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Evidence Programme Lead

Remote working available & based from on of the charity's National Offices
£46,828 - £51,418 per annum, plus excellent benefits
Closing date
23 May 2022
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Position: Evidence Programme Lead
Type: Full-time (35 hours per week), permanent
Location: Remote working available and based from one of their National Offices
Salary: £46,828 - £51,418 per annum plus excellent benefits  
Salary Band: Band G3
Department: Policy and Evidence team

This charity makes sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything they do. And it’s this commitment that unites them across the UK.

Their work is based on the hopes and aspirations of the MS community. Together they campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Their people are their greatest asset and the key to their success. They offer a vibrant, progressive environment where you will make a difference.

About this job

The charity is now seeking an Evidence Programme Lead to put evidence at the heart of their work to improve the lives of people affected by MS.

You will manage two high-performing line reports in identifying evidence needs across the organisation.

And meeting those needs through an improved evidence base - commissioning new research, conducting in-house research and through excellent analysis of evidence that is already available.

Your team will also be responsible for leading this charity towards a more evidence-based culture, incorporating evidence-based decision-making as well as appropriate use of evidence in specific projects. 

You will need to be influential internally and externally, including representing the charity at a range of external meetings.

Strong data and statistical analysis skills are essential as the application of data to practical purposes. Experience of project or programme management and a degree in a relevant field (or equivalent expertise) are also required.

This is a varied and exciting role – in a given month you could be:

  • evaluating an innovative NHS service to help them spread
  • running a survey of people with MS to support a campaign
  • using evidence to support corporate engagement across the MS community
  • supporting a stop-smoking behaviour change initiative,
  • and managing a major research commission into the lived experience of MS.

About the charity 
They offer 35 days annual leave (pro rata for part time employees) including bank holidays.

They have a range of employee benefits including (but not limited to):

  • Flexible and smart working (with the opportunity to work remotely and find a smart working pattern that suits both you and the organisation)
  • Opportunity to buy and sell annual leave 
  • Enhanced family friendly, disability and carer’s leave
  • Discounted season ticket loan/pension scheme/Cycle to work scheme/Interest-free emergency loans

They are in the midst of an exciting, transformational, period which builds on their great history and will drive them towards achieving their mission and vision as they embark on their Every MS Story strategy.

Right to work in the UK 
The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK. If they do offer you employment, you’ll be required to provide documentation to show that you’re eligible to be employed in the UK before starting employment.

The full list of UK visas and permits that grant you the right to work in the UK can be found on the UK government website. They currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and will not be in a position to support you with any visa applications you may make. 

Closing date: 9am on Monday 23 May 2022

Registration of Interest: 

After you have followed the job board process, you will receive an email from CHM Recruit containing further instructions. 

This charity is a Disability Confident Employer. They are committed to promoting equality and diversity. They particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and/or from ethnic minority backgrounds, where they are looking to build stronger and better representation among their staff.

No agencies please.

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