1. Linkable Woking

IT Trustee

Woking

We are seeking a qualified and experienced IT professional to join our Board. The role holder will provide strategic oversight and advise on our digital transformation programme and provide challenge to our Senior Leadership Team and IT company.

Closing date for applications

Who we are

LinkAble’s vision is of a world where people with a learning disability, autistic people and their families are empowered and supported to live life to the full.

Our mission is to support people with a learning disability and autistic people to create the life they want to live by providing opportunities that develop skills, confidence, and lasting friendships.


The role

Key Responsibilities

LinkAble has refreshed its Mission, Vision and
Values and created a 3 year Strategic Plan that focusses on organisational
growth and development. Key to our
future sustainability is to improve the efficiency of our systems and processes
so that we can expand services without necessarily expanding our central
services team.

  • Collaborate
    with the Senior Leadership Team to support the implementation of
    LinkAble’s 3-year Strategic Plan, focusing on organisational growth and
    development.
  • Provide
    strategic guidance and oversight on IT infrastructure and digital
    transformation initiatives.
  • Evaluate
    and advise on the integration of various systems, including CRM, HR, and
    financial systems, to streamline processes and improve efficiency.
  • Ensure
    the security and GDPR compliance of digital systems, including the
    migration to cloud-based solutions.
  • Participate
    in Trustee meetings, Finance Committee sessions, and other relevant
    committees to contribute your expertise.

What we are looking for

  • A
    demonstratable understanding of and commitment to LinkAble’s mission and
    strategic objectives.
  • Knowledge
    of legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities associated with
    trusteeship.
  • Strong
    analytical skills, independent judgment, and a willingness to provide
    constructive challenge.
  • Ability
    to work collaboratively as part of a team to support the organization’s
    vision and mission.
  • Willingness
    to invest the time and effort required to fulfil Trustee responsibilities
    effectively.

You will provide expertise and experience from
similar transformation projects to be able to question and discuss alternatives
with our IT support so the Board can be
confident of the approach and make informed decisions.

Evening Trustee meetings are held about every 6
weeks (via Teams). Comprehensive Induction and training is provided, as is
support from an experienced and knowledgeable trustee and staff team. The IT trustee
will participate in our Finance Committee and other relevant Committees (Marketing,
Fundraising, Finance) in addition to the Board Meetings. The time commitment
overall is roughly 1-2 days a month.

This is a great opportunity to make the most of
your time whether it be by contributing to your local community or
building up your skills and experience to aid your future career. LinkAble
makes a big difference in the lives of those we support – you will make a big
difference to our charity.

There will be plenty of opportunity to get close to
the Charity’s work, doing quality checks, attending events or Team meetings so
you will see for yourself, the impact our services have on the people we
support and their families.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking a Trustee with specific IT
skills and experience who has an interest in the work of LinkAble. The more
general requirements of a Trustee are:

·
A demonstrable understanding of and commitment to
LinkAble and its strategic objectives

·
An understanding and acceptance of the legal
duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship

·
An ability to analyse information; use good,
independent judgment; and a willingness to challenge constructively when
necessary

·
An ability to work professionally and respectfully
as a member of a team, making collective decisions which support the vision and
mission

·
A willingness to devote the time and effort needed.

What difference will you make?

As a member of the Board of Trustees you will: –

·
Provide strategic oversight and leadership,
ensuring that LinkAble pursues its stated objectives through its vision
and mission.

·
Ensure that LinkAble operates in accordance with
the principles of good governance, complying with charity law, company law and
any other relevant legislation or regulations.

·
Provide guidance and support as LinkAble seeks to
grow to reach more customers in Woking and surrounding areas

Supporting document(s)

  • linkable-it-trustee-2024.docx - Download
Closing date for applications

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