An exciting opportunity to join a successful and growing team who carry out many of the highest profile, important evaluation pieces around public policy and public services. We are looking for an enthusiastic and engaged researcher with a genuine interest in seeing a difference as a direct result of their work.
This team are consistently winning some of the most sought-after evaluations – many of which are multi-million pound and multi-year. Alongside their large scale, high value projects, the team also run smaller programmes to ensure that team members get exposure to running end-to-end programmes (as well as running parts of larger evaluations) – people’s development really is a priority here.
The work here evaluates the impact of policy and services in order to inform policy and service development going forward. This spans process evaluation and how the policy/services were implemented, impact evaluation and what difference they made, and economic evaluation in terms of whether they represented value for money. The evaluation programmes are often highly complex and challenging – very often there are multiple initiatives, audiences and funding streams to be considered – it really is fascinating stuff!
There is huge breadth of work; from social care (protecting young, vulnerable people, encouraging the overall development of young people), health care (the anti-drugs policy and associated services, reducing drug-related crime), how to make streets safer, encouraging innovation in business – as well as lots of work around covid… If you enjoy variety, this role would offer you that in spades, alongside excellent exposure and opportunity to progress.
This team consists of impressive and highly regarded evaluators – and they work alongside and have ready access to other specialists – people who are objectively seen as experts in their field (methodolgists, behavioural experts, ethnography experts…). They also work alongside external experts – again, people who are widely recognised as leaders in their field including high profile economists and academics. Across the board, everyone is committed to and passionate about making a difference – to individuals, often the most vulnerable people, and to society as a whole. Culturally, it is a lovely and supportive place to be.
The successful candidate will have a good foundation in mixed methods research – you don’t need to have direct experience in evaluation (though this is nice to have), but an interest in this field is essential. Importantly, you will be an energetic, enthusiastic team player, with great organisation skills and the ability to confidently engage and communicate with clients.
If you want your work to make a difference, to be part of a growing and successful business, surrounded by interesting and brilliant people and you want to see a long term career path, please do get in touch.
Salary: to £35k plus excellent benefits
Location: London and remote working