Trustee with IT skills

Trustee with IT skills

At a glance


  • Database / CRM development
  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Digital Trustees
  • Network / system management
  • Project management / Product owner
  • SEO and analytics
  • Software and web development
  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Strategic mentoring / coaching


Bognor Regis, PO21 1LD
Mainly at home
Travel limit? 20 miles


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month
This role will require the trustee to attend board meetings and occasional other meetings


31 Mar 2022

Have you got IT skills to share? 

We are an infrastructure charity that wants to see a strong, vibrant VCSE sector in our local area.  We are looking to expand our Trustee Board and recruit an IT specialist.

What will you be doing?

Currently we have 8 trustees on our board with a range of knowledge and skills in the voluntary sector.  There are several current CEO's of their own charities represented and also retired members from the public and private sector.  Trustees meet 4 times a year, either virtually or face to face during the daytime.  There are opportunities to get involved further by sitting on sub-groups (Finance and General Purposes, HR, and Policies).    We are particularly keen to strengthen our board with an IT specialist who can advise on strategy, communications, marketing and day to day IT solutions.    Trustees work closely with the CEO of VAAC to support the work. 

What are we looking for?

Role description for a Trustee with IT responsibilities


The use of Information Technology is central and pivotal to how we operate in VAAC.  The two key policies that guide how VAAC works are found in ‘IT Communication and Monitoring Policy incorporating Cyber Security’ and ‘Data Protection’.  Our digital and more traditional marketing is embedded in our Communications Strategy.


The main responsibilities of the IT Trustee are:

  • Ensure that the charity runs in accordance with the appropriate policies pertaining to IT and data protection and is in alignment with our Digital Strategy
  • Advise and support senior staff in all areas of IT, including contracts with IT companies
  • Meet on a quarterly basis with senior staff


  • At least 5 years’ experience of working within the IT sector
  • Direct experience and knowledge of using a range of licenced software including, Microsoft Outlook 365, Eset, Mailchimp, Adobe, Canva 
  • Knowledge of working with personal and sensitive data
  • An up to date understanding of GDPR and how the requirements relate to the charitable sector

Personal Qualities

  • Exemplary professional integrity
  • Strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities.
  • Sound independent judgement and creativity.
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively and objectively
  • Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the charity.
  • Ability to commit time to conduct the role well

Time Commitment

  • Quarterly Board meetings
  • Annual AGM
  • Quarterly meetings and engagements as required with senior staff

The role is voluntary but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.


What's in it for you?

You will contribute to a charity that advices, gives information and supports the development of hundreds of charities and community groups, which in turn improves and benefits the community and wider society.



What difference will you make?

In order to run our charity well, we need skilled people to take responsibility for its governance.  You will make a difference by seeing the impact on our members in how they deliver high quality services to our local area.  This could be changes to people's lives, the environment, animals, or conservation projects. Our members number over 400 or there are always great stories to tell of positive change.

Your role will support our organisation and enable us to be a leader in our field, where groups can come to us for our expert advice and guidance.

What's in it for the volunteer?

You will contribute to a charity that advices, gives information and supports the development of hundreds of charities and community groups, which in turn improves and benefits the community and wider society.


A few more details


Before you apply

Our application process requires the volunteer to complete a recruitment form and meet with the chair of trustees and CEO for an interview before being an observer at the next full board meeting.

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