Liverpool Guild of Students is the students’ union representing the 28,000 students at the University of Liverpool. Our purpose is to act on behalf of our members to improve their time at university and encourage them to become actively involved in opportunities available within the city of Liverpool.
Students' Unions have a huge impact - on education and in wider society. The impact on individuals is huge too - every day, we see students undergoing life changing experiences in the activities we offer. We provide opportunities for student recreation, over 200 clubs and societies, advice and welfare, student representation and campaigning on issues that matter to our members.
We are an incorporated charity and we have a significant commercial offer with bars, coffee and retail, and live music (our legendary Mountford Hall is still the second largest music venue in the city).
Our Board is made up of our four student representative officers, who are elected by their peers and work full-time at the Guild and have taken a year out of their studies to represent other students; four current students and four co-opted trustees. The Chief Executive and staff work alongside the student officers to run the Guild.
It is an exciting time to be involved with the Guild as we are undertaking our first major investments in our building since our major refurbishment in 2014 and we are in the process of finalising a new strategic plan to take the organisation forward and build on our award as Students’ Union of the Year 2016. The board will have a key role in setting, monitoring and evaluating the targets which support the aims and objectives of our new plan.
We are ideally looking for a trustee with financial, legal or business experience to become our Honorary Treasurer but we welcome all applicants who possess the relevant skills and expertise, however to reflect the diversity of our student community, we particularly would welcome applications from women and anyone from BME backgrounds.
Here's our website, the University's website, and our entry at the Charity Commission