Election Roles

Swansea Student Union has 6 full-time paid roles and 12 part time voluntary roles up for grabs for the 2021/22 academic year. Read below for a bit more informaation about each role and once you're ready you can apply here!

To run in the elections, we ask all candidates to sign our Elections Rules and Code of Practice Agreement. To view this document, please click here.



Full-Time Officers - Paid Positions

There are 6 full-time positions up for grabs with a salary over £19,000. These positions shape the future of the Union and University, and they're great for students graduating this year or anyone who wants to take a year out from their studies.

President
As the president of the Students' Union you'll lead on student-based issues, be the main contact and public voice and sometimes face for the Union Swansea students, as well as responding timely to unexpected challenges. The role is both challenging and rewarding. Some of the matters you'll be involved in range from national campaigns to collaborating with the Uni on-campus initiatives. You'll also be expected to oversee the governance and democracy of the Union, ensuring that it works for the benefit of its members and that its democratic structures are upheld and fit for purpose.

For the President's job description, click here.

What's it link to be Union President?
Watch this 'give it a go' taster session to find out! ( Use the passcode ?VTr=1%S ).
Education Officer
As the Education Officer, you will lead the Education Zone within the Students' Union. You'll chair the Education Committee, which is made of College Representatives and work with Subject Representatives. Together, you'll coordinate the training and delivery of student representation with subject and college reps, as well as leading on academic or education-related campaigns and events. The main aim of the Education Officer is to improve academic experience and maintain strong working relationships with staff and Student Reps in the colleges across the Uni.

For the Education Officer's job description, click here.

What's it link to be Education Officer?
Watch this 'give it a go' taster session to find out! ( Use the passcode zv*!9&!c ).
Sports Officer
As the Sports Officer, you'll represent and support sports clubs, their members and all students interested in sports. You'd be a part of the Sport Swansea committee that creates the sport strategy and ensure it's at the heart of what we do in relation to sports at the Uni. You'll also work with the Sport Swansea team and the Sports Executive to deliver student sports at the Uni, and be involved in BUCS and the Sports Awards. As well as this, you'll be part of the Varsity Board and other groups for Sporting Corporate events, which aims to best deliver these events for our athletes and students.

For the Sports Officer's job description, click here.

What's it link to be Sports Officer?
Watch this 'give it a go' taster session to find out! ( Use the passcode 21..jXS8 ).
Societies and Services Officer
As the Societies and Service Officer, you'll provide support and representation for all of our societies and oversee the services that we provide. The role will give you opportunities to explore new avenues for students and maximize the potential of the current activities, whilst giving students the best experience. You’ll lead various society committees and be at the helm of the decision-making body, which will enable you to influence decisions on behalf of societies so they can run efficiently.

You'll also ensure that the services students want and need are developed and that students get value for money from their Union. All Full-time Officers are responsible for the Union's finances, but the Societies and Services Officer is key to ensuring that students are aware of where resources are allocated and feel a part of the decision making process.

For the Societies and Services Officer's job description, click here.

What's it link to be Societies and Services Officer?
Watch this 'give it a go' taster session to find out! ( Use the passcode AjE?uc6p ).
Welfare Officer
As the Welfare Officer, you will provide support and representation for all students. It'll be your job to inform students of the unique risks they may face and the support and advice that's available. You'll also have the chance to offer support to students who study abroad on International programs like Erasmus. You'll also be a member of the SAS Management Board, ensuring that the service is student-focused and improves student housing. You'll develop a strong working relationship with the Advice & Support Centre to ensure students are aware of the service and identify campaigning issues and objectives.

For the Welfare Officer's job description, click here.

What's it link to be Welfare Officer?
Watch this 'give it a go' taster session to find out! ( Use the passcode Dj1^r=cw ).
Welsh Affairs Officer
As the Welsh Affairs Officer, you'll ensure that all University and Union content meets the Welsh Language Standards, promote the Welsh language and Welsh culture to all students through various events and work closely with the Welsh community of students to ensure they're fairly represented.

For the Welsh Affairs Officer's job description, click here.

What's it link to be Welsh Affairs Officer?
Watch this 'give it a go' taster session to find out! ( Use the passcode rm3Xp=#a ).


Part-Time Officers - Volunteer Positions

There are 12 part-time officer positions available, which are voluntary and come with lots of benefits and opportunities (and it looks great on your CV). These positions are fulfilled alongside your studies.

Please note:
Some positions are only open to candidates who self-identify as the respective type of student being represented by that role. For example, you must self-identify as woman to become the Women’s Officer.

The Part-time Officer roles that are available in this election are:

BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) Officer
The BME Officer represents BME students in a range of areas including academic affairs and social activities. You'll also engage BME students with the Union and represent the SU at NUS Black Students Conference and NUS Wales Black Students Conference in the spring.

To be the BME Officer you must self-define as BME.

For the BME Officer's role description, click here.
Environment Officer
You'll campaign on environmental issues and help the Union maintain and improve on its green credentials.

For the Environment Officer's role description, click here.
Ethics Officer
You'll raise awareness, promote and campaign on ethics issues within the Union and the University.

For the Ethics Officer's role description, click here.
General Secretary
You'll be impartial and transparent and hold the Full-time Officers to account on behalf of the Part-time Officers and other students.

For the General Secretary's role description, click here.
International Officer
You'll represent all International students and raise awareness by campaigning on issues that affect International students and the wider International population.

For the International Officer's role description, click here.
LGBT+ Officer (Bay Campus)
You'll represent all LGBT+ students who study on Bay Campus, and raise awareness by campaigning on issues affecting LGBT+ students and the wider LGBT+ population. You'll also represent the Students’ Union at NUS LGBT+ Conference and NUS Wales LGBT+ Conference in the spring.

To be an LGBT+ Officer, you must self-define as LGBT+.

For the Bay Campus LGBT+ Officer's role description, click here.
LGBT+ Officer (Singleton Campus)
You'll represent all LGBT+ students who study on Singleton Campus, and raise awareness by campaigning on issues affecting LGBT+ students and the wider LGBT+ population. You'll also represent the Students’ Union at NUS LGBT+ Conference and NUS Wales LGBT+ Conference in the spring.

To be an LGBT+ Officer, you must self-define as LGBT+.

For the Singleton Campus LGBT+ Officer's role description, click here.
Mature Students Officer
You'll represent mature students in a range of areas including academic affairs and social activities. You'll also engage mature students with the Union and represent the Students’ Union at NUS Mature Students Conference in the spring.

To be the Mature Students Officer, you must self-define as a mature student.

For the Mature Students Officer's role description, click here.
Mental Health Awareness Officer
You'll represent and raise awareness of the issues facing students concerning mental health, whilst representing all Swansea University students.

For the Mental Health Awareness Officer's role description, click here.
Students with Disabilities Officer
You'll represent students with disabilities and raise awareness by campaigning on issues affecting students with disabilities. You'll also represent the Students’ Union at NUS Student with Disabilities Conference and NUS Wales Student with Disabilities Conference in the spring.

To be the Disabilities Officer, you must self-define as having a disability.

For the Students with Disabilities Officer's role description, click here.
Trans - Non-binary Awareness Officer
You'll represent transgender and non-binary students and raise awareness by campaigning on issues affecting transgender and non-binary students and the wider population.

For the Trans - Non-binary Awareness Officer's role description, click here.
Women's Officer
You'll represent all students who self-define as women and raise awareness by campaigning on issues affecting women. You'll also represent the Students’ Union at NUS Student with the Women’s Conference and NUS Wales Women’s Conference in Spring.

To be the Women's Officer you must self-define as a woman.

For the Women's Officer's role description, click here.