Thursday, 14 July 2016

New project with Pro Bono O.R. #volunteer #ThisisOR

Pro Bono O.R. is a scheme operated by The OR Society that connects professional analysts with short term projects in 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.

I am aware that many of the projects are based in London and the South West. This is due to lots of recommendations from successful projects in those areas. Where possible we highlight when projects or parts of projects can be carried out remotely to open up the opportunities to volunteers based around the country.

In order to help us get a better spread of projects around the country if you have contacts with third sector organisations who you think would be interested in receiving support please do pass on my details or email me for further information to pass on.

Help on your doorstep

Charitable objectives:  To improve the life opportunities of individuals and families that live in the Borough of Islington.

Main activities of the organisation:
  Our core work is our door to door outreach and referral model called Connect. Connect aims to connect disadvantaged people with local services, addressing a wide range of issues, including: employment, welfare benefits, housing, financial hardship, skills and learning, debt, disability and mobility, fuel costs, volunteering, parenting and family support and health. Through Connect we help over 1,600 people per year, making around 3,600 referrals, and 1,100 further cases of direct support.

Project summary

Planning investment in information systems: Review the charity’s information needs, the data they currently collect, and working practices to help them specify their future IS requirements.

Time commitment
: minimum 5 days

: 2 days at the office (London, N1 8HX), the rest from home.

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 Friday 29th July

Please note this project is 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.

I look forward to hearing from you and once again thank you for your help and support.

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