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
What's the role?: Candidates must be a person who, wholly or partly, self identifies as a woman or as transfeminine. The Vice-President Women represents cis and trans women students, as well as those with complex gender identities who identify in any way with the term woman, to the University, and external audiences. They lead in policy making, campaigning and lobbying work in conjunction with other Officers, on gender inequality issues at the University of Oxford. They take responsibility for driving forward action on gender inequality in University of Oxford at a student level; and promote the importance and value of work on gender inequality across the whole work of Oxford SU. They also support student parents and liaise with the University on behalf of students. They are an Officer Trustee and play a key role in the relationship between Student Council and the Trustee Board.
Areas of Responsibility
- To be 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 organise, collect feedback on and review consent workshops.
- To work with the collegiate University and the student body on tackling sexual violence on campus.
- To represent students, in particular women students, to the University, and external audiences as appropriate. (Oxford SU’s definition of ‘women’ strives to be trans-inclusive. The term covers anyone who identifies wholly or partially as a woman, or as transfeminine.)
- To campaign, lobby, and make policy on gender inequality issues at Oxford.
- To take responsibility for driving forward action on gender inequality in the University of Oxford at a student level.
- To promote the importance and value of work on gender inequality in all aspects of Oxford SU.
- To run and deliver projects arising from manifesto pledges and team priorities.
Key University Stakeholders
- Equality and Diversity Unit
- Director of Student Services and Wellbeing
- Pro-Vice Chancellor for Equality
- Equality and Diversity Panel
- Joint Supervisory Committee for Visiting Students
- Student Attainment Gap Working Group
- Student Wellbeing Subcommittee
- Gender Equality Advisory Group
- LGBT Advisory Group
- Innovation IT Board
- Childcare Steering Group
- Equality and Diversity Forum
Key SU staff support
- Student Engagement Coordinators
- Student Engagement Manager
- Communications Manager
- Advice and Wellbeing Manager
Key skills you will develop in your role
- In-depth understanding of UK law on sexual violence, and sexual violence in context of Higher Education
- In-depth understanding of issues in gender equality in Higher Education e.g. Athena Swan Duty
- Project planning
- 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