Exeter, Devon
£40,000 - £50,000 per year
Contract, Temporary, Full-time
Job description

Are you a self-starter? Do you want the opportunity to work for a small company where you can have a real impact? Do you thrive working in an ever evolving and developing organisation?

The challenge:

The South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) is one of 15 Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) organisations in England. Our purpose is to work with health and social organisation in testing, developing and spreading innovative practice and knowledge across the region.

Our team is working towards successfully delivering a number of portfolios that focus on national, regional and local projects. This involves extensive engagement with stakeholders and strong advocacy for the innovations that will benefit the population of the South West of England.

The role:

In a sector where ensuring efficacy and efficiency of new ways of working are important to ensure public funds are used in the best possible way, evaluation is an essential part of project management. The SW AHSN support the region through to spread evidence-based initiatives and we plan to learn as much as we can about our programmes along the way.

Working as part of a small team, you will manage a number of evaluation projects across the SW AHSN by leading on the design of evaluation plans and specifications, facilitating the development of logic models, and managing and supporting colleagues to delivery evaluations.

About you:

As an Evaluation Lead, you will have had the experience to develop excellent qualitative and quantitative research skills, with the ability and experience to deliver evaluation in practice.   As part of a small team in a dynamic and changing environment, you will also need to be comfortable working independently.

Stakeholder relationship are an important part of this role and you will be working with them closely when developing logic models and theories of change.  Excellent project management skills will be required as well as using your experience and understanding of evaluation methodology.  You will be able to use your analytical skills to enable sound decision making.

A Science-based degree or equivalent is desired and a willingness to travel regionally and nationally. 

Contract type: Fixed term, maternity cover for 12 months

Hours/Shift pattern: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.  We welcome applications for job share/part time working.

Place of work: Pynes Hill, Exeter

Responsible to: Associate Director of Insight

Please visit our website for a full job description.

Closing date of 5:00pm on Friday, 11 October 2019.


Refreshed on: 17 October 2019
Closed date: 25 October 2019
Job ref: Evaluation Lead
Tags: Advice, Information, Policy/Research