Get involved with LAT

Current opportunities at Leicester ageing together are listed below.  Please read the ready to apply section before applying, note that for kickstarter roles you must go through your job centre or job centre workcoach.

If you want to make a general enquiry about getting involved with LAT please scroll to the end of the page and complete the contact form

Current Opportunities (4):

  • 1 - Kickstarter Role - Digital Administrator Terms and Conditons apply (see below) 

Expected Commitment:

Mon 9.00 am until 4.30 pm (lunch 11.45am – 12.45pm)

Tues 9.00am until 1pm, Wed 9.00am until 1pm, Thur 9.00am until 1pm

Fri 9.00am - 4.30pm (lunch 12.30pm - 1.30pm)

Location:  Leicester Working remotely from home or from Leicester Office (New Walk) if preferred.

Opportunity: We are recruiting for a digital administrator to support LAT projects aimed at helping people aged 50+ living in Leicester to stay connected with local services and their community.  There are three distinct projects: a digital inclusion project helping participants to improve their essential digital skills and connect online, a phone cafe and Zoomers

This is an interesting and varied role that includes supporting our users directly, marketing, website development and administration of a feedback process.    You will need to support people individually and in a group situation who have limited experience of using digital. This support could be over the phone, across Zoom or in person. Some may require a brief intervention to help them overcome one particular difficulty they are experiencing, whilst others may need more help outside of the sessions.

Responsibilities

  • Familiarise digital inclusion Participants/Zoomers with their devices.
  • Help new Zoomers to access Zoom sessions and provide technical support.
  • Help Phone Café attendees access sessions and provide technical support.
  • Maintenance and development of the LAT website.
  • Build community with lead volunteers and groups.
  • Administering digital sessions on Monday (1pm) & Wednesdays (10am).
  • Working alongside Project Manager to ensure that the schedule of digital inclusion sessions is planned for the coming month.
  • Marketing of LAT projects via Facebook and Leaflets.

Digital Administrators will:

In respect of Zoomers Project and Phone Cafe

  • Open up Meetings, introduce the session, then hand it over to the group lead.
  • Provide technical support to new users and existing users of the services so that they can participate fully in the sessions.
  • Build community with users, volunteers and project leads.
  • Technical and language support for reach and exit data collection.

In respect of Digital Inclusion Project

  • Assist with the creation of an exciting schedule of digital sessions for the digital inclusion project.  This will include working with volunteers to create and research ideas for session content that meets the essential digital skills framework. It will also involve attracting local organisations to deliver content.
  • Send out invitations to the twice weekly digital sessions, updating the attendance register and calendar.
  • Open up the digital sessions and ensure participants are contacted  

In respect of all Projects:

  • Create and maintain LAT website using Wagtail.
  • Create digital marketing leaflets for the projects.
  • Use social media, FaceBook Primarily, to directly contact organisations in Leicester to advertise the project opportunities.

Qualities and skills, we are looking for:

  • A good all-round level of digital skills and experience with the ability to troubleshoot issues. (E)
  • Experience and confidence of using Zoom. (E)
  • Experience of using Excel, Word and Google products. (E)
  • You need to be bilingual including English, Gujarati and Hindi.(E)
  • Good communication skills: the ability to communicate computing terms to absolute beginners clearly and with patience (E)
  • Ability to empower individuals to use their devices independently.(D)
  • Experience of web development applications and willing to use new packages/applications.(E)
  • Experience of using Graphics software to design leaflets e.g. Canva.(D)
  • Trustworthy, reliable and good time keeping.(E)
  • Desire to work with people aged 50+.(E)
  • Good level of English, both written and verbal.(E)
  • Experience of using social media especially FaceBook.(D)

What resources and help is there for this position?

We provide the following Training:

  • Safeguarding
  • Online security training
  • Device training (Lenovo Tablet and Mifi)
  • 5-week accredited WEA digital companion course (October start)
  • Monthly training meetings will be provided to support career progression, CV advice and interview  techniques.

Ready to Apply?

