Boost your career prospects, become a Sabbatical Officer

NUSU Elections

The Newcastle University Students Unions Elections are upon us, why not nominate yourself to become a Sabbatical Officer? The role comes with many perks including:

•             A salary of £19,200

•             Experience in leaderships skills and managing budgets

•             And 25 days of holiday

How can you go wrong? This future shaping role can help you on your way to develop a wide range of skills, that most other graduate-level jobs lack. It’s the opportunity to get experience in all areas of working life, giving yourself a clear boost to your career’s prospects. Some describe the job as the best graduate job in the world!

Get the Responsibility to Look after a Multimillion Organisation

You’ll be responsible for representing a student population of 26,000, your role can ensure the best interests of the students. As a Sabbatical Officer you can effect real change by participating in many of the Universities campaigns! And as a trustee of the union you will be financially responsible for the business. This high level of responsibility won’t be seen anywhere else at the age you are now and will look extremely advantageous on your CV! Many students who undertook the role of Sabbatical Officer recognise what a fantastic experience it is. Past Sabbatical officers explained how the experience shaped their future and what an amazing opportunity it was.

Learn Skills for Life and Grow as a Person

The role can be very challenging as students can be very demanding, as you will deal with many queries, learning vital people skills and negotiation. You’ll get the chance to inspire thousands of students by giving speeches, learning presentation skills in the process. Other skills involved are time management, multitasking and problem solving. With everyday different from the next, you’ll dealing with a variety of different situations in turn gaining lots of confidence. These skills develop will mean you can go into any meeting without any doubt in your mind.

Tailor your Career Path in any Direction

Many previous sabbatical officers have gone on to have very successful careers! No matter what you’re interested in or your career path, becoming a sabbatical officer can aid you in many ways. It can be a real talking point in an important interview. With the diverse skills you’ll learn, you’ll have a wider range of opportunities to choose from in the future.

You learn a plethora of skills, so why wait? Nominate yourself for Sabbatical Officer. Shape your career today!

 

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