Volunteering

Lay Trustee | King’s College London Students’ Union

Location: London

Date Posted: 02/01/2021

Closing Date: 08/01/2021

Job description

About the role

KCLSU is the oldest Students’ Union in the UK. At 147 years old we are as ambitious as ever. With our new Strategy 2025 we ensure that we are constantly evolving to provide the support our students need to thrive. King’s College London has one of the most diverse student bodies in the Russell Group and KCLSU is committed to using our position to help challenge discrimination, resist structural oppression, and work against institutional racism.

As a £9m turnover charity that supports, empowers and represents 34,000 students, we cannot do this alone.

We are looking for a person with the drive and knowledge to ensure that we remain ambitious whilst also utilising our resources effectively. As well as sitting on our Trustee Board, our new Lay Trustee will also Chair our Performance Sub-committee. Performance is key in ensuring that we are effective, particularly with our commercial operations, providing assurance that we are doing right by the students we serve.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a Lay Trustee that will be able to provide strategic business and commercial direction for the Board. Ideally, this person will have a commercial or non-profit business background, and the relevant skills and experience to help oversee the implementation of our new strategic plan.

Experience with leading change, and tracking organisational performance against strategic objectives, would also be valuable. Our commercial operations broke even in 2019, but we now have to progress and navigate the changes caused by Covid-19 as well as planned enhancements we are proposing in our 2019-2025 strategy.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is keen to cut red-tape and eliminate bureaucracy where they see it. Someone who can help us to evolve successfully in a post-Covid-19 world.

With our diverse student body, we encourage applications from people from all walks of life, whether you identify as a person from an ethnic minority community, come from a working-class background or have overcome systemic challenges. We recognise that Board diversity is key to effective decision-making, as well as ensuring that KCLSU Trustees have the trust and confidence of our diverse student body.

For more information and to apply, please visit the job page on Peridot Partners’ website via the application method on this site.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 8th February 2021

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