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External Trustee (3 positions)
Roehampton Students' Union
  • Salary Reasonable Expenses
  • Location Roehampton, Greater London
  • Job Type Voluntary
  • Category Finance , Governance
  • Sectors Education
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Job Description

Role Overview

RSU are looking for three externally appointed individuals that are committed to the role of the Students’ Union at the University of Roehampton, and support the values of student leadership, democracy, non for profit and an inclusive approach. Ideally, we are seeking to appoint individuals who will add a mix of skills and who bring diversity to our Trustee Board. 

We hope to strengthen the range of competencies across the Trustee Board in order to support our student leaders, in the following areas through the recruitment of an External Trustee.

  • Governance
  • Financial Management and Audit
  • Charity and Company directorship
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy and Performance

What we are expecting

The RSU is currently working in partnership with the University of Roehampton following a period of review, and has established a Transition Committee to support and steer the organisation to the end of its current strategic plan, which finishes in July 2020.

We are requesting that the appointed Trustee is be open to serving a full four-year term. External Trustees can serve for a maximum of two terms. With the term of office much shorter for elected and appointed student trustees, the long-term commitment of external appointments ensures that the union has consistency and stability at its highest level of leadership.

Attendance to Meetings

The Trustee Board will meet between four and six times a year, with potential involvement with sub-committees. In addition to that it would be valuable if successful candidates attended our annual general members meeting where you can meet the part time officers and some students. These meetings will usually take place in the evening to accommodate existing commitments external trustees may have.

Support Officer Trustees

Outside of board meetings there may be occasions when the Officer Trustees will turn to you for your experience and knowledge.

An involvement with the Union

External trustees will take an active interest in the union through activities. It would be beneficial if you occasionally attended RSU events and activities to gain a greater understanding of what we achieve as well as undertake the necessary reading and preparation for meetings.

How to Apply

Candidates wishing to be considered for the role are asked to visit the above website and request an information pack.

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