Volunteers required for Statisticians for Society Committee

We are looking for new members to serve on the Scoping Committee of the Statisticians for Society initiative. Statisticians for Society was established to enable members of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) to donate their time and skills to third sector organisations in need of pro bono statistical expertise. Read more about past Statisticians for Society projects.

What is involved?
The committee members will be involved in scoping individual projects submitted by organisations to determine the statistical requirements and skillset needed for delivery. They will assess candidate applications, help assign suitable volunteers, and check that the proposed work to be delivered matches the organisation’s needs. They will also be involved in analysing data from the initiative and evaluating our impact against its objectives and outcomes.

We are looking for RSS fellows with statistical expertise and five years or more field experience, who can demonstrate the following experience and attributes:

  • Consultancy skills
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to evaluate and critique projects, and to communicate this to others
  • Knowledge of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (desirable)

For the committee, we would particularly welcome interest from RSS fellows based in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as we work to grow and spread our offer to more organisations in these UK nations.

The Scoping Committee meets twice a year (usually at our Errol Street office or via Microsoft Teams), to discuss the strategic direction of the programme. In between meetings, communication will be by email.

Express interest
If you are interested in getting involved, please send us your CV and a short supporting statement (up to 400 words), summarising your background and how your skills and experience are relevant to the role. The deadline for expressions of interest is Wednesday 30 June 2021.

To express interest, or discuss the opportunity, please contact Amaka Nwagbara at volunteering@rss.org.uk

The RSS is committed to ensuring an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who care about good data and statistics.

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