About the role
City, University of London Students’ Union (the Union) has a rich history spanning over 100 years. We represent the views of almost 20,000 students at City, University of London, to the institution and beyond.
The Union delivers a range of services and support for its members. These include independent academic advice, supporting Programme Reps to enhance their courses, and promoting the employability and development of students through the Student Activities and Development Team. The Union also runs commercial services, including a shop which sells a range of products including ethically sourced University-branded clothing, merchandise, confectionary, and stationery.
The Union has changed rapidly in recent years having achieved an increase in grant funding from the University, changed its status to a Company Limited by Guarantee, and has moved into new campus offices.
We have recently launched a new and very ambitious strategy which will see us ask challenging questions of ourselves and our University partner. These are aimed at achieving maximum value for money for students in their educational experience, as well as developing a greater range of supportive services that can help students build the financial resilience and management skills to support their lives after education.
If we are to be accessible to the full range of students we have at City, we will need to grow our skills, capacity and services. This means making the most of additional funding as well as the physical spaces we have.
Who we’re looking for
Our board has benefitted significantly from having a person with legal and governance expertise, but this person has reached the end of their term, so we are seeking someone who could bring similar expertise.
Our board has three types of Trustee: Student Trustee, Sabbatical Trustee and Lay Trustee.
We know that having an inclusive and representative board enables a more robust form of decision making and governance. We have exceptional levels of diversity in our Student and Sabbatical Trustees but would like to increase the diversity of our Lay Trustees. We especially welcome applications from people that define as women and/or are from ethnic minority communities or have demonstrable experience improving the experience of people from ethnic minority communities.
For more information and to apply, candidates are invited to arrange an informal conversation with our advising consultant, Bill Yuksel, at Peridot Partners here: https://calendly.com/byuksel/
Closing date: 9am, Monday 1st February 2021