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Digital Skills Mentoring Opportunity

Do you enjoy helping others? Are you a confident user of computer technology for your studies?

We are recruiting a number of Digital Skills Mentors to support fellow Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) students with their use of technology.

What type of work will I be involved in?

You will provide support for fellow CLL students using computer technology. This will involve helping less confident users with computer skills, using search engines and common tools e.g. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as supporting their use of some online tools.

What skills do I need?
You don’t need to be a computer expert but you will be a confident and enthusiastic user of technology. You might not have all the answers but you will have the enthusiasm and ability to provide support and help users solve their problems. You need to be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision, managing your time to provide a helpful and friendly service.

Will I be paid?
Yes, the hourly rate will be equivalent to approximately £9.80* an hour (inclusive of holiday pay). Each mentor could be asked to work approximately 1 to 3 hours a week during term-time. All student mentors will be employed through Unitemps and will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work. *this figure is a guide and exact payment details will be confirmed at appointment.
Who can apply?
Any student enrolled on any course, programme or module in CLL who thinks they may have what it takes to fulfil the requirements of this role. We will have a small number of campus based mentors and some mentors based in partner colleges too.

How do I apply?
Please prepare a 250 word (max.) application stating why you think you might be suitable for this role. Tell us about any computer skills, people skills and anything else you think would help your application. Your application should be submitted by email to the CLL eLearning Manager Jim Judges

What next?

We’ll be in touch with all applicants to advise them of progress with their application. Anyone who is selected at this stage will then be asked to attend for a short discussion or informal interview. Alternatively this could involve a short chat on the telephone. Don't be too disappointed if we can't use you straight away, especially if we have lots of applications. We will keep your details and may be able to use your services at a later date if the right opportunities arise.

Why should I get involved?

This project provides the opportunity to develop new skills, help other students, and get some valuable work experience whilst earning a little money too. You might not get rich performing this role but you and those you support should be enriched by the process.

What if I don't want to apply but I do need help using technology?
If you need help with any aspect of using technology including basic computer skills, searching for information or use of software and online tools please contact the CLL eLearning Manager, Jim Judges: Your application will be handled in confidence and you will be paired with an appropriate Digital Skills Mentor as soon as possible. See here for more information