Job Opportunity: Data Analyst at FutureGov

Ben Matthews

Are you a Data Analyst who is excited by the challenges involved in unlocking public sector data? You’re in luck! We’re looking for somebody who can provide advice and guidance on data anonymisation and information governance. Job Type: Temporary contract Duration: 30 days (subject to day rates) Start date: January 2015 Deadline: 16 January 2015 Sound up…

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FutureGov help make Impact Hub Birmingham a reality #EpicBrum

Ben Matthews

We’ve been big fans of the Impact Hub movement. As well as being one of our first homes – we got growing and expanded at Impact Hub Kings Cross – we ran the Public Service Launchpad out of Impact Hub Westminster. So when we heard that Impact Hub Birmingham were launching a kickstarter to help them open the doors…

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Q&A with Ginsberg, a health and wellbeing app

Ben Matthews

Through our experience with Doc Ready and the Innovation Labs projects, we’ve had experience of designing, building and launching a mental health app for young people – not to mention FutureGov’s other digital products for public services like Patchwork and Casserole Club. So when Jodi Mullen from Ginsberg got in touch, rather than just go…

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Job Opportunity: Be the beating heart of Casserole Club

Ben Matthews

Do you love food, your community and technology? Are you a born communicator – online, offline, face-to-face and the written word? If so, we need you to grow, support and develop the Casserole community. You’ll be in regular contact with our cooks, diners and clients, travelling around the UK helping to kickstart Casserole across the…

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Casserole Club included in the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 #2014NT100

Ben Matthews

Following Dom’s inclusion in the Local Government Chronicle power list, we’ve had more good news this week as Casserole Club has been recognised in the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 - a list of the world’s most inspiring ventures that use digital technology as a tool for social change. Casserole Club (in case you didn’t know) is our meal-sharing project that puts…

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How you can make #WinterWarmer for older people across the UK

Ben Matthews

Research from Age UK shows that more than 50% of those over 80 years of age in the UK are lonely. This same research also suggests that malnutrition amongst older people is increasing. It is estimated that 1.3 million people aged over 65 suffer from malnutrition, which most of the time is preventable. That’s why…

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Radical procurement: Using digital and design to prototype a new kind of child protection service in New South Wales

Dominic Campbell

I’m often asked why FutureGov has a growing team in Australia and what the differences are between the UK and down under. While the similarities outweigh the differences, we’re helping to deliver a completely new and radical approach to government procurement in Australia, which has the potential to revolutionise government markets not just in New South…

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Global Entrepreneurship Week: 6 tips to grow as a new entrepreneur #GEW2014

Dominic Campbell

As this week is Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, there’s going to be a flurry of events, articles and announcements from a whole range of established entrepreneurs, keen to give the next wave of entrepreneurs tips and advice on how they too can make a success of themselves. I’ve been running FutureGov, a product company that designs…

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Design as a solution to public service challenges

Ben Matthews

This is a guest post from Dillon Newton, who has been undertaking work experience with iNetwork and has been looking at the opportunity presented by design led thinking for public services. You can follow Dillon on Twitter at @dillon_newton. The objective of local government for the next five years is to save money whilst maintaining the standards of public…

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