Tech Surgery is delivered by volunteers who are matched with a charity which requires some independent strategic advice on IT issues. This is intended to be a first step – an independent engagement where a charity can begin to explore their IT issues. It will not necessarily solve any issues, but rather begin to help the charity to look at IT in a more strategic way and point them in the right direction for help that will benefit them.
The “Tech Surgery” is designed to be a contained engagement, and while the charity will most likely require further help, you will be able to sign-post them to resources (paid-for, low-bono and pro-bono) where they can access further assistance. A volunteer may complete more than one “Tech Surgery”
We are seeking volunteers based in the United Kingdom with at least 5 years’ experience in either:
- Developing, implementing and managing IT systems (software and hardware) to meet your organisation’s business objectives. Your job title is likely to be CIO, IT Director or IT Manager
- Advising clients as a consultant on the procurement and implementation of IT systems (software and hardware) to meet their business objectives
In all cases you should have experience of:
- Requirements gathering, specifying and procuring IT systems to support organisational objectives
- Developing and delivering IT strategy and plans
What impact will the opportunity have
You will be helping a charity establish a strategic view on IT.
What’s in it for the volunteer?
This is a great opportunity to use your specialist skill set by giving expert advice to help charities’ resources go further through the use of IT
Either in or out of office hours. This will require approximately half a day – making initial contact with the charity, conducting the two-hour “Tech Surgery” session by phone.
How to volunteer
If you are a new volunteer you can apply by registering for an account below. If you are an existing volunteer then log into your account and select Tech Surgery to let us know that you are interested in volunteering for this service.