External Trustee (Finance)

  • Job Reference: 00000548-1
  • Date Posted: 2 May 2024
  • Employer: Soas Students' Union
  • Website: https://soasunion.org
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Finance, Government & Democracy
  • Job Type: Trustee
  • Duration: 4 Years

Job Description

Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a Trustee for SOAS Students’ Union. SOAS SU is the official representative body of c.7000 students at SOAS and is an independent charity.

We work in partnership with the university to deliver the best outcomes for students. SOAS is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East offering a global perspective to a range of disciplines. We aim to make the student experience the best that it can be, from delivering a range of Clubs and Societies to representation, events and commercial outlets.

We are at an exciting point in our journey with plans to launch a new strategy and incorporate within the next twelve months and looking for an External Trustee with a strong financial background to join us on this journey.

  • Role Type: Voluntary, reasonable expenses covered
  • Period in Office: Four year term, but may serve up to two terms
  • Key Relationships: Sabbatical Trustees, Student Trustees, External Trustees, CEO
  • Minimum Time Requirement: 4 main board meetings per year, plus additional sub-committee attendance and time required to read meeting papers.

Trustees are responsible for the legal, financial and reputational aspects of the Union. Trustees are responsible for ensuring that the Union pursues its charitable objectives and strategic purpose.

Find out more about the role, including information about how to apply by reading the recruitment pack available on our website.