Lay advisor opportunities at NUS-USI

Do you have a track record of working at a senior level within democratically led organisations and civic society. Are you able to advise on the strategic direction of our organisation as well as provide help and support to a team of elected officers and the staff team.? If so, NUS-USI is now recruiting for lay advisors. 

NUS-USI recognises that an effective advisory board is an important part of promoting transparency and accountability to the democratic dynamics of the organisation.

The vision of NUS-USI is to promote social justice and reduce educational inequality where everyone has the right to participate in a society, which respects diversity and human rights. Every student will play an active part in and be a respected member of a society that values learning, participating with their students’ union locally, and nationally through NUS-USI, which will continue to be the recognised voice of students in Northern Ireland.

The right candidate will command confidence, have sound judgement and strong communication skills. They will be an excellent role model, resourceful and credible because of what they do and how they do it.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a respected, dynamic organisation and to develop skills and knowledge. For an informal conversation about this opportunity, please contact Olivia Potter-Hughes, Chair of the Board, on 07806 811866 or Mike Day, Director, on 07977 114625

We aim to ensure that the board is fully representative of the students and student organisations we are seeking to serve. In recruiting lay advisors, we are looking for individuals who value tertiary education and student representation and partnership as a key part in developing the student experience. The lay advisor will also have experience in civic life and engagement in Northern Ireland.

If you are interested in joining us as a lay advisor, please read the role advertisement and role profile then send in your CV and a covering letter to

*Please note the lay advisor role is an unremunerated position.

NUS-USI Constitution as agreed at Conference 2018

NUS-USI Executive Report for Conference 2018

NUS-USI Policy File 2018-19

Terms of Reference of the NUS-USI Adivsory Board June 2018

Trilateral Agreement

We must extend sincere thanks to Tom Duke and Peter O’Neill who each completed two 3-year terms in these roles.  Their dedication and commitment to NUS-USI and the student movement in general has been significant and much appreciated. Along with Alisa Keane they joined the newly formed Trustee Board when it was first established as part of the new Tri—lateral agreement but at what was a bit of a cross roads for NUS-USI itself. Over the past six years both officers and staff have benefited from their wisdom and experience and they handover a much stronger organisation as a result.

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