Job Title: Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Durham
Salary: 0 - 0. All trustee positions in the UK are nonremunerated. Reasonable travel expenses are covered.
Reference: N/A
Contact Name: Kirstin McCann
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 13, 2020 15:18

Job Description

St Cuthbert’s Society Junior Common Room (1168134) is an independent educational charity serving the student community of St Cuthbert’s Society, one of the constituent colleges of Durham University. The JCR acts as the representative body for the students’ interests and facilitates the provision of social and recreational activities to members, alongside peer lead welfare support and outreach activities across the North East.

Since 2016, the JCR has been a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, which is administered by a board of Trustees. The charity currently has a turnover of approximately £200,000 a year and is managed on a day-to-day basis by a combination of both full time and volunteer staff.

We are looking for trustees to help guide the charity, ensuring the JCR achieves it charitable aims by assisting in the development of a long-term strategy. Trustees overall are responsible for ensuring the charity is legally and financially compliant. Information about the role of a trustee generally can be found here

The board holds four full meetings a year. Video-conferencing options are available for these. Trustees normally sit on an additional sub-committee which may hold 3-5 further calls / meetings a year as required.

Currently we are welcoming applications from those with legal and financial expertise at any level. Applicants from all background, both alumni and non-alumni, are encouraged to apply. All candidates are expected to share our commitment to helping the JCR to reach its goals of enhancing student life and being able to add value to its members in its unique position as a charity.

Please submit a CV and covering letter to the Chair of the Nominations Committee: Kirstin McCann at if the above sounds appealing. Applicants should highlight their present and past experience which they feel would be useful as a trustee.

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