Trustee Position Available: Digital Transformation

We're looking to appoint a new Digital Transformation Trustee to our board, if you have experience working/developing digital technology and are passionate about sexworkers' safety and rights, then we want to hear from you!

Role Description and Person Specification

Title: Trustee (Digital Transformation)

Location: NUM has offices in London and Manchester. The Trustee will attend quarterly board meetings which are held in Manchester or London.

Purpose: In addition to the general responsibilities of a Trustee: To maintain an overview of NUM’s technological assets and requirements, ensuring that NUM makes the best use of available technologies and follows both legal requirements and best practice in doing so. To advise on strategic development.

General Responsibilities:

  1. To ensure that NUM complies with its governing document (including pursuing its objects as defined therein), charity law, company law, and any other relevant legislation and regulations.
  2. To ensure that NUM’s resources are applied exclusively in pursuance of its objects.
  3. To contribute actively to the Trustee role; giving firm strategic direction to NUM including setting overall policy, defining goals, and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  4. To safeguard the reputation and values of NUM.
  5. To ensure the effective and efficient administration of NUM.
  6. To ensure the financial stability of NUM.
  7. To protect and manage the property of NUM, and to ensure the proper investment of its funds.
  8. To contribute to the appointment and monitoring of staff.

Additional Duties:

  1. Provide a governance perspective on the development of digital technology in enhancing NUM’s service delivery, operations, fundraising, marketing and communications.
  2. Highlight the opportunities and the risks of digital technologies, both in general terms of our overall strategy and with reference to operational developments in particular.
  3. Communicate the risks and opportunities of digital technologies for other trustees to enable the board as a whole to engage with them in an informed and effective manner.
  4. Take the lead in evaluating proposals for technological developments for the board.
  5. Champion the use of data in board discussions, and in driving the improvement of service delivery and operations including fundraising, marketing and communications.
  6. Draw on existing and develop new networks to support our work.
  7. Advise on how to ensure that the executive and operations teams have the digital capabilities that they need to implement both NUM’s day-to-day work and its strategic development.

Person Specification:


  • Knowledge and experience of the voluntary and community sector, and some knowledge of NUM itself (the latter desirable but not required).
  • An understanding and commitment to the aims and principles of NUM.
  • Strategic vision.
  • Independent judgement.
  • Ability to think creatively.
  • Willingness to speak out.
  • Ability to listen.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

Role of Trustee (Digital Transformation):

  • Successful track record in digital marketing and/or product development.
  • Experience of working in a senior management/leadership role.
  • Demonstrable and practical experience of leading transformational change to business technologies and processes to deliver savings and service improvements for customers/beneficiaries.
  • Experience with/knowledge of open source technology, cloud platforms and digital services.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and willingness to take collective responsibility for the governance of NUM.
  • Ability to work at a strategic and visionary level whilst understanding the detail and complexities of delivery.
  • Strong communication skills needed to bring staff and stakeholders on board with plans and developments.
  • Ability to analyse risks and opportunities, and to take a balanced approach to both.
  • Extensive networks, and a willingness to draw on contacts as appropriate.
  • Long-term commitment to NUM.

Time Commitment: 

Approximately 4-8 hours per month on average. Trustee meetings take place four times a year for a half day in either Manchester or London.

Further information on the charity and its breadth of work can be found here

For informal enquiries please contact Kerri Swindells – Operations Manager:

Deadline and application process
Applications by the 1 June 2018 by way of covering letter and CV to