigns, events and other activities which enhance our students’ wellbeing

About the role

​Supporting and improving the wellbeing of our students is one of the most important roles DUSA undertakes, and the Vice President of Student Wellbeing (VPSW) is at the heart of that work. Partnering with professional colleagues within DUSA, Student Services and other stakeholders, the post holder will take a leading role in organising and running events, campaigns and projects that aid our students to enhance their own personal physical and mental health across the academic year.

The role is important as it helps students connect with essential services and the post holder will also manage the student Welfare Champion teams in each school to act as a further signposting service.

The VPSW also works alongside the Nightline committee and board members to support the operation of this important service for students.

For the Vice President of Student Wellbeing’s full job description read the information 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

Guiding students to student services to receive help

Implementing procedure alongside the University

Positive relationships formed between DUSA Exec and the University

The success of awareness campaigns/events you organise

Feedback from students you have supported and/or worked with

Reports from Student Services

Continuity of what you have achieved so that it will continue for years to come