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Impact Evaluation Manager (BBC Children in Need)

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need are currently looking for an Impact Evaluation Manager on a permanent contract.  While the location can be flexible and the post holder will be designated as an Agile worker, they will report to our offices in either in Salford or London and would need to travel regularly to London and Salford and other locations as necessary to support the needs of the role and the team and wider stakeholders.

BBC Children in Need exists to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Our refreshed objectives and activities will ensure the impact we have on children’s lives is front and centre of the work the charity undertakes over and above the projects and services we fund.

Our focus is on finding and funding the inspiring ideas that change children’s lives.

BBC Children in Need exists to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Our refreshed objectives and activities will ensure the impact we have on children’s lives is front and centre of the work the charity undertakes over and above the projects and services we fund.

Role Responsibility

As our Impact Evaluation Manager, you will develop and leverage your expertise gained through the management of our programme evaluations and steering analysis of data on our impact in children’s lives. In doing so you will strengthen organisational understanding of the impact of our grant making activity and identify how to maximise that impact over time.  You will:

  • Manage our portfolio of bespoke partnership evaluation projects: collaborating with Impact colleagues to establish the brief; working closely with external partners to ensure best practice in terms of project design and execution; and distilling learning into key insights to inform future activity
  • Own the monitoring framework that enables us to report the difference we make across our full funding portfolio: collaborating with teams to ensure that monitoring requirements are built into our grant rounds/programmes from the outset; and partnering with Insight colleagues to report and bring to life our impact story
  • Consolidate our learning about the difference we make as a charity,  from our grant-making data as well as our external research and evaluation work, collaborating within the Insight team to build our collective expertise and ensure that all opportunities to leverage our learning are identified and delivered
  • Ensure all learning and evaluation activities anticipate end-users needs, such as the organisation’s Trustees, Executive team, grantees, practitioners and other funders, in order that all Insight is relevant, accessible, informs decisions and helps improves children and young people’s lives across the UK

The Ideal Candidate

The Impact Evaluation Manager for Children in Need will be a skilled research & evaluation professional with demonstrable experience in the design, management and application of social change programme evaluations, as well as extracting impact and deeper learning through ongoing monitoring and analysis.

Ideally, you will have a thorough knowledge of the voluntary sector, especially within the field of disadvantaged children and young people, with strong project management skills and an ability to prioritise efficiently and deliver to deadlines.

You will have experience in working with large bespoke databases, and will have demonstrable evidence of being data quality focussed. We are looking for someone who knows how to creatively analyse qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources and tell stories in an engaging way. You will have strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to distil multiple sources of data and research into compelling insight that will drive action.

You will be a strong team player, with the ability to adapt and work effectively with different situations and people with a natural curiosity about how Insight can add value to the organisation.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Flexible, with regular travel to London or Salford and other sites as required

Salary: £37,500 - £45,000 (plus London Weighting of £4,729 if applicable)

Salary ranges are based on the BBC Career Path Framework and successful candidates will be placed appropriately within the salary range based upon their individual skills, experience and other relativities.

This role aligns with BBC Career Path Framework job title, Audience Research Manager, Band D

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

About the Company

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We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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