Host Organisation: Friends for Leisure

A key role in this exciting charity’s organisation, supporting a bespoke Microsoft Access database which records and reports activities and processes, saving many valuable man-hours and charity funds.

Opportunity Interests: Children and Young People, Health and Wellbeing services, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities, People with Mental Health Issues, Voluntary and Community Sector Support, Youth Clubs / Services
Type of Activity: Administration, IT
Location: Congleton
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Monday AM, Monday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM

The database has been carefully structured for easy support and development by non-professionals. The role consists of the following: -

1 Ideally, weekly checks to resolve minor database issues in the office.

2 Routine compacting of the data file stored on the server.

3 Troubleshooting problems.

4 Making small program changes required by new office procedures.

5 Developing new applications.

6 Installing application updates on the 7 office PCs.

7 Liaising with the IT support company.

8 Maintaining database security.

9 Occasional urgent remote support by telephone.

10 Documenting changes.

11 Enjoying frequent cups of tea in a convivial well-run office environment.

The commitment usually extends to about 2 to 3 hours per week, depending on demand.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: No
Skills and Qualifications Required:

A good knowledge of Access would be ideal, but even a smattering would be good.
More important is a willingness to learn, enjoy problem solving and thinking outside the box.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: No
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

Mileage (within Cheshire East) and reasonable out of pocket expenses

What support is available for the volunteer?:

The detailed operation of the various applications within the database is documented to a level that anyone with a basic knowledge of Microsoft Access could follow. The system creator is available to give support. The database uses Access in its simplest form without the use of VBA or SQL coding.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Training can be given on both Access and how the database applications work. The training will be given by the system creator.