ARMA Seeking Board Members/Directors

As part of ARMA’s continuing commitment to providing professional development opportunities to our members, we are seeking to appoint two new Board Members/ Directors to replace Linsey Dickson and John Rogers, who stand down this summer.  

ARMA’s Board is made up of up to ten members of the Association, selected for their specific experience, knowledge and skills. Board member appointment is ratified by members, at the Annual General Meeting. Collectively, and as individual Non-Executive Directors, our Board members are responsible for the governance and performance of the Association, financial management, and compliance with relevant legislation and regulations. The Board is also responsible for setting the strategic direction for the Association, ensuring that member interest remains at the core. 

While we are not necessarily seeking to appoint a Director with a specific portfolio, we would specifically welcome applicants with the following knowledge and experience:  

  • Communications & marketing 
  • Conference and major events 
  • Risk, legal & audit 
  • Financial management 
  • EDI and accessibility 

In order to ensure that the Board is comprised of members at various career stages and therefore represents the broader membership, all levels of career are encouraged to apply, not just those in senior management positions.  Applicants should preferably have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a research administration/management role, a good awareness of ARMA and a good and current understanding of the policy and funding environment surrounding research.

It is recognised that applicants may not have prior experience as a Director or Trustee, and therefore appropriate training, mentoring and support will be provided. Some involvement in more general committee business and decision making, not necessarily associated with ARMA, is desirable.

Please note that the above criteria are indicative.  If they don’t quite fit your career journey but you still know you have a lot to offer our membership, we’d still love to hear from you.

Membership of ARMA is not required at the application stage.

Celebrating and promoting a culture of inclusivity, ARMA is committed to embedding equitable practice within our Board, Committees and Working Groups and ensuring our governance is fully representative of our membership.  

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