Bradford College Students’ Union is an independent charity, separate from the college and registered with the national regulator, the Charity Commission. As a charity, we are overseen by a Board of Trustees who have responsibility for the operations and management of the organisation. At BCSU, our Board of Trustees is made up of external volunteers, students and elected officers. Our trustees have overall legal responsibility for the organisation and are there to ensure that we operate within certain guidelines and that we fulfil certain obligations, such as producing annual accounts and reports.
There is currently 1 vacancy for a Student Trustee and a forthcoming vacancy for a lay-trustee. Please contact John Gilfillan, General Manager, for more information on these roles and an application pack if you feel you could contribute to the work of the Board.
Salsabil is the elected Vice-President of the Students' Union for the academic year 2018-19. Salsabil studied the last year on an access to Higher Education course and volunteers as a teacher at a local Mosque.
Nazia is a mature student currently in her second year of a BA (Hons) in Education Studies. She is also a lead rep for the School of Education, Sport and Professional Studies, and is committed to becoming a teacher (perhaps after undertaking a PGCE after her undergraduate degree). Nazia is currently serving as a parent governor of a local school, chairing the finance committee.
Yasmin is a returner to education who has volunteered with her local childcare playgroup ahead of undertaking her current course (level 2 childcare) and has been an active fundraiser for BBC’s ‘Children in Need’. She is a lead rep for the Department of Health and Social Care and an active student rep who has already achieved significant changes in timetabling for her course cohort with concerns about student safety.
If you are intersted in serving as a student trustee of the Students' Union, please contact us for a chat, a cuppa (perhaps a biscuit) and we can explore the commitment expected of a charity trustee as well as all the support you can expect and the experience you can gain. Student Trustees serve for 2 years or until their studies at College finish, whichever is earlier.
Mike Wilkinson is a Lay Trustee and currently Vice Chair of the Board. He is a former University Secretary of Leeds Beckett University and also served for eight years as Independent Assessor to the Student Loans company. Mike is also a Lay Trustee at York St. John Students’ Union and is also Chair of the Board of Unipol Student Homes, a charitable student housing company operating in Bradford, Leeds and Nottingham. He is a member of the NUS Oversight & Direction Board – Students’ Union Quality.
Jo has been a lay trustee at Bradford College Students' Union for just over five years. Jo currently works full time at Leeds Beckett Students' Union as Head of Commercial Services, and is also the Deputy Chief Executive.
With over 10 years of experience working at a students' union, Jo brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a trustee. Outside of work Jo enjoys travelling, cooking, swimming and being a mum!
Andy is qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant. Andy has some experience in a manufacturing environment with apprentices, and has experience in the Benefits agency and JobCentrePlus at times of massive change and financial challenges. Andy is currently undertaking a PhD, and has recent teaching experience at Calderdale College.