Keen to develop your skills in business or retail? Enjoy collaborating and participating in working groups? Be the student on the OU Students Shop Working Group.
You will be ensuring the Shop acts in accordance with its Terms of Reference, business objectives and other guiding documents.
You will also be ensuring the Shop complies with all relevant legislation and regulations, including Charity Commission and Companies House where applicable.
Your role will include retail safeguarding (including maintaining its financial viability and avoidance of activities which greatly put at risk the financial sustainability).
As the student member you will be encouraged to offer your opinions, experience, and skills from outside our organisation to aid our product-base development and decision making. You will be:
To apply you must be a member of the Students Association to apply (all registered OU students are automatically members according to our Articles of Association).
Please be aware, as a volunteer, you will be expected to follow our volunteer policy and volunteer agreement. We are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion, and you are expected to reflect this in your volunteer role.
Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 25 September - an application form will be emailed to you when you press the register your interest button.
Benefits to self
Development of business and retail skills in a collaborative working team.
Benefits to others
Providing goods and services to OU Students and their families and friends to celebrate their involvement with the OU and the Association.
Hours per week
On average, you spend 2-3 hours per month, with some peaks and troughs through the year
Two online training sessions:
• Induction to the Association
• Introduction to the OU Student Shop Working Group
Mandatory online training and test for volunteers and OU online modules.
Online (optional Campus visits)