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Vacancy - Groups and Volunteers Officer

 

IRMS are looking for a new Groups and Volunteers Officer, the role will be to support the Groups Director with the day to day running of the Groups and also to support the IRMS member base of volunteers.  The volunteers are members who have expressed an interest in getting more involved with the work of the society. Typically this includes tasks such as working on projects, being part of a subcommittee, or conducting a piece of research as and when the need arises.

 

Duties


  • Providing administrative support to the Groups Director, Group Chairs including the effective running of group events 


  • Deputising for the Groups Director where appropriate


  • Co-ordinate the base of volunteers becoming involved with the work of IRMS  


  • Production of a Group Officers quarterly and end of year report


  • Attendance at three telephone conference calls per year


  • Minute taking at Group Directors quarterly conference call  


  • Attendance at IRMS annual Conference


  • Maintaining the Groups Events Schedule 


  • Seeking sponsorship and speakers for group events as and when the need arises


  • Promoting membership subscription and benefits

 

How to apply 

 

To find out more view the Role Description 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 groups@irms.org.uk

 

North and Wales Group Chairs

 

Following recent and forthcoming departures we are also looking for new North and Wales Group Chairs. For more information and an informal chat about the posts please contact groups@irms.org.uk

 

To find out more view the Role Description and Person Specification

 

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!
Contact Us

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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