The Brookes Union
Elections

There are...

  • 4x full- time officer positions (paid)
  • 10x part-time portfolio officer roles (voluntary)
  • 2x part-time Union roles (voluntary)

 

Sabbatical officer roles (paid, full time):

What you’ll get as a Sabbatical Officer:

  • £20,130, 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays and concessionary days!
  • Extensive training and development, and the opportunity to undertake additional training when you need it.
  • Support from a team of dedicated full-time staff.

Union President

Union President

You’ll not only be the public facing spokesperson for Brookes Union, but the Deputy Chair of the Union’s Board of Trustees, a Director and a University Governor. Now that’s an impressive addition to your CV already right? You’ll be responsible for providing the leadership and direction of the Students’ Union and for working with the University to ensure that students' views are represented at the highest level. You’ll work closely with the Chief Executive, directly overseeing Union activities and operations and take a lead on Union Development.

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Vice President: Wellbeing

Vice President: Wellbeing

You’ll be leading campaigns and projects to improve student experience relating to welfare; health & wellbeing, equality & diversity and student support services. With over 18,000 students studying at Brookes, this role is vital in ensuring every student is supported. You’ll work closely with both the Brookes Union Advice and the University, to ensure there’s adequate welfare provision and support for students. It’ll be your mission to make sure they have access to the support they need for the issues they face.

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Vice President: Activities and Employability

Vice President: Activities and Employability

You’ll lead on all matters relating to active student involvement with the Students’ Union. This role has the unique opportunity to not only support, but collaborate with thousands of students, as you’ll be working closely with our 100+ societies and the Union. You’ll encourage student involvement with the Union, volunteering and help support students personal development and employability during their time at Brookes.

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Vice President: Student Voice

Vice President: Student Voice

You’ll be the main liaison between the faculties and the Students' Union, sitting on a wide range of University Committees. You’ll lead on academic matters with the University, champion student voice and represent all things teaching and learning. Having the best academic experience is a top of priority and this role can challenge the University, to make sure students get just that. You will also support the Unions 100+ academic representatives.

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Portfolio officer roles (voluntary, part time):

BIPOC Students' Officer

BIPOC Students' Officer

You'll be representing black, indiginous, people of color within the Students’ Union. You'll be working closely with societies like ACS, Filipino Society, Latino Society, Malaysian society, to run events and campaigns, celebrating diversity at Brookes, and tackling racism.

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Black Students Officer

Black Students' Officer

You'll be representing black students within the Students’ Union. That could be running campaigns which educate staff and students about discrimination, or supporting national campaigns for black students' representation.

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Disabled Students' Officer

Disabled Students' Officer

You’ll be campaigning on key issues facing disabled students - whether that’s wheelchair access or better mental health support. You’ll be making sure all the services and support options at Brookes are working for students.

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Environmental Officer

Environmental Officer

You’ll be leading the Union’s work on environmental matters, ethical issues and sustainability. From promoting Fairtrade Fortnight to campaigning for a coffee cup recycling scheme on campus, you’ll be making sure Brookes leads the way.

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International Students' Officer

International Students' Officer

You’ll be campaigning on key issues facing International Students. From getting involved with One World Week to working to combat ‘culture shock’, you’ll be making sure international students are supported at Brookes.

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LGBTQ+ Students' Officer

LGBTQ+ Students' Officer

You’ll be campaigning on key issues facing LGBTQ+ students. - whether that is focusing on mental health or celebrating LGBT+ History Month. You’ll make sure that all services at Brookes work for LGBT+ students.

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Mature Students' Officer

Mature Students' Officer

You’ll be helping mature students get the support they need. You could be campaigning around timetabling, childcare or pushing for more support services.

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Postgraduate Students' Officer

Postgraduate Students' Officer

You’ll be responsible for supporting Postgraduate Students and ensuring that they are represented.

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Sports Officer

Sports Officer

You'll be responsible for representing the views and interests of students in Brookes' sports teams and clubs.

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Women's Officer

Women's Officer

You’ll be campaigning on key issues for women students - whether that’s access to sanitary provision or campaigning on issues such as consent, fair representation or mental health.

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Other roles

Independent Chair

Independent Chair

The Chair of Council independently and impartially chairs any meeting of Union Council as well as Annual General Meetings, seeking to ensure that attendees can understand the proceedings, hold other elected officials to account and engage in Union democracy.

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NUS Delegate

NUS Delegate

NUS Delegates represent Brookes University students on a national platform. This is a volunteer role to attend a single annual event (the NUS Conference), happening from Tuesday 31st March to Thursday 2nd April.

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Not sure which role to go for? Want to find out more before committing? Express your interest and we'll get in touch to answer any questions you have.

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