Job Descriptions ______________________________________________________________ National Chair The National Chair is responsible for setting the political direction of Labour Students, and coordinating the day-to-day work of the organisation. They are main point of contact for external stakeholders and lead Labour Students’ engagement with Young Labour, the National Union of Students and Labour Students NUS Group, and elected representatives and officials of the Labour Party. They act as Chair of both the Labour Students National Committee and Labour Students National Conference. The National Chair is ultimately responsible for ensuring that Labour Students contributes effectively to the Labour Party’s efforts ahead of key elections, as guided by colleagues in Labour Party Head Office. National Secretary The National Secretary is responsible for the day-to-day administration of labour Students. They look after much of the internal mechanisms of the organisation, managing the finances, organising all Labour Students national events, and administering the democratic processes of the organisation. They chair the Elections Committee, and take responsibility for the communication of democratic procedures and deadlines prior to events, compiling agendas, motions documents and practical guidance for members. The National Secretary is responsible for day-today communications such as all-member emails and communications to club chairs, as well as maintaining the Friends of Labour Students alumni network. National Campaigns and Membership Officer The Campaigns ad Membership Officer is responsible for leading the campaigning work of Labour Students, both on annual priority campaigns and Party election work, and for supporting membership and club development. They produce materials to support the annual priority campaign and work with club chairs to help deliver their campaigns on campus, as well as supporting the development of new Labour Clubs. This includes managing the production of Labour Students’ extensive range of materials for Fresher’s Week. The Campaigns and Membership Officer plans and supports national campaign days and campaigning activity ahead of key elections, and also acts as Chair of the Labour Students Policy Committee. The National Committee Vice-Chair (Policy and Campaigns)
Job Descriptions ______________________________________________________________ The Vice-Chair (Policy and Campaigns) assists the Campaigns and Membership Officer with the organisation of national campaigning activity and mobilisation of members ahead of events. Vice Chair (Events and Communications) The Vice-Chair (Events and Communications) with the National Secretary as required to assist in the organisation of national events, and to ensure that the relevant information is communicated to clubs ahead of these events. They also work year-round to support Labour Clubs seeking advice and best practice on how to run successful events on campus. Liberation Officers - 4 positions The four Liberation Officers represent the four Liberation Campaigns in Labour Students. These are the Women’s Officer, the Disabled Students’ Officer, the BAME Officer (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) and the LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans+). These are elected by caucuses made up of members who define into that campaign, and are there to represent the views of their members in Labour Students. Regional Coordinators - 9 positions Regional Coordinators are responsible for supporting clubs and mobilising members within their region, building links between Labour Clubs and facilitating the sharing of best practice. It is expected that Regional Coordinators will hold at least one campaign day and one regional event per term. There are nine regional coordinators, one per Labour Party region: - Eastern - East Midlands - London - North - North-West - South-East - South-West - West Midlands - Yorkshire and the Humber Members wishing to stand as Regional Coordinators must be students at an institution in the region they seek to represent. In the interests of gender balancing, each year half of the regional coordinator positions are reserved for a woman - which regions are reserved and which are open alternates every year -
Job Descriptions ______________________________________________________________ please see latest election communications for details of this year’s arrangements. Further Education Representative The FE Rep sits on Labour Students National Committee to represent the view of students at Further Education institutions. They are elected by FE students and should focus on engaging and building new Labour Clubs at colleges across the country. National Policy Forum Representative The National policy Forum representative is Labour Students’ voice in the Labour Party’s policy-developing NPF. Elected for two years, the NPF Representative is expected to attend NPF events and meetings, and advance the agreed policy positions of Labour Students through the National Policy Forum. _________________________________________________________________________ Policy Committee - 5 places The policy committee is chaired by the National Campaigns and Membership Officer and is responsible for drawing up action plans to advance the policy agreed at Labour Students National Conference. The committee also assist with the administration of the priority ballot at National Conference. At least half of the committee are made up of self-defining women - this includes the National Campaigns and Membership Officer as Chair. _________________________________________________________________________ Elections Committee - 4 places The elections committee is chaired by the National Secretary and is responsible for approving the timetable and spending limits for National Committee elections and organising of a hustings event to be live streamed to members. At least two places are reserved for women.