The Henry Smith Charity is one of the largest grant making foundations in the UK distributing close to £40m of grants in 2020. It aims to bring about lasting change to people's lives, helping them to benefit from and contribute to society, and achieves this by funding organisations that work with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage.
We are delighted to be recruiting a new Learning and Evaluation Officer to the Learning and Evaluation team. The Learning and Evaluation Officer will support the development and delivery of the Henry Smith Charity research, evidence and learning strategy- helping to make better grant making decisions. You will be responsible for developing knowledge management systems, as well as contributing to a range of research and evaluation projects to better inform the work of the charity.
The successful candidate will ideally have previous experience within a research based position that includes desk research, literature reviews and synthesising of large quantities of information. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information to a variety of key stakeholders. Finally, experience with picking up different subject matters and research systems would help the successful candidate thrive.
The Henry Smith Charity offer a range of generous benefits including 24 days (rising to 26 days after two years completed) annual leave, company pension scheme, paid volunteering days, access to a free Empathy helpline, travel ticket loan and cycle to work scheme. The office is London based, but like many employers, The Henry Smith Charity is currently trialling flexible working.
The Henry Smith Charity highly value the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and this is central to their successes in grant making, helping individuals and communities to thrive. They welcome applications from people with a wide range of backgrounds and experience including people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQI+ and individuals from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.
To find out more about this role, please apply with a Word format version of your CV; cover letters are not required at this stage.
Please let us know if you need any additional support to take part in the selection process. If your application is successful, the organisation will make reasonable adjustments to help facilitate working environment to enable you to fulfil the role.
Interviews will take place on 20th July