Head Of Evaluation

Learning and Work Institute

Leicester / London / Flexible

  • Location

    Leicester / London / Flexible

  • Job type

    Permanent

  • Sector

    Education

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £40,000 – £50,000

  • Job ref

    GSe75552

  • Client

    Learning and Work Institute

Ref: GSe75552

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) is an independent policy, research and development organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.

We are focused on the big questions. What impact will coronavirus have on the labour market and how should policy respond? How do we help more people to develop their skills in a changing job market?

The role of Head of Evaluation is a key one for our institute, with responsibility for designing and delivering rigorous research and evaluation projects across learning, skills and employment.

We are looking for someone with in-depth knowledge and experience of a range of analytical and evaluation techniques, a track record of delivering projects, building networks and an interest in the policy context for learning, skills and employment.

In return, you will have the opportunity to work with renowned experts, to lead the design, development and dissemination of high-quality evaluations and evidence reviews; manage budgets and resources; work effectively with team members, partners, funders and other stakeholders, and ensure that our work makes an impact on policy and practice.

As a key member of the team, you will be joining the Institute at a positive time when the issues of learning, skills and employment have never been more relevant. 2021 marks the centenary of the founding of the British Institute of Adult Education, one of our predecessors. We'll be celebrating the past, present and future of our commitment to learning and work.

L&W is a Silver Investor in People award holder, committed to equal opportunities and staff development including support for formal qualifications when applicable.

L&W prides itself on being a supportive and flexible employer. We recognise the importance of work-life balance for our staff and will consider flexible working arrangements.

We are committed to equality and diversity and encourage applications from all under-represented groups in society.

For more information, please click on Apply and for a confidential discussion, contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Enfys Evans or Hilda Gjika on 020 7426 3996 / enfys.evans@gatenbysanderson.com

Recruitment Timetable


Closing Date
5th July 2021


How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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