Could you be an External Trustee or a Volunteer Non-Executive Director of Hull University Union (HUU)?

HULL UNIVERSITY UNION SERVICES LTD IS LOOKING FOR AN EXTERNAL TRUSTEE AND VOLUNTEER NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS TO HELP SHAPE OUR FUTURE.

Hull University Union services Ltd is the wholly owned company of Hull University Union a registered charity, and student led organisation at the heart of the University. We provide social and recreational activities for all students, (circa 14,000) at the University.

We provide services and activities which support the core objectives of our parent charity, the Union. Our Board of Trustees govern Hull University Union, and the Board of Non-Executive Directors govern the Hull University Union Services Ltd they develop and set the business plan including budgets for approval by the Board of Trustees The board of Directors ensure organisational compliance in all areas of legislation, policy and procedures. The Board is made up of two Trustees from the Charity Board, and four Volunteer Non-Executive Directors.

Volunteer Non-Executive Directors

The Board of Directors meets a minimum of four times a year. Directors are
encouraged to spend time in the Students’ Union when they can – attend
events and get to know our students and staff and how we work. Directors
are invited to attend activities throughout the year including the AGM, awards
ceremonies, fundraising and sports events.

We are looking for individuals with skills in areas including the hospitality
industry, Legal, HR, together with the ability to influence strategic direction
and business planning.

Experience of the students’ union movement, charity or HE sectors, or a
membership organisation would be an advantage. We are particularly
interested to hear from applicants who have good personal local networks
with Hull, and who live locally/within the Yorkshire area.

Interviews will take place in early February 2018. Successful applicants will be
appointed by the Appointments & Governance Committee on behalf of the
Trustee Board and may serve for a term of up to three years with the option of
a second term.

We hope to welcome our new Trustee to their first Board meeting in March
2018. A comprehensive induction and training programme will be provided.

To find out more about the role and request an application pack,
please email Alex Tute at a.tute@hull.ac.uk.
CLOSING DATE Monday 14th January 2019.

External Trustee

We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced external trustee to join our Board of Trustees, this is a voluntary role although trustees can claim out of pocket expenses in line with our policies.

The Board of Trustees oversees HUU’s governance, sets the strategic direction and budget and ensures organisational compliance in all areas of legislation, policy and procedures. Our Board is made up of five elected president trustees, four elected student trustees and four selected external trustees. External trustees are not involved in day to day affairs but work closely with the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team. The effectiveness of the Board is reviewed annually and
we hold annual training and development sessions.

There are five full Board meetings a year, and up to five sub-committees (all held during the working day). In addition to the formal meetings, trustees are encouraged to spend time in the Students’ Union when they can – attend events and get to know our students and staff and how we work. Trustees are invited to attend activities throughout the year including the AGM, awards ceremonies, fundraising and sports events.

It is a time of change and challenge for the Union and we seek a trustee who
can support our ambition and commitment to our members.

We are looking for Legal and or Human Resource experience at a senior
level, together with the ability to influence strategic direction and planning.
Experience of the students’ union movement, charity or Higher Education
sectors, or a membership organisation would be an advantage. We are
particularly interested to hear from applicants who have good personal local
networks with Hull, and who live locally/within the Yorkshire area.

Interviews will take place in early February 2019. Successful applicants will
be appointed by the Appointments & Governance Development Committee
on behalf of the Trustee Board and may serve for a term of up to three years
with the option of a second term.

We hope to welcome our new Trustee to their first Board meeting in March
2019. A comprehensive induction and training programme will be provided.

To find out more about the role and request an application pack,
please email Alex Tute at a.tute@hull.ac.uk.
CLOSING DATE Monday 14th January 2019.

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