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Lent Term Elections 2019

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General Secretary

As General Secretary, you would be one of LSESU's four full-time, paid Sabbatical Officers. The Sabbatical Officers represent all students and lead on major campaigns, strategic developments, projects and events. 

Specifically, your role involves negotiating and setting the agenda with the School and LSESU. As the external face of LSESU, you will deal with press and media enquiries and will represent LSESU when liaising with external organisations.

You will actively promote the ideas and needs of students and lead on the development and delivery of campaigns.

You will also sit on School decision-making bodies, including the Court of Governors; Council; Finance Committee; Equality and Diversity Committee; and Estates Committee, which is concerned with the purchasing and preparation of new buildings at LSE.

You will also be Chair of the Trustee Board, which has the ultimate legal and financial responsibility for the Students’ Union, as well as Chair of the Executive Committee, which is responsible for defending the rights of student members and campaigning on issues affecting them.

You will also attend NUS National Conference during Lent Term to represent the students of LSE nationally.

As the role involves being a member of the Trustee Board, you cannot have been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty (unless the conviction is spent), and you cannot have a history of bankruptcy.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Activities & Development Officer

As Activities and Development Officer, you will be one of LSESU’s four full-time, paid Sabbatical Officers. The Sabbatical Officers represent all students at LSE and lead on major campaigns, strategic developments, projects and events. 

Specifically, you will be responsible for the development of LSESU sports clubs and societies; the student Media Group; volunteering programmes; and events and exhibitions. You will organise events such as the Freshers’ Fair, Varsity, the Welcome Ball and the AU Tour.

You will work closely with the RAG President and the AU President on their campaigns and projects.

You will also chair the Activities Committee and sit on School decision-making bodies, including the Finance Committee.

All Sabbatical Officers are also members of the Trustee Board, which has the ultimate legal and financial responsibility for the Students’ Union, and the Executive Committee which is responsible for defending the rights of student members and campaigning on issues affecting them.

As the role involves being a member of the Trustee Board, you cannot have been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty (unless the conviction is spent), and you cannot have a history of bankruptcy.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Community and Welfare Officer

As Community and Welfare Officer you will be one of LSESU’s four full-time, paid Sabbatical Officers. The Sabbatical Officers represent all students at LSE and lead on major campaigns, strategic developments, projects and events. 

Specifically, as Community and Welfare Officer, you would be responsible for creating and sustaining the LSE community and being an active voice on student welfare issues at LSE. You will undergo negotiations with the School to improve issues such as Halls of Residences and increased off-campus housing support; student wellbeing; equality and diversity issues; and access to higher education. You will work hard to maintain good campus relations, for example with the faith, national and cultural communities on campus through the Interfaith Forum.

You will also work closely with the Part-time and Liberation Officers on their campaigns and projects.

You will sit on various working groups and committees concerning communities and student wellbeing, including the Executive Equality and Diversity Working Group, the Good Campus Relations Group, the Residences User Group and the Audit Committee.

All Sabbatical Officers are also members of the Trustee Board, which has the ultimate legal and financial responsibility for the Students’ Union, and the Executive Committee which is responsible for defending the rights of student members and campaigning on issues affecting them.

As the role involves being a member of the Trustee Board, you cannot have been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty (unless the conviction is spent), and you cannot have a history of bankruptcy.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Education Officer

As Education Officer, you would be one of the Students’ Union four full-time paid Sabbatical Officers. The Sabbatical Officers represent all students and lead on major campaigns, strategic developments, projects and events.

You will be specifically responsible for leading change in teaching and learning within LSE.  You will raise awareness of academic issues, liaising with students, course representatives, academics and the directorate to ensure that they have a voice and representation within the SU and the University. You will also take the lead on national education policy and issues.

You will sit on School decision-making bodies including the Academic Board.

All Sabbatical Officers are also members of the Trustee Board, which has the ultimate legal and financial responsibility for the Students’ Union, and the Executive Committee which is responsible for defending the rights of student members and campaigning on issues affecting them.

As the role involves being a member of the Trustee Board, you cannot have been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty (unless the conviction is spent), and you cannot have a history of bankruptcy.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Anti-Racism Officer

The Anti-Racism Officer:

  • Sets and carries out annual objectives
  • Attends 121s with relevant LSESU staff once a month, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings
  • Attends Executive meetings and the weekly UGMs, or send official apologies if this is not possible
  • Communicates and collaborates with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary
  • Communicates their work to students both in person and online.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Academic Network Chair

The Societies Executive Committee represents all society members. They do this by working with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU as a whole. They work closely with society presidents and exec committee members to support their events and represent their views.

