Independent Non-Executive Director


Salary: Voluntary / unremunerated

Part business, part charity, part membership body – students’ unions are all seriously fun places to be part of. Oxford SU has a professional staff team that support our elected student leaders to improve the experience for current and future students at the University of Oxford. Oxford SU is one of more than 550 students’ unions across the country. And with more than 20,000 members and a bold new strategy, it is an exciting time to consider joining us.

We are looking for one independent non-executive Director of our Trading Company Board to support the enterprise through its next steps as we seek to diversify our income and increase the financial contribution to Oxford SU charity.

A strong and active Board is crucial for us as we implement our current strategy and endeavour to grow our business; one that is flexible and agile enough to react quickly to the changing needs and interests of our members and drive an increase in profit for the charity.


Purpose of the role:

The Directors are ultimately responsible, individually and collectively, for all activity of the trading company. The Board of Directors is responsible for defining the vision and strategy of the organisation as informed by the business performance and market influences, and for ensuring the delivery of the sustainable performance of the company as set out in the governing documents. The Trustees ensure robust risk and financial oversight, strategy development and monitor its supporting delivery plans.

To find out more about the role, please download the recruitment pack below.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to 

Closing date for applications: Friday 15th March, 5pm. 

Alternatively, you can post to: Melanie Duncan, Oxford SU, 4 Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BX.


Recruitment Pack

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Information for Applicants