The role of a student trustee is a voluntary position and we are aiming to recruit 2 new student trustees during this recruitment round (this is due to existing student trustees having reached the end of their terms of office).
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. Student 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. Student Trustees also offer support to the elected officers and lay trustees to ensure that the Students’ Union will be able to deliver positive change for its members.
As a student, being a Trustee is a great opportunity but it does come with responsibility. Training/support will be provided throughout your term in office and it is a great asset to have on your cv.
For more information about the position please read the recruitment pack:
Student Trustee Recruitment Pack - PDF
Student Trustee Recruitment Pack - Word document
Please 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 on firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRUSTEE &COMPANY LAW MEMBER REGISTER OF INTERESTS
TRUSTEE &COMPANY LAW MEMBER DECLARATION AS FIT & PROPER PERSON
Short-listed candidates will be invited to an Operations Committee meeting.
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.