Being a trustee

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Durham Students’ Union. The overall role of the Board is to ensure that the Union is well run, meeting its aims and working within the law.

Trustees are responsible for:

  • Setting the long term plans and direction of Durham Students’ Union
  • Making sure the Union uses its financial resources properly and that it is financially viable
  • Ensuring the Union works within the law and constitution
  • Making sure decisions are in the best interest of the Union and its members (students)

As a Trustee you will receive training and need to be willing to commit the time for board meetings and sub-committees.

There are fourteen Trustees: the five full-time elected student officers; four elected Student Trustees and five Trustees appointed for their specialist knowledge in areas such as law and finance, to provide independent expertise for the Board.

The Charity Commission has some great resources and information about being a charity Trustee - you can check them out here.