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Member of Trustee Board

As a member of the Trustee Board, you would be responsible for ensuring that everything LSESU does benefits students.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this role are different to the other roles in this election. As stated in our governing documents, all applicants for this role must be approved by our Appointments Committee. Therefore, you must submit an application for this role by 9am Monday 6th March, to give the Appointments Committee enough time to approve your candidacy before campaigning begins. Find more details on this below.


Would you like to become a Director of multi-million-pound charity, helping us to make big decisions about the future of the LSE Students’ Union? If so, we’re looking for a Student Trustee to sit on LSESU’s Trustee Board. Could this be the role for you?

About the Trustee Board 
The Trustee Board is ultimately responsible for making the big decisions about the running of the students’ union. The Board is comprised of 12 people including Sabbatical Officers, lay trustees and fellow students – all of whom bring different types of experience and expertise to the role. The LSESU Trustee Board generally does not get involved in political issues or policy setting, but is responsible for ensuring that the democracy which produces that policy is working for students, and that the Students’ Union is following all its legal, financial and strategic duties.

About the Role 
Being a Trustee is a voluntary role and involves attending 5 Trustee Board meetings each year, plus some preparation time before each one. Our Trustees are an incredibly important part of our governance and play an integral role in the continued running and development of the students’ union. 

Previous experience of being a trustee is not required and we would welcome applications from all students including undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time and international.

Applications for this role

All student trustees at LSESU must be elected by a cross-campus ballot. However, unlike other roles available in this election, all applications received will go to the Appointments Committee of the Students’ Union, where they will either be approved to go ahead in the elections, or removed from the process.
If your application is approved by the Appointments Committee, you will then be entered into the Lent Term elections as a candidate. The timeline for this process is as follows:


Applications close: Monday 6th March, 9am

Appointments committee meets and approves potential candidates: Week commencing Monday 6th March

Candidates are added into the Lent Term elections process and notified: No later than 5pm Friday 10th March

Campaigning begins: Monday 13th March

Lent Term elections voting: 22nd -24th March

If you wish to apply, please do say via the job listing on our website, here:

Key responsibilities

  • Attend trustee training
  • Ensure that LSESU remains in good financial shape, including approving the annual budget
  • Ensure that LSESU does not break any laws or regulations
  • Interpret the Constitution, Articles and Byelaws
  • Attend and contribute to Trustee Board meetings (normally five per year)
  • Read relevant reports and papers prior to meetings
  • Steer the Students' Union's strategic direction

In order to be a trustee:

  • You cannot have been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty (unless the conviction is spent) 
  • You cannot have a history of bankruptcy