Salary: £60,507.35 - £63,692.11
The office is based in Central London. If you are living in and around London, we would like you to be in the office a minimum of 2 days per week. If you live outside of London and work remotely, we would like to see you in the office 2 days a month.
About The Youth Endowment Fund
The Youth Endowment Fund is a charity with a mission that matters. We exist to prevent children and young people becoming involved in violence.
We know that to make a lasting difference we must do more than just fund and evaluate promising programmes. We need to establish consensus about what works and build a movement around making sure that young people get the very best support possible.
We want to change things to make children and young people safer. Knowing which programmes and practices work is critical to this. But just as important is finding out about children and young people’s lives.
Purpose and scope for The Head of Evaluation
The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) is a charity with a £200m endowment (with a 10-year mandate from the home office) and a mission that matters. We achieve our mission by finding out what works to prevent violence and sharing our findings with the world. We do this by funding great initiatives that make a difference. Absolutely central to this is designing, commissioning and managing complex and rigorous impact evaluations with experts in the field.
The key focus is to oversee, and quality assure many of the impact evaluations that we’ve funded through our thematic grant rounds. These evaluations are mainly randomised control trials and quasi-experimental designs. Each thematic funding round is led by a Senior Evaluation Manager and our excellent team of Evaluation Managers project manage the individual evaluations. You will be on hand to provide them with advice, support, and guidance when commissioning and designing new evaluations, working with evaluators, and when they have complex technical queries or challenges arising in their work.
We would like to hear from you if you:
Are passionate about making a real difference in this space, have experience in evaluation and research, team management experience and enjoy bringing the best out of your colleagues, the ability to communicate complex evidence in an accessible way, previous complex stakeholder management experience and experience of having challenging conversations with influential partners.
How to apply:
If this role is of interest, please click on the link to access the full candidate pack – Head of Evaluation. You will need to submit your CV and supporting statement.
Your statement should be up to 2 pages long (no more than 900 words), answering the following questions:
- What is your motivation to work for The Youth Endowment Fund and what attracts you to this role specifically?
- From what you know about the opportunity, what skills and experience would you bring that will enable you to be successful in this role?
Closing Date: Sunday 23rd October 2022 at 23.59hrs
If you would like to discuss the role before applying, please feel free to contact - Joanna from Diversifying Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our commitment to equality
Children and young people from marginalised backgrounds – including black and Asian children and young people and children who’ve been in care – are significantly overrepresented in the youth justice system. We’re committed to understanding and addressing this inequality.
We’ll make sure that our staff, our partnerships, our governance and our funding reaches and represents the children we are here to serve. We will work to make sure that our work reaches young people from all backgrounds. We will also strive to make sure that charities led by black, Asian and ethnic minority leaders access our funding and knowledge.
To make absolute sure of this, we will allocate £5 to 10 million over the next three years to fund black, Asian and minority-ethnic led charities that are working to prevent children and young people becoming involved in violence.
We know that it’s just a start, and there’s more we will do. We’re committed to continuing to work with you to make sure our funds, the knowledge we build and our work for change all work towards a society where every child can thrive.
Accessibility and Adjustments
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we’ll always endeavour to be as accommodating as possible. If you would like to discuss any specific requirements, please get in touch with Jo Durham at email@example.com.