Sabbatical Officer

The Best Job at UPSU

Are you searching for a graduate job or placement year role starting Summer 2020? Nominations are now open for our five Elected Officer Roles (formerly Sabbatical Officers!)

As an Elected Officer, you'll work full-time for the Union and your day job will be focused around making change for students at the University of Portsmouth.

What are the benefits?

Elected Officer roles have an incredible benefits package.

  • A salary of £19,000
  • 12 month positions, starting July 2020 
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Based in Portsmouth

Not only that, but you get to work with the great team at UPSU, who will be there to support you every step of the way!

What do I do?

You need to nominate yourself for one of the following roles!

  • Learning Experience Officer 
  • Student Development Officer 
  • Democracy and Campaigns Officer 
  • Academic Representation Officer
  • Welfare Officer

There’s been a few changes to the roles this year, a change of names and allocation of responsibilities! So take a moment to read all about it here.

Do you think you could see yourself in one of these roles? Nominate yourself by 12pm Thursday 6th February

Do some research about issues students want changed around campus. Find three things that you could see yourself working towards changing and list them as your manifesto points before voting week. 

The week commencing Monday 24th February is voting week, during this week you'll be out campaigning for students to vote you in - you can do this by coming up with catchy slogans, posters, leaflets, crazy outfits - the more creative the better! Get a great team behind you to help and just go for it!

Can this go on my CV?

Short answer: YES!

Being an Elected Officer is unlike any other job you might have whilst at University. By being an EO (Elected Officer), you'll automatically become a leader of a registered charity and be working towards driving change for students by charing meetings with the University and working on important projects in the student interest.

You'll gain an abundance of skills to take with you into future employment. Many ex-Sabbatical Officers are now working in leadership roles - one of which has even become a Chief Executive of another Students' Union! The experience you’ll gain will be invaluable and extremely rewarding. 

Does this sound like the job for you? Nominate yourself now!


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