IT Expert

IT Expert

Ongoing role
J57167
At a glance

Skills

  • Digital strategy
  • Social media marketing
  • Website design
  • Computer support
  • IT strategy
  • Network and/or system management

Where

Worcester, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, WR3 7JW
Mainly at home, or mainly at the office.
Travel limit? No travel limit

Time

Either in or out of office hours The commitment will be ongoing, but as and when needed, so there may be periods of inactivity followed by lots to do.

Worcester Wheels provides community transport and needs the help of an IT expert to help us to procure and install a new IT system to support the delivery of our service to vulnerable clients, and support online promotion and recruitment. 

What will you be doing?

Worcester Wheels is a community transport service run by Worcester Volunteer Centre to provide affordable transport to vulnerable people, so as to reduce isolation, promote and enable independent living.  We are expanding our service to ensure our financial stability and to support local people and charities affected by cuts to public spending.

We introduced a scheduling software system a year ago and now need to upgrade our computers and server.  We need an expert to help roll out our hardware and software upgrade plan.  

Once this is in place we need someone to:

  • Provide computer/printer support 
  • Provide software support for our office packages
  • Help with updating our website and social media pages

You would be instrumental in helping us to achieve our three year plan to achieve financial sustainability.

 

What are we looking for?

We need someone with appropriate qualifications and a sound knowledge of current hardware and software.  You should have a minimum of three years' experience of performing an IT support role in a business environment.

You will have good communication skills to enable you to support our less IT literate personnel in using our hardware and software to help them to work smarter.

What difference will you make?

This role is vital to our plans for the expansion of our community transport service.  Our 'dial a ride' scheduling system has now been installed onto the computers and has been in use for about a year.  However, our PC’s and server are not really fit for purpose.  We need to replace our existing hardware and software with a system that can help us to work smarter.  Our other major objective is to improve our online presence (website and social media) to support our recruitment and publicity campaigns.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Social isolation is a major problem for people who are older, disabled or financially disadvantaged.  Our service users are helped to visit hospitals, doctors, dentists, luncheon clubs, shopping, social events.....  We would like to reach many more people who we know would benefit from getting out in the community but we are held back by our systems and our lack of expertise in making use of social media and online opportunities.  You could be the one to help us grow to become the important social support our local communities need.

Causes
  • Local / community
  • To promote any charitable purposes for the benefit of the community in the area of benefit, in particular community transport service and similar charitable activities amongst those classes in...