What’s the role?
The Welfare Officer is responsible for the development and management of welfare initiatives, as well as taking the lead on welfare campaigns. The Welfare Officer will also liaise with the RUSU Advice Service; supporting and helping to promote their services.
- Working on welfare related campaigns and initiatives.
- Overseeing the RUSU Advice Service, meeting with Advisers regularly to discuss issues affecting students.
- Overseeing the election and work of JCR committees to improve the welfare provision for students in halls.
- Training, managing and liaising with the Welfare Reps in all sports clubs and societies.
- Working on all external and internal aspects of student welfare, including attending all relevant University of Reading committees, and liaising with relevant staff and stakeholders.
- Leading on all housing and accommodation projects and campaigns.
- Maintaining a working relationship with the University of Reading's Executive Board.
What’s my role as a Trustee of RUSU?
- Full-Time Officers sit on the RUSU Trustee Board which is responsible for directing the affairs of RUSU and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of students.
- Full-Time Officers also sit on sub-committees such as the Elections Committee.
What’s in it for me?
- The ability to set the strategic direction of RUSU.
- Networking opportunities with staff, students and academics locally and nationally.
- Development of transferable skills leading to excellent career prospects.
- Working on behalf of students on projects that you are passionate about.
- Opportunities to influence and manage positive and exciting change.
Am I eligible?
All students apart from Erasmus students undertaking a semester at Reading, foundation degree students and students studying night classes on campus can run for a Full-Time Officer position.
You can only nominate yourself for one Full-Time Officer role. If you nominate yourself for this role then you cannot nominate yourself for any other role in this election.
If you’d like to find out more about this role, please contact: