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Volunteer opportunities available until 30th November 2018

We are looking to recruit some volunteers for 3 officer posts. One of the roles is an existing one that has been helping us develop our commercial portfolio while the other two are new and will help us in the important areas of Conference operations and Training development. Summaries of each role are below with details of how to apply and the closing dates.

Commercial Development Officer

We are looking for someone to work with our Commercial Development Director in reviewing and expanding further our opportunities to engage not only with suppliers in the information world but also how we can grow our corporate membership further. If you have experience working with these sectors or have some ideas that you'd like to contribute and work with us on then take a look at the role profile and see details below of how to apply. 

Conference Officer

Our annual conference is a big event. Even with the help of our Conference organisers Revolution Events there is a lot to do and in order to keep growing the conference to make it better year on year we feel we need an extra pair of hands. Therefore, if you have experience running events or have some ideas that you'd like to work with us on for Conference take a look at the role profile and see details below of how to apply. 

Training Officer

The current IRMS Strategy is to work with providers to develop and gain access to existing training programmes for the benefit of our members. We have been making good progress with that strategy with a growing range of training offers now available however in order to maintain that growth another pair of hands is needed. Therefore, if you have experience working with training providers, contracts or coordination, or have some ideas for training development that you'd like to work with us on take a look at the role profile and see details below for how to apply. 

Benefits of volunteering for the IRMS

Volunteering for any organisation has it's benefits as well as it's drawbacks. When you volunteer for the IRMS our current volunteers all agree these would definitely be some of the benefits;

  • 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, especially the Officers, are all designed to be flexible and eat into your spare time as little as possible. 
  • Starting as an officer is a great way in to other roles. Sometimes going for one of the Constitutional Roles can be quite daunting to those outside of the Executive. Therefore coming on board as an officer first can often be a good way for you to see we aren't kidding when we mean these are the benefits and this is how we work. And if you like it and feel you can, you can then go on to seek nomination for one of the more senior roles - one day even nomination for Chair!

How to apply

If you are currently a member of the IRMS and want to get involved with the Society as an officer then submit your CV and a covering letter via email to the following email addresses.

Please ensure you submit before the closing date of the 30th November 2018. Applications after this time may not be considered. 

Commercial Development Officer = please email Roger Poole at pscd@irms.org.uk
C
onference Officer = please email Reynold Leming at conference@irms.org.uk.
Training Officer =  please email Sarah Norman at training@irms.org.uk

You are also very welcome to speak to any of the Directors above about the roles or any member of the leadership team about working with us if you have any queries or concerns. 

Once the closing date has passed we will shortlist potential candidates and contact those we would like to have a telephone interview with. 

 
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Chester House
68 Chestergate
Macclesfield, SK11 6DY
United Kingdom

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

Email: info@irms.org.uk

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