Find Your Perfect Job Role at Your Students' Union


Bournemouth University students are part of one of the best Students’ Unions in the UK…SUBU. As winners of the 2016 NUS Education Award and sector leaders for ‘Student Voice’ in the 2017 National Student Survey, SUBU consistently delivers an outstanding experience for its students. 


Student Trustee Vacancy


Application deadline: Midday, Monday 4th November 2019

Interviews: Week 13th November 2019- Dates TBC

Position: Voluntary - UNPAID

Location: Student Centre, Talbot Campus


SUBU recruits student trustees to be part of our Trustee Board.

There is currently a vacancy for 3 student trustees for 2019/2020.

The term of office is for two years so that means that it would probably be best if you are likely to be a student at BU for at least two more years.

This Board has the overall responsibility for the management of SUBU, its financial solvency as well as its ongoing strategy and strategic plan.

It holds the Managers and staff of SUBU to account.

The Board meets four times a year, in semester time.

Attendance and preparation for these meetings will be your main role. These meetings tend to take around three and a half hours.

There are also four  Audit And Risk Committee (ARC)meetings per year and the occasional ‘task and finish’ group. Each of these meetings tend to take one and a half hours each.

 Attendance at these other meetings (ARC and T and F group), unless specified, is voluntary.

Your role as a Student Trustee is to bring a sense of what the students need and feel about the current provision of SUBU. It is not an elected representative role.  This is a great opporuntity to

  • Learn new skills that you can take into any graduate career
  • Be involved in influencing and implementing postive change
  • Experience how people and organisations work
  • Stand out in the recruitmwent field with this postion on your CV
  • Gain valuable experience working as part of a respected and sucessful organisation, making a difference to students at BU

For details on what the role entails then please download this Information Pack:

or contact Debbie D'Silva

It may also be helpful to look at the following pages from the Charity Commission to get some detail on what a trustee is expected to do.

SUBU will provide training via an external one day course and in house training

Please apply by 12 noon on Monday 4th November 2019  with a cover note (no more than 200 words) as to why you are interested in the role and what you believe you can bring to the SUBU Trustee Board . Interviews will be held in weeks commencing 13th November 2019.

Please send the cover note to



Equal Opportunities Notice

SUBU is striving to become more inclusive workplace and better represent the student community that we serve. We would therefore encourage applicants from the following communities to apply if they feel that they would want to be part of our change:

  • People of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds
  • People with Disabilities
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender + people
  • Gender Equality

Good luck to everyone in your job applications!