Come join us at Birmingham Guild of Students

The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is a charity and the students’ union for more than 36,000 students. We represent our members to the University and other organisations on the issues that matter to students most. We also exist to help students develop skills outside of study, have fun, meet people and make sure their time at Birmingham is special.

We want you

The Guild of Students is looking for professionals to join our Trustee Board as an External Trustees. The Trustee Board is ultimately responsible for overseeing the affairs of the Guild. Our Trustees must ensure that the Guild is well run and delivers the objectives for which it has been set up.

It’s an exciting time for the Guild, as we look to continue our excellence through the delivery of our new strategy for 2018-21 and a strong and active Trustee Board will be essential as we move forwards. We would be particularly interested to hear from individuals with experience of delivery of digital/ online services, which is a key part of the strategy, although this is not a requirement.


The Guild values applications from a wide range of backgrounds that are reflective of the full diversity of Birmingham’s community. We would encourage candidates with current or previous experience in a membership/charitable organisation, however this is not necessarily a requirement. 


The post of External Trustee is appointed for a period of three years, which can be extended for a second term. This role is not remunerated; however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

Here's our website, the University's website, and our entry at the Charity Commission