Trustee Board

The Trustee Board has overall responsibility for the financial and legal stability of the Students' Union. It is made up of the four full-time officers, four student trustees, and four external trustees.

There are also sub-committees of the Board that deal with things like Health and Safety, the appointment of a Returning Officer for elections and signing off the annual audit.

What happened at Trustee Board Thursday 13 February?

  • Board approved the accounts of the students' union for 2018/2019 these will be filed with the Charity Commission and published on the Companies' House website. The accounts will be presented to students to at the Annual General Meeting (Wednesday 27 May)
  • It was noted by the Auditors that this is the best set of accounts the union has ever had!
  • Sabbatical Officers provided an update on their individual and collective activity
  • Staffing policies relating to maternity, paternity, adoption, and study leave were considered and the Board requested some administrative amendments
  • Board approved a bilingual policy which will be developed into an action plan
  • TSDSU has decided to join both NUS UK and NUS Charity (students decide whether the union should be affiliated to NUS, however, whether it joins NUS UK and NUS Charity is at the discretion of the union hence a board decision)

For clarity:

NUS UK - has a focus on the representation of students at a national level

NUS Charity - will be dedicated to the development and provision of strong students' union, the trading parts of NUS will be considered the subsidiary of NUS Charity

 

 

Board of Trustees

 

The Trustee Board has overall responsibility for the financial and legal stability of the Students' Union. It is made up of the four full-time officers, four student trustees, and four external trustees.

 

All Our Sub-Committees

 

The Board also has five sub-committees, each with their own remit delegated from the Board of Trustees. These committees report back to the Board on their activity.

 

Finance
Sub-Committee

Health & Safety 
Sub-Committee

Governance, Nominations
& Appointments Sub-Committee

HR & Remuneration 
Sub-Committee

Audit & Risk 
Sub-Committee

 

 

 

Finance Sub-Committee

 

The budget for the union is taken to this sub-committee before it is presented to the Board of Trustees. The sub-committee also reviews the expenditure and income of the union throughout the year. During the review of the year, it may be that the sub-committee recommends any amendments to the budget. The committee also ensures that all of the appropriate statutory and regulatory financial reporting is undertaken.

The committee is made up of three Sabbatical Trustees; one Student Trustee; one External Trustee and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (or their nominee) as full members. The Chief Executive and the Head of Finance provide support and updates to the committee.

 


 

Health & Safety Sub-Committee

 

Health & Safety is important in all organisations, this sub-committee develops, maintains, and assesses the SU’s Health & Safety policies and standards. It ensures that the union is abiding by relevant legislation and standards. Furthermore, it makes sure there is clear reporting between the university and students’ union in relation to Health & Safety.

The committee is made up of the Chief Executive (as Chair); one Sabbatical Trustee; one External Trustee; and one Student Trustee. The Business & Finance Manager; A representative from UWTSD Health & Safety department; the Student Development Co-ordinator all attend as supporters of the committee’s work.  

 


 

Governance, Nominations & Appointments Sub-Committee

 

It also reviews the performance of the Board itself considering how trustees can be supported and how the organisation prepares for the situation of any trustees leaving their position.

This committee is has the four sabbatical trustees and one external trustee as its members receiving updates from the union Chief Executive and the university’s HR Manager.

 


 

HR & Remuneration Sub-Committee

 

Responsible for monitoring and reviewing: recruitment and selection, pay and conditions of employment, staff relations, and staff development.

Three External Trustees (1 in the Chair – BOT Vice-Chair), one Student Trustee and an external appointee make up the full members of the committee. The Chief Executive and UWTSD’s HR Manager as ex officio members.  

 


 

Audit & Risk Sub-Committee

 

The union needs to be externally audited to ensure that this audit and actions are followed up the Audit & Risk Sub-Committee exists. It also monitors internal controls and risk management systems.

The committee is made up of two Sabbatical Trustees; one Student Trustee; one External Trustee as full members. The Chief Executive and the Head of Finance are ex officio members.  

 

 

 

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