By AdinADM2/AfSU/5 Advisor to the Board of Directors
The AfSU Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the union. They are the designated body of leadership and will oversee all activities this union undertakes. By becoming an Advisor to the Board, you will assist AfSUs Leadership Team and will be part of managing the union's activities.
As an Advisor, you will be assisting in the management of the union by liaising directly with the Board of Directors to advise them on issues, provide connections and give valuable insights into how AfSU can develop itself as a brand. You should be able to use your connections to expand the AfSU project and advise the Board on topics that they require advisement on.
Topics and projects you may be able to advise on are broad, and may include general or specific areas of our brand, presence, national/international connections, our umbrella programme, or strategic advice. We prioritise your expertise, and thus the role will be shaped to fit your areas of knowledge.
It is recommended that you:
Hold knowledge of Zoom and Microsoft Applications. Have expertise (i.e. professional experience) or qualifications (whether you're currently studying or have graduated) in the area you wish to advise on. Hold connections or strong insights in the area you hope to advise us on. You must be able to dedicate time to the AfSU project where required and it is recommended you hold prior knowledge/experience of AfSU activities. You should be willing to attend Team AfSU events and participate in the union's activities to the best of your ability. You should also demonstrate professionalism and take initiative. We encourage confidence in suggesting new ideas and concepts. The Advisor role is a voluntary, unpaid position however AfSU can be used as a reference point on CVs/LinkedIn. Joining AfSU also means you have access to internship and other academic opportunities unique to AfSU. You'll also be joining a community of like minded people who have similar goals and interests to yourself. You'll be able to network with a broad range of individuals, and get involved in the strong diaspora community we hope to create.
Applications to this role can be submitted on a rolling basis, we will respond to all applications submitted within two weeks of submission. To apply please register an account and then proceed to fill out your application. We aim to review all applications and return an application outcome to you within two weeks of receipt.
Position: ADM2/AfSU/5 Advisor to the Board of Directors
Number of places: 1
By AdinTO APPLY TO JOIN THE AfSU UMBRELLA PLEASE REGISTER AN ACCOUNT FIRST BY CLICKING HERE AND THEN PROCEEDING TO FILL OUT THE APPLICATION - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO APPLY WITHOUT FIRST HAVING REGISTERED AN ACCOUNT.
BOD1/AfSU/6 University Society Application
University societies are able to join AfSU as partners and gain access to the AfSU community. Universities will be able to receive the following benefits:
Resources & Opportunities
By joining AfSU, your society gains access to the extensive network of opportunities and networks provided by AfSU. We offer unique internship opportunities to our members, work experience placements, and more. As well as this, you have the opportunity to engage with professionals and academics and take up paid roles at AfSU and elsewhere. You can help contribute to the notion of a strong Afghan diaspora community which we champion through the work we do and produce. Team & Community
Collaborate with AfSU and gain funding for academic events you hold. Access valuable insights and help in running your society's events. You'll be able to collaborate with not just AfSU but with all the AfSU partner societies. Conferences, Events & Workshops
Help shape the dialogue on Afghanistan and invite interested members to attend our academic events that help shape your society's members academic, personal, and cultural lives. AfSU has previously hosted networking events (with more than a hundred participants), book talks, lecture series, discussions, and more. Our conferences attract government departments, the legal sector, finance, medicine, nursing, and a wide variety of other areas which will be of interest to your society's membership. You will also be assisting in the general management of the union. You'll be able to influence AfSU Operations and help foster an active, confident, engaging and dedicated Afghan student community for years to come. There are also opportunities for paid roles to be taken, such as the Subject Tutor role for our various tuition centres that are across London.
Universities, upon joining, must agree to the AfSU Partnerships Agreement. We expect to hold universities to account for actions they take, and for universities to hold us to account for actions we take. In return for a university's participation in AfSU, we offer the various incentives outlined earlier.
AfSU reserves the right to warn, suspend and terminate partnerships between us and university societies dependant on whether actions taken by the committee members of university societies violates the AfSU Offences (External) Policy. AfSU will take action based on internal policies, including the AfSU Suspensions & Terminations Policy. AfSU takes discipline extremely seriously: the union will not tolerate behaviour which is deemed unbecoming of a member of the union, and we will be holding societies and their committees to an incredibly high standard.
Society members: your Presidents (or an authorised committee member) must fill out this form. You cannot apply to the AfSU Bursary or Scholarship Funds unless your university society is an AfSU partner. By joining AfSU, you're joining a growing community of like-minded Afghan students who want to grow the Afghan diaspora through education.
Once you have completed the form, you'll be invited to a short meeting with the AfSU Director of Operations to (a) determine how the partnership between your society and AfSU will work, (b) the AfSU Partnership Agreement and (c) what your society would like to benefit from by using AfSU services.
Position: BOD1/AfSU/6 University Society Application
Number of places: Unlimited
By AdinADM2/AfSU/4 Policy & Compliance Officer
The AfSU Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the union. They are the designated body of leadership and will oversee all activities this union undertakes. By becoming a Policy Writer & Advisor, you will assist, and be part of, AfSUs Administration Team and will be part of managing the union's activities.
As a Policy & Compliance Officer, you will be helping write key documents for the union. These may include master policies, team directives and general management directives. We’d recommend someone who holds an interest in writing complex documents apply to this post.
It is recommended that you hold some knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel. You must be able to dedicate time to the AfSU project where required and it is recommended you hold prior knowledge/experience of AfSU activities. The individual will be trained in policy writing and will be working alongside colleagues who are able to help you develop yourself both academically and professionally.
There are official rules and procedures for charities to help prevent conflicts and help volunteers work towards an organization's goals and avoid damaging the reputation of its brand. Individuals who are assigned a policy should be able to understand the clear guidelines of what AfSU expects to be written, you should be willing to submit drafts, amend feedback, and provide us with advice on how best to approach legal issues. You will be paid per each board-approved policy you submit to us. Any individual who is wanting to apply to AfSU should understand the law, and guidelines of writing policies, with strong understandings on topics pertinent to charity law. AfSU prides itself on having a strong ethical, moral, and legal foundation when carrying out its work and we expect the same of our members. What we're looking for:
You should be familiar with Safeguarding policies and relevant responsibilities. You should be up to date on Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2023 statute laws and their application to our policies. You should understand Prevent Duty concepts, DSL roles, SCR Records or be willing to be taught on how these apply to your role. You will be paid per policy you produce, however the bulk of your work will involve advising and updating AfSU on legal and compliance matters that arise on a regular (bi-weekly) basis, and so it is recommended you keep up to date with legal news channels on education, charities law, and similar concepts. Joining AfSU also means you have access to internship and other academic opportunities unique to AfSU. You'll also be joining a community of like minded people who have similar goals and interests to yourself.
Compensation Pay (per approved legal policy): £50/policy
The Afghan Student Union (AfSU) is a registered charity operating within England and Wales under the Charities Act 2011 with charity registration number 1203499.
Position: ADM2/AfSU/4 Policy & Compliance Officer
Number of places: 2