“Experienced and motivated IT professional to take up the first e-Rider position advising and supporting community groups in the Wellington region.”
This is an excerpt from the advertisement we placed last week for the mobile IT professional the Wellington Region 2020 Communications Trust is hiring to work with community and voluntary organisations.
The person we’re looking for needs a skill mix that runs kinda contrary to trends in the IT industry where specialisation is the norm. We need a generalist who can do a bit of everything ICT related. The list includes fixing basic software problems, advising on hardware purchases and helping write specifications for a new information management application. They need to be comfortable giving advice over the phone and by email, as well as in person. And absolutely crucial is the ability to mentor and coach people so that they’re better able to manage a secure computer environment for themselve, and make good long term decisions.
Actually, we don’t expect one person to cover absolutely everything. Provided we get enough demand, we are looking to appoint a second e-Rider.
My role in the project has changed a bit as I’m now contracted as the Implementation Manager on a part time basis. I’m setting up systems, drafting policies, coordinating the recruitment, and will soon beginning promotion.
It’ s helluva exciting to have reached the point where groups will soon have access to the e-Rider service (it should available in October all going to plan). Keep an eye open for an announcement about the launch of the pilot service.
In the meantime, spread the word that we’re looking for an IT professional. See the e-Rider job advert on Seek.