Evaluation and Research Manager, Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP)
London based, 35 hours per week
Salary £42,316 to £46,009 (under review)
Are you passionate about making a difference for Lambeth’s children?
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 year’s sector in Lambeth. We are developing a portfolio of early intervention programmes for pregnant women, babies and children 0-3 to ensure that every baby and child has a better start in life.
The ideal candidate will hold a graduate/postgraduate qualification in a relevant social science or similar numerate discipline and have substantial experience in social research involving children and young people (excluding study for academic qualifications). You will also have substantial experience of communicating research findings to different audiences and writing high quality reports and research proposals. You will have a good understanding of policy and practice relating to Early Child Development.
You will lead on all evaluation and research initiatives relating to the LEAP Programme , delivering high quality support and guidance to the core team and a range of delivery partners. The role will be the key point of contact for the national evaluation partners.
You will need to have experience managing and delivering research projects including setting and quality assuring standards of quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation; having a sound understanding of different sampling and data collection approaches and tools; experience of data analysis and interpretation and of supervising other members of staff. You will also be an excellent communicator with first class writing and presentation skills.
The role will be based in Lambeth, with some working at NCB 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 7 March 2018
Assessment and interviews: 23 March 2018
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