NUS Board Recruitment

Friday, May 14, 2021

NUS and NUS Charity are seeking three new Directors to join our Boards and lead our work in building a bold and powerful student movement and championing strong students’ unions. NUS and NUS Charity are separate organisations who work shoulder to shoulder and our Boards work closely together.

We’re seeking Directors who can be excellent custodians of our reputation, finances, and legal responsibilities.  We need to strengthen our relationships, be more visible, and win students and students’ unions back over to our cause. We need people who can oversee finance, risk, HR, and organisational development, but we also need a bit more than that.

For NUS we are looking for one Director to serve a three year term. We’re interested in people who can support great campaigns, bring students together, and who can influence policy at the highest level.

In NUS Charity we’re seeking two Directors serving either a two year or three year term, who will also be Charity Trustees. We’re interested in hearing from people with either a knowledge of Students’ Unions, organisational support and development or with experience in the charity and social enterprise sector.

For each of the roles we’re particularly keen to hear from candidates who might have the below skills:

•    Experience in acting as Trustees or non-executive directors
•    Comfortable in driving strategy led by NUS’ elected officers
•    Experience in interrogating performance data and designing ways to measure organisational effectiveness
•    Wide ranging knowledge in building links with public sector organisations.
•    A knowledge of the Further Education/Higher Education sector

About us

NUS is one of the largest, oldest, and most connected student movements in the world. We are proud that currently 95% of students’ unions in the UK are members of NUS. We have two functions, governed by two boards, acting side by side.

NUS works to guarantee students are represented on the national stage. Led by our team of elected student officer, we work across each of the four Nations of the United Kingdom. Our purpose is to deliver focused high impact campaigns that win for students. We’re moving away from reacting to the symptoms and going after the root causes instead.

NUS Charity is the membership organisation for Students’ Unions in the UK. Together, we use our collective power to create, build and grow strong Students’ Unions. Our offer includes core support to build strong students’ unions; championing the value of students unions; connection and curation to promote the value of mutual support for students’ Unions; and support for students’ unions in crisis

Find out more and apply

If you’re interested in these voluntary Director roles, we would love to hear from you! Read more below in the application packs

NUS Director Recruitment Pack

NUS Charity Trustee Recruitment Pack

If you have any questions or want an informal discussion about the roles please email

To apply please email your CV and cover letter to by 31 May 12 noon.