1. Royal Holloway Students' Union

Trustee

Egham / Hybrid

We are looking for two professional trustees to join our Trustee Board as External Trustee (Finance) and External Trustee (HR). We are specifically looking for individuals who have experience across financial management/ auditing and people development

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Who we are

Royal Holloway Students’ Union exists to advance the education of students at Royal Holloway for the public benefit by:

Promoting the interests and welfare of students at Royal Holloway during the course of their study and representing, supporting and advising students;

Being the recognised representative channel between students and Royal Holloway, University of London and any other external bodies; and

Providing social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities and forums for discussions


The role

Being a Trustee of a Students’ Union is very similar to being a Trustee of any other charity. You’ll be responsible for:

• Reviewing the organisation’s long term strategy, and monitoring the progress of the strategy inline with the organisations aims and KPIs.

• Establishing and monitoring policies and procedures to ensure compliance with statutory obligations.

• Ensuring that the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit.

• Providing oversight of core functions, including finance, HR and legal issues.

• Recruiting and supporting senior staff in the organisation, through the Chief Executive.

• Acting as an ambassador for the organisation.

But it also includes some things you may not expect, such as:

• Supporting elected students and student officers in their duties as trustees.

• Attending our annual Summer Ball and other award ceremonies.

You’ll need to attend Board of Trustee meetings on a quarterly basis, as well as provide support to appropriate sub-committees of the Board.

First and foremost we’re looking for people who share our values of being student focused, inclusive, brave, high-quality and trustworthy. But more specifically this means:

• Commitment to the organisation with willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to perform an effective role.

• Strategic vision and ability to think creatively.

• Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.

• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

• Good, independent judgement and ability to challenge ideas constructively.

• Tact and diplomacy, impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

• Adherence to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness,integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty andleadership.

• Must be at least 18 years old.

We are looking for two professional trustees to join our Trustee Board as External Trustee (Finance) and External Trustee (HR). We are specifically looking for individuals who have experience of working at Board level and experience across financial management/auditing and human resources/people development and organisational culture.

This role closed on
This role has expired. To find more trustee roles, take a look at our current opportunities

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