Evidence and Impact Officer
Harris Hill are delighted to be working with The Winston Churchill Memorial trust to recruit an experienced Evidence and Impact Officer.
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust runs the Churchill Fellowships, a unique programme of overseas research grants. These support UK citizens from all parts of society to travel the world in search of innovative solutions for today's most pressing problems. These are not academic research grants. They are practical inquiries into real-world issues that the Fellows have encountered in their daily lives. Currently they cover healthcare, education, the environment, technology, communities, culture and the economy.
About the role
The purpose of this role is to assess and enhance our external impact as a grant-making organisation that provides a public benefit to the UK.
The postholder will do so through gathering and communicating evidence of impact, and researching our engagement with key audiences and issues.
This role is both practical and strategic, delivering a factual and analytical base for decision-making in our grant-making, influencing and communications. It sits within the Communications team, reflecting an emphasis on communicable evidence and external impact, but also has an organisational reach, working closely with the Fellowship team and providing background research for the Chief Executive, Advisory Council and Trustees.
This is a new post created to consolidate our successful creation of an M&E programme and intended to take it further by enhancing the articulation of our impact. The M&E programme is based on a series of surveys that track the impact of the Fellowships from award to 10 years after the completion of travel, allowing for a wealth of quantitative and qualitative data. The surveys are also a starting point when identifying potential Fellows for case studies.
-Acting as the internal champion for monitoring and evaluation
-Identifying key stakeholders, players, organisations and influencers in a range of sectors
-Researching potential award categories, their relevance across the UK and their potential for public benefit through our work
-Suggesting engagement strategies
-Maintaining and developing our database of sector contacts
-Maintaining the regular surveys of Fellows
-Analysing the resulting data and presenting it in usable form for internal and external audiences
-Developing these into case studies or other formats as requested
-Developing an archive of searchable and usable evidence to suit internal objectives
-Supporting Fellows' influencing activities and dissemination of their findings, through providing resources and advice on targeting
-Providing ad hoc research
-Experience in, and a strong understanding, of M&E methodology, with the ability to work autonomously and using own initiative.
-Sound analytical skills to interpret their findings and prepare recommendations for staff and advisors.
-The ability to spot interesting findings and turn them into compelling collateral for a range of formats and purposes.
-Good written English and the ability to write persuasively for a range of audiences and purposes, including policy briefs and case studies.
-Some experience of audience and stakeholder mapping and policy research, especially in a charity context for influencing and for supporting partnerships.
-An interest in contemporary issues and how they can be tackled through influencing policy and changing professional practice.
-Good interpersonal skills for our small and friendly team.
-Enthusiasm for meeting Fellows from all backgrounds and sectors and learning about their fields.
Closing on the 1st November. If interested in this role or know anyone that could be suitable then please do not hesitate to get in touch.