You should nominate yourself if...

  • You want to represent the members of all society members, and especially those in your society network.
  • You want to work with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU.
  • You want to support Society Presidents and Exec Committees.

See the full role description for Society Network Chairs at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Activity & Special Interest Network Chair

The Societies Executive Committee represents all society members. They do this by working with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU as a whole. They work closely with society presidents and exec committee members to support their events and represent their views.

You should nominate yourself if...

  • You want to represent the members of all society members, and especially those in your society network.
  • You want to work with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU.
  • You want to support Society Presidents and Exec Committees.

See the full role description for Society Network Chairs at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Arts & Performance Network Chair

The Societies Executive Committee represents all society members. They do this by working with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU as a whole. They work closely with society presidents and exec committee members to support their events and represent their views.

You should nominate yourself if...

  • You want to represent the members of all society members, and especially those in your society network.
  • You want to work with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU.
  • You want to support Society Presidents and Exec Committees.

See the full role description for Society Network Chairs at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Athetics Union Executive (4 places)

The AU Executive represents all AU Club Members. They do this by working with the Activities & Development Officer and SU to develop sport at LSE, supporting AU Club Captains and Club Execs, leading on the organisation of AU events and liaising with the SU on all large AU activities and events.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Athletics Union President

The Athletics Union President:

  • Represents all AU club members
  • Works with the Activities and Development Officer and LSESU to develop sport at LSE
  • Supports AU club captains and club execs
  • Leads the organisation of AU events
  • Chairs the weekly AU Executive meeting
  • Liaises with the Union on all large AU activities and events
  • Attends regular 121s with relevant LSESU staff, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings
  • Attends LSESU Executive meetings and the weekly UGMs, or send official apologies if this is not possible
  • Communicates and collaborates with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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AU Engagement Officer

The Athletics Union Engagement Officer:

  • Represents all AU club members
  • Works with the Activities and Development Officer and LSESU to develop sport at LSE
  • Encourages a mutually beneficial relationship across LSESU Sport (all AU clubs, Active LifeStylE and Sports Ambassadors)
  • Supports the AU President in engaging the wider LSE Student body through events and campaigns
  • Supports AU Club Captains and Club Execs to ensure their clubs create a welcoming and inclusive environment
  • Liaises with the LSESU on all large AU activities and events

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Officer

The BME Officer:

  • Sets and carries out annual objectives
  • Attends 121s with relevant LSESU staff once a month, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings
  • Attends Executive meetings and the weekly UGMs, or send official apologies if this is not possible
  • Communicates and collaborates with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary
  • Communicates their work to students both in person and online.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Careers Network Chair

The Societies Executive Committee represents all society members. They do this by working with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU as a whole. They work closely with society presidents and exec committee members to support their events and represent their views.

You should nominate yourself if...

  • You want to represent the members of all society members, and especially those in your society network.
  • You want to work with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU.
  • You want to support Society Presidents and Exec Committees.

See the full role description for Society Network Chairs at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Charity, Campaigning & Political Network Chair

The Societies Executive Committee represents all society members. They do this by working with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU as a whole. They work closely with society presidents and exec committee members to support their events and represent their views.

You should nominate yourself if...

  • You want to represent the members of all society members, and especially those in your society network.
  • You want to work with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU.
  • You want to support Society Presidents and Exec Committees.

See the full role description for Society Network Chairs at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Democracy Committee (5 places)

The Democracy Committee:
• Ensures that LSESU functions in a democratic way, in according with the Constitution
• Agrees dates, rules and regulations pertaining to elections and referenda
• Assists with promoting elections, Union General Meetings and other democratic structures
• Ensures the Students' Union's democratic structures are open and accessible to LSE students
• Attends all Union General Meetings
• Reviews motions to be debated at Union General Meetings s to ensure they work within the Students' Union's bylaws and governing documents
• Attends team meetings and receives support from relevant staff members to ensure they are able to achieve all of the above in their year

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Disabled Students' Officer

The Disabled Students' Officer

  • Sets and carries out annual objectives
  • Attends 121s with relevant LSESU staff once a month, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings
  • Attends Executive meetings and the weekly UGMs, or send official apologies if this is not possible
  • Communicates and collaborates with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary
  • Communicates their work to students both in person and online.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Environment & Ethics Officer

The Environment & Ethics Officer:

  • Leads the Union on delivering students’ general and political priorities related to environment and ethics.
  • To set and carry out annual objectives
  • To attend 121s with relevant LSESU staff once a month, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings
  • To attend Executive meetings and the weekly UGMs, or send official apologies if this is not possible
  • To communicate and collaborate with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary
  • To communicate your work to students both in person and online

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Faith Network Chair

The Societies Executive Committee represents all society members. They do this by working with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU as a whole. They work closely with society presidents and exec committee members to support their events and represent their views.

