Opportunities for involvement in University life

Current opportunities

There are currently the following vacancies:

Lay Members of the Board of Trustees

We are looking for one Lay Trustee to join the University's Board of Trustees.  

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the University. Members of the Board are charity trustees and their principal responsibilities are to hold the Executive to account for its leadership and management of the University, in an environment of mutual respect and which understands the respective roles of the Board and the Executive.

More infomation about the Board of Trustees including the Role Description and Code of Conduct can be found at: www.51shuake.com/university/governance/universitycommittees/boardoftrustees/

Please see the Lay Trustee Candidate Brief 2019 (PDF, 3,534kB) for further details.

To apply, please submit the following:

Please email your application to: governance@bristol.ac.uk

The closing date for applications is Thursday 20th June 2019.

For a conversation in confidence please email governance@bristol.ac.uk to arrange a telephone call with a member of the Governance team.

If you require any of this documentation in an alternative format, please contact: governance@bristol.ac.uk


Student Members of the Board of Trustees

 We are looking for two Student Trustees to join the University’s Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the University and is responsible for setting its strategic direction. You can find out more about the Board of Trustees on our website.

Student Trustees should have excellent communication skills, independent judgement, creative thinking and a willingness to speak your mind and to listen to the views of others. Becoming a Student Trustee provides you with excellent experience of a leadership role and understanding of large and complex organisations – experience that employers value very highly.

Ideally, the new Student Trustees will have had a leadership role within the Students' Union, University or our local community, and should have a good understanding of the issues facing our diverse student body.

Student Trustees are expected to attend meetings of the Board of the Trustees, and other meetings as required.

Induction, training and support are all provided. Bristol SU will manage the application process, and shortlist candidates for further consideration by the Board of Trustees (or a committee of the Board).

Please note that only students who will be studying, or will be Sabbatical Officers, in 2019/20 can apply to be a Student Trustee.

The Board is keen to attract applications from students from a diverse range of backgrounds, and in particular would welcome applications from international students, PGR students and/or students from widening participation backgrounds. Further information about the University’s commitment to equality and diversity can be found on our website at: http://www.bris.ac.uk/jobs/diversity.html

Please see the Student Trustee Role Description May 2019 (PDF, 128kB) for further details.

All members of the Board of Trustees are expected to act in accordance with the Board Code of Conduct and Member Role Description - 1 May2019 (PDF, 128kB)

Trustees make decisions for the benefit of the University as a whole, not just for their particular constituency, and take collective responsibility for Board decision-making. Although Student Trustees don’t ‘represent’ student views in the usual sense and must not seek to lobby the Board in respect of student matters, they use their knowledge and experience of being a student to help inform the Board’s decision-making.

To apply to become a Student Trustee, please send a short (500 words max) summary of why you think you would make a good Student Trustee to bristolsu-representation@bristol.ac.uk by Friday 17 May 2019, 5pm.  

Interviews will take place week commencing 10th June 2019 so please can applicants make a note of this in their diaries.

Jack Boyer, Chair of the University Board of Trustees

If you would like any further information, please contact the Governance Team at governance@bristol.ac.uk or by telephone on +44 (0)117 42 83171.