NUS Charity Trustee x2

  • Job Reference: 00000655-1
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Employer: NUS Charity
  • Location: Stockport, Manchester
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: voluntary position
  • Sector: Government & Democracy, Policy, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Job Type: Trustee

Job Description

NUS Charity’s mission is that every post-16 student in the UK has an amazing students’ union.

NUS Charity provides the foundations for SUs to thrive. We coach, fund, facilitate and advise to empower SUs across the UK. Our events, programmes and support are designed for members to expand reach, grow income and SUs to provide the best possible student experience.

We are seeking two new Trustees to join our Board to support this work. We’re looking for independently minded people who can offer insight and leadership scrutinize our work and champion what we do.

We are seeking two Trustees to join on a three-year term. The NUS Charity Board consists of 12 members in total, four member Trustees from students’ unions elected by NUS UK members, four members of NUS UK Board, and four Independent Trustees. Trustees would also serve on the board of our trading subsidiary NUS Services.

As a trustee you’ll attend board meetings, scrutinise finances, feed into strategy for the Charity and make sure we are fulfilling our Charitable objects.

We are seeking to recruit the widest possible pool of talent to be NUS Charity Independent Trustees.  We need people who can perform the role of a Trustee in overseeing finance, risk, and delivering our strategy, but we also need a bit more than that. 

Fundamentally, we’re interested in people who can support NUS Charity to be sustainable and thereby support the success of its members.  Some of the skills that we’re interested in are listed below – this is non-exhaustive and we wouldn’t expect one candidate to possess all of them!

·         Experience in acting as Trustees or non-executive directors

·         An awareness of the work of membership organisations and being led by members

·         Commercial expertise and an interest in growing our commercial offer

·         An excellent track record in supporting organisations to deliver positive outcomes on diversity, equality, and social justice

·         Wide ranging knowledge in building links with public sector organisations

·         Professional expertise i.e. accountant or lawyer

But we also need a bit more than that. As a Trustee you’ll be an active listener, someone who can interact with a range of stakeholders, holding to account and getting your point across with tact and clarity. We’re looking for people who actively live our values to be students’ union focussed, collective and anti-oppression in everything we do.

We want a wide range of applicants with a diverse range of skills who share a common belief in the ability of students’ unions to affect change.  This is open to anyone who believes they can volunteer to take NUS Charity on the next steps of its journey.

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 Trustees of NUS Charity and within the charity sector more broadly.

To apply please email your CV and covering letter to membership@nus.org.uk

Read the recruitment pack here.

 We’re running this as an ongoing recruitment process and will keep open until the positions filled. We will be conducting an initial round of interviews w/c 29 July and would need applications sent in by Wednesday 24th at latest to allow shortlisting for this round.

 If you would like an informal chat about the role ahead of applying please let us know via email to membership@nus.org.uk