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Join our Students' Union's Board of Trustees

We have three vacancies on our Students’ Union’s Board of Trustees: two for students and one for a University staff member. This is only open to current University of East London students and staff members. If you are interested in supporting the Students’ Union in its aims to empower and support every UEL student, then we want to hear from you.

The Board of Trustees oversees the operations of the Students’ Union. It is responsible for our strategy, budget and governance. It is important to make sure our Board reflects the diverse student population at UEL, which is why we want to hear from all students and staff members, but particularly individuals from the following under-represented groups:

- Self-define as female, non-binary or trans
- Black or white students or staff members
- From the UK or European Union

The organisation recently carried out an audit of skills and experiences of its Board. As a result, we are aware there are gaps in skills and knowledge that we would like to fill through our new trustees. This includes:

- risk management
- impact measurement and evaluation
- digital delivery

We are aware that students may not have the skills and experience listed in the priority areas above. However, we are still interested in hearing from students who can contribute to discussions and decision-making.

This role is voluntary and therefore unpaid. We will cover any reasonable expenses such as travel expenses for meetings; however, meetings will take place on Teams for the foreseeable future. We will provide all trustees with training to help in their role.

How do I apply?
You should read our recruitment pack before applying as this contains most of the information you will need to apply.

The application deadline is at 23:59 on Tuesday 01 December. This process is by application and panel interview, not an election. Candidates must submit a personal statement of no more than two A4 pages and a CV to su.jobs@uel.ac.uk 

The personal statement should set out what you want to be a trustee, what relevant skills and experiences you have related to those outlined in the trustee person specification (appendix 2), and why you think you would be an asset to the Students’ Union. You should also refer to the priority areas identified above.

We also ask that you complete an equality and diversity monitoring form. This is not compulsory and will not be considered as part of your application, but it helps us to know if our advertising is effective and if we are reaching the groups we wish to engage.

Interviews will take place on 14 or 15 December.

Further information
You can also attend one of our online information briefings where we will explain the role in more detail, and you can ask questions:

Friday 20 November, 12:00-12:30 
Monday 23 November, 18:00-18:30
Tuesday 24 November, 13:00-13:30


These will take place on Microsoft Teams. You do not need to book in advance for these briefings; you can just click on the link above at the scheduled time. 

You are also welcome to email questions to su.jobs@uel.ac.uk