President

The President oversees all that the society does, as well as liaising with all main stakeholders including internal and external partners.

This role involves:

  • Guiding the society through the planning and execution of events over the year
  • Supporting all other members of the exec with their roles
  • Securing sponsorship for the year ahead
  • Building and retaining relationships with the many internal sponsors (School of Engineering, WMG etc) as well as external sponsors

For this role, you should:

  • Be very organised and driven, and have a strong vision for the society
  • Be confident in building new relationships with companies/partners/sponsors
  • Be willing to lead the rest of the exec team and help overcome challenges as they arise

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Vice President

The Vice President supports the President in leading the society, as well as overseeing the organisation of our largest events.

This role involves:

  • Organising the society’s conferences, which each year brings hundreds of students and industry leaders together to talk about topics relating to energy and technology.
  • Helping to secure sponsors and partners for the year ahead
  • Standing in for the President where necessary

For this role, you should:

  • Be very organised and driven in order to plan and run large conferences
  • Be confident in building new relationships with companies/partners/sponsors
  • Be willing to guide and support the rest of the exec team in their respective roles

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Treasurer

As Treasurer, you have responsibility over the society's finances, both in the long term and in the day to day operation of the society.

This role involves:

  • Overseeing and maintaining current finances.
  • Coordinate and assist other exec in their efforts to raise sponsorship and achieve sales of tickets etc.
  • Forecast for the year ahead prepare budgets for each main event.
  • Keep track of sponsorship payments to ensure the SU receive the money promptly.

For this role, you should:

  • Build good relationships with the relevant societies coordinators and SU finance staff to help speed things through.
  • Be organised and maintain your own account of society finances instead of relying on the SU’s system as this is very outdated and hard to track.
  • Be proactive in seeking sources of income and approaching sponsors throughout the year as there are many ways to get involved with the society.

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Secretary

As Secretary, you are responsible for the running of all exec meetings and making sure that other members of exec are able to carry their roles and tasks successfully. You are also responsible for sending the weekly emails to the members

This role involves

  • Organising and taking minutes in the weekly exec meetings
  • Coordinating with other exec members to ensure that the actions discussed in meetings are carried out successfully and within deadline.
  • Generally responsible for making sure the other exec members are able to fulfil their roles and stepping in where necessary if such a problem arises
  • Writing the weekly emails which are distributed to all members of the society

For this role, you should:

  • Be very organised, yet flexible enough to quickly respond to changes or urgent matters
  • Be able to communicate accurately and concisely - a large amount of what the secretary produces is written documents (minutes/emails etc)
  • Be willing and able to motivate and push the exec to achieve their best.

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Academic Officer

The Academic Officer organises academic sessions to support members, and oversees the weekly EngCafe sessions.

This role involves:

  • Supporting members by organising academic sessions to offer course support
  • Overseeing the weekly EngCafe speaker series, which bring together topics such as research, career progression and academic help

For this role, you should:

  • Be organised and driven, and plan well ahead
  • Have a good understanding of the course and be able to run academic events
  • Be able to plan and promote interesting EngCafe sessions which cater to all members

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Careers Officer

The Careers Officer provides members with support for their future careers, by building relationships with companies and organising events on campus.

This role involves:

  • Creating relationships and working with many engineering companies
  • Planning a schedule of careers related events throughout the year, including company presentations, CV/skills workshops etc
  • Working with the President and Treasurer to secure sponsorship for the year ahead

For this role, you should:

  • Be organised and driven, and plan well ahead
  • Be able to liaise with and respond to companies in a professional and timely manner
  • Identify and prioritise career areas where engineers would benefit the most from support

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Site Visits Officer

The Site Visits Officer organises off-campus visits to different engineering companies.

This role involves:

  • Planning and organising an interesting and varied calendar of site visits
  • Working closely with the SU to ensure all trips are financed and planned in advance
  • Promoting the visits to all members

For this role, you should:

  • Be organised and driven, and plan well ahead
  • Be able to liaise with and respond to companies in a professional and timely manner
  • Have a good knowledge of the engineering sector and identify suitable companies to visit

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Publicity Officer

This role involves notifying and engaging members of the work the society does, and retaining a good external image.

This role involves:

  • Responsibility for all Social Media, website and TV content
  • Notifying members of upcoming events, as well as documenting past events
  • Playing a key role on Fresher’s Week campaign
  • Responding to general messages we receive via social media/email

For this role, you should:

  • Be approachable and enthusiastic, and willing to engage members
  • Be good with social media (Facebook and Instagram) and be able to edit our website
  • Be organised be able to plan ahead

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Marketing Officer

The Marketing Officer produces materials to help promote the society’s events.

This role involves:

  • Designing our physical media (including flyers, posters, banner stands etc) and our online content (wall banners, posters)
  • Producing a theme and content for our bigger events, including conferences, balls and Fresher’s week
  • Designing and overseeing the production of society clothing and giveaways
  • Working closely with the Publicity Officer and keeping to a publicity schedule

For this role, you should:

  • Have some experience of graphic design and of using design software (e.g. Adobe InDesign, Photoshop)
  • Be creative and organised, and be able to work to deadlines
  • Build relationships with suppliers

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Outreach Officer

The Outreach Officer co-ordinates the society’s outreach team, and communicates with local schools and works with the SoE and WMG to deliver widening participation events.

This role involves:

  • Lead the outreach team, from recruiting members, supporting training and managing events.
  • Contact local schools and youth groups to arrange sessions, as well as helping with events with WMG and the SoE.
  • Support the society’s operations and events, particularly with the conferences.

For this role, you should:

  • Be organised, good at planning events and managing logistics.
  • Be able to work closely with university staff, so it is desirable to have been involved within the team before.
  • Be enthusiastic, and willing to help out when you are needed.

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Social Secretary [2 positions available]

This role involves two parts, primarily the planning and overseeing of three main events: a winter formal, a society ball and a tour. Secondary the coordination of weekly socials. 

This role involves:

  • Planning and promoting the winter formal and society ball. Large tasks in themselves, it may be necessary to assemble a committee.
  • Planning and run smaller socials over the year including alcoholic and non alcoholic orientated.
  • Planning and promoting the tour

For this role, you should:

  • Be organised, good at planning and execution of events, big and small
  • Be enthusiastic and encouraging to members and non-members alike
  • Keep an active presence within the society, keeping interests peaked
  • Form a stable relationship with the SU

 

President
Raina Bardhan
Kamal Deris
Kulan Gunawardena