IT Trustee

Job Title: IT Trustee
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: J66010
Contact Name: Eleanor Urben
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 13, 2020 12:29

Job Description

Kingsley Organisation began its life in 1987 and supports disabled adults and provides opportunities for personal development, education, training and independence. 

The Trustee will contribute to the board with their strategic development knowledge of IT processes, in order to help us modernise our IT facilities and improve our communications. You will also be collectively responsible for the governance of the charity, ensuring that the charity has a clear strategy, and that its work and goals are in line with its vision.

Main responsibilities of the Trustee

  • Ensure organisation’s IT operating systems and equipment are fit for purpose.
  • Provide thought leadership on the role of IT in our charity.
  • Driving the delivery and improvement of data protection procedures, using technology to improving communications, operations, etc.
  • Translate the risks and opportunities of IT for other Trustees, to enable the board as a whole to engage in an informed way.
  • Take the lead in evaluating IT related proposals for the board.
  • Provide strategic oversight of implementation of any IT related projects.

Your expertise will help us to explore innovative ways of working. You will be supporting our charity’s strategic plans and thus help us with the different challenges we face.

Person specification

  • Demonstrable and practical experience of delivering transformational change to business technologies and processes, to deliver cost savings and service improvements.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to take collective responsibility for the governance of the charity.
  • Ability to work at a strategic and visionary level whilst understanding the detail and complexities of delivery, and the influencing skills needed to bring staff and stakeholders along with plans.
  • Ability to analyse risks and opportunities and take a balanced approach to both.
  • Strong communicator.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

This role is a rewarding opportunity for an IT professional to bring their knowledge and expertise for the benefit of an organisation, which supports disabled people in the community to pursue their ambitions. Becoming a trustee is also a chance for you to give something back to your community, by contributing to the strategic management of the charity, so we can continue providing activities which value each person as an individual, and by ensuring that we continuously improve our services for the benefit of our participants.

Time commitment

The Board meet once a month (1.30pm – 4pm) and there is an AGM. Meetings take place at the Kingsley Centre in Bordon.

Other details

A potential trustee must attend at least three Board Meetings (covering a period of at least three months), before formally being appointed a Trustee.  After three months, both the potential Trustee and the Board will review their position, after which a formal offer to join the Board may be made.  Potential Trustees are also asked to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.


Applications must be made via the TrusteeWorks team in the first instance. Please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information.

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