Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Three new projects requiring YOUR help


With the good news about Pro Bono O.R. spreading and the fantastic outcomes of projects being shared, the request for support is increasing. We currently have three organisations that have requested support.

The projects require the help of professionals who work in operational research, analytics or related professions.

You can find details of all the projects below. 
Nb. All 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.

IMARA CIC
Information about the organisation:
Imara CIC provides early intervention support to a yearly average of 100 new individuals (child victims and their safe family members) after a disclosure of sexual abuse
Main activities of the organisation: 
·         Trauma Care Worker Legal
·         Trauma Care Worker Therapist
·         Trauma Care Worker Advocate
Our service provides a systemic approach to all safe family members, recognising that the impact affects everyone.
Project summary:
Project: Evaluating Impact: To help IMARA assess their impact and cost-effectiveness, building on previous work by New Philanthropy Capital.
Time commitment: Min. 5 days
Location:  West Bridgford, Nottingham (Mix of remote and on-site working).
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 2nd March.

Disability Law Service
Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives: To challenge the poverty and inequality disabled people face by securing equal access to legal rights and entitlements
Main activities of the organisation: 
·         To ensure that disabled people have access to high quality, specialist legal services.
·         To improve awareness and understanding of the legal rights of disabled people and the range of legal and advice services available to them.
To challenge discrimination and exclusion by enforcing and strengthening laws that protect the opportunities, choices and legal rights of disabled people.
Project summary:
Project: Evaluation of our MS project in order to better understand a) the outcomes for our service users with MS and b) more about the experience of using our service. This evaluation will help us to both promote the service to new funders and partners, but also to identify areas for service improvement. 
Time commitment: Approx. 6-10 days dependent on approach
LocationThis project can be carried out remotely. (London, Vauxhall)
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 2nd March.

Transformational Cornwall
Information about the organisation:
Charitable objectives: Focus on supporting anti-poverty work across Cornwall
Main activities of the organisation: 
·         1:1 bespoke support
·         Meet the Funders (MTF) programme
·         Follow-up workshops in response to identified need
Project  summary:
Project: Develop a clear quantitative and qualitative picture of current areas of poverty and deprivation in Cornwall and their nature
Time commitment: Approx. 5-7 days
LocationTruro, TR4 9NH (mix of remote and on-site working)
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 2nd March.

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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