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External Trustee

Would you like to help lead an organisation which is membership-led, political, vibrant and full of people who are working hard to deliver change for students? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you.

About the Role

Leeds Beckett Students’ Union exists to make the lives of our 25,000 student members better. We are looking for two enthusiastic and motivated external trustees to join our Board of Trustees.

An External Trustee is a person appointed by the Students’ Union who, in the opinion of Board of Trustees, has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the Students’ Union. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who feels they can bring skills and expertise to our Students’ Union.

Applicants with a financial and/or commercial background are of particular interest to us.

We would also be interested to hear from anyone who would like to be an External Trustee but feels that they may not necessarily have the right skills and/or experience at this moment in time. We would be happy to discuss the possibility of organising a training programme for less experienced people in order to prepare them to take on the role of External Trustee in a years’ time.

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To apply, please send your CV and cover letter detailing why you are a good fit for the role to Kerry Radford, Office Manager at

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Nicky Goldthorpe at or 0113 81 28406.

Voluntary (not paid)

5-7 days per annum (plus events)

Applications Close:
09 June 2021 - 12:00pm

Interview Date:
16 June 2021

Start Date:
01 July 2021

Please Note:
Interviews will be held digitally in order to ensure the health and safety of all candidates and the interview panel. Candidates will be expected to have a stable internet connection and working camera and microphone for their interview.