Work for Us!


The RSU employs around 40 members of staff, in both full-time positions and part-time student staff positions.

We often recruit part-time roles are for students to work for us to gain experience, skills and knowledge to help them support their studies.

We recruit people to work across a wide range of departments; Student Activities, Events, Student Voice and in our commercial outlets.

We also employ student placement staff who work full time within RSU for a fixed-term period whilst they are currently studying or when they have graduated.


Current Opportunities

External Trustee (x3 appointed positions)


Grade: Voluntary

Start Date: Immediate

Appointment Duration: 4 years per term, to a maximum of two-terms

Hours: Part-Time

Deadline: Open ended


Role Overview

RSU are looking for three externally appointed individuals that are committed to the role of the Students’ Union at the University of Roehampton, and support the values of student leadership, democracy, non for profit and an inclusive approach. Ideally, we are seeking to appoint individuals who will add a mix of skills and who bring diversity to our Trustee Board. 

We hope to strengthen the range of competencies across the Trustee Board in order to support our student leaders, in the following areas through the recruitment of an External Trustee.

  • Governance
  • Financial Management and Audit
  • Charity and Company directorship
  • Human Resources
  • Strategy and Performance

What we are expecting

The RSU is currently working in partnership with the University of Roehampton following a period of review, and has established a Transition Committee to support and steer the organisation to the end of its current strategic plan, which finishes in July 2020.

We are requesting that the appointed Trustee is be open to serving a full four-year term. External Trustees can serve for a maximum of two terms. With the term of office much shorter for elected and appointed student trustees, the long-term commitment of external appointments ensures that the union has consistency and stability at its highest level of leadership.

Attendance to Meetings

The Trustee Board will meet between four and six times a year, with potential involvement with sub-committees. In addition to that it would be valuable if successful candidates attended our annual general members meeting where you can meet the part time officers and some students. These meetings will usually take place in the evening to accommodate existing commitments external trustees may have.

Support Officer Trustees

Outside of board meetings there may be occasions when the Officer Trustees will turn to you for your experience and knowledge.

An involvement with the Union

External trustees will take an active interest in the union through activities. It would be beneficial if you occasionally attended RSU events and activities to gain a greater understanding of what we achieve as well as undertake the necessary reading and preparation for meetings.


How to Apply

Candidates wishing to be considered for the role are asked to submit a letter to request an information pack by e-mail to

If you would like to have an informal discussion about these roles, please contact or call Mark Gillespie (Interim Chief Executive) on 0208 392 3299



Clerk to the Trustee Board


Grade: Negotiable

Start Date: February 2020

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Part Time


Role Overview

As the Students' Union continues work to improve its internal governance functions, we are seeking to appoint a Clerk to the Trustee Board to carry out servicing duties for each meeting.


How to Apply

Candidates wishing to be considered for the role are asked to submit a copy of their C.V., a completed application form and an Equality and Diversity Monitoring form by e-mail to by 17.00 on Friday 31 January 2020.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about these roles, please contact or call Mark Gillespie (Interim Chief Executive) on 0208 392 3299.


Vacancy Details

Application Form

Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form


The Students’ Union would particularly welcome applications from Female, Disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are under-represented within our organisation.