Student Wellbeing

VP Wellbeing's role is to ensure that each and every student has adequate support for issues they might encounter as a student, and to proactively represent students’ rights both on and off campus. To act as a lead for the interests of students, especially as it pertains to support, health and well-being.

Being a Sabbatical officer

All sabbatical officers are employed from 1 July 2020 to 31 June 2021 (you may be asked to start slightly earlier than this in order to have a handover period with the current officer team). Sabbatical officers are expected to work an average of 37 hours per week. You will be expected to work on arrivals weekend and participate in several University Open Days and Applicant Days throughout the year, which will happen occasionally on Saturdays. There will be occasional events throughout the year which require working in the evenings, and events which will require an overnight stay.

All sabbatical positions are paid roles (£20,130 per annum) and a student typically takes this either as a break from their studies or at the end of their course.

Overall purpose of post

  • To represent the interests of students within the University and the wider community, with particular emphasis on the physical, psychological and emotional welfare of students
  • To work with the President, Vice Presidents and other officers to provide political leadership for the Students’ Union.

Main Duties

  • To be a Trustee of the Union
  • To ensure the implementation of all Union policies
  • Promote student representation and participation in the Union and University
  • Promote student activities and development
  • To organise relevant events and campaigns
  • To sit on University committees as a student representative
  • Deputise for the President in their absence.
  • Oversee the strategic development of all services relating to student welfare
  • To develop and coordinate a range of initiatives and campaigns to improve the welfare of the student body
  • To provide political leadership for the Union on all issues relating to student welfare
  • To communicate the work of the Union to all students

Working hours

  • An average of 37 hours a week
  • Working over the weekend on arrivals weekend, open days and applicant days
  • Occasional weekend and evening work and overnight trips

Working Relationships

  • The other officers and trustees
  • The Advice Centre Team in the Union
  • The Head of the University’s Wellbeing Service, the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisers and the Head of Accommodation
Read the full candidate pack

How to nominate yourself

  • You will need to create an account for the Brookes Union website, if you don't already have one. You can use your regular Oxford Brookes login
  • Once you have an account, follow this link to your nominations page: (You may need to accept the terms and conditions on the account first)
  • Next, select the position you want to apply for, upload an image and manifesto text. (For tips on writing your manifesto, there's a section in the candidate pack.)

If you have any issues with this process, or have any other questions about applying, please email su@brookes.ac.uk.

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