The Centre for Youth Impact is a small charity with a national reach. We support a community of organisations committed to working together to progress thinking and practice in impact measurement in provision for young people. Our vision is for all young people to have access to high quality programmes and services that improve their life chances. We believe that embedding more meaningful approaches to evaluation and impact measurement in the heart of resilient, learning organisations is key to achieving this vision.
We are recruiting for a Research and Learning Manager role to respond to the growth in our research and evaluation activity. We have been successful in a number of pieces of work that both build the evidence base in the youth sector and contribute to our understanding of different methods for evaluation and impact assessment. The post will contribute both capacity and expertise to the Centre’s small, dynamic team, and will lead on the delivery of a number of key strategic pieces of work. The role is initially offered on a six-monthly basis but funding-dependent there is likely to be the opportunity to extend the contract beyond this initial period. We see strength in diversity and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability. We are also open to the role being offered as a secondment opportunity (please state this in your covering letter).
We are looking for an imaginative and agile social researcher, with excellent skills in both designing and undertaking research, interpreting and communicating findings, and supporting organisations to act on them. You will need to have an appetite for understanding and navigating complexity, with an inquisitive mind and interest in public policy and system dynamics.
We’re looking for someone with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience who wants to make a difference to the life chances of young people, and the organisations that exist to support them. We’re passionate about that and you’ll need to be too!
If all of the above sounds appealing, then please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter (up to 800 words) that states how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Research and Learning Manager application’. Please also complete an anonymous equality and diversity survey form as part of the application.
The deadline for receipt of your applications is 5pm on Wednesday 9th January 2019.
Interviews will be held in our London offices on Thursday 17th January.
Contract: 6-month (any extension will be funding dependent).
Salary: £32 – £38k.
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