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.

External Trustees

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

This is a really exciting opportunity 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.

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

  • Higher Education, in particular the drivers of student experience
  • Audit and Governance
  • Legal knowledge of company/charity law
  • Community relations

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 Canidate Information Pack. For an informal discussion about the role please contact the CEO, Sarah Dawes at