External Trustees Voluntary Positions

We are seeking two external Trustees to join the Board at Coventry University Students Union (CUSU), one of which will be supporting our Commercial Services Board.  We are a charity that focusses on giving Higher Education students the best experience.

This is an incredibly exciting time to join us as this year we are developing a new strategy and rewriting our constitution.

Our current Board has a broad range of skills, although we have identified skills that would be highly advantageous for our new trustees to have, these include the following priority areas for the Students’ Union: Marketing and communications, strategy development, higher education, digital development, mental health advice, race equity.

As a trustee you would ensure that the organisation is financially and legally secure and meets the requirements of the charity commission.

It is also key that our new strategy meets the needs of our membership.

You will also oversee and support the financial sustainability of the Union.

The role is voluntary, however any travel and subsistence costs will be paid.

The time commitment for this role is 4-6 afternoon meetings per year (plus 3-4 Commercial Services Board meetings for the commercial trustee).

If you are interested there is also the opportunity for sector wide events and training and celebration events.

You will have the satisfaction of being part of a team that has developed a successful students’ union.

Successful applicants will have some understanding of a student led organisation and will wish to make a contribution to its continuing success.

 Training relating for the role will be provided and you will get the opportunity to be involved in strategy and away days.

We are especially keen to encourage expressions of interest from people currently under-represented within the organisation, these include but are not limited to those from the LGBT+ community, people with disabilities, and those from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background.

Candidates with a disability will be guaranteed an interview, providing they meet all the essential requirements of the post.

Applications Close: 31st March 2021 at Midday. Please note CVs will not be accepted. Interviews will take place virtually via conference call on Thursday, 8th April 2021.

Please ensure you specify on your application if you wish to be considered for the commercial trustee or both.

Please note that CUSU reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should we receive a sufficient response.

Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To view the job description and person specification, please apply here and you will be redirected to the company's website. 

CUSU is an equal opportunities employer and is actively committed to promoting equality and diversity, and expects all staff, students and volunteers to share this commitment.

  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Rate: Voluntary Position
  • Location: Coventry
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Charities
  • Recruiter: Hiring People
  • Contact: Hiring People
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  • Reference: 292021
  • Posted: 2021-03-24 11:30:13 -

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