External Trustee (Hull University Students' Union)

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    James Schadla-Hall

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    23 days ago

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    Hull University Students' Union


Hull University Students' Union (HUSU) is a registered charity and student led organisation at the heart of the University of Hull. We provide services and social and recreational activities for all students at the University, which support our core objectives as a Charity.

Our Board of Trustees govern Hull University Students' Union and is the ultimate decision making body at HUSU, with overall responsibility for charity governance, budget and ensuring compliance in all areas of legislation, policy and procedures. It plays an essential role in delivering HUSU's Strategy. The Board is made up of elected president trustees, appointed student trustees and selected external trustees. External trustees are not involved in day to day affairs, but work closely with the Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team. The effectiveness of the Board is reviewed annually and we hold regular training and development sessions.

The Board of Trustees meets a minimum of four times a year. In addition there are Committees that Trustees can also sit on. All meetings are held during the working day. External Trustees are also encouraged to spend time in the Students’ Union when they can - attend events and get to know our students and staff and how we work. Trustees are invited to attend activities throughout the year including the awards ceremonies, fundraising and sports events.

This is an unpaid role, but travel expenses and all out of pocket expenses in connection with the External Trustee role will be reimbursed.

We are looking for individuals with skills at a senior level - with the ability to influence strategic direction and business planning.

Experience of the Students’ Union movement, charity, or HE sectors, or a membership organisation, would be an advantage. We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who have good personal local networks within Hull, and who live locally, or within the Yorkshire area.

Interviews are planned to take place week commencing 6th December 2021. Successful applicants will be appointed by the Appointments & Governance Committee, on behalf of the Trustee Board, and may serve for a term of up to three years with the option of a second term.

Appointed Trustees will be asked to attend our January 21st Board Meeting as Observers, then our 7th April Board Meeting as appointed Trustees.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this role with a member of HUSU's Senior Management Team please email or ring 01482 462108 to make arrangements.