Head of Evaluation

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Learning and Work Institute
Leicester / London / Flexible
£42,500 - £55,000 per annum, depending on experience and location
Closing date:
11th October
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Monday 11th October
Short Listing
Thursday 21st October
Final Panel
Tuesday 2nd November


Head of Evaluation

Contract: Full-time role / Flexibility or part-time considered

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) is an independent policy, research and development organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.

We are focused on the big questions such as How can we help the labour market recover from the pandemic and ensure everyone has fair access to good work? How do we help more people to develop their skills in a changing job market?

The role of Head of Evaluation is a key one for our institute, with responsibility for designing and delivering rigorous research and evaluation projects across learning, skills and employment.

We are looking for someone with an in-depth knowledge and experience of a range of analytical and evaluation techniques, a track record of delivering projects, building networks and an interest in the policy context for learning, skills and employment.

In return, you will have the opportunity to work with renowned experts, to lead the design, development and dissemination of high-quality evaluations and evidence reviews; manage budgets and resources; work effectively with team members, partners, funders and other stakeholders, and ensure that our work makes an impact on policy and practice.

As a key member of the team, you will be joining the Institute at a positive time when the issues of learning, skills and employment have never been more relevant.

L&W is an Investor in People (silver) award holder, committed to equal opportunities and staff development including support for formal qualifications when applicable.

L&W prides itself on being a supportive and flexible employer. We recognise the importance of work-life balance for our staff and will consider flexible working arrangements.

We are committed to equality and diversity and encourage applications from all under-represented groups in society.

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For more information, please visit https://join-learningandwork.com/ and for a confidential discussion, contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Enfys Evans or Hilda Gjika on 020 7426 3996 / enfys.evans@gatenbysanderson.com

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