Societies Officer

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The Societies Officer leads Societies Executive, which represets the interests of Students' Union-affilated Societies and student groups; and leads on projects to improve the experience of groups and their members.

Societies Executive is the body that makes decisions on the creation of new societies and hears pitches to, and decides on funding allocations from, the Society Development fund.

Union Supporters

Student Communities Assistant (primary staff support), Democracy & Campaigns Advisor (staff support), Community Officer (sabbatical support)

Time Commitment

  • Societies Executive: 1-2 hours, per week
  • Work on Society affilation and grant distribution: 8-10 hours, per term
  • Training and preparation: 2—3 hours
  • Staff support and Sabbatical Officer meetings: 1-2 hours, per fortnight
  • All other duties, including student contact: 1-2 hours, per week

Term of Office

If elected in October: from election until end of July.
If elected in March: from August to July.

You must be a current student at the University of Wolverhampton when elected, and throughout your time in post, and a member of the Students' Union.

  1. Convene and Chair Societies Executive meetings, including new society affiliation and grant funding pitches.
  2. Be accountable for Societies Executive to the student body, through the Students' Union website and Student Council, providing updates on the work of Societies Executive.
  3. Lead on projects to improve the experience for Students' Union-affilated societies and student groups.
  4. Look through new society applications and participate in Societies Executive discussions and votes to affiliate new groups, in accordance with the set criteria.
  5. Look through society and student group grant applications and participate in Soceities Executive discussions and votes to distribute money fairly, in accordance with the set criteria.
  6. Ensure the Students' Union operates in the best interests of societies and student groups.
  7. To be held accountable through the Students' Union website
    • To be held account by your attendance record,
    • To be held account on your voting record,
    • To be held account for your manifesto promises,
    • To be held account for any actions you take in office.
  8. To talk to students face-to-face, and online, and share their concerns and issues raised.
  9. To talk to the Sabbatical Officers, Union, and University staff.
  10. To campaign for change using Create Change.
  11. To promote and bring about change based on their manifesto promises.
  12. To be professional in fulfilling their elected role and duties, abiding by the Code of Conduct.