- £31-35,000 (dependent on experience)
- 24-month initial contract (with possibility of renewal)
- Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
- 26 days’ holiday per year
- Fully remote during the pandemic, then based in London, Liverpool or Manchester, though we have flexible and remote working arrangements in place
The Cares Family is an anti-racist organisation committed to advancing anti-racism. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, who are under-represented in our organisation. We are an equal opportunities employer.
ABOUT THE CARES FAMILY
The Cares Family’s mission is to help people find connection in a disconnected age. Our objectives are to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst younger and older people alike; improve people’s connection, belonging, purpose and power in a rapidly changing world; and bring people together to reduce social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.
Those relationships have had a dramatic impact. 98% of young people involved say they have a stronger connection to the community. 73% of older neighbours involved say their isolation is reduced; 86% are better able to appreciate the changing world; and 77% say their relations with young people have improved. Neighbours report feeling reduced loneliness, improved understanding across generations, a deeper sense of belonging, and “part of something bigger”.
But as the Covid-19 pandemic has shown, loneliness is not just a personal crisis for younger and older people; it’s also a broader public health crisis and a national political crisis. So, as well as improving individual lives and community togetherness, The Cares Family has started to have an impact at the systemic and cultural levels too – through storytelling and campaigning work that are rapidly increasing our profile and making an even bigger difference.
We are therefore at a moment of opportunity to make an even bigger difference in the year ahead. We plan to do that with our ‘Action, Voice, Power’ strategy – increasing our local action with new projects, raising up the voices of human experience through new communications and campaigns, and working to ensure national and local government make new investments to reduce loneliness, and build connections across perceived divides.
ABOUT OUR IMPACT AND LEARNING
The Cares Family has undergone four external evaluations which demonstrate the impact of our work. However, measuring the value of human relationships, which are necessarily subjective, in a way that is simultaneously scientific, community-led and respectful of people’s full stories, is challenging.
We are therefore seeking to build on the learning from our four evaluations, to embed impact evaluation techniques that are consistent with our community-first philosophy, and to do so in a way that challenges top-down evaluation approaches which can be reductive and isolating.
To do so, we need to raise the bar on our monitoring and evaluation, data capture and analysis; to set up better processes to analyse and evaluate that data for learning purposes; and to put in place an organisational Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework to enable us to better measure our outcomes.
ABOUT THIS ROLE
We are therefore seeking a Head of Impact and Learning with a solid understanding of monitoring and evaluation approaches as well as systems, data, analysis and, crucially, people.
This is a new role and an exceptional opportunity for an innovative social researcher to design and develop simultaneously values-led and robust evaluation. Working closely with our delivery teams and with input from our neighbours, you will embed outcomes monitoring into our day-to-day activities, and evaluate our programmes and projects in a meaningful way.
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