Charity registered in Scotland SC036647
University of Abertay Dundee Students’ Association (UADSA) is at the heart of the student experience for around 4500 students at Abertay University.
Minute Secretary to take minutes for the board, Student Representative Council (SRC) and Society Council. Learn more about charity work, and student representation and engagement, through the minute taking and learn new skills. Be part of a team and have the opportunity to enhance the skills you do have - either in your retirement or if you are seeking employment, its good for your CV
Organisation aims and objectives
Abertay Students’ Association is an organisation devoted to the support and development of all of the students of the university. We support representation, advice and guidance, and societies. The Board of Trustees is the strategic arm of the organisation, and is responsible for ensuring that the Association meets its strategic goals. The SRC is the democratic arm of the Association, and is made up of the President of the SA, the Vice-President, and elected student representatives. The Society Council is the management arm of all of the Societies.
The Board of Trustees meet 5 times over the year for around 2 hours. SRC and Society Council meets monthly in October, November, January-April, for 90 minutes each.
Experience required: Good listening skills, be able to type up minutes with IT understanding. Laptop would be available to type up the minutes as the meeting goes along.
Honorarium: £500 per annum
Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Attend induction with a board member Training details: Meet the board and read the induction manual for board members. Also be shadowed by a board member. Tackle any issues with regards to putting reports together ready for the agenda. Depends on skills to obtain European Driving Licence. Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet
Abertay Students Association is an ever evolving board and as such is continually young in its experience. We are made up of students and external trustees, and two sabbatical officers. The students can serve a maximum of two years and our external trustees a maximum of two, three year terms. Our elected officers serve a maximum of two years also. This can create a dynamic, challenging and exciting board.
We are looking for an experienced Co-Chair, someone who can guide and support our elected President, your Co-Chair, in meetings. Someone who understands governance, legal obligations and has understanding of small charities in Scotland.
We are looking for commitment from our trustees to give time to our meetings, which are held quarterly, as well as express due care and diligence in the organisation. Our student and sabbatical trustees, at times, may need support via electronic communications on top of the committed meeting times, so you may be required to provide guidance.
Delegation of the day to day running of the charity sits with the CEO, who works with her small but impactful team. They are working on outcomes and an operational plan.
A strategic plan was in part created, but never completed. This will be picked up again once the full board is in place. It will be a strategic plan post covid 2021-2024.
Time commitment is two hours per meeting with reading of the papers prior, and any other remote support and guidance as mentioned above.
Sessions with the CEO and/or with other experienced trustees are available to ask any questions.
Full training will be given and a trustee training day will be arranged once all trustees are recruited.
There is no remuneration: however all necessary travel and out of pocket expenses can be reimbursed. Previous board-level experience would be beneficial.
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds – people of all genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions and beliefs. However, we particularly encourage applications from people who identify as women, disabled, and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are underrepresented on boards in Scotland.