Shelter United Kingdom
Closing date: 1 August 2019 at 11.30pm Are you ready to use your evaluation and research skills to achieve real change across society? Does your experience include applying a broad range of research skills to understand change and impact? Then join Shelter as our Research and Evaluation Manager and you could soon be leading the evaluation, outcomes and impact monitoring of our diverse set of services. A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change - with individuals, in communities, across society - and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve. Our Research Team aims to be recognised as best in the sector for credible, robust and insightful evidence and analysis on housing and homelessness issues. Much of its research reaches a wide audience too, from government ministers to the front pages of our national newspapers. It also helps Shelter understand the impact of the services it provides, as well as the wider policy issues that impact homelessness and bad housing. About the role Shelter's lead on impact measurement and evaluation, you'll be responsible for developing an ambitious vision for, and programme of, evaluation and impact. This will include setting an agenda for understanding our impact, measuring our outcomes and developing evaluations of a diverse range of local services. Along the way, you'll work closely day-to-day with our Services Division and play an important role in connecting our frontline work to our policy, campaigns and fundraising. You'll also have line management responsibility for an Assistant Evaluation Officer, as well as volunteers on an ad-hoc basis. About you As well as experience of traditional qualitative and quantitative research techniques, you'll need specific evaluation expertise, including developing theories of change and outcomes monitoring. We'll also be looking for proficiency in SPSS and Excel and a track record in impact reporting that has given you familiarity with social value and return on investment. Adept at implementing large-scale organisational outcomes frameworks and managing local service evaluations, you have strong leadership skills too. What's more, you're a keen negotiator, are used to collaboratively delivering projects as part of a team, have a proven ability to influence others and are happy to be seen as a go-to expert in your field. We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme. Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to join our Research team and be the change you want to see in society. Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies. At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them. Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.