The AU Needs You

May 25, 2020

The President of Sport, Erin Petitt, is looking for students who want to get involved with the AU by helping to improve current strategy and build a better understanding of the AU and the Student Union. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to building their career path, explore outside their comfort zone and gain important skillsets. 

There are currently six roles that have opened, these are:   

 

1) AU Secretary

i. Who is to be an active part in the planning and delivery of events that are the responsibility of the AU Executive Committee. 

ii. Be a voting member of the Awards Committee and Colours Committee

iii. To be responsible for facilitating the administration of the Committee and the Zone. 

iv. To assist the President of Sport by conducting appropriate administration and research tasks. 

 

2) AU Marketing and Communications

i. To be an active part in the planning and delivery of events that are the responsibility of the AU Executive Committee

ii. Be a voting member of the Awards Committee and Colours Committee

iii. To be responsible for the management, security and monitoring of the Committee email. Instagram account and all non-specified Committee Social Media accounts

iv. To work with the President of Sports to create, promote and publicise relevant communications with the AU, Its Clubs and Constituents. This will include but is not limited to information about the following: AU events, Events/Game of the Week/Month, Team of the Trimester, AU Awards and AU Colours
 

3) AU BUCS Officer

i. To be a full voting member of the Union Council

ii. To be an active part in the planning and delivery of events that are the responsibility of the AU Executive Committee

iii. Be a voting member of the Awards Committee and Colours Committee

iv. To be the advocate for AU constituent interests, issues and opinions on any matters relating to BUCS sporting activity within the AU Exec and the Sports Zone

vi. To work with AU Marketing and Communications and other relevant parties to promote and publicise BUCS sports, Clubs, fixtures and results 

 

4) AU Non-BUCS Officer

i. To be a full voting member of the Union Council

ii. Be a voting member of the Awards Committee and Colours Committee

iii. To be an active part in the planning and delivery of events that are the responsibility of the AU Executive Committee

iv. To be the advocate for AU constituent interests, issues and opinions on any matters relating to Non-BUCS sporting activity within the AU Exec and the Sports Zone

v. To work with AU Marketing and Communications and other relevant parties to promote and publicise Non-BUCS sports, clubs, fixtures and results 

 

5) AU Participation and Engagement Officer

i. To be a full voting member of Union Council

ii. Be a voting member of the Awards Committee and Colours Committee

ii. To be an active part in the planning and delivery of events that are the responsibility of the AU Executive Committee.  

iii. To improve participation and engagement with and within the Athletic Union by researching, proposing and working on enhancing existing procedures and processes.

iv. To improve participation and engagement with and within the Athletic Union by researching, proposing and working on new campaigns, initiatives and procedures
 

6) AU Inclusivity and Diversity Officer

i. To be a full voting member of Union Council

ii. Be a voting member of the Awards Committee and Colours Committee

iii. To be an active part in the planning and delivery of events that are the responsibility of the AU Executive Committee.  

v. To improve inclusivity and diversity within the Athletic Union by researching, proposing and working on enhancing existing procedures and processes. 

vi. To improve inclusivity and diversity within the Athletic Union by researching, proposing and working on new campaigns, initiatives and procedures.

 

Powers 

 The Committee shall be able to:

i.  Make recommendations to the President of Sports concerning expenditure on AU events.

ii. To decide the winners of AU Awards when sitting as the Awards Committee.

iii. To decide the recipients of AU Colours when sitting as the Colours Committee

iv. To decide the winners of Team of the Month and Team of the Trimester.

 

Selection Process and Criteria

Applications for all positions on the Committee will be submitted via online form starting from Monday 25th May and be open for 2 weeks, closing on Sunday 7th June. Successful applicants will be invited to interview on Skype the week commencing 15th June.*

*Please note, applications have now been extended. The deadline is now Sunday 14 June and interviews will take place shortly after.

The selection panel will consist of the following: the President of Sports, the President of Sports elect, the Sports and Societies Coordinator, one member of HUU staff who works within Membership Services and is at least management level, all current members of AU Exec with the exception of any members that are also applicants for any position.  

Following the close of applications, applicants may be shortlisted but only where there are four or more applicants for a specific position. There is no requirement to shortlist. Following this all applicants will be interviewed by a delegation from the selection panel; this will consist of the current President of Sport and a member of HUU staff, with an optional third member. 

The third interviewer can be any other member of the selection panel. The same people must interview all applicants for the same position. After the conclusion of all interviews, the selection panel will meet and decide between them which applicants shall be offered which positions. 

 

To apply for any one of the position please visit the link here.

For full information about the roles and committee, please find the standing order here or feel free to contact the President of Sport, Erin: [email protected]