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Job Opportunity – Projects Administrator

EASE is excited to announce an employment opportunity for the following:

Projects Administrator

 35 hours a week (50 weeks per year)

£12.88 per hour

EASE is a London Living Wage Employer

Contract: Start date: As soon as possible, until March 2025, 6 month probationary period.

 If you would like to discuss the role further or for a copy of the job description and application form please feel free to contact:

 Samantha Stotland on 020 8575 6139 or email Manager@empowering-action.org.uk

 Closing Date: 9am on 6th November 2023

September Digital News

Announcement – Re-Klaim IT
EHCVS has been working on a refurbishment program to find and distribute devices to our local community groups and residents.  Currently we have a number of good quality, second hand, printers available to groups – please contact me to request one – jane@ehcvs.org.uk
Networking and Training Events
Superhighways Training
Please find details of Superhighways’ autumn data training programme here
NCSC Cyber Security Training
The National Cyber Security Centre is offering this free online training course for organisations to build their understanding of cyber security and learn how to stay safe online.
Cyber Security for Small Organisations – Join Course Here
Editors for Impact
Editors for Impact is a UK-based social enterprise providing charitable organisations with media content creation by matching each charity with an E4I volunteer. They believe charitable organisations deserve high-quality media content to best reflect their value and work, and aim to eliminate barriers of time, cost, and access to great content. Becoming their partner means that you will be able to request projects for your charity and E4I will deliver high-quality content including video editing and motion graphics productions at no cost. For more information, please email partnerships@editorsforimpact.org
‘Digital Explorer’ sessions for Ealing and Hounslow Community Voluntary Service will resume every Tuesday from 14 September 2021
Looking at Digital Strategy for your Community Voluntary Sector Group. Book your ‘An introduction to Digital Strategy for Community and Voluntary Groups’ sessions below:
14 September 2021 – 10:30 to 12:30
Data and the Stories it Tells – Wed, 22 September at 10:30 – 12:30
Data is for everyone, and it can be used to help you to meet the needs of the people that matter to you. It could even help you to save money – or even raise money – for your organisation.Jen Stirrup, Data Whisperer, is an award-winning data strategist and practitioner in Artificial Intelligence, Business Intelligence, Big Data and Data Visualisation solutions with over twenty years of experience in delivering solutions globally. Jen is the founder of a boutique consultancy firm that offers strategic advice and implementation in data technologies, focusing on delivering business value for organisations of various sizes globally.Join this session to get inspired on what data can do for you, your volunteers, and your organisation.
Book Your Place
Financial Planning and Budgeting
Ealing and Hounslow CVS, in partnership with Epitome Consultancy Training is offering an introduction to Financial Planning over 2 days.Held over 2 x 3 hours, this course will help you to understand how to develop a realistic budget and to report against it. You will learn about cash flow and managing income and expenditure. At the end, you will understand the importance of budgeting and how to use budgets in fundraising and organisational development, as well as open and transparent reporting.You will learn:
– Budgeting and Forecasting
– Cash flow
– Managing income and expenditure
– Financial Compliance
– Reporting accounts
– Managing petty cash
Book for Day 1: Tue, 21 September at 10:00 – 13:00
Book for Day 2: Tue, 28 September at 10:00 – 13:00
JMD Training and Consultancy: Microsoft Excel Basics – Creating, Formatting and Printing a Workbook – Tue, 12 October 2021 at 10:30 – 12:00
Do you need to set up spreadsheets for storing text and numbers either as a data list or to do simple calculations?Do you need to use Excel for everyday tasks such as setting up a budget, maintaining an address list, or keeping track of a list of to-do items?Microsoft Excel Basics is an effective workshop giving plenty of hands-on experience. It will enable you to have the confidence and skills to create, format and print an Excel workbook.Objectives:
• Create an Excel workbook
• Format an Excel workbook
• Edit an Excel workbook
• Print preview a workbook
• Print an Excel workbook

Impact:
• Confidence to create an Excel workbook
• Ability to edit, format and print an Excel workbook

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JMD Training and Consultancy: Basic Formulas – Getting to grips with Excel calculations – Tue, 19 October 2021 at 10:30 – 12:00
Would you like to be able to use simple calculations? Do you need to be able to quickly add up columns of figures?Basic Formulas is an effective workshop giving plenty of hands-on experience. It will enable you to have the confidence and skills to do basic calculations in Excel, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and using the AutoSum button to create totals, averages, counts, maximums and minimums.Objectives:
• Add, subtract, multiply, divide numbers in an Excel workbook
• Use the Excel AutoSum feature to total, average or count a range of numbers
• Use the Excel AutoSum feature to find the maximum or minimum of a range of numbersImpact:
• Confidence to do basic calculations in Excel
• Ability to rely on Excel rather than a calculator when faced with many calculations

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JMD Training and Consultancy: Basics of Microsoft Word – Tue, 26 October 2021 at 10:30 – 12:00
Are you a self-taught Word user? Would you like to be learn how to use and understand Microsoft Word? Would you like to be able to edit documents and format them so they look professional?Creating and Formatting Simple Documents is an effective workshop giving plenty of hands-on practice. It will enable you to have the confidence and skills to create, edit and format Microsoft Word documents.Audience: Anyone who has never had formal training in Microsoft Word or who learnt some time ago and would like to improve their skills.Objectives:
• To create simple Word documents
• To format simple Word documents
• To spellcheck a document
• To create bulleted and numbered lists
• To select text
• To move and copy text
• To print preview and print

