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Basingstoke Mencap Services

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Our environment is based on Microsoft 365 for non-profits, which includes a mix of Microsoft 365

Business Premium and Microsoft 365 Business Basic licenses. Our staff use seven laptops running

Windows 10 for Home and have Office 365 PC applications installed locally. Day-to-day we use

Word, Excel, OneDrive for Business and Teams Office 365 applications on the PC and on the Web.

We also make use of social media, currently Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

We are looking for some to support the charity’s staff, trustees and volunteers in their day-to-day

use of this environment and these tools.

· User support may take place using email, over the telephone, using Teams. If hands on

work with laptops and equipment is required, this can be done remotely, at one of the

charity’s Basingstoke locations or through collection of the laptop.

· Support includes:

o Identification and escalation or escalation of issues, include issues arising from malware and security breaches.

o Software installation, configuration, upgrades and removals.

o Remote monitoring of environment to proactively identify issues.

o Installation of peripherals such as printers, cameras and so forth.

o Account maintenance on laptops and Microsoft 365.

o Liaison with third-parties that provide IT services to the charity.

o Installation and update of Windows, including preparation for new users and clean-up after departures.

· Develop staff, trustees, and volunteers effective use of the charity’s Information Technology. use of Microsoft 365. including Outlook, One Drive and SharePoint plus use of Excel as a database

· Assist in the administration and management of the charity’s Office 365 account

Work with the Board of Trustees member with responsibility for ICT to:

o Roll out the charity’s IT Strategy, making suggestions on improvements on an

ongoing basis.

o In cases where implementation of a software or hardware solutions will require expenditure.

o Identify and implement opportunities for improvement.

The volunteer should be able to commit an average of 3 hours per week to the charity, though

due to the nature of the role there are peaks and troughs in demand for IT support.

The Board of Trustees member with responsibility for ICT is an experienced IT professional who

will support the volunteer in their role.


· Experience relevant to the role and the charity’s IT environment.

· Be able to work from home to support using standard Windows 10 tools such as Remote Assistance and Easy Connect, and Microsoft 365 for Business.
· Experience of providing hands on and remote support using tools such as Teams as well as via the phone and email communication.
· Proven communication skills with people who have limited computer/ICT skills.
· Experience in set-up, configuration, and troubleshooting of
o Windows 10.
o Microsoft 365 applications on Web, PC and phone applications.
o Antivirus and PC firewalls software.
· Proficient in the use of Microsoft 365 including use of SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams.
· Collaborative skills to work with the Board of Trustees member with oversight of ICT.
· Appreciation of information security and privacy needs of an organization that manages sensitive personal information.
· Willingness to learn and help others learn

· Experience of teaching/coaching beginners and improvers in ICT skills
· Experience of administration of Microsoft Office 365 for Business, Enterprise or non-profit.
· Experience of the set-up and management of social media that the charity users.

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About Basingstoke Mencap Services


The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4AF, GB

Mission Statement

Basingstoke Mencap will not rest until people with a learning disability are valued and included.


Today, people with a learning disability in Basingstoke and north Hampshire face inequalities in every aspect of their life. Basingstoke Mencap is here to support everyone with a learning disability in Basingstoke and north Hampshire.

Board Development
Computers & Technology
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


The OrchardWhite Hart LaneBasingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4AFUnited Kingdom



  • IT Strategy
  • IT Management
  • IT Help Desk
  • IT Consulting
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • PC Platform


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Around three per week, though this is flexible and may be higher at busy periods.

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