Kingston Hub Committee 20/21

At Kingston Hub we believe that students have the power and potential to shape a better world. We're recruiting a leadership team to support the delivery of our activities on campus, and spread the word of the Hub!

Informaton icon At Kingston Hub we believe that students have the power and potential to shape a better world. We're recruiting a leadership team to support the delivery of our activities on campus, and spread the word of the Hub!

Location icon Kingston University

Clock icon September 2020 - June 2021

Why should I apply to be a committee member?

Kingston Hub is a really exciting place for making social impact, developing transferable skills employers are looking for and making lots of friends along the way! As part of Kingston Hub, you would be part of the Student Hubs family, made up of communities of students at universities across the UK, with staff dedicated to support you to make social change. We think that students are capable of making a real difference in their communities, and we're here to support you to be the world changers you could be.

So whether you're really passionate about a certain topic, or don't have a specific issue in mind but want to get stuck into making a difference and trying something new, there's a position for you. You'll be fully trained and supported in your role by our team of dedicated staff.

Skills you can gain by being on the committee:

  1. Leadership
  2. Communication
  3. Project Management
  4. Volunteer Management
  5. Teamwork
  6. Public Speaking & Presentation
  7. Building relationships with and working with external charitable organisations, social enterprises and health and education institutions
  8. And so much more!

What are the next steps?

  1. Fill in the application form telling us why you’d like to be involved, what skills and experiences you can bring to the role and what role you’d like to apply for. The deadline for applications is Sunday 26th April.
  2. We’ll be in touch in due course to invite you to a short interview if your written application is successful. Interviews take place Tuesday 28th to Thurs 30th April.
  3. At interview we’ll have a chance to meet you and discuss what role you could play on the committee.
  4. If you’re successful your induction will take place after exams in May. We’ll then spend the next few months working with you to plan your role and project and give you all the training you need to be successful in the role.
  5. You’ll start implementing your project in September 2020 when the new academic year starts.

What positions can I apply for?

President

  • Working with the committee to set the agenda for the year and ensuring that, through your coordination and motivation of the committee, these are met.
  • Being the first port of call for all queries from the committee.
  • Providing one-to-one support for members of the committee with their projects and being able to jump in when needed.
  • Regularly reviewing progress and committee efficiency ensuring monitoring and evaluation.
  • Keeping up to date with all that the Hub does by engaging with as many of its activities as possible.
  • Representing the Hub to students and external organisations — a large part of this involves being at ease with public speaking and the formalities of meetings in a professional setting.
  • Piloting your own project to tackle an issue that you care about.
  • Keeping the committee motivated through the ups and downs of the academic year.
  • Are pro-active and have a positive can-do attitude

Deputy President

  • Providing one-to-one support for members of the committee with their projects and being able to jump in when needed.
  • Supporting the President to fufill their duties and stepping in where necessary.
  • Find and build relationships with London charities to offer one-off volunteering opportunities for students throughout the year.
  • Recruit students to take part in one-off volunteering throughout the year.
  • Work with the Hub Support Officer to run the national Student Volunteering Week campaign including:
  1. Recruit and lead a student committee to support you.
  2. Organising a range of exciting events for Kingston students to take part in.
  3. Plan and implement a publicity campaign to get students involved in the week.

Schools Plus Coordinator

  • Lead on the SchoolsPlus programme with the Hub Support Officer.
  • Ensure the Schools Plus Programme is running well and gathering feedback from students.
  • Work with the Hub Support Officer to implement improvements and new initiatives.
  • Leading on recruitment of tutors.
  • Run selection workshops for tutors.
  • Plan and organise induction training for tutors.
  • Organise regular socials and other activities for tutors.

Empower Coordinator

  • Lead on the Empower programme with the Hub Support Officer.
  • Ensure the Empower Programme is running well and gathering feedback from students.
  • Work with the Hub Support Officer to implement improvements and new initiatives.
  • Leading on recruitment of mentors.
  • Run selection workshops for mentors.
  • Plan and organise induction training for mentors.
  • Organise regular socials and other activities for mentors.

Project Coordinators

We have Coordinator roles for students that are interested in leading and growing some of our existing project:

LinkYouth: LinkYouth is a project which aims to provide support for young people in London and support them to reach their full potential.

All the roles are slightly different but generally involve: - Leading on the day-to-day running of the project with help from Hub staff. - Leading on recruitment and selection of new volunteers. - Leading on building new relationships in the community - Providing ongoing support student volunteers and their training - Making sure the project is running smoothly. - Gathering feedback to improve the programme.


Issues Coordinator

  • Lead on the development of new projects on a particular issue you passionate about (with support from Hub staff).
  • This would include researching the issue you are interested in, finding the need which needs to be addressed, and devising a way students can help tackle this issue.
  • There can be many Issue Coordinators that specialise in the area they are passionate about.

Examples of social and environmental issues could be: 1. Educational Disadvantage 2. Animal Welfare 3. Elderly Isolation 4. Mental Health 5. Homelessness

Of course there are many more, so this is a role where you can pick the issue you are passionate about and make a real difference.


One off- local action Coordinator

  • Plan and develop one - off volunteering events for Kingston University students.
  • Lead on the recruitment of volunteers for events.
  • Volunteer coordination (before and on the day of the event).
  • Make sure events run smoothly.

Committee responsibilities

  • Attend weekly committee meetings.
  • Attend Hub events as required and be prepared to lend a hand to other committee members if asked.
  • Work as a team to create and run a start up projects.
  • Be an Ambassador for Kingston Hub.
  • Provide logistical support at University Fair’s and other projects as required.
  • Prepare a handover document for the role.
  • Support Kingston Hub’s fundraising efforts.
  • Liaise with Hub staff regularly.
  • Help with publicity including, but not confined to, maximising outreach of Facebook events and leafleting.

Applications close on Sunday 26th April.

Questions?

If you have any questions get in touch at info@kingstonhub.org.uk or pop into the office (JG0004) for a chat.


Support for your application

Kingston Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.

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