This is a voluntary role which requires a commitment of approx. 20-30 hours per year. The expected commitment required from Trustees is preparation for and attendance at the five meetings of the Trustee Board which last for approximately 2 hours. There will also be a full training day provided in September that all trustees will be required to attend.
As a student trustee, you and the trustee board will have the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the union is well run, that we have a clear purpose and a strategy which we are fulfilling effectively in line with the rules in our governing document. You and the other trustees will also be responsible for the legal and financial health of the union and setting our long-term direction. You will work alongside the five full time officers and four external trustees to provide strategic oversight of the Students’ Union and help ensure we are meeting our vision to: “Confront and overcome the barriers to learning to ensure that all Salford students are unstoppable”.
To apply for this role, you must be a student at Salford University in the 2022/2022 academic year (Graduate in or after summer 2023). You will be provided training as part of trustee induction in September 2022.
Further information on the legal elements of being a trustee of a charity can be found on the Charity Commission website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-what-you-need-to-do
Ensure compliance with the Union’s policies, University policies and all relevant legislation – including Health and Safety, 1992 Education Act and Data Protection.
Here at USSU, we are more interested in your potential than your background and experience. If you don't have lots of professional experience, please feel free to use examples from outside of work to demonstrate what you could bring to the role and our team.
We will contact you to let you know the outcome of your application. This can sometimes take a few weeks.