We'd love you to join us at Leeds Trinity SU

You will be joining and supporting an organisation that is in year one of a new strategic plan and is well regarded in the sector. This year we have been recognised with two national accolades for Students’ Union of the Year, one of which was awarded by the National Union of Students (NUS).

Our values are to be exceptional in our output, actively inclusive, personalised in our delivery and put students first in everything that we do. We exist to support our students to reach their potential. Our services include a number of student led Sport Clubs and Societies, advice provision, a course rep system, and a range of one-off student activities in our ‘Give it a Go’ programme.

We have a new Strategic Plan (titled Big Plan 2017 – 2020) for the organisation which the new Trustee will play an important role in ensuring we deliver on. You can also read more about our successes in our Annual Report 2016/17 and future short term plans in our Operating Plan 2017/18. All of these documents alongside other information can be found on our website at www.ltsu.co.uk/furtherinformation.

Some of our short term projects include the creation of a Communication strategy, reviewing how students influence and make change in their Union, developing our big ticket items within our strategic plan such as our academic societies for all students and a social event on every weekday during term. Additionally, we are undertaking various quality standards such as Investing in Volunteers and Quality Students’ Unions to help us on our journey of continuous improvement.

What do current and former trustees say:

“I love Leeds Trinity University and wanted to get involved as much as possible.  I enjoy being a trustee as it gives me the opportunity to provide a voice for others, in turn making lives better for our current and future students, which is amazing!” Georgia Wood, Trustee 2015 - Present

“Being a trustee has meant not only am I able to help influence the day to day running of the Union but I am also able to contribute to decisions that are shaping the future of Leeds Trinity Students’ Union. As a trustee I have been able to look at the way the Union is ran from a different perspective whilst working with a group of people with a range of different professional experiences.” Josh Clough, Trustee 2014- 2016

About you

We are looking for an external trustee with experience in marketing and digital, governance or HR. You will be joining a multi-award winning organisation and your input should make us better. Specifically, we are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

·       Experience in marketing and digital or governance or HR

·       A sharing of our values of being Exceptional, Inclusive, Students First and Personalised in our approach

·       Able to provide the time to attend Board meetings, the development day and contribute to meetings fully

·       An interest in Student Unions and the Higher Education sector

·       A strong communicator willing and able to constructively challenge and debate ideas

·       An ability to provide both challenge and support to the trustees and senior manager of the organisation

The time commitment is 4-5 meetings a year (usually on a weekday evening in or near to Horsforth / Leeds at 6pm) and a development day on Saturday 2 December 2017.

You will be joining a team of trustees who are passionate about our work and are incredibly proud of our successes. If you think you can add value to our organisation, then we would be keen to hear from you.

Interviews will take place in w/c 13 November 2017.

You can also contact Charles Isherwood our Chair of the Trustee Board and Union President at LTSU with any questions you might have about the role at C.Isherwood@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Find us online, here's the University, and here's the Charity Commission entry