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External Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th February 2023

  • Advertised from 16th January 2023


We are seeking two External Trustees to sit on our Trustee Board who has strategic thinking, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind. This is a voluntary position for a three year term and reasonable expenses can be reimbursed. We are ideally looking to appoint an External Trustee with knowledge or experience in one of the following areas:

  • Human Resources or Employment Law
  • Finance
  • Income Diversification or Commercial Development

We are interested in individuals of any age and welcome applications from people from a range of backgrounds. You do not need to have been a charity trustee before as a full training and induction programme will be provided. We are happy to support you in developing your knowledge about our Students' Association. All applications will be considered.

Our Students' Association exists to represent and support Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) students to have the best university experience. This is our Mission. We are constantly striving towards our Vision that you will have an outstanding experience that will live with you forever and our Values are being Inclusive, Community, Student-Led and Fun.

We are a charity with charitable purposes and are a separate and independent organisation from GCU. You would be expected to attend at least four meetings a year, an annual training event and some social activities. We encourage our Trustees to attend our meetings in person but you can attend online. Find our more information about the Trustee Board.

We are located on both the Glasgow and London campuses. Find out more about us, how we are run and our strategic plan.You can read our audited accounts that includes our annual achievements and performance.

Please note that current GCU students and employees and Students' Association employees cannot apply to be a External Trustee.

Trustee Role Description

We have achieved the NUS Quality Students' Union, Green Impact Students' Unions and Investing in Volunteers accreditation.

External Trustee Information Pack (pdf)

We have achieved the NUS Quality Students' Union, Green Impact Students' Unions and Investing in Volunteers accreditation.

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

Deadline for submission of applications is Monday 6th February 2023 at 12noon. The anticipated interview date is w/c 20th February 2023.