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We are looking for 2 external trustees and 3 student trustees to join the board from July 1st. If you are interested please apply in writing setting out the experience and knowledge you can bring to the role. Applications should be returned to csu@chester.ac.uk by 22nd May and should specify whether you are a current University of Chester student applying  to be a student trustee or a non-student seeking to be an external trustee.

Chester Students’ Union is a registered charity which represents nearly 20,000 students at the University of Chester and the University Centre Shrewsbury. We regularly score within the top 3 of North West Students’ Union for satisfaction and have recently been shortlisted for Educate North Students’ Union of the Year.

We operate a wide range of services for the benefit of our students including:

  • Campaigns and events throughout the year for all students
  • An Advice service at our Chester, Warrington and Shrewsbury campuses
  • Over 130 Sports and Societies led by student volunteers
  • Support for over 700 StARs, the University of Chester’s system of Academic Representation
  • CH1 Bar on Chester Parkgate campus
  • Shops at both Chester and Warrington

Our Board of Trustees oversee our work, creating and reviewing the strategy of the Union, managing the work of our staff through the Chief Executive, ensuring our financial stability and approving the policies we operate to. It is made up of a balance of interest: our 4 elected student officers, 3 students and 4 external trustees chosen for the skills and experience they can bring to our work.

There are four meetings a year along with the Annual General Meeting of all members.

We welcome applications from all backgrounds, we just need you to be over 18 and full of enthusiasm for the work that we do. We will provide training and support for the role. The role is unpaid but reasonable expenses can be claimed.

This is an exciting time for CSU as we embark upon a new 3 year strategy with a new senior management team. For an informal conversation please contact Cherelle Mitchell, President on 01244 513398 or Gareth Pye, Chief Executive on 01244 511483.