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Head of Evaluation

Closing date: 03 Aug 2021

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  • Full Time
  • London

Website Education Endowment Foundation

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.  

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.

We do this by summarising the best available evidence in plain language for busy, time-poor teachers and senior leaders, generating new evidence of ‘what works’ and what doesn’t work to improve teaching and learning, and supporting teachers and senior leaders across the country to use this evidence to achieve the maximum possible benefit for children and young people.

The Role

High quality evaluation is at the heart of the EEF’s work. We look for programmes and approaches with evidence that have the potential to raise attainment, especially for disadvantaged pupils.

As the Head of Evaluations, you will lead, develop and manage the evaluation team, ensuring it is a cohesive team where colleagues feel valued and able to work effectively and ensuring there are clear lines of accountability and responsibility across the team which foster and maintain effective working relationships for the organisation.

Its purpose is to lead the EEF’s approach to evaluation and support the team to commission and manage high quality evaluations of EEF projects.

You will lead the EEF’s relationships with the research community including managing the appointments to the EEF’s panel of evaluators, supporting the co-ordination of evaluator events and oversee the commissioning process.

You will also liaise across project delivery teams and evaluators to design robust yet practical evaluations and support the Evaluation Managers to set up and monitor the delivery of evaluation plans, serving as an escalation point where problems arise.

About You

To join us as the Head of Evaluations, you will need:

  • Deep knowledge of the education sector and a demonstrable commitment to the aims of the EEF
  • Strong experience in social research techniques, with expertise in quantitative and experimental methods
  • Extensive experience in delivering or commissioning mixed-method evaluation projects in education, health or another related field
  • A track record of driving quality and innovation in an evaluation and research context
  • An outstanding track record of delivery on collaborative projects requiring multi-disciplinary teams to deliver against tight timelines
  • The ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team and a small organisation, offering a hands-on approach
  • A proactive, flexible and pragmatic approach, with the ability to balance a commitment to rigour with accessibility and impact

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in working at the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF). If you have any queries, please contact us.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

To apply for this job please visit app.webrecruit.co.

Other benefits

  • Salary of c£55,000+ per annum DOE
  • Flexible start and end working times (core hours between 10am and 4pm)
  • 27 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension matched with a 5% employer contribution
  • Life insurance cover
  • Interest-free season ticket loan and cycle scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay (conditions apply)
  • Access to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme

How to apply

 

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please download the full job description and submit your application via our online recruitment portal (details of which are provided when you select the apply button).

Key Dates

Closing Date: 3 June 2021 (Midnight)

1st Stage Interviews: w/c 14 June 2021

2nd Stage Interviews: w/c 21 June 2021

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original timeframe.

The EEF is committed to creating a workforce that is diverse, promotes inclusion and supports everyone to progress and achieve, regardless of background characteristics.

To assist us in understanding how we are progressing to meet these aims and to identify areas for further focus, we are seeking your support to collect information to produce and monitor equal opportunities aggregate statistics.

As part of the application, you’ll be invited to complete an Equal Opportunities section. Completing the form is not mandatory and will not affect or be linked to your application.

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Job Details

Organisation: Education Endowment Foundation

Location: London

Salary: £40,000+ (Salary of c£55,000+ per annum DOE)

Closing date: 03 Aug 2021 (12 AM)

Contract type: Permanent

Full-time/part-time: Full Time

Remote working: yes

About the Organisation

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.  

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