Wednesday, 9 March 2016

New Pro Bono O.R. projects with The Corpse Project and Wave Trust

Pro Bono O.R. – enabling managers to make more effective decisions

Pro Bono O.R. is a scheme operated by The OR Society that places professional analysts in short term projects with third sector organisations in the UK. 

Projects require skilled professionals who work in operational research, analytics or related professions.  If you have the skills required for a project, we’d love to hear from you.

Please find details of two new projects below that we are seeking a volunteer(s) for:

The Corpse Project
Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives:  Promotion of and educational around better ways with the body after death, including research and public engagement. 
Main activities of the organisation:  Currently evidence gathering (qualitative and quantitative), communication and networking to identify allies. 

Project summary:
Project: Processing and presenting data in an exciting multi-disciplinary exploratory project.
Time commitment: Up to 4 days
Location:  London.  Most of the work can be carried out by phone and email but some time face to face, preferably in London will be required.
Please read the project scope and if you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return to me along with your CV by midday on Wednesday 23rd March.

Wave Trust
Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives: Educational charity committed to improving welfare of children with particular focus on improving social and emotional development and mental health and preventing child maltreatment.
Main activities of the organisation:  Research, policy development, educating policy makers, implementing policies to improve welfare of children.
Project summary:
Project: Developing a Cost-Benefit model to support the Pioneer Communities Project
Time commitment: Approx. 3 days
Location:  This project can be carried out remotely. Offices are based in Croydon, CR0 1ED.
Please read the project scope and if you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return to me along with your CV by midday on Wednesday 23rd March.

We also still require volunteer(s) for the following project:
Hoxton Health
Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives: Holistic care for older people in Hackney at low cost.
Main activities of the organisation:  Complementary therapies and supported exercise classes for older people
Project summary:
Project: To aid the trustees and staff to:
1.       Develop a mission statement and identify ways of measuring impact of Hoxton Health.
2.       Design an improved recording system
Time commitment: Approx. 5 days
Location:  London (N1 5LZ). Much of the time would have to be on site though it will be possible to access computer-based information remotely.
Please read the project scope and if you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return to me along with your CV by midday on Wednesday 23rd March.

Please note all these projects are suitable for an individual, pair or team of analysts. If you would like to volunteer on a project but are not able to commit to the full time requirement please let me know as it may be possible to pair you up with another analyst.  Lastly if you would like to work on a project with the support of a mentor please do specify in your application and I can try to arrange this
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch: felicity.mcleister@theorsociety.com or 0121 233 9300
I look forward to hearing from you and once again thank you for your help and support.
For further information about the scheme please visit: http://www.theorsociety.com/Pages/Probono/Probono.aspx

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