Impact:
• Confidence to create Word documents
• Creation of professional-looking reports, letters and business plans with ease

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JMD Training and Consultancy: Working with Word Tables – Laying Out Information with Microsoft Word – Tue, 23 November 2021 at 10:30 – 12:00
Would you like to be able to format text rapidly and organise it into neat columns?Do you need more appropriate ways to lay out Word text? Are you currently pressing the SpaceBar key several times to get text lined up?Working with Word Tables is an effective workshop giving plenty of hands-on experience. It will enable you to have the confidence and skills to create, edit and format Word tables.Audience: Those who have never had formal training in Microsoft Word or who learnt some time ago and would like to update their skills. This session will be of benefit to anyone who wants to be able to layout text in appropriate ways. Sometimes although people have used tables for some time, they are not aware of techniques such as getting two or more columns to be of equal width. Anyone who uses tables but feels they are not using them to their full potential should also attend.

Objectives:
• To create Word tables
• Format tables
• Insert and delete rows and columns
• Adjust column widths, row heights
• Merge cells
• Split cells
• Add or remove borders and shading
• Sort data within a table
• Splitting tables
• Showing column headings on each page of a long table

Impact:
• Confidence to create Word tables
• Creation of professional-looking reports, letters and business plans with ease

Book Your Place

Further Digital Training planned for the Hounslow Digital Festival November 2021

Workshops on:
– Social Media for Community Voluntary Sector Groups – Aliya Zaidi
– Improved Digital Working for Community and Voluntary Sector Groups – CAP Enterprise (Kent) cic
– Digital Techniques for Engaging and Supporting Clients for Community and Voluntary Sector Groups – CAP Enterprise (Kent) cic
– A look at improving Digital Capacity for Community and Voluntary Sector Groups – CAP Enterprise (Kent) cic
– Digital Monitoring for Community and Voluntary Sector Groups – CAP Enterprise (Kent) cic

Keep a look out for dates and bookings through Eventbrite.

Outreach Activities
The Ealing and Hounslow Volunteer Centre team is excited to be working with Community Solutions within Hounslow Council’s Outreach Programme. EHCVS advisors will be available to speak with groups face to face and discuss their volunteering, policy and digital needs or schedule training and workshops.

The Outreach Programme commences at The Steam Museum on the morning of September 9th from 9:30 am – 14:00. Please email digital@ehcvs.org.uk to request some 1-1 time at a future event.

The London Museum of Water & Steam is located at:
Green Dragon Lane,
Brentford,
London,
TW8 0EN

Other venues will be confirmed shortly.

Charity Digital – Four easy and effective digital strategies
1. Create a digital presence
2. Digitally enable your services
3. Enable digital transactions
4. Run digital events
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How To – LinkedIn
LinkedIn is widely used as a professional platform to showcase skills and experience, but are you using it to it’s full potential?

Basics
Data and Privacy
Subscription Billing
Your Profile
Connections
Search and Apply for Jobs

Useful Apps, Software and Digital Tools
Digital Champion
We are still recruiting Digital Champions. If you work for a charity, are a volunteer or a trustee, or would like to make a difference to your local community, please do consider sharing your digital skills with others and volunteer today to be a Digital Champion! We are particularly interested in anyone with Word Press experience as many of our local groups need support updating and maintaining websites.
Advice and Support for Your Voluntary & Community Organisation
The EHCVS Digital Inclusion Project in Hounslow provides free help to support the development of smaller Hounslow based community organisations. An initial session via zoom or a phone call can last for up to 45 minutes and a follow-up meeting can be provided if necessary. If you would like help with developing the digital capacity of your organisation, supporting your services users to improve their digital skills or creating a relevant Digital Strategy for your community organisation, please do book a session. To book a 1-to-1 session with an advisor, please send an email to jane@ehcvs.org.uk
Would you like to receive support from a Digital Champion?
Request for Support
What kind of training events does your group need?
Let us Know
Review the Digital Needs of your Group
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Hounslow Council’s new directory

Later this month Hounslow Council will be launching our new online information and support hub – and we want your organisation to be part of it!

Hounslow Connect is Hounslow Council’s new online directory of services and we are inviting all the borough’s charities, voluntary and community groups to register onto it.

Being on Hounslow Connect is free of charge and will give you a place on the most important information website in the borough. You will have your own custom-designed page on the platform, which you can edit and change whenever you want.

Everyone knows how important it is to have up to date information about your organisation available online – particularly as we all plan our recovery from Covid and try to get back to delivering services regularly again.

To register on Hounslow Connect please email OneHounslowConnect@hounslow.gov.uk and we will guide you through the sign up process.

In addition there are regular on-line drop-in sessions every Tuesday morning from 11.00am-12 noon where you can learn about Hounslow Connect and how it can benefit you.

Please let us know if you would like to join one of those sessions.

Do you support people with housing issues in Ealing or Hounslow?

Ealing and Housing CVS is delivering a new campaigning project to ensure the voice of BAME and vulnerable groups is heard in relation to housing issues. Below is a link to a very short survey that enables you to record some answers using video.  This way it’s easier for you to give more in-depth answers and provide us with more insight. In these times of limited social contact – it’s great to see you too!  So if you are an organisation in Ealing or Hounslow that supports people in anyway with housing issues, please do click on the link below to tell us more and we can support you with your activity.  If you don’t want to use video, you can just record your voice to answer too. It’s really easy and much more interesting that a normal survey. Click here to take part in the short survey. To find out more about the project, visit the housing campaigning page or email toby@ehcvs.org.uk