Head of Impact and Evaluation, flexible/hybrid working
London/Flexible Working

Vacancy Reference: IPS-002588

Location: London/Flexible Working

Closing Date: 06/07/2022

Salary: £57,180 – £60,189 plus generous benefits

Employment Type: Permanent, full-time

Department: Policy and Practice

Hours Per week: 35

About us

The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) is young charity established to champion and support the use of effective early intervention to improve the lives of children and young people at risk of experiencing poor outcomes.

As a member of the What Works Network, we have a pivotal role as the go-to source for evidence and advice on early intervention for children and young people.  Our work spans social policy and service areas, including health, education, families and policing.  We seek to communicate evidence in a way that is robust and transparent and that is also relevant and accessible for national and local audiences, including policymakers, public service commissioners and managers, frontline practitioners and service providers.

We are creating a new team to drive our impact and evaluation work, playing a key active role in identifying promising early intervention programmes and advising on, conducting or commissioning high quality evaluation of these.  We are looking for a Head of impact and evaluation to lead the evaluation team and oversee EIF’s work to support evaluation  in local areas.

About you 

We are looking for people who understand the local context for family support services and have experience of conducting and/or commissioning evaluations in complex ‘real world’ settings, from feasibility or pilot studies to impact studies such as QEDs and RCTs.  They will also have strong stakeholder management skills, able to build and maintain strong relationships with Whitehall, sector bodies, national charities and local public services.  

To be successful in this role, you will be a confident communicator, with excellent collaboration and stakeholder management skills as well technical know-how.  Above all, you will be passionate and committed to improving the lives of vulnerable children and families, flexible, and a strong team-player.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do at EIF.  It’s vital that our workforce reflects the diversity of our stakeholders and the wider society in the UK, so we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities.  We also recognise the importance of a good work life balance, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including part-time and job shares for our roles.  We will consider applicants from any part of England who wish to be home based providing they are willing to travel across England as required, and able to participate in meetings in London either virtually or physically.  We operate a hybrid working approach.

​​​​​​​To find out more and to apply 

Please visit our website, www.eif.org.uk/about/jobs for more information about both roles and information on how to apply via our online application portal.  For an informal discussion, please contact recruitment@eif.org.uk in the first instance.

Closing date:         12 noon, 6 June 2022.
Interview dates:   13 July 2022, interviews will be held virtually