The Children’s Society
England, United Kingdom (On-site)
£40,382 per annum if based in London or £37,638 if based outside London
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Benefits:  Flexible working, family-friendly policies, pension, discounted health-scheme.

Location: Any The Children’s Society office or home based by arrangement with the ability to travel to either our national office at White Cross Studios, Old Street or one of our regional offices (Birmingham, Greater Manchester). This role will involve regular travel throughout England and working some anti-social hours, including overnight stays, due to the nature of the role. We actively encourage hybrid working and offer a great deal of flexibility to staff around how many days they want to regularly work at home and in one of our offices.

The Children’s Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We’re there for children, every step of the way. 

The Children's Society is at an exciting stage of its journey with a new organisational goal and renewed commitment to reverse the damaging decline in children's well-being. This role sits within our Youth Impact Domain, and is pivotal to providing vital evaluation, insight and impact evidence grounded in our organisational strategy.

We are currently looking for an Evaluation and Impact Lead. 

A key part of this role will be providing strong leadership in evaluation and impact, developing and producing high quality evaluation and insight evidence, directly inputting on our work on systems change, and providing expertise in evaluation, insight and impact, drawing on a range of evaluation methodologies and techniques.

You will thrive in this role if you:

  • Have excellent knowledge of a range of evaluation and insight methodologies (ideally, including Theory of Change and outcomes tools) and approaches that can be applied to direct practice.
  • Have extensive experience of undertaking evaluation (experience of service and/or systems change evaluation would be particularly beneficial), managing evaluation and impact programmes, budgets and external evaluation contracts.
  • Have a good understanding of and experience of undertaking evaluations with children and young people, and safeguarding and ethics in the context of evaluation, research and impact.
  • Are highly skilled in the analysis and interpretation of data (qualitative and quantitative) 
  • Have extensive project management experience, and excellent organisational skills with an ability to work across a range of projects.
  • Have a good understanding of good dissemination & ability to think creatively about how key messages and findings are shared.
  • Are a collaborative worker who can work well with and advise a variety of colleagues and different stakeholders, including senior managers and frontline workers, and build relationships externally to develop evaluation and impact thinking and practice.
  • Have excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture at the Children's Society. We strongly recommend applications from people across all groups that are underrepresented.

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with.  As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.  We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 14th of February.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 28th of February.

Posted on: 28 January 2022
Closed date: 14 February 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Policy/Research, Project Management