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What is the role about?

Digital Champions improve lives across the county through empowering people to learn basic digital skills and access the online world, benefiting from digital technology.

What will it involve?

Through patience, time and expertise, Digital Champions will utilise basic digital skills to promote independent living, reduce social isolation, increase vital skills and improve access to education and employment.

As a Digital Champion, you will provide either one-to-one support to local residents who have been referred to the service or volunteer with other Champions mentoring small groups of residents in a local library.

What skills and experience do you need?

It is not necessary to have any qualifications for this role, however a good level of technology knowledge and English is necessary.

Once registered, you will be sent an initial digital skills assessment to complete, and a Digital Tutor from ACL will contact you to arrange an independent learning plan suited to your current skills level. You will become a tech wiz in no time!

You need to have the interest and skillset to support individuals with their digital skills needs.

Patience and understanding will be required to continue to support an individual through their journey.

Safeguarding and best practice guidance training will be provided.

How much time would you be asked to contribute?

We welcome as much time as you can contribute!

How do you apply?

Please click here. You will then be directed to an enrolment form to complete. Once you have applied, a member of the ACL team will contact you.

What training and support will you receive?

Digital Champions will have access to the training materials and resources needed to support them in their role. This includes, information, advice and guidance training, essential skills, communication skills and of course digital skills.

What could you get out of it?

Teach Skills

Empower people to learn basic digital skills and access the online world

Improve Lives

Improve lives across the county through supporting people to live independently, reduce digital and social isolation, improve confidence and security and improve access to education and employment

Learn new skills and gain experience to add to your CV

Access the training materials and resources you need to support you in your role as a Digital Champion

Add skills and experience to your CV to support in your own applications for employment.

Provided in partnership with:

Hover Box Element

Rural Community Council of Essex (RCCE) is an independent charity helping people and communities throughout rural Essex build a sustainable future.
www.essexrcc.org.uk

Hover Box Element

ACL works in collaboration with other Essex County Council services to provide opportunities and support for residents.
www.essex.gov.uk

Why Become a Digital Champion?

Teach Skills

Empower people to learn basic digital skills and access the online world

Improve Lives

Improve lives across the county through supporting people to live independently, reduce digital and social isolation, improve confidence and security, and improve access to education & employment

Learn new skills

Access the training materials and resources you need to support you in your role as a Digital Champion

FAQs

What training will I receive?

Digital Champions will have access to the training materials and resources needed to support them in their role. This includes, information, advice and guidance training, essential skills, communication skills and of course digital skills. Once registered, Digital Champions will be sent a link to complete an initial digital skills assessment.

How do I apply?

Please click on the ‘Apply to become a Digital Champion’ links on this page. You will then be directed to an enrolment form to complete. Once you have applied, a member of our team will contact you.

Who will I be supporting?

Lots of people in your community! You could be supporting someone who has a learning disability, someone who is not confident shopping or banking online, or someone who wants to know how they can stay in contact with their friends and family online.

Do I need to be a tech wiz?

No, anyone can apply. After your initial digital skills assessment a Digital Tutor from ACL will contact you to arrange an independent learning plan suited to your current skills level. You will become a tech wiz in no time!