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An important part of the Officer role is becoming a Trustee of the Students’ Union. Leeds Trinity Students’ Union is a charity registered with The Charity Commission, and they have requirements about who can, and cannot be a Trustee.  

 You are not allowed to be a trustee if you:  

  • Are under 18 years of age  

  • Are on the Sex Offenders’ Register  

  • Have an unspent conviction (see below for details) for an offence involving   

  • deception or dishonesty  

  • terrorist offences  

  • money laundering  

  • bribery  

  • misconduct in public office, perjury, perverting the course of justice  

  • contravention of certain preventative Orders of the Charity Commission (s.77 of the Charities Act 2011)  

  • attempting, aiding, or abetting these offences  

  • Have been found in contempt of court  

  • Are within designation under specific anti-terrorist legislation  

  • Have been found guilty by the High court of disobeying a Commission order or direction  

  • Have been removed from:   

  • trusteeship, or as an officer, agent, or employee of a charity by the Court or the Commission for misconduct or mismanagement  

  • a position of management or control of a charity in Scotland for mismanagement or misconduct  

  • Have been subject to a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986  

  • Have undergone undischarged bankruptcy  

  • Have a composition or arrangement with creditors which includes an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA), and is currently on the Insolvency Service Register   

If you are unsure of whether you meet all of the Trustee Declaration or have further questions about it then please contact in confidence Lisa Burton, Chief Executive at Leeds Trinity Students’ Union:

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