As well as the chance to make a real difference to the lives of students at Sussex there are a number of amazing personal benefits to being an officer or rep;
Whilst being a Full-time Officer is an exciting opportunity it also brings with it the need for a head for responsibility and a commitment to:
The responsibilities of full-time officers are set down in the Union's constitution, and are further explained on the in the election pages. This gives both the key responsibilities common to all full-time officer roles, and those appropriate to the particular post you're interested in.
The responsibilities of officers and reps are set down in the Union's constitution, and are further explained on the election pages.
The University of Sussex Students’ Union is a registered charity. There is lots of legislation and case law concerned with our activities and with the conduct of our Full-time Officers and Student Trustees who are the Students’ Union’s Trustees.
The Full-time Officers are Company Directors of the Students' Union. The President also acts as Company Directors for the Union’s trading company.
Below is a list of circumstances that may prevent you from becoming a trustee or company director.
If you want to ask for clarification on any of these points, please come and speak to Paul Newton, Cheif Executive (senior member of staff) or e-mail him at Paul.N@sussexstudent.com
You are not allowed to be a Trustee or Company Director if you:
If you are in any doubt about your eligibility to act as a Trustee you should either seek your own legal advice or contact the Charity Commission.
If you apply as a candidate for Full-time Office, you will be required to sign that you have read and understood the above criteria, and confirm that you are eligible to exercise the rights, duties and responsibilities of a Trustee of the Union and those of a Company Director.