University of Bristol Students' Union
Contract Type: 
As required
Details of Role: 

Can you help shape the future of a charity that improves the lives of 23,000 members?

2018 is a great time to join Bristol Students’ Union as a Trustee. We are just starting to think about our next strategic cycle; we are preparing for major new developments including a physical move to the heart of the Bristol campus and we are involved in transformative University programmes including a new campus at Temple Quarter.  You will be helping us actively address the most pressing issues facing students today including access to education, mental health, accommodation, race inequality, poverty, inclusivity and internationalisation.

Interested? Read on!

We have an exciting opportunity for two Trustees to contribute to a dynamic and growing organisation with a progressive management team, talented staff and dedicated officers.  We are looking for resourceful, determined and committed Trustees to support our work, directing, shaping and developing our organisation. You will help provide strategic oversight, management and financial governance to ensure we achieve of vision of the Best Student Life. 

What’s the job?

Role:  Trustee
Hours: As required
Salary: This role is voluntary (not remunerated) but highly rewarding in terms of satisfaction and the opportunity to make a difference.  Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed
Term:  3 years (with a potential for another 2 terms of 3)
Closing date: 5pm Monday 15th January 2018

Who are we?

Part business, part charity, part membership body – Bristol SU is a seriously fun organisation.  Our professional staff do something extraordinary every day: we support student leaders to give people a voice in their education, help people get the most out of their student experience and help people make the change they want in the world. We have over 23,000 members, 350 clubs and societies, a huge range of professional services, and a bold strategy to inspire pride in the Union.

We are a registered charity, and a company limited by guarantee with a turnover of circa £4million, employing around 55 salaried staff as well as a team of student staff.  

Who are you?

  • You’ll have experience of helping organisations succeed
  • You’ll be able to share your Bristol networks and connections to benefit the SU
  • You’ll share our SU values and be committed to working for and with students
  • You’ll know how to think strategically, with sound judgement keeping the long-term vision in mind 
  • You’re a natural collaborator and positive relationship builder
  • You’re ready and willing to give something back, volunteering your time, skills and knowledge to make a real difference for our 23,000 members

Why apply?

Because you’re excited by the challenge!

Bristol SU is recognised through numerous accreditations and awards including Investors in People, Investors in Diversity, the Workplace Wellbeing Charter and more. No wonder 94% of our employees would recommend us as a good place work. 

We’re committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability status. We want to support diverse and inclusive work environments and are actively looking for people who share our values.

Be yourself, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Suzanne Doyle, Clerk to the Board of Trustees via

Closing Date: 
Monday, 15 January, 2018 - 17:00
How to Apply: 

For more information and to apply, please visit our website ( and follow the application instructions.

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