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YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
COMMITTEES
EVERY SOCIETY MUST HAVE:
• President
• Secretary
• Treasurer
YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
PRESIDENT
THE PRESIDENT’S ROLE INCLUDES:
• Overall responsibility for the organisation and
coordination of society activities.
• To act as the first point of contact for members and main
contact for the Students’ Union, ensuring information is
forwarded and acted upon by the designated deadline.
• To engage with society members, gather their concerns,
issues and suggestions for improvement and
communicate these to the society committee and
relevant staff
YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
PRESIDENT
THE PRESIDENT’S ROLE INCLUDES:
• To feedback actions taken on these concerns, issues and
suggestions to students through email, social media,
notice boards and in person.
• To chair society meetings and ensure its smooth running.
YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
SECRETARY
THE SECRETARY’S ROLE INCLUDES:
• Overall responsibility for the administration of society
activities.
• To coordinate, plan and produce all society
communications. This includes responsibility for the
regular update of your society webpage, Facebook and
Twitter in addition to a regular distribution of information
by email.
YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
SECRETARY
THE SECRETARY’S ROLE INCLUDES:
• To outline an agenda for each committee meeting
alongside the President, to take minutes and circulate
these amongst Committee Members and to the Societies
& Volunteering Coordinator.
• To submit forms and applications as required by the
Union or Society need by given deadlines e.g. room
booking forms, risk assessments etc.
YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
TREASURER
THE TREASURER’S ROLE INCLUDES:
• Overall responsibility for the administration of society
finances.
• To ensure Society funds are managed appropriately and
accurate records kept.
• To submit applications for Union grants by given
deadlines alongside appropriate supporting evidence.
YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
TREASURER
THE TREASURER’S ROLE INCLUDES:
• To submit invoices for payment/receipts for
reimbursement alongside appropriate Committee
minutes and Union forms.
• To communicate regularly with the Societies &
Volunteering Coordinate regarding account balance and
financial planning.
YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
EMPLOYABILITY
EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN:
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Management
Leadership
Communication Skills
Delegation
Team Working
Problem Solving
YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
VOLUNTEERING
YOU ARE A VOLUNTEER!
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vInspired
University Certificate
University Employability Award
Society Awards
HEAR
Volunteering Software linked to your profile in the SU –
after Christmas
YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
UNI ACCREDITATION
HOW TO GAIN RECOGNITION:
• Complete a Record of Hours Form and submit to the
Union every month
• Complete a volunteer Evaluation in May
The University of Northampton
The Northampton
Employability Award
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Get a competitive edge over your peers
Understand and articulate the skills you have
Get your extra-curricular activity recognised
Link your academic studies to activity outside of your degree
Improve your chance of getting & sustaining employment
Interested?
Email Your President – [email protected]
YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
SOCIETY AWARDS
SOCIETY AWARDS:
Last year we had:
• Society of the Year
• Society Event of the Year
• Most Improved Society of the Year
• Greatest Contribution to the Community
• Society Committee Member of the Year
Interested in organising this event? We have a subcommittee:
Jess Fowler
– [email protected]
Zi Patel
- [email protected]
Nicole Smith
- [email protected]
YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
POLICIES
APPLICABLE VOLUNTEER POLICIES:
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Volunteer Policy
Equal Opportunities Code of Practise
Volunteer Confidentiality Policy
Union Bye-Laws
YOUR COMMITTEE ROLE
ANY QUESTIONS?
YOU SHOULD NOW KNOW:
• The main activities of your Committee Members
• The skills you can develop in your role
• How to gain recognition of your volunteering
• The policies you are held to as a volunteer

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