Charity registered in Scotland SC005914
Do you want to transform and enhance the lives of students in Glasgow?
Strathclyde Students’ Union is the representative body for all Strathclyde Students. We have a rich heritage and a bright and exciting future. We are currently finalising our brand-new Union, a state-of-the-art facility at the heart of the campus and a key component of a world leading student experience at the University of Strathclyde.
We are excited to recruit a new Trustee to join our Board at this pivotal moment for the organisation.
The Union strives to enhance the Strathclyde experience by promoting, representing and supporting students' interests and welfare. Our diverse social, cultural and sporting opportunities offer all students the chance to thrive. We are dedicated to representing all 22,000 students at the University of Strathclyde. We ensure they are fairly represented and lobby on key issues to bring them to the attention of the University.
Additionally, we run a range of commercial services from bars and coffee shops to merchandise and advertising. We are seeking to diversify our income through retail, food, conferencing and events in the coming years and are looking for a trustee to join our board who ideally has experience in catering, hospitality and leisure.
You should also have one or more skills in the following areas:
As a Trustee we will provide:
The expected commitment is approximately one day per month and this would constitute up to six board meetings per annum (including at least one away day). There are also sub-committees of the Board, including Finance, Audit and Risk, HR & Culture, Remuneration and Nominations committees. In addition, there may be other ad-hoc elements where trustees can be involved, including short-life working groups, playing an ambassadorial role and attending functions and events in their capacity as a Trustee.
Strathclyde Students’ Union is committed to promoting diversity and equality for all and welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from trustees with disabilities, from ethnic minority backgrounds, and those with diverse sexualities or marginalised gender identities as these groups are underrepresented.
Strath Union are looking for a Mental Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinator. This is a non-clinical role which will lead the development and delivery of a positive and proactive mental health and wellbeing strategy for students on behalf of Strathclyde Students’ Union (Strath Union) with a focus on our strategic priority of building a resilient student community. Intersectionality will be at the heart of all activity as well as an understanding of the student populations at Strathclyde. The role will work closely with the Vice President Welfare to define areas of focus for campaigning and activity, but will also be self-directed in terms of identify areas of opportunity for growth and innovation around mental health and wellbeing for students living both on and off campus. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities. We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, and LGB, trans, and non-binary candidates.
A full Job Description is available for download below.