Director of Product
At Join In, the London 2012 volunteering legacy charity, Will conceived and developed all creative, communications and campaigns including the #BigThankYou campaign with BBC Sports Personality of the Year (trending globally on Twitter in 2014 and 2015).
Will also devised Join In’s work into the value of sports volunteering in the UK which has become a case study in Lord Gus O’Donnell’s ‘What Works Wellbeing’ centre. This was followed up with leading behavioural science research on how to recruit and retain volunteers. Both of these pieces of work built on the work of Simetrica and Daniel Fujiwara.
Previously, Will studied Law at university before working in publishing for the NME and then as Publisher of Viz comic. At Viz Will doubled revenue and subscriptions and published the bestselling Viz ‘Profanisaurus’. Will then moved into digital with the launch of a pioneering joint venture with the BBC that turned into a major sustainability initiative for the Prince of Wales involving M&S, Eurostar, B&Q and other leading brands.
As a volunteer, Will founded King’s College Old Boys F.C. in 1998 and in 2012 founded The Swimmer, a community swimrun across London which has featured in the national press. Will also runs the U9s age group at his son’s Rugby Club, Old Alleynians.
Director of Economics and Evaluation
Ricky leads on economic valuation and impact evaluation research, including experimental design, econometric analysis, quantitative and qualitative survey design, managing a team of economists, data scientists, and qualitative researchers.
Ricky has led all of Jump and Simetrica’s work on volunteering since 2016 and specialises in causal analysis applying experimental and quasi-experimental methods to isolate the societal impact associated with policies and programmes. Ricky has led research into the educational impacts of science and technology education in schools (Siemens and Teach First), economic valuation for the Right To Succeed education investment bond (RtS; Teach First), and the impacts of creative occupations in the UK (Nesta). Ricky has worked on large-scale projects for the UK Government (DCMS; DfT; Cabinet Office).
Head of Social Impact & Wellbeing
Lizzie is a social impact measurement specialist with experience across a range of sectors and contexts, and has worked in wellbeing analysis since 2013. Lizzie was Head of Social Impact at HACT (a think/do tank for the housing sector) where she led the development and implementation of the disruptive Social Value Bank that saw it become the standard way to measure social value in housing. Lizzie also worked at leading consultancy Simetrica, delivering social impact analysis of the highest scientific rigour to private, public and third sector organisations. Previously, Lizzie was Evaluation Analyst at the Football Foundation, the UK’s largest sports charity, where she was part of the team that set up the first monitoring and evaluation framework in the organisation. In 2012, Lizzie left London behind to spend 14 months working with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) for Cadbury in Ghana.
Dr Iulian Gramatki
Iulian completed a Ph.D. in applied econometrics at Goethe University Frankfurt and leads on econometric methodology and data science, with extensive experience in processing and analysing large datasets using robust quasi-experimental techniques such as instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, matching, difference-in-differences, panel data regression and maximum likelihood estimation. Iulian also specialises in predictive analytics using machine learning methods. Iulian was previously an Econometrician at Simetrica and at Civitta.
Jump and creative communications agency Lark have worked together since 2010 on large-scale campaigns across sustainability, sport and volunteering. Jump produce the insights and ideas which are then brought to life in an effective and engaging way by Lark’s expertise in creating audience-inspiring content, words and visuals. The Lark team is led by former BBC editor and journalist Paul Allen.
Jump x Mime Consulting collaborate on projects in youth and education.
Jump x Simetrica collaborate on economic and social impact projects.
We also work with a close-knit group of trusted suppliers and collaborators – from film-makers and copywriters to digital developers and researchers – who we know can deliver, no matter what we throw at them.