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External Trustee Vacancy

External Trustee Position (voluntary position, expenses paid)

We are seeking an External Trustee to sit on our Trustee Board who has strategic thinking, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind. We are ideally looking to appoint an External Trustee with knowledge or experience in one of the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Digital Engagement
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Human Resources
  • Income Generation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Third Sector
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Community Engagement

Trustees are not expected to be experts in any area. All applications will be considered. This is for a three year term. We would particularly like an individual that has experience of financial management, for example has experience in setting budgets, reading Management Accounts and Audited Accounts. Our income is normally about £0.75M annually. You can read our audited accounts that includes our annual achievements and performance.

A full induction and training programme will be provided. You would be expected to attend at least four meetings a year, an annual training event and some social activities. The meetings are currently taking place online due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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

Trustee Role Description

GCU Students’ Association exists to represent and enable GCU students to enhance all aspects of their student experience. We are an award winning Students’ Association. We were the first Students’ Association to have received the NUS Scotland University Students’ Association of the Year Award in 2011, achieved the NUS Green Impact accrediation, Investing in Volunteers and the first Students’ Association, within the modern Scottish universities, to have achieved the NUS Quality Students' Unions accreditation. 

External Trustee Information Pack (pdf)

Please click here for more information about the Trustee Board.

You can watch the experience of some of our Student Trustees:








How do I apply?

Please send a copy of your CV and a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the Trustee Person Specification and your relevant knowledge, background or experience that would benefit the Trustee Board to Please put ‘External Trustee’ in the subject field. Deadline for submission of applications is Monday 23rd November 2020 at 12noon. The anticipated interview date is w/c 7th December 2020.

For more information or an informal discussion about becoming a Trustee please contact:

David Carse

Chief Executive

Susan Docherty

Student President

Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are currently unable to offer interested candidates a visit the Students’ Association Building.



GCU Students' Association, 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA.

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