Friday 27-11-2015 - 12:14
Nominations are now open for NUS Wales women’s officer. This is a full-time paid position and open to any self-defining woman student.
The women’s officer represents the views and interests of all women students. Leading campaigns on women’s rights and equality, the officer will be a driving force and an inspiration. You will work with students’ unions women’s committees to help enforce change in colleges and universities across the nation.
Working as an officer for the National Union of Students opens up exceptional opportunities. No matter what your ultimate career goal is, your term as women’s officer will create a foundation for your future.
It may seem daunting, but rest assured that there is a whole team of experienced staff – a bit like civil servants – to support these full-time officers.
So you want to run?
The deadline for completed nomination forms and manifesto submissions is 5pm on Thursday 24th March 2016.
The election for NUS Wales’ women’s officer will take place during the NUS Wales Women’s Conference on 29th April 2016.
So it’s time to think about your manifesto. This is where you need to outline your vision and what you want to do about it. Your application should include a manifesto, two pages of A4 for each language. This may not exceed 1000 words. Whilst the manifesto may be designed and published in a PDF or JPG format, it must be submitted as a digital Word document to facilitate translation.
You must also submit a completed nomination form, which includes 5 students’ names and supporting statements. These students must come from member students’ unions and must provide an original signature to your nomination form. Where this cannot be achieved, you may submit a letter from that student, which must be printed on the students’ union letterhead, and signed by them. You may not nominate yourself.
Once completed, please send your completed nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember: nomination forms must be received by us by 5pm on 24th March. Remember to leave plenty of time to send us all your paperwork, as we can only accept paper copies and can’t take problems with the post into consideration if your nomination arrives past the deadline.
All nomination forms will be checked after submission and manifestos translated. NUS Wales will publish a list of candidates, their nomination forms and manifestos approximately one week after the submission deadline.