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Impact & Evaluation Specialist

Impact & Evaluation

Location:  Hybrid working in London (minimum 4 days per month in the office)
Salary:  £59,250 per annum, increasing to £60,900 after 6 months
Full time, fixed term 12-month contract
Closing Date:  Monday 04 December 2023
Reference:  X140-23

At Independent Age, we believe that no older person should face financial hardship. That’s why, by 2027, our goal is to have improved the lives of one million older people. This is an exciting time to join Independent Age as we work to increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life. 

This newly created role will ensure frameworks and measures are developed to enable effective evaluation of impact across a range of activities including our information and advice provision, grants activity, partnership working and our policy, influencing and campaigning work.  The postholder will lead on establishing practices and processes for translating learning, based on data, evidence, and insights, into change and on embedding a culture of learning across the charity.

Applicants should have demonstrable experience of successfully leading and being the authoritative voice on impact and evaluation in a charitable organisation. With experience of developing outcomes and impact measurement frameworks, advising internal and external stakeholders on impact measurement tools and processes, and of commissioning and working with external bodies to undertake research and evaluation, applicants should have demonstrable experience of successfully using data and research to inform service delivery and decision making.

For full details on the role and requirements, please review the job description and person specification.  If your experience doesn’t align perfectly with all of the criteria in the person specification but you do meet most of them and are excited about the role, we encourage you to apply anyway. 

This is a full-time role, 35 hours per week, which you can choose to work over five days or a 9-day fortnight. 


What it’s like to work at Independent Age:


We celebrate diversity at Independent Age and champion the differences that make each of us unique. We actively support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. We aim to attract and retain a wide range of talent and create an environment where everyone can feel safe, protected, welcome and included.   

 We offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, and fantastic learning and development opportunities. We also offer a number of enhanced leave provisions and benefits.

 We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best and supports wellbeing. Flexible working hours and hybrid working is standard for all (those contracted to work in the office usually attend 1 day per week). But if you need a different form of flexibility, we are always happy to talk flexible working. 

 You can find out more about what it’s like to work at Independent Age here.


Application Process:

To apply, please submit a CV and a Supporting Statement, detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification, by clicking the Apply Online button below (please do not hesitate to contact us if you have specific requirements and need support to apply in an alternative format).

To support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion our hiring managers use anonymous shortlisting. Therefore, please do not include your name, photo, or information to indicate your gender or age in your CV and supporting statement.   Please ensure the title of any uploads does not contain your name. 

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follows Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and, if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer. A Basic DBS Certificate will be required for this role.

Interview Dates: 11th or 12th December

Further details:    Job Description    
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