Head of Evidence
Posted on Jan 30, 2019 by Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
35 hours per week full time but willing to consider flexibility
About the role:
Our Client is looking for someone with a passion for using evidence for social change to drive forward their social research, monitoring and analysis. Someone to lead a team to provide the understanding they need to develop solutions to poverty, supporting researchers and analysts to perform at the highest level.
With the ability to engage with different audiences, and provide evidence-based analysis on poverty, you will be a senior spokesperson for our Client, working closely and collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation.
It's not right that millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK and that's why they've made it their mission to solve it. Their new strategy will work alongside their partners to build public and political will for change and the demand for solutions. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Evidence to join our Client in their new Evidence and Impact team.
A strong people manager with a passion for what they do, you will have a high level of experience and understanding of social research methods, coupled with a sound grasp of statistics.
With experience of commissioning and managing research projects and programmes, and the confidence to communicate complex material to a wide range of audiences, including the media, you will have a keen interest in UK poverty, policy and practice.
Our Client is a social change organisation with a 100-year history. They are built on trust, show they care, and exist to make a difference.
They work with others to put forward sector-leading research, evidence, solutions and stories to the UK's influencers and decision-makers.
They believe that a prosperous poverty-free UK is within reach - they just need more people to believe it too.
To make their vision a reality they need talent, ideas, skills and passion, plus we need to change some of what they do and how they do it. So, they're embarking on a significant period of change - change that will see them become an outcomes-focused organisation that embraces new ways of working and modern practices.
If you share their passion, then they need to hear from you.
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 19 February 2019
In support of their approach to flexible working they are happy to receive applications from those seeking full time employment, as well as those who may want to share the role on a part time basis.
When making your application, please state whether you want to be considered for either full or part time work and, if part time, the number of hours per week you would be looking for.
Our commitment to diversity:
They are committed to creating opportunities for under-represented groups. Black Asian minority ethnic groups and those with a declared disability are under-represented in the organisation and are positively encouraged to apply. They shall apply Section 159 of the Equalities Act 2010 in the recruitment process.
Our Client are inclusive and are committed to giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. They are also committed to making reasonable adjustments for disabled people.
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