Deputy President (Clubs & Societies)

Deputy President (Clubs & Societies) role

Help create the best student experience in the world

Leading the development and growth of our ~400 Clubs, Societies and Projects, the Deputy President (Clubs & Societies) is at the centre of the Imperial extra-curricular experience. Activities and interests split between Sports, Arts, Recreation, Knowledge, Culture and Community run hundreds of events across countries around the world. Together with the Deputy President (Finance & Services), the Deputy President (Clubs & Societies) supports training, recognition and representation for every student who takes a volunteer role in our activities. 

What you would do as Deputy President (Clubs & Societies)

Key Facts

  • Full-time, paid role (circa £37K)
  • Term in office: Mid July 2024 - 31 July 2025
  • Responsible for supporting our ~400 Clubs, Societies and Projects as they lead a diverse range of events, competitions and trips every year
  • Lead your own campaigns and projects to improve the student experience across campuses
  • Jointly responsible for supporting our 2,000+ CSP committee volunteers in training, representation and budgeting to boost their personal and professional development
  • Member of Imperial College Union's Board of Trustees
  • Leader of Clubs, Societies & Projects Board and supporter of Management Group Chairs 

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What you would learn as Deputy President (Clubs & Societies)

Do you want a job where every day is different and you are continually learning about new activities, ideas and interests?

In this role you would be in the engine room of the busiest hive of extra-curricular activity of any UK university. Very few graduate jobs would give you this level of independence and responsibility straight out of your studies - but Imperial College Union would support you to make your own mark on the Imperial student experience while sharpening your own leadership and organisational skills.

As Deputy President (Clubs & Societies), you would develop your:

  • Leadership ability, supporting the leadership journey for club & society committee members while chairing key forums such as Student Activities Board and Clubs, Societies and Projects Board (CSPB)
  • Strategic thinking, work with full time staff and student representatives to shape the future of clubs & societies while also impacting Imperial College Union's strategic aims in your projects and campaigns. 
  • Interpersonal and public speaking skills, get experience leading meetings and forums between your representative student body and college/union staff members
  • Ability to empower and develop others, as you encourage volunteers and activity leaders to pursue their ambitious goals and support exciting projects, events and competitions
  • Stakeholder management, as you balance the competing views and interests within the student body and the wider Imperial community

Role Description

The Deputy President (Clubs & Societies) shall:

  • Take on Presidential duties as appropriate
  • Be jointly responsible with the Deputy President (Finance & Services) for the training, support and recognition of Clubs, Societies & Projects (CSP) volunteers, in conjunction with the relevant Union committees
  • Liaise with Union staff to ensure that appropriate support is being given to all Clubs, Societies & Projects
  • Be responsible for reporting student opinion on and needs of CSPs to the College and external bodies, suggesting areas for development and enhancing the student experience and provision for students, in conjunction with the relevant Union committees and staff
  • Be jointly responsible with Deputy President (Finance & Services) for overseeing support on financial matters to Clubs, Societies & Projects
  • Be responsible for overseeing the effective organisation of Welcome Fair

All Officer Trustees shall:

  • Act as a Trustee ex-officio
  • Fulfill all Presidential and constitutional responsibilities
  • Execute and develop policy and further the aims and objectives of the Union
  • Ensure that all members of the Union are equally represented
  • Chair relevant Union committees
  • Liaise with Union and College staff as appropriate
  • Represent the Union on external committees as appropriate
  • Report to Union committees as appropriate
  • Establish extra duties with the President where appropriate
  • Coordinate the work of the non-Trustee officers of the Union
  • Deliver the Union's strategic aims and uphold the Union's values
  • Ensure that the Union provides relevant and sustainable events and services that meet the demands of its members
  • Campaign where appropriate on issues relevant to the membership

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