Jane Parkin

Independent Consultant and Data Analyst

Jane has a wide professional experience of modelling in the public, private and third sectors. She has delivered many improvements through use of models in supply chain and logistics helping organisations to design their operation and their warehouses, schedule deliveries, supply equipment. For the health sector she has helped to design hospital maternity services, neo-natal facilities and A&E departments; as part of her work as a Government analyst she has helped to improve benefits processing, design online services, roster shift workers and plan for a pandemic. For the third sector she has helped to improve staffing at a call centre, operations of a food bank, and processes for a skills-based volunteering charity.

10:35 - 11:00

Wednesday 12 May

The impact of COVID on the third sector and how to improve your organisation’s response

What has been the impact of COVID on the third sector? How do organisations need to adapt? What help is available to redesign strategy, processes, operations, data collection and analysis? In this session The Charities Aid Foundation will discuss the impact COVID has had on the third sector and Pro Bono Operational Research will talk you through the types of support available to help you build back better. Come prepared to discuss key challenges you have encountered over this last year with our PBOR experts.

10:35 - 10:40  Welcome and Introduction to OR (Jane Parkin)

10:40 - 10:50  The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on charities (Kate Hammond) and poll questions

10:50 - 10:55  PBOR Case Study - Home-start (Jane Parkin)

10:55 - 11:00  Pro Bono OR Scheme (Amy Hughes)

11:00 - 11:15  Discussion (Ashleigh Monks)