Trustees sit at the highest governing level within the Union. Trustees are not involved in day to day operations, but take an overview of how the Union is performing, both financially and in delivering services to students.

External Trustee

We are looking to recruit two volunteer External (Lay) Trustees to join our Board of Trustees, starting spring/summer 2021.

Here at UCSU, as with many other organisations we have a mission and vision but in reality, this equates to supporting our students and enhancing their time at University. We believe we already do a great job of this and we are constantly looking at ways to improve what we do. Trustees help ensure that the Union is accountable to its members and that students have their views heard at this level, they provide student expertise, experience and knowledge of the current student experience.  As a Lay Trustee, you will be at the centre of decision-making within the Students’ Union. 

Thank you for your interest in the role and for taking the time to learn more about what we believe will be a unique opportunity at a very exciting time.


For more information about the position please read the recruitment pack: 

External Trustee Recruitment Pack - PDF 

External Trustee Recruitment Pack - Word document


To apply

Download and complete the two forms listed below and send them along with an email or covering letter giving a brief summary of why you wish to apply to Anne Elliott, UCSU General Manager ( by close of play Sunday 14th March 2021.





Formal interviews will be held on the Chichester Campus, or remotely during April.


Appointment decision will be made by the Operations Committee (by a simple majority vote), and will then be subject to ratification by Student Council (where a 75% majority is required). 

Appointment of successful candidates will be confirmed and the successful candidates will be invited to attend the next Board Meeting.