University of Manchester Students’ Union has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an External Trustee with Commercial Leadership and Business Development experience.

We are an ambitious and transformative educational charity and we are looking for someone who is a credible leader with demonstrable experience of supporting organisations at board level.

We also need the following:

  • Knowledge and experience of the way charities are governed
  • A willingness to gain knowledge about the work of the Students’ Union and developments in Higher Education
  • An ability to introduce different  perspectives about the impact of the Trustee Board’s decisions upon the student body at Manchester.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to lead us to meet and overcome major financial challenges in common with the rest of the sector and the high street at large. We face many challenges including ensuring our commercial services are financially sustainable and meeting the needs of our members and customers.

External Trustee Pack


Please email a ‘tailored’ CV and a supporting statement of no more than three sides  of A4 to Please ensure that your application fully addresses the appointment criteria in the person specification and use the title ‘External Trustee’ in the subject box of your email.
Please attach a completed Trustee Eligibility Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application.


We are flexible about interview dates, and are looking to appoint before the end of June 2019. 
These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen. We will do everything we can to accommodate your availability.