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Leadership Team places now available

07 January 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Scott Sammons
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Executive nominations for 2019-20 open until 15th February

Nominations for posts on the Executive for the year 2019-20 are now open.

The posts up for nomination this year are:

  • Chair (one-year term)

  • Vice-Chair  (one-year term)

  • Secretary (two-year term)

  • Treasurer (two-year term)

  • Directorwith the remit of Marketing (2-year term)

  • Directorwith a remit of developing our Membership (2-year term)

  • Directorwith a remit of developing and supporting our Training programme (2-year term)


Please note, the current post holders for Secretary and Vice-Chair have advised that they do not wish to be nominated for 2019-20 as they will be standing down from the Executive. The current post holder for the Directorship responsible for Marketing has also indicated that they are not seeking nomination for that specific post for 2019-20. 


If you would like to go for one of the roles up for nomination or know someone else that would be suitable then get nominating - full instructions can be found at


If you want to see the work of these roles over previous years you can read our annual reports for 20172016 and 2015 on the Governance area of the website. If you would like more information about what the roles available entail, speak to one of Our Team.


Volunteering for the IRMS brings a number of benefits, some of which are listed below. We hope you'll consider getting involved, and look forward to welcoming more new faces into our team for the coming year.

  • Experience working with different areas and tasks outside those normally associated with Information & Records Managers. At our annual strategic meeting for example all volunteers on the Executive are invited to contribute and throw around ideas to help develop and sustain the Society
  • Leadership and Project Management Experience. You are given support throughout your time as a volunteer but you are also encouraged to be self-motivated and lead on your own tasks and projects in support of the IRMS Strategy
  • Collaborative remote working experience. We use G:Suite and other electronic tools to help communicate and work together on tasks. 
  • Access to a range of professionals at various stages of their careers that make up the IRMS volunteers. We are a supportive friendly bunch that not only help each other with our IRMS tasks but often will also bounce ideas off of each other for issues or matters we face in the day jobs as well. 
  • Experience working with people from all over the UK and from a wide range of sectors. Currently we have volunteers from both the public and private sectors and from London, to Scotland to all the way over to Ireland. 
  • Subsidised attendance at our annual Conference. The Executive are expected to attend the annual conference and AGM therefore your place is subsidised by the IRMS. However, all of the Executive are expected to be on duty while you are there and you are often asked to host sessions, support delegates, man the IRMS stand and other tasks that may come up during Conference. 
  • Extra content for the CV. Showing that you are willing to give up your time to help run such a society shows a commitment to the profession and your own development. Therefore it looks very good on the CV when you're looking for a new role. 
  • It does take time, but life and work comes first. It will require some time to be a volunteer of the IRMS however we operate an ethos of work and home first, then comes the IRMS. Our work plan and expectations of our volunteers are all designed to be flexible and eat into your spare time as little as possible.

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