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Vice President Community Job Role

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Vice President Community

Vice President Community is responsible for campaigning to widen development projects and opportunities for students. They will campaign to widen participation in extra-curricular activities and support the development of the clubs and societies. They lead on sustainability and environmental issues within the Union and University and foster collaboration between Strathclyde students, staff and local communities.

Salary: £21,630
Term: Summer 2023 to Summer 2024 (start date TBC)
Time Commitment: 35 hours per week (Full Time)

Newly elected Full Time Officers are required to be available for handover and induction in the final two weeks of June.

Useful Skills: Enthusiasm, Organisation Skills, Relationship Building, Team-player, Decision Making, Negotiation, Public Speaking,

This role will:

1. Develop and promote extra-curricular activities within the University and the Glasgow community.

2. Campaign to widen participation in extracurricular activities and improve the diversity of activities/opportunities offered.

3. Identify and work to establish opportunities for collaboration and community building within Strathclyde, for example Halls Reps and RAG groups.

4. Focus on sustainability and environmental issues.

5. Engage with external stakeholders and developing partnerships and opportunities.

6. Improve the services provided by Strath Union for societies and other student groups.

7. Facilitate input to University strategic initiatives and ensure student voice is heard in in corporate governance meetings.

The perfect candidate for the Executive will be someone that wants to make a difference, but also recognises that you should be making a difference for the right reasons.

Dr Debbie Willison, Vice Dean (Academic), Faculty of Science

I wanted to improve the student experience and as a campaigner it felt right to put myself forward.

Gurjit Singh, Union President 2007/08

Board of Trustees

This position is also a member of the Board of Trustees, which holds overall financial, legal and strategic responsibilities for the Association. For more info on being a Trustee, read OSCR’s (the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator) guide.

Key Relationships

  • Strath Union: Full-Time Exec Officers, Non-Exec Officers, Staff including Senior Management, Advice Hub, Central Services, Commercial, Communications and Marketing, Sports Union and Student Engagement teams
  • University: The Principal, the Vice-Principal, the Associate Principal & Executive Dean of each Faculty, the Associate Principals, the Chief Commercial Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the University Secretary, the Director of Strategy and Policy, and the Director of HR.
  • External Organisations: National Union of Students’ (NUS), Public Officials, Full Time Officers at other institutions.

Key Meetings

This is not an exhaustive list.


Trustee Board

Student Parliament


Executive Committee

Clubs Exec


University Court

University Senate

Campus Identity Group

Fairtrade Group

Halls Committee

Role Specific Training

  • Extensive training and support will be provided to ensure that you are fully equipped for the role.
  • Full Time Officers are required to attend the handover and induction period which takes place in June.
  • Newly elected Full-Time Officers should check with Student Union staff before making any summer holiday plans as a lot of training is scheduled over the summer period.
  • Additional training and ongoing support are provided throughout the academic year.

Ru Wallace, VP Community 2020/21, on why you should run for Elections:

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