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Volunteer opportunities currently available at the IRMS!

Here is our current list of vacancies, including a summary of each role and details of how to apply. See below for the benefits of volunteering with the IRMS.

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Digital Director
  • Groups Director

These roles are all currently up for nominations for the 2020 Executive Nominations cycle. To find out more details of this process and when nomination open please visit our team pages of the website. 

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!

Vacancy - Communications Officer 

IRMS are looking for a new Communications Officer, the role will be to co-ordinate all communication activities on behalf of the IRMS Executive Team, including via email, web, print and social media. Such activities include a monthly email newsletter, content for the Bulletin magazine, regular website and social media updates, twitter hour and any ad hoc tasks required to publicise the Society’s events and activities. The Communications Officer will also provide support to the Marketing Director as required.

The main duties of the Communications Officer include:

  •  Leading or co-ordinating various communications activities for the Society, including:

                     - producing a monthly email newsletter

                     - updating the IRMS website

                     - regularly posting on social media such as Twitter, LinkedIn, etc

                     - facilitating the monthly IRMS twitter hour

                     - contributing to the Bulletin magazine

  •  Supporting, reporting to and (where required) deputising for the Marketing Director
  •  Identifying and developing new communication channels and approaches where appropriate
  •  Providing general support to the activities of the IRMS and its Executive Team
  •  Participating in monthly conference calls and attending face-to-face meetings where possible
  •  Representing and promoting the Society at events, including the IRMS Conference

 How to apply

 To find out more view the Role Descriptions and Person Specification.

 If you are a current member of the IRMS and are interested in getting involved please send your CV and covering letter to communications@irms.org.uk before the closing date of 16th December 2019. 

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United Kingdom

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

Email: info@irms.org.uk

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