Trustee Roles



trustee roles


what is the trustee board?

The Students’ Union is a charity and the Trustee Board has responsibility for ensuring that the SU upholds the law and follows the guidelines laid down by the Charity Commission. The board is entirely voluntary and do not take financial reward for work done. 

The Board meets quarterly in September, December, March, and June – if you're away from campus you can also Skype into meetings, so you don't always have to be here to take part. Trustees also have the opportunity to join one of the Board’s specialised sub-committees, which focus on finance and human relations.

As a trustee you will play a key role in:

  • Setting our future strategy
  • Holding management to account
  • Scrutinising the effectiveness of the uea(su)’s operations
  • Reviewing uea(su) policy

In return for the work and commitment that you will bring to your role, you will gain invaluable hands-on experience at the top level of decision making of an organisation with an annual turnover of £8.5 million, as well as investing in you by providing the training you might need for the role.

For more information on the role of our Trustees, you can find documents from all Trustee Board meetings here.



external trustee (community partnership role)

We're looking for someone to join our team of six external trustees to sit in a Community Partnership role. Our external trustees will work directly with our student officers and other student leaders to help shape how the union engages with the local Norwich community, and frame the contributions that our student leaders and groups to the wider community. While education sector experience isn't necessary, we would like to hear from people who are actively interested in the Norwich community to help shape our five year community strategy.


If you'd like to have an informal chat about the role or have any questions, please get in touch with Jenna, our Undergraduate Education Officer, by emailing her at


We're looking to accept applications for the role until November 15th 2018 at 17:00. You can apply below through our online system. Please note, we'll only need a few basic details from you and then your CV - there's no need to write a covering letter for this position. We'll be looking to speak to candidates throughout the day on December 4th 2018.


Click here to view the role description


apply for the role of external trustee (community partnership) here