Learning and Evaluation Officer (Part Time, 3 Days Per Week, 12 Month Contract)
We are Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, an independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group. We partner with small and local charities that help people overcome complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse.
Through funding for core costs, developmental support and influencing policy and practice, we help those charities make a life-changing impact.
We are now seeking a Learning and Evaluation Officer to join our team on a part-time basis for a one year fixed-term contract and play a vital role in the delivery of a project to support 140 small and local charities through the COVID Recovery Fund.
The COVID Recovery Fund is a programme of unrestricted grant and organisational development support that will help charities emerge from the COVID-19 crisis stronger and more resilient. We have designed a learning and evaluation workplan for the fund that will be delivered by our in-house research team.
- Competitive salary £29,000 to £31,500 per annum (pro rata)
- Comprehensive training and development initiatives and support
- Generous annual leave (25 days + statutory days) pro-rated for part-time employees
- Pension scheme
- Private medical insurance (applicable after 6 months of employment)
- Season ticket loan or car allowance (as appropriate)
- BUPA Healthy Minds – Employee Assistance programme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Volunteering opportunities (2 days per year)
This is the ideal role for a highly numerate, organised individual with advanced analytical skills to play an exciting role in the fight back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
You will discover an organisation that is dedicated and fearless in the pursuit to charitable causes and how they can be helped and supported. This is because we are more than just a funding organisation, we want the charities we help to succeed, to grow and to develop as we understand that this is how they will achieve their aims.
So, if you are looking to put your evaluation or research skills to the test and make a difference in a post-pandemic world, this is the ideal role in which to grow and develop whilst enabling vital charities to also grow and develop.
As a Learning and Evaluation Officer, you will be tasked with building our capacity to evaluate the effectiveness of our grant making, delivering key insights and helping to foster a learning culture across our organisation.
Joining our small but expanding research team within our Policy, Communications and Research department, you will work closely with grant making, development, policy and communications colleagues. You will directly evaluate the COVID Recovery Fund, produce learning outputs and share those through learning events and dissemination to key external audiences.
Your role will also involve:
- Evaluating the COVID Recovery Fund through primary data collection within an agreed framework
- Gathering grantee feedback, survey design, collation and analysis of responses, stakeholder depth interviews and organisational case studies
- Drafting evaluation reports for internal use
- Analysing data from our grants management database, reports from grantees and elsewhere
- Drafting and producing data analysis, learning reports, briefing materials and other content and outputs
- Participating in the Foundation’s programme of learning events
- Supporting grantees’ learning through the Recovery Fund
- Developing and maintaining close working relationships with colleagues right across the Foundation
- Deputising for the Research and Learning Manager when required
To be considered as a Learning and Evaluation Officer, you will need:
- At least two years’ experience working in an evaluation role, or an equivalent post-graduate qualification with a strong social research element
- Experience of undertaking desk research and producing written briefings
- Experience of both quantitative and qualitative analysis or strong experience in either quantitative or qualitative analysis
- An understanding of different research methodologies, including the design and development of approaches to evaluating programmes and projects
- Team working skills and the ability to work co-operatively with a range of people, including internal stakeholders, external partners and research organisations
- Good organisational skills and strong attention to detail
- Effective communications skills (writing, speaking and listening) with the ability to summarise and present data and research findings to a range of non-specialist audiences
- Excellent IT skills, with experience in using databases, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- A commitment to equal opportunities and to tackling disadvantage and willingness to uphold the Foundation’s values in all areas of work
Knowledge of organisational and leadership development would be beneficial to your application. Experience of working with small and medium-sized organisations would also be an advantage, as would experience of, and a commitment to, the voluntary sector and of tackling disadvantage.
The closing date for applications is 8am on Monday 21st December 2020.
Other organisations may call this role Project Analyst, Project Evaluation Analyst, Data & Evaluation Officer, Organisational Development Officer, Evaluation Officer, or Programme Evaluation Officer.
We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership. We believe our organisation will be a better, more creative and innovative place to work if we can harness the benefit of lots of different perspectives.
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