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Join the Give it a Go Executive Committee
The Give it a Go Executive Committee is drawn from the most passionate and committed individuals, striving to contribute to and enhance the student experience. They have the dedication and skills to make decisions that help Give it a Go evolve. As well as taking on administrative activities, as a team Give it a Go Exec members lead Students’ Union Trips, keeping students safe and organising incredible itineraries where appropriate.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with the Students' Union at a deeper level, open the door to further opportunities and will look fantastic on your CV!
The Give it a Go Exec have gone on to become wonderfully successful, with members becoming sabbatical officers, student trustees of the Students’ Union and SU presidents; the 2022-2024 president of NUS Wales was even on the exec, so you’ll be following in great footsteps. An experience like this gives you a dynamic role to grow and develop as well as helping to enhance the student experience.
What are the roles?
We have a number of different roles, with varying degrees of commitment. These are divided into two parts: The executive committee will largely be based on the desk, taking responsibility for a key area of Give it a Go, such as socials or overseas trips. Then there are events and trips volunteers, who are going on the trips and running events. There will definitely be scope for movement within these and being an executive committee member will not be a barrier to running trips.
• To provide a varied and interesting programme of non-drinking and drinking social events for Give it a Go volunteers. The role will be working closely with the Meeting Coordinator and Give it a Go Coordinator. This role will be based in the office and on socials.
Volunteer Weekend Coordinator
• To research, plan and organise an exec weekend in spring and autumn terms. We would need suitable transport, accommodation and activities. This role is mainly office based and will be working closely with the Give it a Go Coordinator
Small Events Coordinator
• To plan and coordinate a programme of small events for Give it a Go. This may involve planning events directly and also finding people to run events, and overseeing these. This role is office based and will involve attending events also. Examples of small events include bubble football and the Chinese culture event. The role will be working closely with the Give it a Go Coordinator and students running events.
Film Nights Coordinator
• To plan and oversee the running of a series of film nights. The role will mainly be in the evening, running the film and supervising volunteers. There will be a limited amount of desk work, looking at the development of film nights (e.g. planning schedules and sending out feedback surveys). The role will be working closely with the Give it a Go Coordinator and Give it a Go non-executive volunteers.
• Working closely with the Give it a Go Coordinator, this role will plan and organise meetings for Give it a Go volunteers. The Coordinator will have a say in the direction of the meetings, which will be a mixture of organisational updates, updates from Give it a Go and fun games and activities. This role will work closely with the Social Coordinator and Give it a Go Coordinator and is largely office based.
Overnight Trip Coordinator
• To research, plan and organise overnight trips, often abroad, including transport, accommodation and activities. This role is mainly office based and will be working with the Give it a Go Coordinator and Society Committees.
Give it a Go Researcher
• This is a general role for one person, to assist all areas of Give it a Go. This role is mainly office based and will be working with the Give it a Go Coordinator. The researcher will need to be flexible and will be expected to support other executive committee members where needed.
Trip & Events Give it a Go Volunteers
• This role will involve working in a small team (usually of 2) supporting Give it a Go trips and events. This will involve working with students, coach drivers, the small events coordinator and the Give it a Go Coordinator. It is mainly field based but you’ll be expected to come to a briefing and debriefing in the office with the Give it a Go Coordinator prior to/after the trip or event.
Tell me more about the roles
Before applying to the roles, it’s important to read the following documents:
Job Description (link)
Person Specification (link)
What is the commitment?
Consider the commitment of being a Give it a Go volunteer to be similar to being a committee member. For desk based roles, 2 hours a week on the desk is expected. For trip and event based roles, you’d be expected to volunteer on approximately 2-3 events a term. There will also be regular meetings and socials you’d be expected to attend.
What will you gain?
As well as a fantastic opportunity to get involved with us and the Students’ Union, gaining skills and experience you will also gain:
A place as an upstanding member of the Give it a Go family.
The chance to take the Diploma of Professional Development (DPD) in Leadership for free
A CV reference from the Students’ Union.
Free leader places on Give it a Go Day Trips
Socials throughout the year
First Aid Training (TBC)
You’ll be required to complete a very short typeform application, which takes some personal details, then asks why we should offer you the role.
If you are successful at the application stage you will be invited to attend a short, informal interview.
To apply please complete the Typeform here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is this a paid position?
A. This isn’t a paid role – you would, however, become an expert in the Students’ Union and have a much greater understanding of all the various paid opportunities from the SU through the year. You will also gain and develop a vast number of skills which will help boost your overall employability. Because of this, being on the Exec is a huge investment in yourself.
Q. When are Exec interviews?
A. Interviews will be held between 9am - 5pm during the week, at a time that suits you.
Q. How will desk shifts be allocated?
A. We will talk to you when you have your timetable and find a slot that works for you every week.
Q. Can I manage this commitment?
A. Previous Execs have had no problems managing the commitments. We ensure commitment reduces well before exams and large coursework deadlines. You should, however, be aware of committing to too many big projects, clubs, and societies at once.
If you have any questions we’d love to hear from you, feel free to email Karl, our GIAG Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time – best of luck!