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Head of Evaluation and Research

We have a rewarding opportunity for a Head of Evaluation and Research to drive change to improve the lives of service users in the exciting new role. Offering flexible working, this is a really great opportunity to lead and commission research and evaluations for a leading charity.

Position: Head of Evaluation and Research

Location: London Bridge

Hours: Full time, 39 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £50,520 per year, rising to £51,468 per year after 1 year and successful probation

Benefits: 25 days’ holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, Company Mobile Phone, Company Pension, Competitive Salary, Employee Discounts, Generous Holiday, Great Working Environment, In House Training, Laptop, Progression Opportunities, Recognised Qualifications, Travel/Season Ticket Loans.

Closing Date: 3 August 2021 – Please note that although the closing date for this vacancy is 3 August 2021, in order to avoid disappointment please apply at your earliest convenience.

Interviews: Informal interviews will take place on Tuesday 31st August and formal interviews will take place on Thursday 9th September.

The Role

As Head of Evaluation and Research, you will be part of the corporate management team and will report directly into the CEO, but will work with teams across the organisation, including the Better Lives Forum which is led by service users. The Head of Research and Evaluation will be required to work across different teams and report to a range of managers and peers to test the approaches needed to achieve impact and improved outcomes for beneficiaries.

The role will work particularly closely with Directors of Services, Director of Performance and Development and the Director of External Engagement.

This is a new role through which you can drive change to improve the lives of service users and support the charity to measure impact, continuously improve and design services to improve people's quality of life

You will lead and commission research and evaluations to best support people to recover from a crisis, whilst helping to amplify the user voice and experience in health, justice and social care.

The organisation offers a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.

About You

The Head of Evaluation and Research will hold a postgraduate-level qualification in a relevant discipline with demonstrable experience and/or knowledge of overseeing evidence based evaluations and action research and an understanding of systems level change and improvement.

You will have experience of:


  • Evaluating services and interventions, writing reports and briefings
  • Designing and developing data-driven solutions and quantitative data analysis techniques
  • Developing regular reporting and monitoring, including designing data definitions and use of automated reporting tools
  • Managing research or other projects including third party suppliers
  • Research design
  • Undertaking analysis of cost and outcome data alongside evaluations
  • Managing and engaging stakeholders


In return…

Work for a charity that offers a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression. In everything they do, they seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous, so if these values resonate with you, please apply.

About the Organisation

This vibrant charity has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. Their approach is based on a single principle: in order to add real value to people’s lives it is essential that they work with them as equals. Their expertise and experience of working with people on their recovery journeys is valuable, and they believe this gives them a great deal to contribute.

Proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

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