External Trustee x 1
Student Trustee x 1
We are looking for an external (co-opted) trustee to join our Board in June 2013
You will be part of the Board that oversees and guides LUU's future and help us to achieve our vision of making sure that every student loves their time at Leeds.
For the external trustee we’re looking for the following specific skills and experience:
A trustee who is both a qualified accountant and who has significant experience of working in a financial capacity at a senior level. This trustee is expected to chair our Audit & Risk Committee.
Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about working for a membership organisation representing diverse groups and be able to work alongside elected and young adult student trustees.
Further information on the role, an introduction from LUU's Chief Executive, our strategic themes and governance structures can be read in the Trustee Application Pack
To apply for the position of External Trustee:
We encourage you in the first instance to contact Aidan Grills, Chief Executive, if you want to know more about the work of the Board and this opportunity: email@example.com or 0113 3801204.
You will then need to send your CV and a covering letter outlining how your experience and skills would make you a good candidate for the role. You also need to complete a Diversity Monitoring form. Send this to Alison Dumphy-Brook, Executive Assistant:
We are also looking for a student trustee to join the Board in June or September / October 2013
Student trustees need to be registered students of the University of Leeds and ideally have at least more than one year of study left.
We recognise that for LUU to continue to succeed we need a diversity of ideas, perspectives and talent, and importantly - independent challenge and support.
If you can think strategically; can challenge, and can work at the highest level - we want to hear from you. We're particualry interested if you have experience of business development, financial management, and undertstanding of varied students needs and their community.
Read more here about the role of a student trustee and LUU's Board.
Further reading which you will find useful:
Impact Report 2011 to 2012 - The Story of Our Year
Our Strategic Plan
Trustees Report and Financial Statements 2011 to 2012
Governance and Trustees
As a charity, Leeds University Union has a Board of Trustees to oversee key decision making which relates to the future of LUU.
Trustees volunteer their time to make sure that the Union makes sound financial decisions, obeys legal frameworks and responds to the needs of students.
The Board of trustees is supported by sub-committees which focus on four key areas of the Union's work:
Audit & Risk Committee
Audit & Risk committee have the responsibility of monitoring LUU’s finances, risk profile and other aspects which could impact on LUU’s future health. They scrutinise the annual accounts, ask questions when our commercial operations aren’t performing as they should be and make sure that LUU is complying with laws and regulations.
Human Resources & Remuneration Committee
The HR committee examine issues relating to LUU staff; staff survey results, pay changes, training and development and staff policies are all discussed at this meeting.
Appointments & Governance Committee
The Appointments Committee is responsible for ensuring that new trustees are recruited and inducted and developed properly. They also have overall responsibility for recruiting the Chief Executive of LUU.
Marketing and Development Committee
The Marketing and Development Committee is responsible for fundraising, marketing and development decisions and for the 5 year strategic review cycle.