Director of Evidence and Impact



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    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration


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  • Expiry date

    19 August 2019

  • Client


Ref: GSe54247.1

Drinkaware is an independent alcohol education charity working with both the alcohol industry and public sector bodies to tackle and help reduce alcohol-related harm. Established over 10 years ago by Government and the UK alcohol industry, our main objective is to positively change public behaviour by helping people make better choices about their drinking.

The Director of Evidence and Impact will lead our research team with responsibility for ensuring that we take an evidence-based approach to our campaigns and initiatives, allowing impartial, robust evaluations to deliver practical learning to improve our effectiveness.  The work of the research team allows us to demonstrate our outcomes and impact to a range of internal and external stakeholders, ensuring that our social impact and contribution are evidenced effectively.  We will also look to you to contribute more broadly to the development and delivery of Drinkaware's strategy and to work collaboratively across the organisation as part of our Senior Leadership Team.

You will bring a proven track record of using research insights to change and improve outcomes for people and of helping organisations in practical ways to allocate resources effectively.  You will have experience of the management and delivery of research planning and strategy and have previous experience of managing and motivating a small team. As a small, but influential charity with an income of circa £6 million, we are looking for someone with an SME mentality, able to be both strategic and hands on where necessary.  Above all, you will be a committed ambassador for Drinkaware, with a passion for helping us to achieve our vision of reducing alcohol-related harm by helping people make better choices about their drinking.

Closing Date10.00am - Monday 19th August 2019
Longlist meeting Wednesday 21st August 2019
First stage HR interviews with DrinkawareThursday 5th September 2019
Final Panel Interviews Thursday 19th September 2019
How to apply

To express an interest in one of these roles and to be considered, please submit the following via the GatenbySanderson website:

  • a detailed and up-to-date CV 
  • a supporting statement that addresses all criteria in the Person Specification and outlines your motivation for applying
  • details of your availability on the dates provided in the indicative timetable.

Please also ensure you have also completed and submitted the equal opportunities monitoring form provided on this site.

The information on the form will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only. The form will not be treated as part of your application.

If you have any queries in relation to the application process, or you experience difficulties uploading your application, please do not hesitate to telephone the GatenbySanderson team on 020 7426 3982. 

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All disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job as set out in the Job Description and Person Specification will be guaranteed an interview.