Work Positive IT Mentor

Terrence Higgins Trust (Brighton)

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The IT Mentor role involves working with a client on the Work Positive Programme (THT’s employability programme for people living with HIV) in on a one-to-one, face-to-face basis to assess IT needs and support the client to improve their IT skills accordingly. The Type of Tasks / Activities you could be involved with:

• To deliver one-to-one IT support face-to-face with a client on the Work Positive programme

• To develop IT goals and plans to guide your sessions

• Motivating the client to develop their IT skills and apply them in their personal and professional life 

• To support a client with employment related IT skills such as email (MS Outlook), word processing (MS Word) and spreadsheets (MS Excel)

• To encourage the client to complete online IT courses

• To identify local IT skills courses to signpost clients towards

• Showing them how to use the internet to find employment/ volunteering opportunities

This opportunity is available in both East and West Sussex (inc Brighton, Hove and Worthing).


Desirable Skills / Experience Sought:

• Good working knowledge of MS Office and social media

• Good communication and interpersonal skills

• Experience of setting goals and creating action plans

• Experience of supporting clients on a one-to-one basis

• A commitment to setting and maintaining appropriate personal and professional boundaries

• An understanding of HIV and related issues

• Ability to maintain confidentiality


• Gain experience in one-to-one support and motivational techniques

• Full training provided

• Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses where possible

• Support and supervision

Practical Considerations

When do I need to be available?

Start Date 01/09/2018
End Date 30/06/2019
Details Desired Commitment: It is expected that the IT Mentor will meet with their client for one hour every week.
Morning Afternoon Evening

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  • Details
  • Age/Gender Restrictions
    Over 18 only
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses
    Volunteer will be reimburse reasonable expenses for lunch and travel.
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
    All volunteer will be required to complete a two day induction training.
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Restrictions
  • Support on Offer
    All volunteers will be offered the opportunity to complete regular supervisions
  • Training
    All volunteers will be offered role specific training.