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Evaluation Specialist - 9 Month Fixed Term Contract

Harlow, Essex
Remote Working
Remote Working
£40,000 to £45,000
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000About the role

To evaluate and generate evidence that demonstrates the impact of Motability's work, capturing other effects that our interventions may be having (positive or negative, direct or indirect). Identify what is and is not working that may be affecting the success of our work.

What you'll be doing:
  • Lead on design and implementation of evaluations that assess organisational and specific programme/project level relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and financial, social and economic impact.
  • Lead on design and implementation of a monitoring system; capable of regularly reporting results for all programmes at output and outcome level. This may be in the form of a database which would be used to develop a dashboard capable of showing programme performance as well as organisational performance.
  • Support the development of Motability's Annual Impact Report.
  • Work with programme teams to support the development of programme/project specific monitoring and evaluation plans, theories of change and results frameworks, which will then be used for evaluation purposes. This will involve building capacity of the programme teams, and working with other charities and organisations who are recipients of Motability's Special grants.
  • Develop terms of reference for various evaluations, in consultation with programme/project teams, with clear purpose, objectives and evaluation questions, approach, methodology, resource requirements and work plan, based on an agreed charity-wide annual evaluation plan.
  • Design evaluation approaches and methodologies, data collection instruments and analytical frameworks.
  • Lead on tender processes, where evaluations or components of them are to be outsourced, and manage delivery ensuring the work is delivered according to agreed timelines and meets user needs.
  • Undertake and oversee design, collection and cleaning of data ready for analysis.
  • Undertake analysis and reporting of the collected data to respond to the evaluation questions and criteria.
  • Lead on writing of evaluation reports, ensuring they are of high quality and suitable for target audiences.
  • Present findings to internal and external audiences as required.
  • Where required, manage and commission other agencies for data collection/analysis and specific aspects of an evaluation.
  • Select best fit evaluation methodologies according to purpose and objective of the evaluation.
What will make you great in this role?
  • Ability to collaborate and build effective working relationships with programme and project leads and other teams across the charity, helping others to recognise and embrace the benefits of evaluation activity.
  • Ability to coordinate across multiple teams, agencies and stakeholders and simultaneously deliver multiple evaluations, within agreed timelines.
  • The willingness to learn and apply evaluation design to this sector.
  • Ability to work remotely, within a team and independently as required.
Your experience:

Must haves:

  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating interventions with a focus on undertaking process evaluations, measuring impact, calculating cost/benefit analysis and Social Return on Investments.
  • Relevant qualification in an analytical discipline such as economics, statistics or social sciences, or evidence of professional experience in the area of evaluation.
  • Highly experienced in developing evaluation terms of reference working closely with programme teams.
  • Ability to lead on design, delivery and implementation of monitoring and evaluations and systems.
  • Familiarity with handling data protection protocols, ensuring data security and ethical considerations.
  • Highly experienced in report writing.
  • Exceptional written and oral skills, including the ability to present complex information in simplified form for non-technical audiences.
  • Highly IT literate with extensive experience of using Microsoft Office applications, and statistical software.

Nice to haves:

  • Understanding of disability, mobility and accessible design issues.
Reporting lines and relationships:

Reports to: Head of Impact and Evaluation

Key relationships: Motability Directors, managers and all staff. External agencies and stakeholders.

Direct reports: Potential line management responsibility of a junior member of staff.

Extra information:
  • The role is based In Harlow, Essex at Motability's offices, easily commutable from London, 30 minutes from Liverpool Street station or 18 minutes from Tottenham Hale station.
  • We offer blended working within this role.


A career with Motability can offer you so much more than earning potential. We pride ourselves in offering some fantastic benefits and a culture to match, some of which includes;

? Holiday - 26 Days + 8 Bank Holidays, increasing to 28 days after 5 years' service

?? Health and Wellbeing - We offer private health care with BUPA alongside an Employee Assistance Programme, eye tests, flu vaccinations, enhanced sick pay and discounted corporate gym membership.

? Family Friendly - We offer enhanced Parental Leave inclusive of Adoption Pay and we understand that families require flexibility, we provide time off for dependants, flexible working hours and the option to work from home. Life Assurance is 4 x your salary.

? Diversity and Inclusion - We value everyone's unique qualities and celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels safe to be their authentic selves, no matter their age, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, neurodiversity or otherwise. This is embedded in to our values and we celebrate our differences and create awareness throughout the year.

?? Pension - Up to 15%, inclusive of a 10% non-contributory addition and Motability matching your contributions up to 5%

We are a disability confident employer, feel free to make us aware of any reasonable adjustments you might need.

Due to the number of applications we will only contact those candidates who are successful.

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  • Job Reference: 706417697-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Motability
  • Location: Harlow, Essex
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent