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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:

  • Human Resources
  • Income Generation
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Third Sector
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Community Engagement
  • Premises Re- Location

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 who also has leadership and management experience to become Vice Chair and line manage the Chief Executive.The Students' Association is also currently considering a potential building move.

A full induction and training programme will be provided. You would be expected to attend four meetings a year, an annual residential training event and some social activities. The date for the training residential is to be confirmed for 2019.

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

Trustee Role Description
Vice Chair Remit

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, have achieved Green Impact, 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.

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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 Thursday 16th May 2019 at 12noon. The anticipated interview date is Thursday 23rd May 2019.

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

David Carse

Chief Executive

Rachel Simpson

Student President

Interested candidates are welcome to visit the Students’ Association Building and should get in touch to arrange a visit.



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

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