Vacancy | Student Trustee

Student Trustee

York St John Students' Union

Positions: 1

Jobs Description

York St John Students’ Union Trustee Board is seeking a current York St John student to serve as Student Trustee on our Trustee Board. The Trustees are responsible for the overall running and management of the Students’ Union and overseeing all the major decisions on behalf of the Students’ Union.  They will set out and oversee the strategic direction of the Students’ Union and must feel confident that the organisation is well managed and meeting its objectives.  The Trustees will also be responsible by law for the financial security and transparency of the Students’ Union.

What does it involve?

The Trustee Board meets four times a year.  In addition to this, Trustees may attend the Students’ Union General Meeting as well as the occasional social events.  Some trustees also sit on the Trustee Board sub-committees such as the Finance Committee, HR & Remuneration Committee and Elections Committee and so will be required to attend additional meetings.


The Students’ Union Trustee Board is looking for students that will ideally be continuing their studies at York St John University for at least two years, and welcomes applications from students from all Schools.


York St John Students’ Union is a membership organisation serving over 6,000 students across a city centre based campus in York.  The Students’ Union runs a variety of membership and commercial services to assist students during their time at York St John University and to enrich the overall student experience.  

The Students’ Union is run by a combination of democratically elected student officers and permanent staff. Three students are elected each year by cross campus ballot to the posts of SU President, President of Education, and President of Wellbeing & Diversity, and are known as the Officer Trustees. They are responsible for overseeing the whole of the Students’ Union’s operations, and representing the student point of view to the University.  The Officer Trustees sit on the Trustee Board alongside up to five External Trustees and two appointed Student Trustees who are selected to sit on the Board for a period of two years, (three years for External Trustees).

The Students’ Union current Strategic Plan and other useful documents can be found here:

Application Details

If you would like to use your skills and experience to help us to realise our mission, we very much look forward to hearing from you. A formal application for this role can be made by submitting a Cover Letter and CV to Chris Bateman, Chief Executive on

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an Appointments Committee where they will be interviewed by student representatives. 

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 26th March 2018.

Offer Details

  • Salary: N/A
  • Close date: 26/04/2018
  • Location: York St John Students' Union

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Our Contacts

York St. John Students' Union,
Lord Mayor's Walk,
York, YO31 7EX

01904 629 816