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Associate Director, social research evaluation – prestigious, successful team

Our client is a leader in social research and a major provider of evaluation and advisory services to the UK government as well as UK and international charities and NGOs.  Assessing the effectiveness and impact of policies and programmes with the aim of improving public services, their work influences decision making at the highest level – and so directly improves peoples’ lives.

What is different about this opportunity is the exposure you will get to working with people who are widely viewed as experts and leaders in their fields; you will also have access to a comprehensive and impressive formal training programme. You work alongside a wide range of specialists – both internal and external to the organisation. And you will find yourself in a culture where the focus is on producing high quality work above all else.

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. And the people here are genuinely curious and interested in what they do – their commitment is clear to see.

We are looking for an Associate Director to join this successful and growing team; the work is broad and the client is specifically looking for someone with experience of social policy areas such as crime (domestic abuse, youth violence), justice (prisons, probation), national security (counter terrorism) and/or vulnerabilities (unemployment, care).

For this role, we are looking for someone with experience of the design, management and delivery of mixed methods evaluation studies; you will need to have managed end-to-end evaluation projects from taking a brief through design, analysis and developing recommendations.

You will have a good understanding of which evaluation methodologies and approaches to use when, and on developing Theories of Change frameworks. You will need to enjoy being client facing and leading and mentoring juniors – team development is a key part of this role. We are also looking for someone with a successful track record of involvement in developing clients and driving growth – someone who is keen to help develop this already successful offer.

If you want to take your career in evaluation to the next level, please get in touch. Contact Stephanie Fairbank either by email: [email protected] or telephone: 07595 821535. You can also visit to view our other great market research jobs.

£45,000 – £55,000 plus benefits

Hybrid working – London/home


Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 plus benefits

Type: All , Evaluation , Mixed methods
Sector: All , Not for Profit / Charity / Social , Public Sector / Government
Ref: SF770454