You should nominate yourself if...

  • You want to represent the members of all society members, and especially those in your society network.
  • You want to work with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU.
  • You want to support Society Presidents and Exec Committees.

See the full role description for Society Network Chairs at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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International Students' Officer

The International Students' Officer:

  • Sets and carries out annual objectives
  • Attends 121s with relevant LSESU staff once a month, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings
  • Attends Executive meetings and the weekly UGMs, or send official apologies if this is not possible
  • Communicates and collaborates with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary
  • Communicates their work to students both in person and online.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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LGBT+ Officer

The LGBT+ Officer:

  • Sets and carries out annual objectives
  • Attends 121s with relevant LSESU staff once a month, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings
  • Attends Executive meetings and the weekly UGMs, or send official apologies if this is not possible
  • Communicates and collaborates with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary
  • Communicates their work to students both in person and online.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Member of Trustee Board

As a member of Trustee Board you will:

  • Ensure that everything LSESU does benefits students
  • Ensure that LSESU remains in good financial shape, including approving the annual budget
  • Ensure that LSESU does not break any laws or regulations
  • Interpret the Constitution, Articles and Byelaws
  • Attend all Trustee Board meetings
  • Read relevant reports and papers prior to meetings
  • Steer the Students' Union's strategic direction
  • Shape the future of the Students' Union by preparing for meetings and working with the Students' Union to implement changes.

In order to be a trustee:

  • You cannot have been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty (unless the conviction is spent) 
  • You cannot have a history of bankruptcy

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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National & Cultural Network Chair

The Societies Executive Committee represents all society members. They do this by working with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU as a whole. They work closely with society presidents and exec committee members to support their events and represent their views.

You should nominate yourself if...

  • You want to represent the members of all society members, and especially those in your society network.
  • You want to work with the Activities and Development Officer to develop societies at LSESU.
  • You want to support Society Presidents and Exec Committees.

See the full role description for Society Network Chairs at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Postgraduate Research Students' Officer

The Postgraduate Research Students’ Officer is the main representative of PhD students both within the Students’ Union and LSE as a whole. They do this through a variety of ways, such as campaigning on issues that affect PhD students and directing the Student Union’s work centred around improving the student experience, ensuring that their views are heard at all levels of LSE and LSESU.

 

You will also have the chance to put on events for your constituency throughout the year, as well working with groups such as GTAs and the PhD Academy to improve the provision of services for PhD students.

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Raising & Giving (RAG) President

The RAG President:

  • Facilitates and support student fundraising within LSESU by leading RAG
  • Facilitates events such as Freshers’ Week events, RAG Band, Welcome Ball and the Postgraduate Ball as well as challenges such as the Mount Kilimanjaro trek
  • Manages a committee of student volunteers
  • Acts as the main point of contact for charities looking to fundraise with LSESU
  • Provides support to any LSE student who is undertaking fundraising for a charitable cause
  • Takes the lead on organising RAG Week
  • Attends regular 121s with relevant LSESU staff, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings
  • Attends approximately six Executive meetings and the weekly UGMs, or send official apologies if this is not possible
  • Communicates and collaborate with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary
  • Communicates your work to students both in person and online

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Social Mobility & Class Officer

The person appointed to this role is part of the Union’s Executive Committee, who, having been elected by the student body, represent LSE students and shape the Union’s decision-making.

Specifically, this role addresses all issues surrounding the experiences of LSE students from low socio-economic backgrounds. As well as representation and campaigning, you will also have the opportunity to be involved in other LSESU events.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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Women's Officer

As Women's Officer you will:

  • Sets and carries out annual objectives
  • Attends 121s with relevant LSESU staff once a month, and remain in regular contact through email/phone between meetings
  • Attends Executive meetings and the weekly UGMs, or send official apologies if this is not possible
  • Communicates and collaborates with the Sabbatical Officers where necessary
  • Communicates their work to students both in person and online.

See the full role description at www.lsesu.com/stand.

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