External Trustee

Job Description

To compliment the Board’s existing skills, we are looking for a trustee with experience or knowledge in relation to Students’ Unions or Higher Education as a sector. Where this experience is desirable it is not essential and the Guild is keen to consider applications from individuals with a range of experience to compliment the skills of the Board, we also welcome applications from first-time trustees.

We are looking for trustees who are able to think strategically, can critically evaluate complex issues, and have the ability to consider all the details. We hope that our new trustee will have a positive impact on the effectiveness of the Board.

It is an exciting time to be involved with the Guild as we develop our Strategic Plan for the next five years. The Board will have a key role in setting, monitoring and evaluating the targets which support the aims and objectives for our plans.

The Board will oversee and lead our executive and staff team to deliver activities and services that fit with and inspire our members.

You can find out more information about the Guild and being a trustee on this page.

The Role

Be an active and vocal member of our Board of Trustees who are responsible for making sure students are at the heart of everything we do, and for setting the strategy of the organisation. They also approve all policy, our annual budget, monitor organisational performance and support our core staff team of over 70 people.

Key Dates

You will need to be available on the dates listed below if you are shortlisted:

  • Interviews will take place on Thursday 12th September 2024 in person at Liverpool Guild of Students.
  • Appointment at the Board of Trustees Meeting on Thursday 10th October 2024, 5pm.

How to apply

Please apply using the apply now button on Staff Savvy, where you will have the ability to upload a CV and supporting statement for the role. If you have any questions about the application process please email: guildhr@liverpool.ac.uk

A detailed description of the role and Liverpool Guild of students can be viewed within the recruitment pack below -


For any questions about the role please contact Alice Middleton, Governance Manager - alice.middleton@liverpool.ac.uk

Application deadline: Applications will close on Tuesday 27th August at 9am.

Interviews: Thursday 12th September 2024