Social Impact Reporter – Exclusive to UoB students. Up to 6 opportunities available


Work placement opportunity with a small community interest company (CIC) based in Smethwick. TAAGS (Training Advocacy & Guidance Services) are a group advocating on behalf of the Deaf community in and around the West Midlands.

We are looking to assemble a team of students from multi disciplinary academic fields to conduct research on data gathered from a year long pilot project. The main object is to demonstrate the Social, economic and environmental impact of our drop in centres here at TAAGS. Your specialist skills will identify and uncover the extent of impact TAAGS have achieved through working with the deaf community and services.

You will be working as part of a small team which will include researchers from other disciplines. The object will be to measure social impact and decipher data from a year long pilot project that has highlighted the value of this specific service with the Deaf community. We need your help to formalise the data and ask what you can see that we may have missed.

The role

You will have the chance to gain experience and be involved in the following areas:

  • Extrapolating all useful information from known data sets.
  • Converting raw data into outcomes/targets into new data base.
  • Reporting findings and analysing social impact and making recommendations.
  • Coordinating research with financial analysts looking for projected long term savings.
  • Conveying relevant understanding of this project to marketing department.

The final outcome of this project is to present an integrated report in conjunction with other researchers.

This project will be undertaken on a part time basis to fit around your studies and will last a maximum of 20 working days over a period of 10 weeks.

You will be based in Smethwick, 6 minutes by train from Birmingham New Street Station. The TAAGS office is a 3 minute walk from Smethwick Rolfe Street station.

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