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Our Annual General Meeting is the opportunity to reflect on our achievements this year and elect a new Committee to take Fusion forward.

AGM

Applications to join our Committee are open.

Our AGM will take place on Thursday 16th March.

Read about the various roles on offer below. The deadline to apply is 23:59 on 9th March.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch via social media or email to info@fusionchemsoc.co.uk.

We'd be happy to chat.

TIMELINE

26 February

Applications open

9 March

Applications close

16 March

AGM & voting commences

tbc

New Committee announced

COMMITTEE ROLES 2023–24

President

The President has overall responsibility for Fusion and leads the Committee in every aspect of the society. The President must have strong leadership skills as well as being able to work with others effectively. They are also responsible for the long-term planning of the society.

Vice-President

The Vice-President has a position of leadership within Fusion, but not with as much responsibility as the President. They work with the President on all aspects of the society, helping make decisions and achieve Fusion’s goals. This general role is ideal for someone who would like variation and responsibility.

Secretary

The Secretary role is a general position within the Committee, helping out with all aspects of the society. The tasks would be well-suited to someone with good organisational skills and a desire to get involved in several ways, without too much responsibility.

Treasurer

The Treasurer is responsible for Fusion’s finances, and helping out in other areas of the society where required. The role includes liaising with Bristol SU to manage transactions through the society. The Treasurer will also work closely with the External Relations Officer to write sponsorship contracts.

Social Secs

The two Social Secs have probably the most fun role, as they organise our regular social events, ensuring students have a great experience in Bristol. A lot of planning and preparation goes into each event to maximise student satisfaction and ensure everyone feels included. Some events should be alcohol-free.

Ball Secs

Fusion’s two Ball Secs have a lot of fun as they organise the two annual formals at Christmas and after Easter. At other points this role is fairly quiet, so becoming Ball Sec is ideal if you want to run two highly satisfying events, but don’t want a commitment throughout the entire year.

Equality Officer

The Equality Officer has a really important role in the society, which is to ensure every individual feels included and welcome. This means ensuring events are inclusive and that guest speakers are from a wide range of backgrounds. The role has oversight of the LGBTQ+ and BAME Networks.

Marketing & Comms Officer

A new role within the Committee, the Marketing & Communications Officer will be responsible for maintaining Fusion’s strong branding and communications primarily to students. If you are attentive to detail and like perfection then this role is ideal for you. No experience of the platforms required.

External Relations Officer

A new role this year, the External Relations Officer is focussed on our relationships outside of the University. This includes contacting sponsors, charities and other organisations, as well as inviting academics for our guest speaker events. The role could also include organising outreach activities alongside the School of Chemistry.

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

President

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To take the lead on all aspects of the society, with assistance from the Vice-President.

  • To work with each Committee member on their tasks and assign tasks to people as required.

  • To represent the society both within the University and externally.

  • To ensure that all members of the Society feel included and welcome, and that any incidents are dealt with.

  • To review the long-term goals of the society and make final decisions on any major events or changes to Fusion or its constitution.

QUALITIES OF A GREAT PRESIDENT

  • Well-organised

  • Enthusiastic

  • A team player

  • Motivated

  • A strong leader

  • Passionate about Fusion

  • Responsible

  • Proactive

Vice-President

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To assist the President with their tasks and help lead Committee meetings and discussions.

  • To work with all Committee members and teams to ensure the smooth running of the society.

  • To help organise sponsorship and other partnerships alongside the External Relations Officer.

  • To support the Treasurer in managing the finances of Fusion, working with Bristol SU.

  • To ensure that every aspect of the society is inclusive to students of all backgrounds, working closely with other Committee members to achieve this.

QUALITIES OF A GREAT VICE-PRESIDENT

  • Well-organised

  • Enthusiastic

  • A team player

  • Motivated

  • A strong leader

  • Passionate about Fusion

  • Responsible

  • Proactive

Secretary

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To organise whole Committee meetings on a regular basis.

  • To take minutes at meetings and assign tasks to various Committee members.

  • To assist the President and Vice-President in their leadership roles, as well as others when required.

  • To assist the Social and Ball Secretaries in organising events, such as contacting venues.

