Monday, 18 May 2015

Skilled volunteer analysts required for several projects across the UK #ProBonoOR #ORblog

Pro Bono O.R. is currently recruiting volunteers for several projects.  Please take a look and read the project scopes to see if you would be able to help.  Please get in touch if you require any further information.

C Change Scotland

Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives: Support people to live the lives they choose regardless of age or circumstances
Main activities of the organisation: Change Scotland is a supported living organisation that provides individually tailored person centred support to people that want a better life.

Project summary:
Project 1: Evidencing the local economic community benefit and wider economic impact of our practice of local recruitment and use of community resources.
Time commitment: approx. 5 days
LocationGlasgow (Mix of onsite and remote working)

Project 2: Identifying the real cost reductions of transforming individualised services and the economic and social benefits to the individual, community and society.
Time commitment: approx. 5 days
LocationGlasgow or Aberdeen (Mix of onsite and remote working)

Please read the detailed project scope (1)/ detailed project scopel (2) 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 Monday 1st June.


Please note the following projects have previously been advertised and are due to close this Wednesday.  If you haven’t yet applied but are interested please do get in touch.

Extra Care

Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives: To provide better lives for older people in high quality affordable homes.
Main activities of the organisation: Care and housing provider.

Project summary:
Project 1: To develop a customer requirements and satisfaction measurement process that can be used to inform what the service provides, to whom and when.
Time commitment: approx. 6-9 days (see project scope for a breakdown)
LocationMix of onsite (Birmingham, B31 2FR) and remote working.

Project 2: To analyse demand for the Fitness Suite service so that opening hours are better matched to customers' needs (with a view to increasing usage and therefore revenues).
Time commitment: approx. 6-9 days (see project scope for a breakdown)
LocationMix of onsite (Birmingham, B31 2FR) and remote working.

Please read the detailed project scope (1)/ detailed project scope (2)/ 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 20th May.  

Oxfordshire Advocacy
Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives: To provide a free, confidential and independent advocacy service.
Main activities of the organisation: Advocacy support delivered by trained volunteers and part time staff.
Project summary:
Project: To review how they measure outcomes of advocacy cases and thus their effectiveness, impact and outcomes.
Time commitment: approx. 5 days
Location:  Initial meeting in Oxford, then home based.

Please read the detailed 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 20th May.

Please specify on your application which project you are applying for.

These projects are suitable for an individual, a pair or a team of analysts.  If you would like to work on the project but cannot commit to the required time please do get in touch as I may be able to pair you with another analyst.  Additionally if you would like to work on a project with the support of a mentor please do specify in your application and I can arrange this.  Lastly, if you are interested in working on a project but cannot meet the deadline specified please do register your interest in the first instance before the deadline.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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

Kind regards
Felicity McLeister
O.R. Pro Bono Project Manager
(Mon, Tue & Wed)
Direct Tel +44 (0)121 234 7826, Main Tel +44 (0)121 233 9300

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