ECSA is looking for an engaged and dedicated student to join the Board of Trustees. We are looking for a student who supports the vision and direction of their Students' Association, could this be you?  

If the answer is yes, then please read on! Below you will find the job description of a Student Trustee as well as more information about the Board of Trustees and how to apply. 

The ECSA Trustee board consists of the 3 full time officers (President, VP Welfare and VP Activities), 2 Student Trustees and 3 External Trustees. A trustee board is a key part of compliance for an independent charity, registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The Board of Trustees has ultimate responsibility to OSCR for the running of ECSA.
Items covered by the Board of trustees include:

  • Financial scrutiny

  • Strategic planning

  • Risk Assessment and monitoring

  • Legal Compliance

Find out more from OSCR about being a Trustee is here 

Job Description 

Title: Student Trustee

Overview: The Trustees have the overall responsibility for the affairs of the Students' Association. Student Trustees bring their insight and experience as current students.  

Time Commitment: It is expected that Student Trustees attend four quarterly Board meetings plus any sub-committee meetings as agreed

Duration: As a Student Trustee you will serve until the end of next academic term (June 2020). 

*This is a voluntary role*


All Trustees have a responsibility to: 

  • participate fully in Board meetings

  • read Board papers in advance and be prepared to contribute and discuss

  • ensure the Association is not in breach of any requirements made by Charity Law or internal governing documents

  • use their particular knowledge, skills and experience to improve the decision making of the Board

  • take an active part in setting overal targets and strategy for the Association as well as adhering to those targets

  • be an ambassador for ECSA, speaking well of the Students' Association and promoting ECSA activities and values

Skills and Experience: 
ECSA is looking for a Student Trustee with an interest in seeing the Association thrive. The Student Trustee will be fully trained and no previous Trustee experience is necessary. 
As a Student Trustee you should be able to: 

  • communicate effectively and appropriately

  • fully participate in all Board discussions

  • work with other Trustees

If you wish to apply for this post, please complete the online application form detailing your experience and demonstrating the relevant skills for the role. 
Should you have any questions about the role or the application process please get in touch on