We'd love for you to join us at Brunel
This is an excellent time to consider joining us and making a major contribution to our newly launched strategic plan and vision for 2021.
With over 13,000 members, 150 sports clubs and societies, and 2 venues, there’s always something to talk about at the Union of Brunel Students. As a democratically student led, registered charity we are guided by our values and committed to improving the student experience at Brunel and having a positive impact on their lives through the diverse services, activities and opportunities we provide.
The Union is a registered charity and any surpluses that are generated from our commercial operations are committed to providing and improving services to our members. This together with an annual grant provided by the University ensures that the Union is able to provide a fantastic array of support and development opportunities to our members.
Who makes up the Trustee board?
The board of trustees is made up of six elected officer trustees, four student trustees and four external trustees. The external trustees will (initially) serve for three years however, may serve for a maximum period of six years in total.
When do you need to be available?
The Trustee Board normally meets 6 times a year usually on a Thursday evening at 6pm. The sub committees of the Board, Risk, Staffing and Corporate Governance, meet three times a year often during office hours but have been conducted vie Tele or Video conference.
Where do the meetings take place?
The Union of Brunel Students, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH. The campus is easily accessed via the motorway system as well as enjoying extensive public transport links. Sub Committee meetings are normally conducted electronically although Trustees are welcome to attend in person.
What training is provided?
All Trustees have a handbook to follow and also attend training provided by NUS. This is followed by a number of induction sessions. We will ensure you are fully equipped.
What skills are we looking for?
We are looking for two passionate individuals who would like to contribute into making a difference to the experience of thousands of students. You will need to be process driven, with a drive for continual improvement. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a capability to operate at a strategic level and be willing to commit the necessary time to undertake the role. You must also be able to actively participate in group discussions and challenge when necessary.
We are particularly interested in candidates with a solid Communications and marketing background, but are also looking for candidates with a strong Governance, Financial and risk management skill set.
What is your role?
A key element of the Independent trustee’s role will be the coaching, mentoring and general support they provide to the directly elected Student Officers and Trustees who form the remainder of the Trustee Board.