Nottingham
Unpaid role, expenses paid
Voluntary
Job description

About the role

Nottingham Trent Students’ Union is an independent registered charity and company limited by guarantee. It provides charitable, representation and commercial services to the 33,000 students at Nottingham Trent University on five sites across Nottinghamshire.

The diverse range of our services mean that we operate everything from high quality student advice services to 2,500 capacity nightclubs, often in the same building!

In a typical year NTSU has a turnover of £6.5m with £1.8m coming via grant income from the University and £4.7m from our commercial trading which allows us to provide great student experiences as well as reinvest surplus into charitable services.

NTSU has a staff team of approximately 55 permanent staff who are supplemented by up to 350 part-time student staff members.

We are consistently ranked in the top 10 of mainstream students’ unions in the UK by our members in the independently conducted National Student Survey.

We have recently developed our 2020-2025 strategic plan which will see us focus on being the best advocates for students we can be, encouraging healthy communities and celebrating the diversity of our membership.

We have three Lay Trustees who are appointed to work alongside our 10 Student and Sabbatical Trustees. While all Trustees have equal status, we look to Lay Trustees to bring specific skills and experience to the Board to strengthen the Union’s governance.

Who we are looking for

While our Student and Sabbatical Trustees have regularly reflected the diversity of the Union’s membership, this has not been the case with our Lay Trustees. Inclusion is one of our core values and we would be keen to enhance the diversity of our Board and welcome applications from candidates who define as being from an ethnic minority and/or women.

Regardless of your background, we expect that you are able to role model inclusive leadership behaviours and practice and be committed to working alongside students in a democratic environment.

The Union would be particularly keen to hear from people with an expertise in equality, diversity and inclusion, HR, demonstrating organisational impact or knowledge of the higher education sector.

We are open to first-time Trustees and provide high-quality training and inductions to all Board members.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job page on Peridot Partners' website via the application method on this site.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 24th May 2021

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Posted on: 08 April 2021
Closing date: 24 May 2021
Tags: Human Resources, Trustees
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