This is a rare opportunity for a talented evaluation specialist to join this dynamic, highly respected and successful social research team. A collaborative team of people with a wide range of backgrounds, from traditional research/evaluation agencies to management consultancies, think tanks and foundations/charities, you are guaranteed opportunity, scope and autonomy – you can use all your creativity and initiative here. The culture is entrepreneurial, very much like a start-up in nature – but with all the financial backing of a global successful business, so this will suit you if you are looking to work with the most influential clients – and to be part of developing an already successful social policy evaluation offer.
This social policy evaluation team continues to go from strength to strength, focused on evaluating the impact and effectiveness of public policies, programmes and interventions and drawing conclusions and providing recommendations to help set policy priorities, improve effectiveness and strengthen delivery. They look at all areas of public policy; in the UK they work with central government and key government departments and their European and international work is increasing with clients including the European Commission, UN, international aid organisations and a wide range of other international institutions.
The work is all bespoke and mixed methods; a typical evaluation project will use qual and quant research, secondary data and analysis, economic and statistical data to draw conclusions,
We are looking for a Senior Research Executive or Research Manager to focus on evaluation in the education, children and families policy areas. Clients include key government departments, charities, universities as well as international organisations. Around 80% of the work is UK focused but there is definitely scope to help build up the growing international side of the business if this is of interest to you.
The successful candidate will have a background in process, policy and impact evaluation – you do not need to have education, children and families sector experience, but you do need an interest in it. You will need experience of managing the delivery of programmes (with appropriate support) – from evaluation design to data collection and analysis to developing conclusions and recommendations – and of keeping everything on track and to budget. You’ll need to have a track record of managing clients relationships – and some experience of inputting into proposals. We need to see a quant and qual background, strong analytical skills and attention to detail and a great attitude – positive, proactive and energetic.
This prestigious social research team is well known and recognised for their robust methodologies, innovative approach and strategic outputs. A highly innovative and forward-thinking environment, this is a place for people who love to take ownership and make things happen – you are given autonomy, with support to do just that. The people here are genuinely curious and interested in what they do. The training on offer is second-to-none and development opportunities, here and overseas should you wish, are huge.
As a result of all this, people stay – they talk about being challenged, consistently offered new opportunities, being listened to, and enjoying being in a culture where anyone at any level can have an opinion and lead on projects.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Fairbank: firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0207 129 1091/07595 821535 for an informed discussion. Visit our website for other great market research jobs: www.pollenrecruitment.com
£32,000 – £40,000 plus benefits
Salary: £32,000 - £40,000 plus benefits
Type: All, Mixed methods.
Sector: All, Not for Profit / Charity / Social, Public Sector / Government
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