Thursday, 12 May 2016

New project with Pro Bono O.R.

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 a new project below that we are seeking a volunteer(s) for:

Bullion Community Resource Centre
Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives: to initiate and support action to change lives, strengthen communities and challenge inequalities across Chester-le-Street and the wider surrounding area.

Main activities of the organisation:  Bullion Hall is a community centre which hosts activities e.g. parent and toddler groups for approx. 800 people per weeks as well as providing office space to a number of local charities. Planning permission has been granted to extend the building (cost £600k) and are currently exploring how we can take this forward. In November we took on a community café operating in Bullion Hall since 2005 from Durham County Council. We now employ a care coordinator and have responsibility for service users (adults with learning disabilities) referred by DCC for which we are paid. We need to ensure that this café can operate a surplus

Project summary:
Project: Demonstrating impact: To examine the activities that currently take place in our community centre and identify how these impact upon participants and whether this can be illustrated as a financial return so that we can present this evidence to funders and commissioners. (Happy for the volunteer to decide on the best approach).
Time commitment: approx. 5 days
LocationCounty Durham, DH2 2DW (Mix of onsite and offsite meeting)
Please read 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 Thursday 26th May.

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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