President

Salary: £21,236

Term in office: 27/06/21 - 26/06/22 (Please see FAQs regarding having coursework to complete after this start date)

Holiday: 24 days, + 6 fixed closure days, + 8 public holidays

Contact current officer: president@oxfordsu.ox.ac.uk

What's the role?: The President represents Student Members to the University and external audiences at all levels. They uphold the democratic principles and obligations of Oxford SU and ensure that these are implemented across the activities of the Organisation; provide leadership for Oxford SU in policy-making, campaigning, representation; and are a public-facing spokesperson for Oxford SU and all its activities. They play a key role in the relationship between Student Council and the Trustee Board.

Areas of Responsibility

  • To be a Sabbatical Trustee and play a key role in the relationship between Student Council and the Trustee Board.
  • Support the committees of Oxford SU Campaigns
  • To uphold the democratic principles and obligations of Oxford SU and ensure that these are implemented across the activates of the organisation.
  • Working with the CEO, the Trustee Board and Oxford SU staff to determine and implement the development and improvement of Oxford SU.
  • To be a public-facing spokesperson for Oxford SU and all its activities.
  • To support Common Room Presidents and contribute to the design and delivery of the training for them and their committees.
  • To run and deliver projects arising from manifesto pledges and team priorities.

Key University Stakeholders

  • The Vice Chancellor
  • The Academic Registrar
  • The Proctors and Assessor
  • Chair of Conference of Colleges

University Committees

  • University Council
  • Joint Subcommittee of the Education Committee with Student Members
  • General Purposes Committee (GPC)
  • Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC)
  • Information Technology (IT) Committee
  • Permanent Private Hall Supervisory Committee
  • University Sports Strategic Subcommittee
  • Education IT Board
  • Conference of Colleges
  • Domestic Bursars’ Committee
  • Estates Bursars’ Committee
  • ICT Steering Committee

Key SU staff support

  • Chief Executive (especially for team relations and strategic direction)

Key skills you will develop in your role

  • Project planning
  • Management
  • Campaign management
  • Being an effective representative (on committees and to various stakeholders with tools such as consultation and data collection)
  • Negotiation and assertiveness
  • Organisation and time management skills
  • Presentation and public speaking skills
  • Effective use of social media
  • Engagement with the press
  • Working independently or as part of a team.
  • In-depth knowledge of university structures, the UK Higher Education sector, and government educational policy
  • In-depth knowledge of the production and implementation of strategic plans and the operational running of a large charity