Here at Aston Student Minds, we are always looking for individuals with a passion for mental health awareness to get involved with us, whether that’s through fundraising, event support, workshops, social media or focus groups – we love hearing from you!
This is why the new Aston Student Minds committee for 2015/16 are opening up newly found positions in the society known as Project Support Officers for this coming year. This is a great position for anyone interested in the work at ASM does! If you’re not familiar with us, take a little look around the rest of this website via the navigation buttons at the top of the page or visit our Facebook: www.facebook.com/astonstudentminds/
There are five Project Support Officer roles available, and they’re open to anyone who is a student at Aston University, regardless of your year and degree of study.
A little about the role:
Don’t you hate it when you join a society and they don’t give you an opportunity to participate? What about if they never host events? What about the times when you know you could improve an event or campaign the society is running with your skills – but instead are left to watch it flounder because you’re not on the committee?
Project Support Officers (PSOs) look to challenge all these common problems in societies as we don’t want ASM to be subject to any of these.
PSOs will basically be active members of our society that help out ASM whenever we have large projects happening throughout the year such as campaigns (and we do have some big campaigns planned this year!). This will involve PSOs helping us out with event planning, promotion, ongoing campaign duties, and fundraising.
Duties can range from booking guest speakers to decorating venues, distributing promotional materials to engaging social media. Basically, using your specific skill set to help us make the best of an event or campaign.
Not only does this give you a taste of what ASM does throughout the year, you will also get to take part in some really fun events we have planned and give you an idea about what it’s like to be on the ASM committee. Who knows – after this you could even be replacing us on the 2016/17 ASM committee?! (Also it does look quite good on your CV, so that’s nice).
How to apply:
Applications are open to anyone! No overtly formal application forms required here -all we want from you is an email discussing why you want to be a Project Support Officer and why you think you’d be good at it. We’re looking for a passion for mental health awareness here, not so much your past work experience – so don’t worry if you’ve not done this before.
All applications are considered and we will then invite those suitable to an informal interview where we can answer any questions you have about the role or ASM itself.
Emails are to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please title the subject as something like Project Support Officer Application so it’s clear).
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us on the above address or message us via our Facebook page.
Best of luck and we hope to hear from you soon!