Digital strategy Trustee

Digital strategy Trustee

At a glance


  • Digital strategy
  • Digital Trustees
  • Social media marketing
  • Website creation
  • Website design
  • Business development
  • Commissioning / contracting
  • Network and/or system management
  • Software development
  • Strategic development and planning


London, EC2A 4BX
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? 50 miles


Mostly outside office hours At least four Board meetings per year, once a quarter from 6-9pm in central London Some emails in between meetings Possible Sub-Group


20 Sep 2019

Trustees to join our Board and support us to achieve our aims for 2019-20 which are focused on reaching new audiences and creating additional income streams to enable us to carry out more research and innovation projects.

What will you be doing?

  • Provide thought leadership on the role of digital
  • Support in the development of a digital strategy
  • Draw on your networks to support our work.  Help ensure that the executive / operations teams have the digital capabilities they need to implement the strategy.

OnePlusOne Trustee Role Purpose

  • Acting in the interests of OPO as a whole, safeguarding its good name and ethos 
  • Monitoring OPO’s strategic direction, reviewing regularly plans and priorities
  • Applying knowledge strategically
  • Keeping vision, mission, values and strategy in focus
  • Ensuring commitment to the aims and objectives of OPO
  • Ensuring that OPO’s values are understood and put into practice
  • Approving the annual report and accounts

Duty of Care

  • Exercising due care, using personal knowledge and experience to ensure that the charity is well-run and efficient.
  • Ensuring that the charity functions within the legal, charitable and financial frameworks required of a charity.
  • Acting with integrity and avoiding any personal conflicts of interest or misuse of charity funds or assets


  • An understanding and acceptance of legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Understanding and complying with OPO’s Memorandum & Articles of Association and all applicable legislation
  • Ensuring that OPO pursues its objects as defined in the Articles
  • Ensuring that the charity prepares reports on its work and submits Annual Returns and accounts as required by law.
  • Eligibility in line with Charity and Company Law

Duty of Prudence

  • Exercising due diligence to ensure that the charity is and will remain solvent; this means that you need to keep yourself informed of the charity’s activities and financial position and must have an understanding of management accounts 
  • Using charitable funds and assets wisely, and only to further the purposes and interests of the charity
  • Avoiding undertaking activities that might place the charity at undue risk
  • Ensuring that intangible assets such as organisational knowledge and expertise, intellectual property and reputation are safeguarded.
  • Ensuring that major decisions and policies are made by the trustees acting collectively

What are we looking for?

  • Previously worked in HCI focussed roles
  • Someone that can tell you what design thinking is 
  • Experience with agile teams and helping organisations break out of waterfall
  • Experience in commercialising digital products/startups
  • Collaborative


Personal competencies:

  • Willingness to commit the time and effort required
  • Ability to exercise sound and independent judgement
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Willingness to take an active part in discussions
  • Ability to express their own opinion in a reasoned way, while also listening to the views of others
  • Ability to challenge constructively and ask questions appropriately
  • Ability to influence and engage
  • Ability to manage difficult and/or challenging situations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on confidential and/or sensitive information
  • Using knowledge and experience to help the trustees reach sound decisions

What difference will you make?

OnePlusOne has been delivering relationship support online since 2008. Over the years we have refined our approach, however it has always been our aim to help people early on in their relationship challenges, rather than pick up the pieces when the relationship has broken down. This has involved us working with digital partners to allow our content to reach wider audiences.

Whilst this approach has been good, we are now working on refining our understanding of behaviour change using digital as a way to achieve this. We have recently designed interventions to reduce conflict in new parents as well as addressing alcohol use in parents. We are about to develop a digital intervention for couples living with and affected by brain tumours.

We wish to improve our knowledge and impact data on behaviour change and apply our methodology in different contexts.

What's in it for the volunteer?

People do not seek help when they really need it or when it might make a difference, they seek it when the relationship is already broken. By this stage it could be difficult to move forward without costly intervention of counselling. We have the relationship know-how, based on relationship science, that can help people in these early stages of relationship distress. Relationship breakdown affects children, families, society and workplaces. We want to develop our digital portfolio to enable ourselves to reach people in different contexts and provide the information, support, and know-how that can help them change their behaviour and develop their relational capability.

A few more details

The term of trustee appointments are three years in the first. 

OnePlusOne is committed to supporting its Trustees and provides a thorough induction to the charity and role.  

OnePlusOne is a registered charity (registration number 1087994) and a private limited company (registration number 04133340).  Our trustees are also members and directors of the company with responsibilities as both Directors and Trustees.

Before you apply

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by a panel of Trustees and one or both Co-Directors.
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Social care
  • Substance misuse
  • Women
  • Young people
  • Around 1 in 10 children are in families are exposed to damaging levels of conflict and family breakdown costs the country in the region of £50bn each year.  Employers are clear that they want and...