LGBT+ Officer

Jack is president of Saints LGBT+, organising policy and creating community.

Jack is president of Saints LGBT+, organising policy and creating community.

About the Position

Jack Kennedy, as the LGBT+ Officer, leads the Saints LGBT+ subcommittee, represents LGBT+ people, and promotes the welfare and social aspects of the LGBT+ community.

According to the Laws, the LGBT+ Officer shall:

  1. Oversee all aspects of the LGBT+ Subcommittee and issues concerning the LGBT+ community.
  2. Chair meetings of the Saints LGBT+ Executive Committee and any General Meetings.
  3. Assist and support all other Executive and non-Executive committee members in performing their duties.
  4. Responsible for liaising with, support, and developing the Saints LGBT+ alumni network.

Specifically, in practice, the LGBT+ Officer:

  • Chairs and leads the Saints LGBT+ Committee
  • Liaises with Association officers as appropriate
  • Assists and supports all other committee members in performing their duties
  • Has access to the Saints LGBT+ email account, and arrange access for appropriate committee members
  • Serves as a signatory on the Saints LGBT+ committee bank account
  • Serves on the Students’ Representative Council and Equality Committee
  • Promotes the wellbeing of the LGBT+ people
  • Fosters a strong relationship with Students Services and the DoWell
  • Collaborates with other Councillors and School Presidents on shared projects and events

The LGBT+ Officer also:

  • Oversees Glitterball, The Gay Saint, LGBT+ Wellbeing Events, Transfests and Queerfests
  • Promotes outreach with local services, and organisations
  • Signposts individuals to support resources and services
  • Oversees the organisation of St Andrews Pride

Role holders take office in April and end their term the following March. On average, the LGBT+ Officer spends between 20 and 30 hours per week on their role.

Previous Holders

Year Name


2024/25 Jack Kennedy  

Jack Kennedy

2022/23 Sofia Johnson  
2021/22 Michael Logue  
2020/21 Beeby  
2019/20 Parker Hansen  

Zelda Kotyk


2016/17 Lewis Wood  
2015/16 Sigrid Jorgensen  
2014/15 Fallon Sheffield  
2013/14 David Norris  

Saints LGBT+ has existed since 1977, LGBT+ people have always existed and always will.