Benefits of being a Sabbatical Officer

Benefits of being a sabbatical officer

Are you thinking about running to be a full time Sabbatical Officer? Want to know how it can benefit you and your career? Keep reading to find out.

Being a Sabbatical Officer is a full time paid role starting in July 2024. There are 8 positions you can run for:

  • President (UG)

  • President (UG) 

  • Access, Education & Participation Officer (UG)

  • Access, Education & Participation Officer (PG)

  • BME Officer 

  • Disabled Students’ Officer

  • Welfare & Community Officer 

  • Women’s Officer


Skills and benefits you will gain from being a Sabbatical Officer:

  • A full time paid role with a salary of £24,175*

  • Charity governance

  • Diplomacy

  • Organisational skills

  • Public speaking

  • Chairing

  • Teamwork

  • Building relationships

  • Running events

  • Supporting volunteers

  • Running campaigns

  • Stakeholder management

  • Gain experience in a senior leadership role in an organisation, which would usually only come with years of experience.

  • Gain an understanding of how the University's decision making works and be 'in the room' to advocate for student needs

  • Spend another year in Cambridge, taking advantage of the student life e.g societies and sport clubs. 


Sounds like it’s for you? Why not put yourself forward to run in the SU Leadership Elections? Make sure you submit your entry by Tuesday 20th February at 12pm!


*To be confirmed 



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