Westminster University was founded in 1838 as the first polytechnic in the UK. It is a diverse and forward-thinking University and the Students’ Union has an important role to play in the lives of current and future Westminster students.


Students and staff play a vital role in helping us achieve our mission of empowering students here at Westminster to reach their full potential. Our aim is to ensure that every student at Westminster identifies themselves as a member of the Union, and most importantly, has engaged with at least one of our services.


We are an enthusiastic team who strive for progress, as we believe our students should always be at the forefront for any organisational change. Based at four sites, spread across the heart of London, the Students’ Union is a fun and exciting work environment, and offers flexible working and plenty of opportunities for staff development and benefits.


With over 20,000 members, 20 sports clubs, 70 societies, and 2 venues, UWSU is a modern developing organisation with one crucial objective – the welfare of all Westminster students. This is indicative of our status as a registered charity; being a student-led organisation, we are led by our values and commitment to improving the student experience.


The role:

The Union is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprising of five Full-Time Officer Trustees, a Student Officer Trustee, External Lay Trustees and University staff. The Full-Time Officers Trustees are the direct influencers for positive change in the University and Union, and they are able to achieve this with the support of the Chief Executive and staff.

 As we approach a new academic year with a new vision and strategy for the Union, we are looking for someone exceptional with a high level of enthusiasm and a passion to deliver only the best for our members. A successful candidate will demonstrate a strategic approach to the role, and be willing to dedicate the time and commitment for the job. The ideal candidate will have experience in Membership Management and/or have an understanding of Democratic Procedures. Strong communication skills would be a good asset.


 The Trustee Board normally meets five times a year on early afternoons / evenings. The meeting locations are easily accessible via public transportation, or if needed, we can arrange for parking if you would prefer driving. You can also be reimbursed for any reasonable expenses as a Trustee; for example, travel expenses.

 We highly welcome candidates from BME backgrounds as we feel this reflects the diversity of our student population.

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