Candidate to Novice General 2020/2021



The position as Novice General involves planning and coordinating Samhällsvetarkåren’s fall novice period. You will be the chair of the novice period project group and will direct their work. You need to keep an overview of the timeline of the work, what needs to be done, and what each project group member is handling. The position means having both a practical role in the planning and execution, and having a logistical role as the overall responsible who keeps an overview of the whole project.


The Novice General is elected in May and will be remunerated for full time work at 31% of prisbasbeloppet for June-August. The Novice General is also expected to work during the first weeks of the fall term to facilitate the practical execution of the novice weeks, and to contribute to an evaluation of the project alongside the event coordinator in the month following the work.

In order to feel comfortable with this position you need to be organized, flexible, and able to take initiative. Furthermore you need to be outgoing, cooperative, and enjoy leading in a group setting. Excellent skills in English are required, since the novice period has English as its main language.

  • Experience with leadership roles

  • Experience in project management, especially large-scale projects

  • Able to take initiative and work with minimal guidance


You can apply from 2nd April till the 10th April at 23.59. 


Your application should include a personal letter and brief CV.

The personal letter should contain the following:

  • A short presentation of yourself and what position you are applying for

  • Former relevant experiences

  • Reasons for applying

  • Your visions for the role

Interviews for the posts will be held- you can choose a timeslot directly in the application form. You will need to make note of your interview time, as no confirmation is sent out automatically.