We'd love for you to join us John Moores
Liverpool John Moores Students’ Union (JMSU) is looking for two external, community trustees to join our trustee board. An independent charity, JMSU’s current trustee board consists of four elected Student Executive Officers, two external community trustees and three student trustees. The board provides strategic oversight, scrutiny and risk management, directing the CEO and Senior Leadership Team of an organisation that employs 17 career staff and around 50 student staff, with a turnover of around £1.4m. With a strategic plan coming to an end in 2020, JMSU is looking to reinvigorate our on-campus presence and programme of activity following a successful organisational restructure and re-establishing a close collaborative relationship with its parent institution, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and scoping out a new direction for our future.
LJMU is a university that has significant roots in the City and surrounding region, and a strong civic role, forming part of its educational experience. Our SU has the potential to play a transformational role as a representative body in this context, advocating for a truly fantastic student experience while providing a diverse range of extra-curricular activity through sports clubs, societies and volunteering.
As a campaigning organisation, JMSU has celebrated recent success within our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion activity, electing students to lead our work aiming to reduce barriers in accessing quality learning, while ensuring student safety, wellbeing and inclusion is at the forefront of the university and city agenda.
We have ambitions to build a new home from which to deliver and develop this exciting work, in the brand new Student Life Building, due to be completed in late 2020.
We are looking for creative and committed trustees, who not only wish to help us ensure the strength and sustainability of our organisation but who are also able to provide expertise, advice and mentoring/coaching opportunities for elected officers, students and appropriate members of the staffing team.
Our new trustees will be passionate about the student experience, the provision of accessible education and will see the benefit of student leadership and political engagement, both on campus and in wider society. With a minimum commitment level of between four and six meetings a year, we are particularly looking for skills and experiences around marketing and communication, digital engagement and providing positive membership experiences. With an associated media sales company looking to expand, we are also interested in individuals with business development and income generation experience.