Volunteer to be a Trustee Board Member at the Students’ Union
The University of Manchester Students’ Union is a Registered Charity (No. 1144146) and a Limited Company (No. 7759820) and appoints new Student and External Trustees to the Trustee Board usually in May, unless vacancies arise for some reason during the year. The position(s) are usually advertised from February to April with interviews being held in May. You also become a Trustee Board Member if you stand for an Officer position in Exec Team elections that are held in March. Deadline for standing for the next Exec Team elections is 17th February 2017.
Who are trustees?
The trustees are also the company directors as the Students’ Union is also a Limited Company.
Our Trustee Board is made up of:
8 Exec Officers: Elected by students in March to commence Trustee Board duties on 1st July.
3 Student Trustees: May serve a term of 1 year or 2 years and are appointed following a recruitment and selection process. Terms of office start on 1st September.
3 External Trustees: Who are appointed to the Trustee Board to provide expertise in certain areas such as Charity Finance, Legal, Business planning/strategy, etc.
Trustees - What are we looking for?
University of Manchester Students’ Union is looking for Students who want to learn and develop the necessary skills and knowledge to help us to lead the charity and deliver on our new Strategic Plan 2016-2020.
Trustee Board Members have responsibility for:
• Directing the affairs of the Charity, ensuring that it is legal, solvent, well-run, and delivering its charitable objectives.
Compliance & risk management
Financial oversight and scrutiny
What are the benefits for me?
difference to a cause you care about and make
What do I need to know?
What should I consider before becoming a trustee?
Check out these links for more information
If you wish to arrange an informal discussion about becoming a Trustee Board Member please telephone:
Students’ Union Human Resources: 0161 275 2949
Help Desk: 0161 275 2930
Volunteering and Fundraising Coordinator 0161 275 2932