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National Handwriting Association – IT Support Officer



Details of the Charity:

The NHA is run by an executive committee of volunteers who work in their professional lives as teachers, therapists, academics or researchers.

We aim to:

  • raise awareness of handwriting as a crucial component of literacy
  • promote and foster good practice in the teaching of handwriting
  • provide support for those working with children with handwriting difficulties

To fulfil these aims we:

  • maintain an up-to-date website
  • run in-service training in schools, clinics and other centres
  • run an in-depth course on handwriting around the UK
  • produce an annual journal for our members
  • publish practical booklets and other materials
  • liaise with commercial enterprises to give guidance on the manufacture of writing
  • work with central and local government to improve standards of handwriting
  • support research into handwriting

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Help support the executive committee with IT related tasks that support our aims.

These may include:

  • Helping to keep the website content up to date (executive committee will send content to student to upload on to the website)
  • Editing Panopto lecture capture files to support the charities move towards on line learning resources (optional, website is the priority).

Time commitment:

2 hours a week, over a few terms.

Skills Required:

  • Very good communicator and responsive to emails with supervisor
  • Skills and expertise on using HTML websites, you will be given the log in details to the site and be able to edit it accordingly.
  • Help increase the reach of the website through Google analytics & offer advice if you see fit

*DBS required – provided free of charge by Brunel Volunteers

Additional Benefits:

  • Travel expenses reimbursed
  • Opportunities to work with very experienced teachers, occupational therapists in the field of handwriting to fulfil our aims as a National Charity
  • Be involved in the executive committee quarterly meetings
  • Receive a certificate from the NHA for their voluntary work
  • Receive a reference on request.
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your H.E.A.R – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours will contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invitation to the annual Brunel Volunteers Award Ceremony in May.
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the EU
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?