Minimum commitment of 2 days per month, for at least 6 months
Home-based with travel within and/or to one or more of: London, Midlands, Yorkshire,
East of England, North Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland
Are you a collaborative, empathetic and highly organised individual with lived experience of disadvantage? If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a Peer Evaluator to join our team and carry out research and evaluation activities as part of the evaluation of the Peer Advisor Network (PAN) at St Giles – and this exciting opportunity also brings the potential to work on other projects in the future. Plus, as it’s a sessional contracted role, you can undertake this position alongside your current job.
About St Giles Trust
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.
St Giles is now a kickstart employer, so we are part of the scheme which provides job opportunities for 16-24-year-olds who are currently on Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.
About this exciting opportunity
Our Peer Advisor programme trains and develops people to deliver transformative services for other people facing disadvantage, and we are currently in the third year of a National Lottery Community Fund (NCLF) project working to deliver our programme through a Peer Advisor Network (PAN) from seven locations in the UK. Your role will be central to gathering, reporting, and making the best use of a range of data and information across communities involved in PAN to maximise our impact and achievement of our goals.
This will involve participating in initial e-learning training in impact measurement and management and in training workshops on each data collection / evaluation tool to be used. You will also contribute to the design and review of the evaluation framework, including shaping the questions to be asked throughout the project and ensuring the language used by evaluators is appropriate and accessible. Carrying out interviews, surveys, and games-based workshops with peer advisors, clients, and partner agencies is also a key duty.
What we are looking for:
- Lived experience, e.g. of homelessness, mental distress, involvement in criminal justice system, substance misuse, domestic violence/abuse, disability, involvement in care system
- Following processes and/or completing tasks where accuracy is important
- Knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by participants with multiple and complex needs
- Interested in learning about evaluation and research
- Passionate about helping others have their voices heard and changing the way services are delivered
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, plus solid IT skills
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervision, season ticket loan and much more.
As an organisation that works with children and adults at risk we are committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the safety of our clients and successful applicants will be DBS Checked.
For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
Closing date: 9am, Monday 4th October 2021.
Interviews may take place throughout the recruitment period. Please apply early as we may close the role before the date advertised.
Provisional Interview Dates following closure: 11th/12th October 2021