Charity registered in Scotland SC036315

ACE IT is an Edinburgh charity which helps older people learn computer skills. Older people are at risk of being excluded from our digital society. Devices can be complicated, technology can be daunting. ACE IT staff and volunteers teach people over 50 to use computers and other digital devices through tailored 1:1 training. ACE IT teams also regularly visit care homes to help residents learn and use IT for independence, inclusion and leisure. From time to time, ACE IT provides IT training courses for specific groups in the community, for example women returning to work, or community organisations.

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Outreach Worker

  • Part time
  • £16,016 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th November 2019

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and caring person to develop and run our Outreach work throughout Edinburgh. One element offers one to one person centred learning sessions for older people who are struggling with any digital equipment. The sessions are based in our office at Nicolson street. The second element is dealing with the ‘Moose in the Hoose’, a project that provides IT learning and support to residents currently in five care homes in Edinburgh while the third aspect is various outreach work in the community from scam workshops to our funded Work.Wise.Women courses. We already have dedicated enthusiastic trained volunteers to work with older people and care home residents, in the office and within other outreach projects.

Main Responsibilities:-

  • Support all volunteers who work within the care homes and other projects
  • Through creation and maintenance of a volunteer rota, ensure there is always two volunteers in attendance in the care homes
  • Work with the Development Co-ordinator to produce and update learning packs for all outreach services and provide the training and outreach sessions
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the three projects, to include;- compiling weekly reports from feedback forms on outreach activities, monitoring attendance and creating case studies to give an understanding of the impact our services are having on the learner and what lessons can be learned
  • Liaise with care home staff to optimise the number of learners using our service
  • Keep an inventory of all equipment and troubleshoot any equipment problems Person Specification


  • IT skills, including experience and knowledge of Windows, and Android systems
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Experience and understanding of older people’s needs, including those who have dementia and other vulnerabilities plus the importance of confidentiality and safe guarding
  • Experience of volunteer management and support
  • Reliable and well organised
  • Ability to travel around Edinburgh


  • Experience of the charitable sector
  • Experience of design packages
  • Full driving licence and own transport.
This vacancy has now closed

Events Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Home or in the office based at 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th November 2019

ACEIT Scotland is looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual to plan and prepare events to promote and market ACE IT's services.

You will receive full support from the ACE IT manager and the team with tasks as required.

This flexible and interesting role would ideally suit someone who has experience of working within the charity/ public sector on event preparation, marketing, evaluation and preparing reports. The post holder will be responsible to the ACE IT manager and is required to be confident in working autonomously to deliver agreed outcomes.


  • Purpose of role: To deliver on the communications needs of the ACE IT Computer coaching while also raising the profile of ACE IT Scotlands links among target audiences and supporting a number of PR and fundraising events.
  • Media - Developing strong relationships with national and local media in Edinburgh and maintaining and building a database of warm media contacts, Developing and delivering strategic plans for Public relation events events - Issuing reactive and proactive media statements to represent
  • The work we carry out and to engage with media and increase positive coverage of ACE IT Scotland.
  • Social Media - Managing ACE IT'S social media channels - Using social media to engage, inform and inspire audiences - Manage the strategic use of social media to engage new audiences.
  • Website - Maintenance of the ace it website via wordpress, including the online member database - Managing and uploading new content on to the website.
  • Member Communications - Preparing and circulating a quarterly members and funders' e-bulletin - Being proactive about increasing number of members receiving this bulletin
  • Marketing and Communications - Support the design and printing of key publications - Collate and design reports as needed
  • Other - Assisting with the collection of monitoring and evaluation data - Monitoring and reporting on required funding targets and the direct impact we are having to our target audience.
  • Networking with similar organisations and building up relationships with local/national businesses and healthcare providers.


  • The ability to travel to various locations in Edinburgh.
  • Previous experience in fundraising events
  • Photography and videography - Boosting our audience reach by focusing on more video production - Supporting staff with videography and photography - Managing library of engaging video and photo content.

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