How to update your group contacts

This guidance will explain how to manage your group contacts through the Dashboard area on our website, including inviting new people and setting website permissions. 

First of all; what do we mean by website permissions?

There are two levels of permission on our website; User and Admin User (Admins)

  1. Users can:
  • access all of our online resources
  • add and edit event listings
  • add and edit vacancy listings
  1. Admins can do all the above, plus:
  • renew membership and insurance 
  • edit the group profile
  • view membership and insurance information
  • access insurance documents
  • manage contacts (i.e. invite people to join the group and give Group Admin website access)

How to set website permissions

You set website permissions through the ‘My Dashboard’ area of the website – this is your admin area of the site. Whenever you are logged into the site you will see a tab on the right-hand side of the screen that says ‘My Dashboard’ - just click on the tab to go to your Dashboard. 

Within your Dashboard you should see a tab for each group you are registered as a member of. That tab will look different depending on wether you have user permissions or admin permissions.

User view

Admin view

  • Only those with admin permissions can give other people admin permissions. To do this click on the Manage my group icon

  • This will take you to the Contact Manager which lists the members of your group. It will look similar to the below
  • If you are an admin user of more than one group select the relevant group in the highlighted drop down menu
  • To give somone admin permissions just click Edit next to their name

  • When you click Edit the below box will appear. To give admin permissions just select Group Admin and click Save Changes

How to invite one of your group members to register on our site

  • On the Conact Manager page click the ‘Invite new member’ link
  • This will take you to the below page. Just complete the details and click 'Invite user'

  • When you go back to your Contact Manager they will appear as an invited member
  • When the person completes their registration process (by clicking the link in the email they are sent) they will appear in the list of members with everyone else
  • They will automatically be assigned website user permissions
  • If you want them to have admin permissions you can set this once they have completed their registration

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