  • To work with the Marketing and Communications Officer to ensure information is clear and well-presented, and help update the website, or write emails and social media posts where necessary.

QUALITIES OF A GREAT SECRETARY

  • Enthusiastic

  • A team player

  • Motivated

  • Responsible

  • Proactive

  • Keen to learn

  • Attentive to detail

Treasurer

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To keep a close eye on Fusion’s finances throughout the year, advising the President and Vice-President on this.

  • To plan the annual budget for the society, taking into account the usual costs of previous years.

  • To work with the External Relations Officer to secure sponsorship.

  • To help the Social Secs and Ball Secs with planning the financial side of events, particularly the costly Christmas and Summer Formals.

  • To assist in other aspects of the society as required by the President and Vice-President.

QUALITIES OF A GREAT TREASURER

  • Good at Maths

  • Enthusiastic

  • A team player

  • Motivated

  • Passionate about Fusion

  • Responsible

  • Proactive

  • Excel literate

Social Secs

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To organise regular (usually fortnightly) social events for students, as well as organise the Family Scheme.

  • To contact venues for events and draw up concrete plans so that events run smoothly.

  • To run collaborative events with other societies, even nationally, and organisations such as Fusion’s sponsors.

  • To work with the Treasurer to manage the budget and costs of the events.

  • To provide details to the Marketing & Communications Officer to promote the events successfully and attract as much attention as possible.

QUALITIES OF A GREAT SOCIAL SEC

  • Fun

  • Enthusiastic

  • A team player

  • Passionate about Fusion

  • Responsible

  • Proactive

  • Keen to run socials

  • Friendly and outgoing

Ball Secs

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To organise the Christmas and Summer Formals, two highlight events of the year.

  • To contact various venues and draw up plans for different options, discussing with the Committee.

  • To ensure the events run smoothly by organising them impeccably.

  • To work with the Treasurer to manage the budget and costs of the events.

  • To provide details to the Marketing & Communications Officer to promote the events successfully and attract as much attention as possible.

QUALITIES OF A GREAT BALL SEC

  • Fun

  • Enthusiastic

  • Organised

  • Motivated

  • Passionate about Fusion

  • Responsible

  • Proactive

  • Keen to run socials

Equality Officer

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To have responsibility for the Equality Action Plan and ensure that significant progress is made.

  • To collate feedback from students as to how to improve equality and take appropriate action.

  • To oversee (or run) the LGTBQ+ and BAME Networks, encouraging students in those communities to join.

  • To work with the President and Vice-President to ensure equality is a fundamental part of Fusion’s Vision.

  • To ensure equality is considered in every aspect of Fusion’s activities, particularly the events, and ensuring new students feel welcome when they arrive, such as through the Family Scheme.

QUALITIES OF A GREAT EQUALITY OFFICER

  • Supportive

  • Enthusiastic

  • A team player

  • Motivated

  • Passionate about Fusion

  • Responsible

  • Proactive

  • Keen to learn

Marketing & Comms Officer

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To design social media posts, using tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Hootsuite to schedule them.

  • To write regular email newsletters using Mailchimp, or send emails through the Chemistry UG Office.

  • To regularly update the website, adding events and other information.

  • To apply Fusion’s Brand Guidelines across all channels of communication, with an acute attention to detail.

  • To assist the Social and Ball Secretaries in organising events, such as contacting venues.

QUALITIES OF A GREAT MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

  • Attentive to detail

  • A good communicator

  • A team player

  • Motivated

  • Passionate about Fusion

  • Interested in marketing

  • Proactive

  • Keen to learn

External Relations Officer

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To secure sponsorship for Fusion, continuing this year’s contracts or seeking new companies, and acting as a point of contact.

  • To organise a charity partner and work with the Committee to raise money for them at certain events.

  • To organise exciting guest speaker events by inviting academics from other institutions.

  • To work with the Careers Service to organise the Chemistry Careers Day, including contacting alumni.

  • To liaise with Bristol ChemLabS to investigate the possibility of outreach activities from the society.

QUALITIES OF A GREAT EXTERNAL RELATIONS OFFICER

  • Interested in wider chemistry

  • Enthusiastic

  • A team player

  • Motivated

  • Passionate about Fusion

  • A good communicator

  • Proactive

  • Keen to learn

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