Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 21st May 2021


  • Advertised from 29th April 2021

Role

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:

  • Experience of strategic leadership
  • Experience of growing and developing commercial enterprises with a focus on food, drink and retail spaces
  • Experience of financial management
  • Experience of business and commerce
  • Previous experience as a Trustee or other non-executive role

As a Trustee we will provide:

  • Induction, training and reimburse all reasonable expenses
  • Opportunities to make strategic decisions and develop your skills
  • Opportunities to network with senior professionals
  • Shape and improve the experience of Strathclyde students

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.

Application notes

To apply please send your CV and covering letter through this link hr.breathehr.com/v/trustee-16338

The closing date for applications is Friday 21st May 2021 at 5pm.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 27th May 2021.

The successful candidate should be able to attend the next Strath Union Board meeting on Friday 11th June 2021 at 2pm (given the numbers in attendance it is likely that this meeting will remain online via Zoom).


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