The Full-Time Officers make up the core leadership team of the Students’ Union, and the positions are undertaken as a sabbatical year during or immediately after your studies.
If you win you will spend the next year running the Students' Union and working directly with students on issues you are passionate about. The role will offer you a unique experience and help you develop a range of new skills. It's a full time graduate opporunity with a salary of over £18k.
Full Time Officers terms begin their term on the last day of the academic year.
NOTE: All Full-Time Officers also act as trustees of the Union, so remember to check if you’re eligible to be a trustee or have concerns about your right to hold down full-time work because of your Visa.
Part-Time Officers play a major role in expanding the work that YUSU does and in engaging a wider and more diverse range of students. Although not paid, being a Part-Time Officer enables you to play a vital role in the work that YUSU does, and if elected you will be given resources and opportunities unavailable elsewhere in order to do this. There are nine Part-Time Officer positions which are voluntary and are undertaken alongside your studies. Each Officer has a specific area of responsibility and they take the lead in organising and promoting that area of the Union’s activity.
All Part-Time Officers begin their term on the last day of Spring Term.
NOTE: All Part Time Officer roles may be held by up to two people, running together (please only submit one nomination form online but include details of both people running).
YUSU's Policy and Review Group (PRG) is responsible for reviewing and reporting on the policy process within YUSU. It ensures that students have the ability to submit Ideas and that policy is generated both transparently, accountably and fairly. PRG is made up of five members, one of whom, the Policy Coordinator, is elected now.
The Policy Coordinator begins their term on the last day of Spring Term.
Acts as the main spokesperson for YUSU, chairs the Board of Trustess and is responsible for the reputation, leadership and direction of YUSU as a democratic organisation.
Coordinates and develops sport within YUSU and works to increase opportunities and participation.
Represents students on issues relating to their course, teaching and learning facilities.
Supports and develops extra-curricular activities amongst students, including societies, events and volunteering.
Represents students on issues affecting their wellbeing, such as health, finance, accommodation and security, as well as wider community issues.
Chairs the PRG, referendum debates and Union AGMs, as well as having a number of other responsibilities in holding officers and others to account and helping to develop policy.
Faculty Reps will represent students within the University at a Faculty level. Faculty Reps will consult with students and aim to improve the experience of all students within their faculty.
Develops fundraising opportunities for students. There are no restrictions as to who can run for the position
Develops opportunities for students to become involved in volunteering. There are no restrictions as to who can run for the position
Represents Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students, promoting equality between students of different races and ethnicities. Candidates for this position must not self-define as White British.
Represents disabled students and promotes awareness of accessibility issues on campus and around York. Candidates for this position must self- define as having a disability, or be considered to have one by the University or law.
Represents students who do not self-define as both heterosexual and cis-gendered and works to increase awareness of LGBTQ issues. Candidates for this position must not self-define as heterosexual and cis-gendered.
Represents women and promotes women's liberation across campus. Candidates for this position must self-define as women.
Encourages the development of environmentally and ethically sound working practices within YUSU and the University.
Represents international students and encourages their participation in wider YUSU and University activities. Candidates for this role must be international students.
Represents mature students, provides social opportunities for them and encourages their participation in wider YUSU and University activities. Candidates for this position must be over the age of 21.