The Government’s Analytical Volunteer Programme (AVP) arranges short placements (up to five days) for professional analysts from across government to provide free analytical support to voluntary sector organisations. Last year’s scheme successfully provided over 90 analysts to voluntary sector organisations.
What could an analyst do for you?
Volunteer analysts come from a variety of backgrounds and it is possible to be matched with social researchers, statisticians, economists, operational researchers or data scientists. Examples of what an analyst can do includes (but isn't limited to):
- Help design, conduct and/or analyse a survey
- Analyse existing data to improve understanding of your services/beneficiaries/volunteers
- Provide advice on collecting information to better carry out your activities
- Improve the handling of large datasets through recommending how data can be recorded, stored and used more efficiently
- Identify existing and available data about a particular topic and show how your organisation can interpret and utilise this information
- Cost benefit analysis of current or potential future projects/decisions
- Measure the impact of, and/or carry out a value for money assessment on, a project or programme
- Wider economic forecasting and analysis to inform investment decisions
For more examples including case studies from previous years please visit the web-link below.
This is an excellent opportunity for voluntary sector organisations to benefit from the analytical expertise within government at no cost, and help to build stronger links between government and the voluntary sector.
Think your organisation could benefit from this scheme? Applications are open until Wednesday 13th November 2019.
For more information visit: https://gss.civilservice.gov.uk/careers/analytical-volunteer-programme/
Or contact AnalyticalVolunteer(at)gmail.com with any queries