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Evaluation Officer

(Currently home based) Here East (Straford) or Home Based. Some travel to services in England and Wales may be required. Flexible working options can be discussed - Closes on 31/07/2021

Job details

  • Here East (Stratford) or Home Based
  • £25,000 per year
  • 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
  • Full time, permanent

Working at Scope

  • Be a disability gamechanger
  • 27 days holiday per year
  • Flexible working
  • Discounts at gyms, restaurants and more

Job description

Role purpose:

The Evaluation Officer will support:

  • The collection and analysis of Monitoring and Evaluation evidence to evaluate our Services and Campaigns 
  • Providing evidence to demonstrate Scope’s impact against our strategic goals 
  • Improving or developing impact measures and theories of change
  • Creating internal and external reports evidencing the impact Scope has for disabled people and parents of disabled children
  • Ensuring that disabled people are shaping Scope’s work 

Main responsibilities and accountabilities: 

  • Support the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative evaluation data for services and campaigns
  • Arrange, conduct and support evaluation activities (such as interviews and focus groups with Scope service customers and staff)
  • Arrange, code and thematically analyse qualitative evidence collected
  • Research and apply creative and accessible evaluation methods to facilitate best engagement and participation with Scope’s evaluation work
  • Support the development and implementation of co-produced evaluation
  • Work alongside peer-researchers and peer-reviewers with lived experience of disability
  • Support the dissemination of evaluation reports, findings and recommendations with key stakeholders and research participants
  • Support the development of consistent evaluation practices across Scope services
  • Support with arranging and conducting workshops and presentations by the team internally at Scope, and externally to other interested parties and professional networks
  • Support the Strategy and Impact Manager in researching and developing Scope’s theories of change and proof of societal impact
  • Where appropriate, supply relevant data to be used in quarterly corporate reporting to the executive leadership team and board
  • Use evaluation results to identify key areas for further research, and liaise with other wider team members to develop these further
  • Keep up to date with latest thinking on evaluation and impact measurement

Key contacts

Internal contacts

Strategy and Impact Manager

Impact and Evaluation Lead

Co-production Lead

Data Analysis Manager

Strategy, Evidence and Insight Team Members (Research and Insight)

Service staff

Marketing and Fundraising Teams

Strategy, Impact and Social Change Directorate members (including Policy and Campaigns Team, and Communications Team) 

Volunteers

External contacts

Scope customers

Transcription services

Fundraising stakeholders

External research partners

Evaluation and impact measurement community and professional networks 

Person specification 

Qualifications

  • Social Research Degree or equivalent, relevant and transferrable skills and experience

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience and understanding of evaluation methods to collect and analyse evidence from people who use charitable services.
  • Experience of conducting interviews and focus groups
  • A good understanding of organisational theories of change and the processes and methodologies that underpin Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Experience reporting and presenting results of Monitoring and Evaluation to internal and external stakeholders

Desirable

  • Experience of using Dedoose or other qualitative data analysis tools
  • Degree or qualification including or related to social research methods
  • Lived experience of disability
  • Demonstrable understanding of the social model of disability 
  • Understanding of the principles of co-production in action
  • Experience of co-production in research and evaluation

Skills and competencies

Essential 

  • Confidence and experience of meaningfully engaging with people in interviews or focus groups
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to write compelling reports
  • Good IT skills

Contact us

If you have any questions please get in touch.

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