Part time - approx. 9-12 hours per week during forums
Closing Date: 9am Monday 11 October 2021
Fixed term contract until 31 May 2022
Leeds University Union is a charity that helps over 38,000 students love their time at Leeds. Located at the heart of campus, the Union is a space to meet people, make new friends and get involved.
We're looking for a Forum Facilitator to work closely with the Political Engagement Team here at LUU to ensure that the student voice is heard, and our members are able to make change. The role will allow you to see and support a sector-leading democratic structure – the Better Forums - and play a key role in debates, elections, Question Times and more across the year. You’ll get to meet lots of fellow students via the Forums, as well as candidates in LeadLUU, local MPs and the Vice-Chancellor. It will be a great opportunity for you to develop your communication, chairing and facilitation skills.
In the team we aim to help more students believe in their own efficacy and to create change on campus, in the city and in the wider world. However we never stop trying to be better at what we do. This makes for a vibrant, challenging environment. Students are central to our work and each year we are amazed by their enthusiasm, ideas and achievements. We are looking for a like-minded, driven individual who can help us deliver key projects within the Union and help ensure the student voice is heard and celebrated.
Duties & Responsibilities:
● To contribute to the development and implementation of the Political Engagement Team plan
Working with Others
● To deal with members and colleagues in a caring and professional manner at all times
● To help deal with conflicts and help identify opportunities for synergy
● To facilitate the three rounds of Better Forum per year (each round includes Better Union, Better University & Better Leeds)
● To be familiar with the Forum agenda in advance of the meeting
● To ensure Forums are well run, productive and participative
● To keep the meeting focussed on one item at a time
● To regulate the flow of discussion in line with the Union’s bye-laws
● To clarify and summarise points made by students whilst remaining impartial
● To outline the implications of different decisions for the student panel
● To keep the meeting to time
● To deliver the highest level of service to each and every member
● To ensure that personal knowledge and skills are updated to ensure effectiveness in meeting work objectives
● Such other duties as may be reasonably prescribed by the Democratic Engagement Manager appropriate to the grade and responsibilities of this post.
● To be an independent chair for other on-campus events if needed