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UPSU Student Trustee (2 positions)

Listed by UPSU

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Application deadline: Mon 05 Jun 2023 09:00

Salary

This is a voluntary role that provides the holders with a wealth of experience. Travel, accommodation and other costs incurred when undertaking the role of Trustee will be covered by the SU so you won’t be out of pocket.

Hours

You will be expected to attend meetings of the Board of Trustees (normally 5 per year, one of which is an ‘away day’ with an overnight stay) and to attend subcommittees of the board as required. The role will roughly be around 30 hours per year.

Interview

The interview panel will be made up of current trustees of the UPSU Board. Interviews will be held the week commencing 12th June.

Job Duration

12 months Student Trustees can holder the post for a maximum of 2 years

Details

We are looking for two enthusiastic, reliable and approachable students to fill our Student Trustee positions in 2023/24 and sit on the UPSU Trustee Board

If you have an interest in benefitting Plymouth students and learning more about how the Students' Union and charities are run, then this role is perfect for you. You'll develop invaluable skills to increase your employability whilst ensuring students are properly heard and represented at the highest level of the Students’ Union. The role is voluntary and open to all University of Plymouth students. 

 


 

What is the UPSU Trustee Board?

The Board of Trustees is the group of people with ultimate responsibility for everything that the Students' Union does. It is responsible for the governance and financial and strategic management of the Students' Union.

 

What is a Student Trustee? 

Student Trustees sit on the Trustee Board for UPSU and have the same rights and responsibilities as the other members of the Trustee Board (including full-time officers). Student Trustees are not involved in the day to day running of the Students' Union but take an overview of how the Union is performing, both financially and in delivering services to students.

 

Time Commitments:

Being a Student Trustee won’t take up too much of your time. We estimate that you’ll need to commit around 30 hours throughout the year. Student Trustees shall remain in office for a maximum of 2 years. 

 


 

The role will help to ensure the University of Plymouth Students’ Union is well-governed and managed; achieving its aims and objectives in accordance with its vision, purpose and values; and providing strategic leadership for the organisation.

Student Trustees have a particular responsibility to ensure the decisions and direction of the Students’ Union is in accordance with students’ wishes and to ensure effective communication between the Students’ Union and its members.

This is a unique opportunity for you to contribute to UPSU and get some amazing experience for your CV. You will work alongside the Sabbatical Officers, Trustees and our Senior Management Team, giving your views on how UPSU can enhance the student experience. You will learn about business, HR, finance, charity law, and company law whilst making a valuable contribution to the lives of your fellow students.

 

We are seeking applications from candidates who:

  • Are a fully registered University of Plymouth student and will still be a registered student next academic year.
  • Have a good understanding of issues affecting undergraduate, postgraduate, international, mature or part-time students in the UK and studying at the University of Plymouth
  • Have a passion for the Students’ Union and for supporting our vision to support the Plymouth student experience.

 


 

Students in these roles gain incredible experience and build their knowledge of how charities like UPSU run and how decisions are made. You’ll be able to add the skills, knowledge and experience to your CV, making you stand out from the crowd.

 



Start date:

We would like you to attend a Board induction session followed by an UPSU Board Meeting on 23rd August 2023.

 


 

About the role

The role will help to ensure the University of Plymouth Students’ Union is well-governed and managed; achieving its aims and objectives in accordance with its vision, mission and values; and to provide strategic leadership for the organisation.

Student Trustees have a particular responsibility to ensure the decisions and direction of the Students’ Union is in accordance with students’ wishes and to ensure effective communication between the Students’ Union and its members.

This is a unique opportunity for a student to contribute to UPSU and get some amazing experience for their CV. You will work alongside the Sabbatical Officers, Trustees and our Senior Management Team, giving your views on how UPSU can enhance the student experience. You will learn about business, HR, finance, charity law and company law, whilst making a valuable contribution to the lives of your fellow students.

If you are interested in this role or becoming a Trustee elsewhere, we recommend attending the following free event run by Getting on Board on either Wednesday 3rd May, 18:00-19:00 or Monday 12th June, 18:00-19:00

Sign up here

 

Time commitments:

  • Being a Student Trustee won’t take up too much of your time. We estimate that you’ll need to commit around 30 hours throughout the year.
  • Student Trustees shall remain in office for a term of two years

 

We are seeking applications from candidates who:

  • Are a fully registered University of Plymouth student
  • Have a good understanding of issues affecting undergraduate, postgraduate, international, mature or part-time students in the UK and studying at the University of Plymouth
  • Have a passion for the Students’ Union and for supporting our vision to transform lives through experience. 

 

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