Evaluation & Research Officer

Are you passionate about making a difference for Lambeth’s children?

Evaluation & Research Officer, Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP)
Ref: 1828
London based
35 hours per week
Salary: £31,086 per annum

LEAP is three years into the delivery of the Big Lottery’s 10 year “A Better Start“ programme, which aims to improve the life chances of babies and very young children by delivering a significant increase in the use of preventative approaches in pregnancy and the first three years of life. By drawing on the best evidence for interventions in diet and nutrition, social and emotional development and communication and language, LEAP is working across the whole early years sector in Lambeth.  Our client are developing a portfolio of early intervention programmes for pregnant women, babies and children 0-3 to ensure every baby and child has a better start in life.      

Under the direction of the Evaluation and Research Manager, you will identify and undertake a range of research and evaluation projects to continually improve the quality and impact of the LEAP portfolio of interventions. This post will deliver high quality support and guidance to the core team and a range of delivery partners, and will be a key point of contact for the national evaluation partners. The ideal candidate will hold a graduate/postgraduate qualification in a relevant social science or similar discipline and have experience in social research involving children and young people (excluding study for academic qualifications).  You will need to have experience of writing reports, and supervising and quality assuring the written work of others. Along with excellent organisation and project management skills, you will be a first-class communicator who is able to communicate research findings to different audiences. Knowledge and experience of coaching, facilitation or training would be advantageous. The role will be based in Lambeth, with some working at their offices in Hackney and the possibility of occasional travel, for which notice will be given.

Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

Closing date: 9am 17th September 2018
Assessment and interviews: Week commencing 1st October 2018.

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