We have now completed the majority of the work on how Compass functions and over the past few weeks volunteers, alongside staff members, have been testing it out.
We are pleased to say that the results are promising. Our volunteers and security experts are positive about the changes we have made to ensure that your information is kept safe.
We will initially be concentrating on reintroducing the core functionality of Compass, managing adult members, disclosure and vetting processing, training records and reports to allow our managers to carry out the critical needs of the movement.
Before this can happen though, we have to undertake a process of load testing to ensure the system can cope when thousands of volunteers use Compass at the same time. Before the end of the year we will also carry out a final security test before we switch the system back on, which (assuming the testing is successful) is estimated to happen in January 2016.
We are acutely aware of the inconvenience and frustration experienced by volunteers while Compass has been offline. We’d like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this difficult period.
As part of our wider Digital work, The UK Adventure Programme Team are recruiting a team of Digital Programme Advisors to help us on our digital adventure.
We are looking for a diverse team, with a variety of skills, from social media to coding and everything in-between. There are no specific qualifications required for this role, other than a love of all things digital and the ability to pass this to others. For more information about joining our digital adventure click here.