Loughborough Students’ Union
External Trustees x 3 – Marketing, Finance and Charity Law
Unremunerated (Reasonable expenses paid)
Help us deliver our goal of providing a world class student experience
Loughborough Students’ Union is a £13m democratic membership charity that empowers students at Loughborough University. We pride ourselves in our ability to work in partnership and act as the driving force in delivering the UK’s best student experience. We are about to launch our next strategic plan where we will be setting ourselves the goal of establishing our position as an internationally recognised provider of a world class student experience, and as a leading example of a successful 21st century organisation.
We have recently undertaken a significant amount of change internally which saw us appoint a new Union Director and configuring a new internal structure. We now have an excellent platform to build from with a strong set of assets as we are one of the only SUs who own our land and buildings. In addition to launching our next strategic plan, we are also targeting significant growth including finalising our planning to deliver a multi-million pound investment to our estate.
We want to build a world-class students’ union that can deliver an exceptional experience for students for several decades to come. There will be challenges ahead as money within the HE sector as a whole will be tight for the foreseeable future. We need to respond to this challenge by building a bold and talented Trustee board that will provide rigour to our planning as well as helping us to assess and mitigate potential risk. We will also need expertise to help us grow our brand and platform on an established and competitive international stage.
To enable us to deliver on our goals and ambitions, we are looking for a number of new External Trustees with experience in strategic marketing, strategic finance and charity law. We need people who can demonstrate impact in a senior strategic leadership role, provide rigour, expertise and understanding of best practice to inform and develop our governance structures to ensure we have effective financial oversight, the capability to grow our income, identify and mitigate risk and grow our brand and profile. We will expect all External Trustees to be able to contribute constructively across the board, challenge effectively and be excited by the opportunity to work in collaboration with Student and Officer Trustees.
We are open-minded about the candidates’ backgrounds and we are looking for individuals who can contribute innovative thinking, challenge the status quo and be excited by contributing to this exciting phase in our development.
If you are inspired by the opportunity to help build a world class student experience, we would love to hear from you.
For more information about the role and to apply please visit the dedicated microsite: http://www.peridotportal.co.uk/loughboroughsu-trustees/index.php.
To have a confidential discussion about these roles, please contact our consultant at Peridot Partners: Bill Yuksel at email@example.com or call 07801 897063.
Closing date for applications: Monday 18th March