Salary - £60,507.35 - £63,692.11
Location – Central London (Hybrid - Those living in and around London are expected to be in the office a minimum of 2 days per week. If you live outside of London and work remotely, you’ll be expected to work from the London office 2 days per month.
About 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.
About the role
As the Head of Evaluation (Targeted Projects), you will be working within the Targeted Projects team which leads on a diverse portfolio or projects. Work on our targeted projects often involves setting up innovative or large-scale evaluations in partnership with government departments. You will take the lead on the set up of a number of these projects – holding key external relationships, and ensuring evaluations are designed to the highest possible standard.
Some of your responsibilities will include:
- Serving as an active member of the Targeted Projects team as well as the wider leadership team.
- Representing YEF at governance meetings and other external engagements.
- Running and managing closed calls for complex evaluations commissioned under Targeted Projects.
- Tightly managing and quality assuring evaluations commissioned under Targeted Projects.
- Expertly managing relationships with key stakeholders.
To find out more about the role, please click on the following link to read the full candidate pack: YEF - Head of Evaluation (Targeted Projects) - Candidate Pack
We would like to hear from you if you have the following:
- A desire to make a difference and a passion for the impact of prevention and early intervention
- A commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
- Experience in evaluation and research with knowledge of and technical expertise in evaluation methodologies
- Knowledge of what makes great research and quality evidence and experience in designing and drafting high-quality research proposals
- Excellent communication skills.
- Stakeholder management experience
While it is not a criterion, we are especially interested to hear from applicants who have lived experience of youth violence.
How to Apply
If this role is of interest to you, please submit your CV and supporting statement answering the following questions:
- What is your motivation and connection to work for Youth Endowment Fund and this role specifically?
- From what you know from the opportunity, what skills and experience would you bring that will enable you to be successful in this role?
Your statement should be up to 2 pages long (no more than 900 words).
Closing Date: Sunday 23rd October 2022 at 23:59.
If you would like to discuss the role before applying, please feel free to contact Denise from Diversifying Group at email@example.com.
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 Denise Kawooya at firstname.lastname@example.org.