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Homed Elections 2023/24

Homed are running an election to choose the new committee roles for the next academic year. Students can stand for any of the following positions. If elected, you will join our committee for the rest of the year. All of the roles are incredibly important, and really rewarding. The committee this year has been very collaborative, flexible, and we’ve helped each other on all our projects, so there’s plenty of chances to get involved with campaigning, fundraising and volunteering beyond each given role description too - they are what you make of them!


We want our elections to be as fair, open and accessible to all our members as possible. Anyone can nominate themselves - you don’t need to have any particular experience in order to run. What matters most is your willingness to work as a team to help Homed next year, and the rest is a great opportunity to learn on the job!


If you would like to chat more about the roles, please get in touch with our committee via email (homed@luu.group) or our social media (linktr.ee/homedleeds)


 

What roles are available?

  • President

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Sandwich Run Coordinator x2

  • Hostel Coordinator

  • Help in Handbags Coordinator

  • Communications Officer

  • Events Officer

  • Charity Coordinator

 

When is the election?

  • Nominations open: Monday 24th Apr - Monday 8th May (closes at midnight)

  • Voting open: Monday 8th - Friday 12th May (closes at midnight)

  • Positions announced: Saturday 13th May


 

How do elections work?


You must be a member on Engage to get involved in nominating and voting in elections.


Nomination period:

  • You can nominate yourself as a candidate for any available position.

  • Your fellow members will then vote for one of the nominated candidates to fill each position.

  • You can stand for election via Engage, and find out more on how to here.

  • Candidates must nominate themselves before voting starts.


Voting period:

  • All members of Homed are eligible to vote.

  • LUU uses the Single Transferable Vote - so voters can rank the candidates in order of preference.

  • You can cast their ballot for each position via Engage, and find out more on how here.

  • Votes must hit quorum to be valid - so a minimum of 6 people must vote.

 

What are the roles?


President

Homed is looking for a committed, supportive, responsible candidate to take on the role of President. This role entails representing Homed, leading its direction for the year, and supporting the rest of the committee in making it all happen.


Within this role, the President will:

  • Organise and oversee the running of Homed

  • Chair monthly committee meetings, and call AGMs and EGMs when needed

  • Ensure the production of an annual report and up-to-date compliance

  • Ensure elections are run fairly and correctly

  • Represent Homed as main spokesperson in communications

  • Seek opportunities for the society, through collaboration with other charities and societies

  • Support committee members in their own roles, and the core society activity (volunteering opportunities through sandwich runs and hostel visits)


Secretary

Homed is looking for an organised, reliable, communicative candidate to take on the role of Secretary. This role makes sure that Homed runs smoothly and efficiently, supporting the committee through keeping on top of society activity.


Within this role, the Secretary will:

  • Maintain membership records and update mailing lists

  • Organise meetings and rotas for events

  • Produce agendas and take minutes for all meetings

  • Support the upkeep of up-to-date compliance documents

  • Monitor the email, and write updates to members when needed

  • Adopt the President’s responsibilities when they’re not available e.g. chairing meetings


Treasurer

Homed is looking for a reliable, organised and problem-solving candidate to take on the role of Treasurer. This role ensures our money is spent well, and goes as far as possible towards helping charitable causes.


Within this role, the Treasurer will:

  • Look after the finances, ensuring our funding is spent appropriately

  • Approve expenses to keep our accounts up-to-date

  • Submit grant applications to Activities Executive

  • Produce yearly reports and budgets

  • Send donations from our fundraising activity to external partners


Sandwich Run Coordinator x 2

Homed is looking for a dedicated, empathetic and responsible candidate to take on the role of Sandwich Run Coordinator. This role involves taking volunteers out on our regular 'sandwich runs' once a week, walking around the city centre and distributing food and other supplies to members of the public who are experiencing homelessness.


Sandwich runs are one of our core activities as a volunteering society, so filling this role is particularly important to help Homed carry on next year!


Within this role, the coordinator will:

  • Organise weekly sandwich runs, including sign-ups and food preparation

  • Run the sandwich runs regularly throughout term-time

  • Lead and manage volunteers during sandwich runs

  • Represent compassionate, non-judgemental care in our community


Hostel Coordinator

Homed is looking for a dedicated, empathetic and responsible candidate to take on the role of Hostel Coordinator. This role involves taking volunteers out on our hostel visits and engaging with its residents, through activities like watching films, playing games and cooking.


Hostel visits are one of our core activities as a volunteering society, so filling this role is particularly important to help Homed carry on next year!


Within this role, the coordinator will:

  • Organise bimonthly hostel visits, including signups

  • Prepare fun and engaging activities for residents e.g. arts, crafts, baking

  • Run the hostels visits regularly throughout term-time

  • Lead and manage volunteers during hostel visits

  • Most importantly, reliably maintain the rekindled relationship with local organisation Francis House through friendship and compassion


Help in Handbags Coordinator

Homed is looking for an enthusiastic, empathetic and innovative candidate to take on the role of Help in Handbags Coordinator. This role entails carrying on the work of local community project Help In Handbags (see more here).


Within this role, the coordinator will:

  • Distributing and delivering sanitary products and toiletries

  • Raising awareness of issues surrounding period poverty and homelessness

  • Fundraising and events e.g. organising donation drives of sanitary products

  • Support the Charity Coordinator in liaising with local charities


Events Officer

Homed is looking for an enthusiastic, creative and organised candidate to take on the role of Events Officer. This role will organise events for members across the year, from GIAGs and socials, fundraisers and donation drives, to the end-of-year charity concert.


Within this role, the Coordinator will:

  • Organise engaging events for members and non-members to meet, make connections, and get involved outside of sandwich runs and hostel visits

  • Increasing fundraising and awareness-raising efforts in the coming year (e.g. workshops, campaigns, speakers, charity concerts)

  • Help the Communications Officer publicise upcoming events

  • Ensure all events are safe, accessible and compliant


Communications Officer

Homed is looking for a creative, innovative and tech-savvy candidate to take on the role of Communications Officer. This role keeps our members informed of what we are up to, and how students can get involved.


Within this role, the Coordinator will:

  • Create content to help make members aware of upcoming events, opportunities and campaigns

  • Run the social media channels (Facebook and Instagram), especially keeping an eye out for messages

  • Ensure our digital presence remains up-to-date and accessible for members (e.g. on Engage, homedleeds.org)

  • Communicate society activity to members via email and social media

  • Innovate to increase our reach and awareness amongst the student body


Charity Coordinator

Homed is looking for a proactive, passionate and engaged candidate to take on the role of Charity Coordinator. This role works to build connections with other local homelessness charities and national campaigns, making sure our work is relevant and responsive to the needs of people experiencing homelessness.


Within this role, the Coordinator will:

  • Build partnerships with local charities and organisations

  • Facilitate communication and ensure handover of information

  • Organise volunteering opportunities with external partners

  • Form connections with other societies and facilitate collaboration

  • Research current issues and campaigns related to homelessness, and suggest how the society might respond and help


 

How can I find out more?

You can learn more about elections at LUU and find the Homed AGM on the LUU Engage page.

You can also feel free to get in touch with the existing committee on social media (https://linktr.ee/homedleeds) or email (homed@luu.group) with any more questions you have!

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