University of Portsmouth Students’ Union
The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union (UPSU) is an independent charity that exists to advance the education of all students at the University of Portsmouth. Our vision is to have a ‘Positive Impact with every Portsmouth student’ and we aim to have both immediate and legacy impacts through the representing the voice of students and delivering a diverse range of inspiring services and activities.
As a charity led by its values and guided by its students, the Union provides wide-ranging services and activities for the 20,000 + students of the University of Portsmouth. The Union is based in the centre of Portsmouth and turns over £1.7M per annum, employing approximately 35 career staff and a further 35 student staff. The organisation also works with over 1000 registered student volunteers and has close to 8000 members of sports clubs and societies.
We have an exciting opportunity to join a successful and dynamic organisation as we complete a two-year change programme and commence implementing our transformational new structure and refocusing our work under a new Strategic Plan. We are looking for an External Trustee to join our Charity Trustee Board to support the Union through its next steps.
The right candidate will have a strong alignment with our organisational values; Pioneering, Inclusive and Enriching and be able to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment, command confidence, have sound judgement, an enthusiasm for supporting and guiding an excellent student organisation, strong communication and leadership skills.
We are particularly interested to hear from applicants with backgrounds in finance, commercial business development and social enterprise, and from BAME and disabled candidates who are currently underrepresented in our organisation. Board meetings take place 4-5 times per year and in addition we ask our Trustees to share their expertise in supporting one of our sub-committees. The roles are voluntary and whilst we welcome all applicants, the requirement for regular meeting attendance may suit people within easy travel time to Portsmouth.
For more information please visit: External Trustee – Job Pack
For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact our recruitment consultant at Peridot
Partners: Bill Yuksel on 07801 897063 or email – email@example.com
Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 19th November 2018