AboutNUS Charity – developing and championing strong students’ unions through advice, guidance and crisis support. Connecting members and curating services. For members who trade, helping students’ unions to make the most of their commercial enterprise income.
NUS Charity is the membership organisation for Students’ Unions in the UK and our membership includes 95% of students’ unions across the country. Through our trading subsidiary, NUS Services, we deliver trading support to students’ unions, across education and to the charity sector. Our mission is to grow value for the membership as an innovative, market-driven, responsive, ‘go to’ commercial support team.
Aligning with the wider NUS strategic direction, Trading Support endeavour to support students’ unions to develop their own commercial operations so they are ethical, successful and competitive, delivering tailored ongoing commercial support with the aim of generating income for the movement from products and services. We operate a purchasing consortium, provide advice and guidance to members and run an annual Trade Show.
We’re now seeking members of our newly established Trading Committee, to provide oversight of our trading work and to help us to grow our social enterprise offer. This is a brand new committee and as well as ensuring the performance of our current work we’re also looking for it to lead on innovation and seeking new business.
What do committee members do?
The purpose of the committee is to provide good governance and oversight of our trading support work and to provide and advice and input on new business opportunities.
As a committee member you will support the board with technical input on our trading work, you’ll attend meetings inputting on performance and delivery, review and evaluate new opportunities and act as a sounding board to the trading support team.
This is an exciting time to volunteer with NUS Charity. 2021-22 has been an extraordinary year for students and students’ unions. As a Trading Committee member you’ll get to see our work first hand and have an active role in making sure we deliver value for money.
It’s an opportunity to hone your skills, meet new people and learn more about the fantastic work of our wonderful Students’ Union members.
We’ll give you a full induction, support you as a committee member and pay all reasonable out of pocket expenses.
Who we’re looking for
We are seeking to recruit the widest possible pool of talent to the trading Committee. We’re looking for applicants with an expertise in commercial enterprise but more than we’re looking for people who actively live our values to be inclusive, collaborative and anti-oppression in everything we do.
We’re totally committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates, as they are currently under-represented as subcommittee members and within the charity sector more broadly.
Find out more and apply
For further details please see our Recruitment Pack.
To apply, send a CV and Cover letter to [email protected] by 12pm 1 September 2022
We’re also advertising for other roles on including a Charity Trustee and members of our Finance and Trading Subcommittees. Interested in a role but not sure what to apply for? Get in touch with the email above and we’ll arrange an informal chat to discuss positions.