External Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th December 2022

  • Advertised from 19th October 2022


We are looking for new Non-Executive External Trustees to join our Board at The Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association (GSASA). We are a charity and independent Students’ Association which supports and promotes the interests of its student members at GSA.

The Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association is committed to widening access to education and the arts. We believe in offering space and support to all students and members regardless of their resources and experience. The Association is committed to programming and working with organisers who reflect our student communities and their values, concerns, and interests. We are particularly committed to offering opportunities to our student members, dedicated to their personal and professional development during their time at GSA.

We are located in the Assembly Building at the top of Scott Street. The building includes two Project Spaces; a large multifunctional Assembly Hall, as well as the Vic Bar. Since January 2020, the Building has not been in use, and GSASA is currently working to reopen our non-commercial and commercial operations. The first phase of this is to reopen our building to be used by our student members and return it to the student community.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from people with the following experience:

• Finance

• Service Sector Management

We are looking for people who embrace our values, can take a proactive part in our board’s discussions, will engage in healthy debate, respect others’ viewpoints, and then gather around to support a consensus view.

The Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for the affairs of the Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association (GSASA). In line with Scottish Charity Law, they ensure GSASA conducts its affairs in line with its charitable objects and delivers for its members.

External Trustees bring additional experience and skills to the Board from outside the Association and School.

We are keen to make our Board as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people; people with disabilities; LGBT+ people; people with gender diverse identities; and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Our current focus is to encourage people from these under-represented groups into governance roles.

Time Commitment: Attendance at 10 Board meetings per year, taking place on the first Wednesday of each month and lasting for approximately 2hrs. The maximum expectation of the post is for a total commitment of 1 day per month.

Constitutionally, the standard term of office for an external trustee is 3 years (with an option for a further three years subject to Board agreement).

Application notes

Please complete the attached Application Form and submit to Rory O’Neill, Student President and Chair - r.oneill@gsa.ac.uk