Privacy Policy | Print Page | Report Abuse | Sign In | Become a Member!
Special Interest: Third Sector
Group Pages

The Group was started by Gary Shipsey. Gary’s experience in local government taught him how important records management was…and how difficult it can be to deliver in practice.

Gary was being asked by charities, time and again, the age-old question: “How long should I keep this?” For a Third Sector increasingly looking to deliver public services; use their donor data for the maximum benefit and respond to growing scrutiny, this question has grown in significance…and the answers were not easily accessible.

The Group therefore aims to create and then maintain a “Third Sector Retention Toolkit” – providing guidance and practical solutions to common issues as well as a retention schedule for the common record types held by charities.

The Group’s ultimate aim is to “further improve governance and efficiency in the Third Sector using records management practice – so that information supports charities in delivering for the causes they champion and individuals they support.”

The Group will seek to deliver this through the Toolkit; Group meetings; the building of relationships between charities and other opportunities to exchange issues and ideas.

The Group meets quarterly in various locations in the UK. Events are advertised in the following ways:

  • In the events section of this website
  • By email to the members of this Group
  • Through the Jiscmail listserv

Group resources can be found here.

Thanks for visiting our page. We hope to see you at one of our forthcoming events!

Group Feed
Lynn Thorn joined the group Special Interest: Third Sector.
Posted 19 July 2019
wrote on the Special Interest: Third Sector wall: Hi everyone - as always with a charity, we're looking for ways to develop our staff in the most cost effective way possible, so I'm afraid that I have the inevitable question. I have a new member of staff who has joined us in the role of Records Manager. She comes with a many skills, but we hope to develop her into the role and I wondered if anyone out there knew of any free (or very inexpensive) online courses or resources that would help her develop as a Records Manager?
Posted 17 July 2019
Barry Moult joined the group Special Interest: Third Sector.
Posted 09 July 2019
Jenny Sinclair posted a new topic in the General Discussion forum in the group Special Interest: Third Sector.
Posted 28 June 2019
 More »

Recently Updated Profiles
Barry Moult, Penelope Wright, Historic Environment Scotland, Scott Sammons FIIM AMIRMS NLP.Cert, Lighthouse IG, David Bowen, Freelance, Reynold Leming

Recent Forum Activity
Is anybody out there...........I'd really like to share
Posted by: Jenny Sinclair, 28 June 2019
Forum: General Discussion
 View All Forums »

Related Group News

Join us for the Third Sector Toolkit Launch!
Posted in News, 24 October 2018

Join us for the launch of the revised Third Sector Information and Records Management Toolkit! The IRMS and Protecture are pleased to announce the formal ... more »

 View All News »

Group Chair


Contact Us

Chester House
68 Chestergate
Macclesfield, SK11 6DY
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1625 664520
Fax: +44 (0)1625 664510


Follow Us
Become A Member

With a bi-monthly magazine, annual conference, accreditation possibilities and a competitively priced annual membership, there really is no reason why you shouldn't join this fantastic society!

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.