Volunteering for CUSU

Could you support students at one of the fastest growing universities in the U.K?

As a charity, the CUSU student volunteers, sabbatical officers and permanent staff are supported by lay trustees and advisors on our various boards. This is a great way to give something back and support a dynamic, youth-led charity doing amazing things in Coventry, Scarborough and London.

Current Vacancies


Trustee - Chair of the Board

As a trustee you would:

  • Ensure that the organisation is financially and legally secure
  • Ensure the organisation meets the requirements of the charity commission
  • Support the development of a new strategy for CUSU. It is key that our new strategy meets the needs of our membership.

As Chair you would:

  • Ensure that the board follows the Charity Commission good governance code
  • Lead on the development of the board
  • Ensure the Board's decisions are implemented

There are usually 5 trustee meetings per year on Friday afternoons at 2pm but you will be required to provide email and other support in between meetings. The role is voluntary, however reasonable expenses will be paid.

Please find out more by reading the application letter here. Or for more information about CUSU please read our current Strategic Plan, our 2018 Trustee Report and our Articles of Association which can be found here.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to meet to discuss, please do get in touch with john.abell@coventry.ac.uk

To apply please email a C.V. and cover letter to cusupersonnel.su@coventry.ac.uk

Application deadline Friday 24th May Noon.


Sub-Committee Advisors - HR, Finance and Enterprise

The Board of Trustees for CUSU is supported by 4 sub-committees. The sub-committees of the Board are: 

  • Human Resources 
  • Health and Safety 
  • Finance 
  • CUSU Services Ltd (the entrepreneurial arm of CUSU). 

We are looking for current academics, interested externals or professional staff to support these committees. If you have an interest and specialism in HR, Finance or Enterprise then please get in touch. The time commitment is 3 or 4 meetings per year during office hours, usually at Coventry Campus. The roles are voluntary.

For more information about CUSU please read our current Strategic Plan, our 2018 Trustee Report and our Articles of Association which can be found here.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to meet to discuss, please do get in touch with john.abell@coventry.ac.uk

To apply please email a C.V. and cover letter to cusupersonnel.su@coventry.ac.uk

Application deadline Friday 24th May Noon.