Trustee Recruitment

Lay Trustee Recruitment

Could you be our new Lay Trustee?

Post: Lay Trustee

A Lay Trustee typically serves a term of four years. A Lay Trustee can serve up to two terms.

Pay: Voluntary, reasonable expenses covered.
Hours: 5-6 meetings a year, plus one full day during the Summer break.
Number of vacancies: 2


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Lay Trustee of City, University of London Students’ Union (the Union). This pack contains an overview of the Union, the role and information on how you can apply.  There are currently two vacancies.

Every City student is a member of the Union by default. That makes the Union the representative body for over 20,000 members. We’re run by students, for students, and provide support, representation, advice, and activities for our student body regardless of circumstance.

Lay Trustees sit on a board of eleven Trustees who govern the Union and work alongside our elected officers, staff team, and hundreds of student volunteers to run a thriving and active students’ union in the heart of London. The Union has been through a period of massive revitalisation with the recruitment of new staff, increased funding, and the launch of a new strategic plan in August 2023 where we set a clear purpose to ‘Make Every Day Better’.

Trustees play an active role in 5-6 meetings a year, as well as being on hand to take decisions between meetings when the need arises. There are also occasional Union sub-committees and working groups that some Trustees are invited to join.

 This is a great opportunity to take on an essential role in a developing and dynamic charity committed to changing lives. We look forward to meeting you.

How to apply

If you would like to apply, please send a copy of your current CV, along with a supporting statement (no more than 600 words) explaining how you meet the person specification to

To have an informal conversation with the Chief Executive regarding the role, please email

Application deadline: 9am Wednesday 9 August 2023

Interview date: Friday 25 August 2023 (in person)

 Read the Job Pack