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Evaluation Manager (maternity leave cover)

Employer
EngineeringUK
Location
London (City of), London (Greater)
Salary
£41,000-£45,500
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

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Function
Management, Policy & Research
Sector
Children & Youth
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract
Seniority
Manager

Job Details

We are a not-for-profit organisation committed to increasing the diversity and numbers of young people entering engineering and technology to meet the future workforce needs, as well as promoting roles that help us work towards net zero and drive environmental sustainability.

We are looking for a passionate individual to enhance our impact through evidence-based practices. As our Evaluation Manager, you will lead the development and execution of evaluation projects, contributing towards building an evidence base for engineering and technology outreach activities for young people from all backgrounds. This role offers the opportunity to apply your expertise in designing and implementing process and impact programme evaluations, utilising both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, conducting evidence reviews, and fostering collaborative engagement with key stakeholders.

Working closely with a dedicated team of researchers and collaborating with programme teams across the organisation, your role will play a key part in supporting us to use evidence effectively. This includes informing and enhancing not only our practices but also those of our valued members.

About EngineeringUK

Our purpose is to drive change so more young people choose engineering and technology careers.

Our vision is that the UK has the workforce needed for engineering and technology to thrive, to improve sustainability and to achieve net zero.

Our mission is to enable more young people from all backgrounds to be informed, inspired and progress into engineering and technology.

In the UK, we don’t have enough engineers and demand is going up. So, we need more young people to realise there could be a future for them in engineering and technology. To really thrive, we need a stronger, more diverse and representative workforce and for that we have to do things differently to make engineering more appealing.

We are a not-for-profit working with hundreds of organisations across business, education, professional institutions and the third sector so we can all grow the future talent pool together. We drive that collective effort through research and evidence, leadership, activities for schools and advocacy, with a focus on long-term sustainability.

We guided by a series of values that we apply to all our activity:

  • We are inclusive and care about diversity. We understand that we have different needs and create opportunities for everyone's voice to be heard
  • We are collaborative. We listen, share and work in partnership to achieve our vision
  • We are curious and keen to learn. We challenge ourselves and others to innovate and experiment
  • We are insightful. We evaluate what we do and draw on research to make decisions and to improve our collective understanding
  • We are driven by a strong sense of purpose. We are determined to make an impact and achieve our goals

About the role

At EngineeringUK we use evidence to make a real difference. Through research insight and robust evaluation, we work to improve the impact of our own work, as well as that of other organisations in our sector. Our aim is to make a positive difference to young people’s lives and securing the diverse engineering and technology workforce the UK needs to thrive. The research and evaluation team consists of 8 researchers and analysts who work to provide these insights. 

This is an exciting opportunity to deliver and develop our evaluation projects, to help build an evidence-base for engineering and technology outreach activities and to shape how we use this evidence to inform our own and others’ practice. 

The role is London based at our office at 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6EN and will involve frequent / may involve some travel in the UK (amend as required).  We believe that hybrid working has many benefits and are pleased to offer flexible working with a baseline of 2 days (or 40%) a week in our vibrant central London office overlooking the Thames. We also offer core hours of 10am to 4pm. Further details on our flexible working practices can be discussed at interview or you can reach out to a member of our HR team.

Further details of the role can be found in the job description and person specification.

Person specification

Essential Skills / Competencies

  • Knowledge of and experience in using evaluation techniques/practices, ideally with familiarity of education outreach programmes
  • Ability to design and use quantitative and qualitative data collection tools and analysis methodologies
  • Experience in undertaking literature searches and reviews, identifying relevant evidence, appraising its quality, and summarising the body of existing work
  • Excellent time management skills, with experience working on multiple projects at once, adapting to changing priorities, and meeting hard deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise own tasks and time, but also take direction, be flexible and work collaboratively with others, contributing to team decisions and facilitating cross-organisational working
  • An understanding of ethical and legal aspects of social research and the ability to adhere to appropriate research ethics and data protection protocols
  • Ability to effectively engage with stakeholders, foster collaboration with external partners on shared objectives and involve users in the development of research
  • Commitment to our mission and values, you will be able to engage with our values and work in a way that supports our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to our mission and values, you will be able to engage with our values and work in a way that supports our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Education/level of experience

  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes, ideally with young people

EngineeringUK is committed to being an inclusive workplace, where everyone feels they belong.  This is supported by the dedicated work we are doing to ensure our policies and practices are inclusive and that our staff are trained to be able to fulfil this commitment.

We value the benefits of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and experiences.  Our recruitment process is designed to be as accessible and inclusive as possible and to ensure people are individually assessed regardless of their backgrounds or characteristics. We are an equal opportunities employer and are open to flexible working, including job share.

Applying for this role

Applications

If you would like to request to submit your application in an alternative format to support accessibility, please let us know.  

The deadline for applications is 17:00 on 11th March.

Interviews

Applications will be assessed against the requirements for the post as set out in the Role Profile and Person Specification.

We are a Disability Confident committed employer. We guarantee an interview to any disabled people who meet the minimum requirements of the role. Additionally, if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to make this process easier for you then we are happy to do so. Just complete the relevant sections of the online application form. 

We aim to notify candidates who have been shortlisted on 15th March.  If you have not heard from us after this date, please assume that you have not been successful.

First interviews will be held on 19th March.

What can we offer you?

  • Competitive salary 28 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), in addition we normally close for the Christmas week
  • Competitive pension (10% employer contribution)
  • Annual bonus opportunity
  • Flexible working
  • A vibrant office with terrace overlooking the Thames embankment and Tower Bridge
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Insurance (4 x salary)
  • Long term illness/incapacity insurance cover (permanent health insurance or PHI)
  • Annual private health check for all employees over 40 once they have completed their probationary period and to employees over 35 after 3 years’ service
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Yearly flu vaccination

Company

We drive change so more young people choose engineering and technology careers.

There aren't enough people working in engineering and technology and demand is going up. So, we need more young people to realise there could be a future for them in those careers. Many of them don't understand what the opportunities are and the different ways to get into them. We want to change that. We need a stronger, more representative workforce for engineering and technology to thrive and we have to things differently to make those careers more attractive. We want more young people to see engineering and technology could offer them a varied and rewarding career.

We are a not-for-profit working with hundreds of organisations so we can all grow the future talent pool together. We need more people and more diversity and we all have a part to play in achieving that.

We can't afford not to work together. At EngineeringUK, we drive that collective effort through research and evidence, leadership, activities for schools and advocacy, with a focus on long-term sustainability. All our work is delivered in line with our values.

Our vision is that the UK has the diverse workforce needed for engineering and technology to thrive and to drive economic prosperity, improve sustainability and achieve net zero.

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