Midnight Sunday 10 January 2021
The Students' Union is ultimately accountable to a Board of Trustees, who oversee the strategic direction, and financial, legal and reputational viability of the charity.
The Board of Trustees is made up of:
This voluntary role will give you a valuable insight into the workings of a charitable organisation along with significant influence on decisions being made by the Students’ Union. You will get the chance to discuss, debate and decide on the strategic direction of the organisation and its plans for the future while ensuring it is always acting in the interests of students.
The particular areas of responsibility of a trustee include:
But it also includes some things you may not expect, such as:
First and foremost we’re looking for people who share our values of being student focused, inclusive, brave, high-quality and trustworthy. But more specifically this means:
We’re particularly keen to hear from individuals with commercial acumen, charitable fundraising, and Higher Education knowledge and experience.
Position: External Trustee on the Board of Trustees
Length of office: 3 years with an option for 3 more
Commitment: Due to the pandemic, Board meetings are occurring more frequently (conducted virtually approximately every 6 weeks). With effect from August 2021 this will revert to quarterly, with a minimum of four Board meetings throughout the year.
Salary: Voluntary, unpaid
Application Close Date: Sunday 10 January 2021
Interview Date: Thursday 21 or Friday 22 January 2021
Induction Date: TBC, likely February 2021
Registered charity no: 1141998
The Students’ Union, Royal Holloway
Egham, TW20 0EX