This role is full time and based at our office in Birmingham city centre.
Closing Date - 25/07/2021
Are you looking for the opportunity to play a part in one of the biggest and most exciting creative projects in a generation?
If you are, Festival UK* 2022 [working title] is looking for a Senior Evaluation and Impact Manager to help deliver an amazing celebration of creativity, which is taking place next year throughout the UK and aims to reach millions of people globally.
The Festival has commissioned 10 major cross-sector projects, involving unprecedented collaborations between scientists, technologists, engineers, artists and mathematicians (STEAM) from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. With plans to announce details later this year, the UK-wide programme will include live events, digital activity and participation and learning opportunities.
We are looking for an Evaluator with significant experience in social research to lead this strand of work with a successful track record. You will benefit from a close working relationship with analysts, and research from DCMS and the Devolved Administrations. In helping make the Festival happen, you'll also be working alongside some of the most forward-thinking creative minds, drawn from a huge variety of backgrounds and now developing their 10 extraordinary project commissions.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be involved in a unique celebration of creativity, collaboration and bringing people together, and we'd love to hear from you.
- Manage the appointed external contractors to deliver a programme of evaluation and research across the Festival, measuring the impact of activity in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales;
- Act as the key point of contact and contract manager for our range of external suppliers and management of all externally commissioned research;
- Advise on the design of evaluation methods, where appropriate seeking guidance from external experts with specialist knowledge or subject matter expertise;
- Create systems and processes that support innovative research methods and data management;
- Lead the Evaluation & Monitoring Working Group; a cross-partner of the Festival Company, Strategic Delivery Bodies, UK Government and the Devolved Administrations;
- Analyse programme data, key indicators and audience insight to shape critical thinking for the Festival;
- Build a positive evaluation culture and learning environment across the creative programme; in particular supporting the commissioned teams to evidence the impact of their Festival projects;
- Present learnings and insights to strategic partners and key stakeholders to build advocacy;
- Monitor equal opportunities data across the business and our performance against targets.
Skills and Experience Required
- Fluent in spoken and written English;
- Relevant qualification and/or professional experience and knowledge gained from an equivalent role;
- Strong and broad understanding of insight and evaluation from the public or private sector;
- Ability to combine rigorous evaluation methods with clear communications to both stakeholder and analyst audiences;
- Experienced in managing external contractors;
- Understanding of a range of research methods;
- Track record and practical knowledge in evaluation planning and the management of external evaluation contractors.
- Advanced analytical skills in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods;
- Prior experience working on the evaluation of a major publicly funded programme;
- Experience in delivering evaluation in the cultural sector or for a major event;
- Knowledge of UK Government, the Devolved Administrations and/or HM Treasury Business Case Processes;
- Experience of working in an integrated evaluation delivery role with multiple partners.
Location: This role is based in Birmingham, England, and requires the successful candidate to be office based full-time.
Salary: £55,000 per annum
Please note that this role is not capable of sponsorship under Tier 2 of the points based system.
For more details, download the Job Description.
Festival UK* 2022 is an equal opportunities organisation. We encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds and communities.
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