Bath Spa Students Union is committed to attracting and recruiting candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. We firmly believe that our team should include a variety of experience, personalities, skills and outlooks to enable us to truly represent the cultural diversity of Bath Spa students.

We particularly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and have developed a range of policies to support every member of our team to achieve their full potential here at the Union.

The Union is proud to be a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter as an employer who is positive about mental health. You can find out more about what this means here.


We are currently recruiting for ...TRUSTEES

Do something extraordinary …. become a Trustee at Bath Spa University Students’ Union

We have a number of really exciting opportunities to use your skills, knowledge and experience to make a positive difference to the lives of students at the University. Students’ Unions are independent charities with trustee boards like no other; with a fast pace of change and a closeness to beneficiaries that make this a unique and rewarding experience that can add to your own professional or personal development.

External Trustees

We are looking for an External Trustee who would relish the idea of giving something back and supporting the next generation. In particular we are looking for trustees with experience of:

  • Fundraising & volunteering
  • Marketing
  • Legal knowledge of company/charity law
  • Health & safety

This experience may have been gained in the public, private or ‘not for profit’ sectors. You would work closely with the CEO and officers to share your expertise. Each External Trustee is appointed to the Board and its sub committees for terms of 4 years. In total this requires attendance at 6-8 meetings per year. The roles are voluntary, although expenses are paid.

For more information about the role and how to apply please read the Candidate Information Pack. For an informal discussion about the role please contact the CEO, Sarah Dawes at

Closing date MIDNIGHT on 3rd May 2020. Interviews will be held in w/c 18th May 2020.

Student Trustees 2020-21

We have four vacancies for student trustees to join our Board for the next academic year (from July 2020 to June 2021). Each post holder would be a member of the Union’s Board of Trustees and one or more of its sub committees.

Student trustees must be a student at the time of their appointment and continue to be a student during their term of office.

The time commitment required is to attend approximately 10 meetings scheduled for the year ahead and reading papers in preparation for meetings. Most meetings happen in the early evening and we arrange times to suit your existing commitments.

You should run for this role if you:

  • Ensure students are at the heart of every decision the Union takes
  • Want to ensure that the Union is well run and manages its resources effectively
  • Want to take active role to ensure that all Bath Spa students have the best possible university experience

What will you gain from being a trustee?

This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in leading a business with an estimated annual turnover of £1.4m. You may wish to gain practical skills to enhance your career goals or gain more experience to help you establish your own business after university.

Being a trustee is a voluntary role, which will add significant experience to your CV and give you practical experience of:

  • leadership and management skills
  • working in the charity sector
  • strategic management experience
  • networking opportunities
  • mentoring from experienced professionals
  • Business management

To find out more about the role please read the role description available HERE.

We particularly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and have developed a range of policies to support every member of our team to achieve their full potential here at the Union.

How to apply for the role

If you are interested in becoming a Student Trustee please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter which addresses the following points:

  • Why you are interested in the role
  • Any relevant skills, experience and attributes you could bring to the role

We would also be grateful if you could complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring survey. This is completely anonymous and does not form part of the recruitment process but your responses enables us to make sure we are upholding high standards of integrity and fairness in our recruitment procedures.

Applications can be sent by post or via email to:

If you would like an informal conversation about the role please contact Sarah Dawes, CEO, at or at the email above or Jazz Nesbitt-Larking, President, at

Closing date for applications will be midnight on 3rd May.

Applications for the role will be considered by the Democracy and Scrutiny Committee in late May.

Student Staff Vacancies

We have no vacancies at the moment but will start our recruitment just after the Spring Break for student staff positions available from September.