Impact and Evaluation Manager

Arthritis Research UK
05 Feb 2017
05 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Chesterfield or London

Hours: full-time, 35 hours per week

Salary: £36,000 - £39,000 + benefit

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: midnight on Monday 20 February 2017


Do you want to make a tangible difference to the lives of people living with arthritis and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions? We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Impact and Evaluation Manager to join our growing Impact Management Team. We aim to better understand the impact we are having as we develop new programmes to support people with arthritis. We are developing an impact measurement framework and building our evaluation capacity so that we can know what works, what doesn’t work and how we can improve to transform the lives of people with musculoskeletal conditions.

About the role

The Impact and Evaluation Manager will be at the heart of the charity’s drive to better understand and impact upon the lives of people with arthritis. The successful candidate will be involved in developing and implementing the charity's impact management strategy, including our approach to evaluation, managing and sharing our learning, and our ability to adapt to what we're learning. They will design, commission and manage evaluations, and increase the capability of colleagues across the charity to do so.

This is a varied role which places great importance on academic rigour, meaningful collaboration and engaging communication. In any given day you might help colleagues to develop a theory of change for their new programme of work and write an inspiring blog about the benefits of knowing what’s not working. The next day you might scope an evaluation specification in the morning and in the afternoon host an event for practitioners and colleagues to hear the latest learning coming through from a programme evaluation, to aid decision-making about next steps.

Key requirements

  • Demonstrable understanding of evaluation design and methodology and experience of developing appropriate methodologies to meet business need.

  • In-depth understanding of leading and shaping thinking on evaluation, ideally within the health sector, and within third sector operating environment.

  • A track record of success with at least 2 years’ experience in designing, commissioning or implementing complex evaluations which enable aggregation of outcomes data

  • Experience of designing tenders, commissioning significant evaluations and of managing high value external research/evaluation contracts.

  • Demonstrable understanding of both qualitative and quantitative social research techniques, including use of new technologies for evaluation, ethnographic study, cost/benefit analysis, large population studies, case studies and focus groups.

  • Demonstrable project management, team management and budget management experience.

  • Excellent numerical, statistical and analytical skills with proven ability and experience of using these to analyse data and write concise, clear and compelling analysis.

  • Excellent communications skills, including public speaking and online blogging. Ability to influence stakeholders. Proven ability to present complex information to a generalist audience.

  • Demonstrable experience of applying outcomes-led approaches in a charitable environment, such as theories of change or logic models.

  • Staff management experience

How to apply

To apply please submit:

  • a concise, up-to-date CV

  • and a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification.

Email your completed application by midnight on Monday 20 February 2017.


First interviews expected: Tuesday 28 February in our London office

Second interviews expected: Wednesday 15 March in our London office

About us

Arthritis Research UK is the charity dedicated to stopping the devastating impact that arthritis has on people’s lives.

Our long-term commitment is prevention, developing a cure, and transforming the lives of those with arthritis.

We fund research into new treatments to end the pain of arthritis, and provide information on living well with arthritis.

Read more about the organisation and our benefits on our website.

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Arthritis Research is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156