MAIN PURPOSE OF POST
- To be responsible within in the delivery of a programme of monitoring, evaluation and learning within Women Aid
- To evaluate Women’s Aid’s work across a range of areas (eg policy, campaigning and training)
- To provide specialist evaluation support to all teams to enable the organisation to understand and evidence their work.
DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Design and implement evaluation projects
- Design and deliver in house evaluations on a variety of projects, such as our policy and campaigning work or the training we deliver. Using mixed-methods, to enable the organisation to understand and improve the impact and effectiveness of our work
- Support with the commissioning of external evaluation of Women’s Aid activities
- Identify monitoring & evaluation trends and developments in the wider sector
- Present and disseminate findings in an accessible and engaging way
- Support colleagues to use findings to make evidence-based decisions on the development of project
- To represent Women’s Aid in relevant external meetings and to liaise with other key stakeholders
- To deliver evaluation support to the Women’s Aid staff team
- To provide monitoring, evaluation and learning support to teams within Women’s Aid to enable self-evaluation and reflection, and to provide support around devising and implementing evaluation and learning frameworks.
- Use expertise and knowledge to help colleagues to identify appropriate methods to achieve research aims
- To create guidance on evaluation for Women’s Aid staff
- To keep relevant staff up to date through regular internal briefings on activities relating to internal evaluation.
- General Responsibilities
- To maintain clear and adequate records of work done and to produce reports on work programmes and activities as required by management.
- To contribute to team meetings and organisational priorities, and to participate in supervision and other line management meetings.
- To take direction on projects and priorities from your line manager, which may vary from time to time.
- To carry out administrative tasks necessary to comply with the job description.
- To abide by organisational policies, codes of conduct and practice, and work within a framework of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.
- To be flexible within the broad remit of the post.
- Experience of designing project evaluations using a range of methodologies
- Experience of applying qualitative and quantitative research/ evaluation methods from design and data collection to analysis, write-up and communication of findings
- Experience of creating monitoring and evaluation tools, frameworks and strategies
- Experience of collecting, managing and disseminating information in an accessible way for a variety of audiences and to facilitate learning
- Experience of supporting others to use tools and strategies to evaluate and improve their work
- Experience of managing projects within a set timeframe and with clear outputs/outcomes
- Previous experience of working in the voluntary sector, and/or violence against women and girls service setting
- Experience of working with external stakeholders on evaluations
- Experience of using creative evaluation methods
- Experience of supervising or line managing team members
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate with a range of audiences
- Ability to liaise with a wide range of stakeholders, and to support others to understand and use evaluation tools
- Ability to work on own initiative to meet objectives in a complex, changing environment
- Ability to producing training materials, reports and briefing papers
- Good IT skills, including for data analysis, preferably in a Windows based environment
- Excellent attention to detail, has a methodical approach to work to ensure work is completed accurately
- Use of data analytics software such as SPSS, R or Tableau
- Knowledge and understanding of how organisations can collect, analyse and use impact and outcomes data and the range of methods and tools that can be used
- Knowledge of research ethics, data protection and relevant safeguarding measures
- Understanding of and sensitivity to the issues relating to domestic abuse, including the nature of domestic abuse and its impact on women and children and the intersectional barriers they face.
- An understanding of the project management cycle
- Able to demonstrate a commitment to, and understanding of, the aims and objectives of Women’s Aid.
- Commitment to promoting equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.
- A non-judgmental approach to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and an understanding of the gendered nature of violence against women and girl
- Willingness to travel occasionally for meetings and work occasional weekends and evenings as required
SUMMARY OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Terms of appointment: Confirmation of appointment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory DBS assessment at the appropriate level for the role and a satisfactory Pre Employment Health Questionnaire, the expense for both will be met by WAFE.
Confirmation will also be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period. This will normally be of six months (less for short term contracts). During this time an employee will be expected to establish their suitability for the post. During the probationary period employment may be terminated in writing, giving one week's notice by either party (this may be waived by mutual agreement). Only any statutory dismissal procedure will apply during the probationary period. There is no probationary period for contracts of under 3 months.
Salary: £31,766, on an incremental scale guided by WA pay scale points 35-39) + benefits. Salary is paid in arrears through bank credit by the 25th of each month. Part time staff receive pro-rata payment based on hours worked.
Working hours: The standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week, based remotely or in London; benefits include a generous bank holidays and annual leave package and contributory pension scheme.
Support and supervision: Women’s Aid has a commitment to providing regular supervision and support to staff with annual appraisals forming a key part of staff development. We have a training policy in place and encourage staff to take an active role in their career development plan.
Pension: Women’s Aid is enrolled with the People’s Pension scheme. Women’s Aid normally contributes 7% of salary and the employee contributes 3% towards the group pension scheme. Eligible staff will be automatically enrolled on the scheme when they have successfully completed the 3 month interim probationary review. .
Annual Leave: Women’s Aid offers an annual leave entitlement of 25 days per year rising by one day per year until 30 days annual leave per year is reached. In addition, we offer 8 days public holidays plus 2 additional days in March and August. All leave entitlement is calculated pro-rata for part time employees.
Other leave: Employees have contractual rights to time off for reasons of sickness, maternity and other circumstances.
Period of notice: 2 months after your probationary period has been completed.
Union: You have a right to membership of a trade union. Women’s Aid recognises Unison.
Asylum and Immigration Act 1996: To confirm your right to work in the UK, Women’s Aid will need to see the original of at least one document from a specified list. Most commonly this is a British Passport.
Additional information is available on request.