We are seeking a Lay Member for the LSU Board of Trustees

The Role

Following the retirement of one of our trustees, we are seeking a “lay” board member who will broaden experience and bring external perspective to our Board, made up of 10 students, 2 other lay members and the University’s Chief Operating Officer.

We would particularly welcome people with a strong financial background.

The role is voluntary though we will of course provide out of pocket expenses.  We would expect Board members to attend about 6 afternoon/evening meetings a year, plus a possible strategic away day.  We would also hope that Board Members would want to play a part in some of the Union’s events, celebrating the achievements of our members during the course of the year. 

The appointment is by our Union Affairs Committee, based on a sub-committee recommendation, and is for a three year term.

The Organisation

We involve students in every aspect of our work, and summarise our role in three promises to our 18,000 members; we are “always on your side” we will help you become “ more than your course” and have the “time of your life”.

Our 150 professional and 250 student staff and 16 elected Executive students run the Union in a dynamic partnership with our 1,500 volunteers and with a very strong relationship with the University.

Our turnover of £8million a year is derived from a diverse range of activities including grants of over £1m, Entertainments in our 3,500+ capacity venue, shops, a 100-place Nursery and much else.  At the same time we act as the students’ voice, not just with the University but with the local community and the wider world.

We only succeed because our students belong to the Union and we belong to them.

Selection Process

Our objective is to achieve balance and perspective on our Board and we do not wish to burden busy people with a difficult process.

If you would be interested to be a part of making Loughborough Students’ Union even more vibrant and successful could you please email your brief standard personal profile or CV to us with a few lines indicating what has interested you in joining the Board and what you would like to bring in particular.  Could you also please indicate when is the best time to contact you by phone.

We will then call you and we will invite the people who seem to best match our skill gaps to visit prior to arriving at a final recommendation to Union Affairs Committee.


Board meetings are scheduled to take place six times a year, twice per term.

Other Information
·         Annual report
·         Accounts
·         Constitution
·         Strategic plan


Whatuni 2014, 2015 and 2016: Best Students' Union
Whatuni Giving Back Award 2017
Best Student Experience 2017
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2017

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to Louisa Todd.

Applications will be considered by Union Affairs Committee. The first Board meeting the successful applicant will attend will be in mid-late October.