Research and Evaluator – Applications closed

14–21 hours per week flexibility needed depending on projects

£24,000–30,000 pro rata based on experience

Applications closed

 

We’re looking for someone to work with us planning, interviewing, researching and facilitating to deliver projects for our clients. You’ll be part of the team, helping plan projects, collecting research and deciding how best to tell the stories we’re sharing.

We deliver projects for social businesses and the third sector that centre around community engagement, research and reporting. You’ll get to work with clients like Doctors Without Borders and Young Enterprise Scotland, along with charities and social businesses across the UK.

Our projects tell the stories of the people involved and affected by the work our clients do. Sometimes the stories we tell are full of life, positivity and celebration. Other times it takes realism and an honest look at an organisation in need. It’s our job to find the story that needs to be told and share it with the right people to make the best impact.

Working with the project lead, you’ll provide us with the knowledge, insight and evidence base to create those compelling stories. You will record, analyse and present data from village hall community groups through to nationwide government-led projects. Your work will affect how our clients share their impact as well as enabling them to examine and reflect on what they do and how they can better meet the needs of their communities. If you think you can help we want to chat with you.

 

The role offers the opportunity to

  • Be part of a growing team delivering diverse projects for national and international organisations
  • Be creative in gathering project data – you’re an expert and we want to try your ideas
  • Set, track and evaluate key indicators across multi-stage and long timescale projects
  • Develop and implement outcome measurement tools
  • Present data in engaging and concise ways to a range of audiences using a variety of media from written reports to data visualisation
  • Analyse the information we collect to find compelling stories that show the world the great work our clients do
  • Work with designers and the wider creative team to tell those stories in a compelling way
  • Train people in interview techniques and to collect data for the benefit of our projects
  • Visit and work with charities and social businesses across the UK
  • Meet the people benefiting from the projects we’re working on and see how our clients are improving lives
  • Affect how third sector organisations communicate their positive impact

 

What’s expected of the role

  • A positive attitude – work isn’t always easy and we pull together to make life better for each other
  • Plan and implement primary and secondary research through community engagement, surveys, interviews, focus groups and workshops
  • Create, implement and review monitoring and evaluation plans across a range of sectors and organisation sizes
  • Drafting content based on the information the team collects
  • Proofing content and reports – it might not be fun but it’s necessary
  • Work independently the field
  • Clearly communicate project updates to the team
  • Keep project plans, roles and tasks up to date
  • Be a positive face of the company to clients and suppliers
  • A desire to share ideas – it doesn’t matter where a good idea comes from as long as it comes
  • A willingness to speak up – if something’s not right, tell us
  • Get some sunlight – get out the office at least once a day

 

You should

  • Have experience working in a monitoring and evaluation role
  • Have a sound understanding of the wide range of technologies, concepts and approaches used in research and evaluation
  • Be experienced in reviewing data, extracting what’s important and going back to fill in the gaps
  • Be able to evidence your experience of measuring social impact
  • Have experience of using evidence to inform the design and delivery of information
  • Have excellent numerical and analytical skills with proven ability and experience of using them to analyse data
  • Show examples of assimilating and interpreting information from many sources to draw out similar themes
  • Have experience of desk based research and knowledge of research resources and data sources available on and off-line
  • Evidence your ability to develop narrative reports for different audiences, demonstrating understanding of the different needs of various groups
  • Experience of maintaining data quality standards within a project or organisation, especially in adhering to best practice data protection
  • Able to plan, prioritise, adapt and deliver multiple projects to their various deadlines
  • Work well to internal deadlines – we’re part of a team and we work for each other
  • Have excellent written communication with the ability to present data in engaging and concise ways
  • Have experience of interviewing people on a wide range of topics
  • Have experience working with vulnerable people
  • Be diplomatic – working with people can be challenging
  • Be friendly and approachable
  • Be forthcoming with ideas that will benefit a project
  • Have a working knowledge of Office 365

 

You must

  • Be a planner and organiser – you should excel at coordinating schedules
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be detail oriented
  • Be able to think on your feet – good follow up questions are essential
  • Have a working knowledge of the third sector in Scotland and the UK
  • Have experience facilitating research with groups of people
  • Evidence your experience collecting primary and secondary research for large scale projects
  • Be a PVG scheme member
  • Have a valid full UK/EU driving licence
  • Be willing to travel and stay overnight on location

 

How to apply – Applications closed

The position is permanent, 14–21 hours per week paid at £24,000–30,000 pro rata based on experience. You can see the cool stuff we do and download copies of our recent work by clicking here.

If you’re interested in the position, send a CV and a personal statement of up to 700 words telling us why you’re keen. Show us how you’re perfect for the role, tell us about your experience and evidence how your skills are what we need. Please also submit two reports or articles that demonstrate your research and evaluation skills. One example should show your persuasive writing skills. Make sure you’re the sole or lead author of anything you send us.

When it’s ready, send your application to hello@taylornisbet.co.uk