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President role description

Powers and duties

The Graduate Union President is the primary representative of postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge, and is the chair of the union's Board of Trustees.

Details of the President's powers and duties may be found in the Constitution.

Employment details

The Graduate Union President is a sabbatical officer – and the role is a full-time, salaried position. The elected candidate will take office on 15 July 2017, and will be expected to start employment on 1 July 2017 (there may be some flexibility on start date – see "eligibility" section for details).

The current salary of a Graduate Union sabbatical officer is £21,507. The incoming President's salary will be this figure, plus a 2016 to 2017 inflationary uplift. The full contract will be available for inspection following the Council meeting of 8 May.