       Please note you can ONLY apply for a role under this scheme if you have already been referred to us by your job coach at the Job Centre. If you are interested in applying for one of these roles, you must get your coach to refer you to us first. We will check that applicants are eligible to be employed under this scheme prior to interviews. Terms and Conditions apply to this role ask your job centre coach for more details. Applications can only be accepted for people aged 16 yrs to 24 yrs.

  • 2 - Kickstarter Role - Evaluation Officer Terms and Conditons apply (see below) 

Expected Commitment: Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm (1 hr for lunch unpaid)

Location:  National (working remotely from home) or from Leicester Office (New Walk) 

Opportunity: We are recruiting for an evaluation officer to support LAT projects aimed at helping people aged 50+ living in Leicester to stay connected with local services and their community.  There are two distinct evaluation areas: the digital inclusion project - helping participants to improve their essential digital skills and connect online, and the work of Community Connectors.

This is an interesting and varied role.  The prime focus will be centred around three types of evaluation, these are: baseline, interim and exit evaluation of the participants.   You will use topic guide techniques including probing and funnelling to extract high quality qualitative data for tabulation. The work may include some evaluation design (this could be topic guides, questionnaires, focus groups).

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who has either degree level research experience or a marketing/research background.  It is an opportunity for robust personal development.

 Responsibilities: The evaluation officer will:

In respect of Data Collection:

  • Contact digital inclusion participants to collect baseline readings for elements such as essential       digital and wellbeing this be working within a predefined methodology (no research design will be   required here). This will be a mixture of both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Contact digital inclusion participants and digital companions to run the ‘exit’ evaluation which         includes digital companion feedback, participant feedback and Most Significant Change.  Most       Significant Change is a story telling framework for measuring change. This will be heavily qualitative data.

In respect of Evaluation:

  • Transcribing the qualitative baseline data and tabulating to establish themes. The method and          structure for this has already been designed and only needs to be maintained.
  • Finding themes in qualitative data.
  • Essential Digital Skills scoring to identify strengths and weaknesses that enable digital companion workflow that is individually suited to participants.
  • Maintain interim reporting, the template and framework for this has already been established.
  • Work in tandem with external evaluator to produce final reporting (this will be a comparison              between qualitative and quantitative baseline and exit data).

In respect of Most Significant Change: (We use the Most Significant Change Framework that uses storytelling to measure change)

  • Deliver Most Significant Change preparation sessions to community connectors and digital                companions. This training has already been designed.
  • Ensure the success of Most Significant Change by maintaining the quality of the data collected.  This will include reviewing transcripts and offering further training to digital companions or community connectors.

Qualities and skills, we are looking for:

  • Awareness of electronic transcription and recording software.(E)
  • Basic quantitative and qualitative analysis using Excel.(E)
  • Ability to distinguish outlier qualitative and quantitative data either by removing or highlighting for reporting. Be able to dismiss and know when data is bad or of low quality or an outlier that does no add insight into the conversation. (D)
  • Use of Jotform, Survey Monkey or similar.(E)
  • Basic database manipulation.(E)
  • Understands qualitative tabulation methods for organising data.(E)
  • Averages evaluation of data sets. (E)
  • Understanding of question scales and question variation to account for bias.(E)
  • Evaluation reporting for different audiences. (E)
  • Inquisitive nature (D)
  • A desire to work with 50+ age group.(E)
  • Have a flexible work ethic and an accommodating nature.(E)

What resources and help are there for this position?

     We provide the following training:

  • One to one induction by current evaluation officer and ongoing drop-in supervision for the duration of the role.  
  • Safeguarding
  • 5-week accredited WEA digital companion course (October start).
  • Invitation to research webinars.
  • Monthly training meetings will be provided to support career progression, CV advice and interview  techniques

Ready to Apply?

 Please note you can ONLY apply for a role under this scheme if you have already been referred to us by your job coach at the Job Centre. If you are interested in applying for one of these roles, you must get your coach to refer you to us first. We will check that applicants are eligible to be employed under this scheme prior to interviews. Terms and Conditions apply to this role ask your job centre coach for more details. Applications can only be accepted for people aged 16 yrs to 24 yrs.

2 Participant with Digital Inclusion Project (see leaflet below)

3 Digital Companions with Digital Inclusion Project (see leaflet below)

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