Trustee – Digital technologies

Trustee – Digital technologies

At a glance


  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Digital Trustees


Remote, TA1 2DX
Remote opportunity


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
2 year appointment


29 Feb 2024

Help direct the understanding of the impact of digital technology on the records of today and the future to ensure they are accessible and understandable for the future.

What will you be doing?

Role Specific requirements

  • Act as an internal subject matter expert providing knowledge and advice related to record keeping related digital technological issues.
  • Advise on the need for, and development of, digital training programs across the record keeping sector.
  • Advise on the development of strategy, provide thought leadership and make recommendations to the Board as necessary.


Trustee qualities

Our highest priority is to further increase the diversity of background, experience and thinking represented by the Board so that we more closely reflect the communities we work with and are opened up to new perspectives. In addition to the above statutory duties, Trustees should use the specific skills, knowledge and experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This may involve leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, evaluation, taking a close interest in one of ARA’s activities to which their expertise and/or experience is particularly relevant.

What are we looking for?

Qualities we are looking for include:

  • an understanding of, commitment to and enthusiasm for the charity’s work
  • objectivity, fairness, independence of mind, integrity, wisdom, discretion and good judgement
  • strategic vision and the ability to focus on practical issues
  • knowledge of digital technologies and the record keeping sector
  • readiness to take and be accountable for decisions
  • Committed to equality of opportunity including awareness of diversity and disability issues
  • awareness of how the world is changing politically, economically and socially and how these changes may impact the charity
  • willingness to devote the necessary time to be an effective Trustee
  • experience of serving on a committee or board (or the aptitude to be a credible contributor)
  • a good team player able to debate issues in a constructive and collegiate manner
  • ability and willingness to be an ambassador for the charity and to represent the charity positively to external audiences
  • no significant potential conflicts of interest.

What difference will you make?

The current Covid 19 inquiry has demonstrated the effects of failure of legislation to keep up with technology. Deleting of WhatsApp messages by prime ministers and ministers for example is perfectly legal. How will records created today be accessible in 100 years? How will AI impact on records? We need your advice and expertise to guide the Board of the records and archives sectors lead independent and campaigning voice as we deal with emerging digital issues.

Before you apply

Please send a CV and covering statement about your interest in the role 

  • Museums / heritage
  • Organisation type: 

    We help the general public have access to records and archives to enable openness and trust in public life. We are all affected by issues in recordkeeping –  poor recordkeeping has either led to...