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Lay Trustee | Warwick Students’ Union

Job Title: Lay Trustee | Warwick Students’ Union
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Coventry
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Salary: Expenses covered
Reference: Lay Trustee Warwick Students’ Union
Contact Name: Bill Yuksel
Contact Email: bill@peridotpartners.co.uk
Job Published: December 08, 2021 09:57

Job Description

You will have the chance to help shape our offer for students, as well as help us respond to the challenges and opportunities arising from representing a large and diverse student body, and operating a complex portfolio of services and subsidiaries.

Lay Trustee, Warwick Students’ Union

Voluntary (expenses reimbursed)

Warwick Students’ Union is a values-led membership organisation, representing the interests of 28,000 students - a diverse mix of undergraduates, postgraduates, UK and international students. Our students come from a range of backgrounds, and have differing requirements of the Students’ Union - we represent every single one of them.

We are an exciting, vibrant organisation that supports progressive change on campus and in wider society. We are separate from the University itself, and see our role as that of a critical friend. We hold the University to account on behalf of students when necessary, but often the needs of students are best served by working in conjunction with Warwick University.

Our core team is a dedicated group of over 100 staff and 16 elected student officers.

We are governed by a Board of Trustees, of which Sabbatical Officers, Student Trustees and Lay Trustees have membership.

We have recruited 3 new Lay Trustees recently and have a healthy range of skills.  We would benefit from one more Lay Trustee with expertise of commercial development and/or experience of governance within SUs (at Trustee or SLT/CEO level).

You will have the chance to help shape our offer for students, as well as help us respond to the challenges and opportunities arising from representing a large and diverse student body, and operating a complex portfolio of services and subsidiaries.

We are driven by our values, which are Welcoming, Student Focused, Democratic, Independent and Enriching. Our Lay Trustees are role models for these values, so it’s important that you feel a strong affinity towards them.

We are student-led and believe that our students and Officers are incredibly talented and motivated, which creates a high energy, continuously challenging and richly rewarding environment.

Our Board is well represented in terms of ethnic, gender and age diversity, and we are exceptionally proud that our Trustee Board is inclusive and representative of our membership and the wider Midlands community. We will welcome applications from everybody as we strive to become ever more diverse and inclusive.

Closing date: Monday 10th January 2022

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