Join the ARA Board 2019

Applications invited for vacant positions of Honorary Secretary and Boardmember with responsibility for our Diversity portfolio.

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Call to Serve on the Board

 Would you like to help shape the strategic vision for the record keeping sector in the UK and Ireland?

 Would you like to help develop the ARA’s role and policy direction?

Dear Colleague,

We currently have two vacant positions on the ARA Board. In order to fill these positions, and as required by our constitution, the Board will be co-opting two people until the next Annual General Meeting in May 2020. We invite applications from members for the positions of Honorary Secretary and Board member (Diversity Portfolio). You will be joining a Board which provides leadership and support for the ARA and the wider record keeping sector, fully committed to the aims and ambitions laid out in the Glasgow Manifesto:

To be Honorary Secretary you must be an individual member of the Association.

To be the Board member (Diversity Portfolio) you can be an individual, student or affiliate member.

To apply for these positions please send an email (and noting the vacant post you are standing for) to ARA’s Company Secretary John Chambers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 15 November 2019.

You should attach a statement outlining your interest in the post (max 1 page A4 for Honorary Secretary and 2 pages A4 for Diversity Portfolio). [J1] 

Applications will be reviewed by the Board at its meeting on Monday 25 November 2019.

Successful candidates will be co-opted onto the Board until the Annual General Meeting in May 2020, You may choose to stand formally for election at that AGM.

Further information:

Detailed role outlines are available for these posts:

ARA Board Honorary Secretary 

ARA Board Diversity Portfolio 

What does the Board do?

The Board oversees all aspects of the Association’s work. Individually, Board members are responsible for setting the ARA’s direction and overseeing the various activities, groups, sections, nations and regions that make up the ARA. Together the Board, officers and members are working on more projects, with more partners and are making more impact than ever before. The ARA is an increasingly powerful advocate for our sector and the Board oversight and direction of our programmes and policies ensures we have our priorities right and that our members’ voice is heard:

What are the benefits for me?

  • Widening your professional knowledge and sector network
  • Improving your awareness of key issues
  • Gaining valuable experience in management and governance
  • Dedicated training on how to become and remain an effective Board member and charity trustee


For more information please contact either:

Karl Magee, Chair of the Board of ARA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or

John Chambers, CEO and Company Secretary, ARA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 [J1]Proposer and seconder are not required. This is a straight co-option by the Board.