Tuesday, 12 April 2016


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:


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.


Marys


Information about the organisation:

Charitable objectives: Working together with the community to inspire and enable everyone to reach their full potential in a safe, stimulating and welcoming environment.

Main activities of the organisation: Youth club. Pre School. Play Scheme. Meeting Rooms.


Project summary:

Project (1): Improving profitability of room-hire: To help Mary’s rooms letting department to identify ways of improving overall revenue

Project (2)
: Doing the right things, better: To help Mary’s rooms letting department to use their time better, in order to deliver a safer, more responsive and more efficient service

Time commitment: Up to 5 days for each project.

Location: Islington. The volunteer(s) should be able to spend at least two days on site, to meet staff, collect data, and review results; the remainder of the work can be carried out remotely.

Please read project scope (1) 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 27th April.

We are still looking for volunteers for the following two projects:

Tritons Swim School CIC


Information about the organisation:

Charitable objectives: Education – both swimming lessons and vocational training

Main activities of the organisation: Swimming lessons and vocational training in Aquatics


Project summary:

Project: Social Franchise for swim schools - Carry out an information mapping exercise to help develop a product enabling schools to run swimming lessons, keeping pools open.

Time commitment: Up to 5 days

Location: NE London (Waltham Forest College E17 4JB). Much of the work could be done remotely, however two sessions would be required to be carried out at the office.

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 Monday 25th April.


Manor Gardens Welfare Trust

Information about the organisation:


Main activities of the organisation: Manor Gardens is a multicultural health and social care charity who work with local people to change their lives, tell their stories and influence the world.


Project summary:

Project: Review use of accommodation (utilisation, income) and the database that supports the management of it. Recommend options for improved utilisation/revenue and management of these.

Time commitment: Approx. 5-6 days, over 2-3 months.

Location: London, N7 6LA. Initial meeting on site and then further work to be carried out 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 Monday 25th April.

If you are interested in working on any of these projects but cannot meet the deadline specified please do register your interest in the first instance before the deadline.

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