Overview: Impact, Evaluation and Research Officer job vacancy in London recruiting now
Location: London, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Job Description – Impact, Evaluation and Research Officer
Reporting to: Impact and Evaluation Manager
Location: Hybrid working, remote & Central London based (average 3 days per week) with occasional UK travel.
Hours: 35 Hours
FareShare exists because of two hugely important and highly topical issues. As a consequence of supply and demand, huge volumes of food are grown or made in the UK and a small percentage ends up as unwanted surplus with little commercial value.
At the same time, there are many thousands of frontline community groups and charities that are providing a vital safety net for the most vulnerable in our society. We seek to squeeze as much social good out of that uneconomic surplus by getting it to 9,500 such groups across the UK whilst they provide essential wraparound support services for their beneficiaries.
The COVID19 pandemic and the Cost of Living Crisis has shone a spotlight on the issue of food insecurity in the UK and with it, FareShare s ability to get food to vulnerable communities nationwide. It is estimated that over 4.7m UK households are now experiencing food insecurity and whilst the equivalent of 1.3bn meals of good surplus food occurs each year, FareShare believes that it is wrong for these two situations to co-exist.
FareShare s Strategy & Vision
Vision: We have the vision of a UK where “No good food goes to waste”.
Mission: To use surplus, fit for consumption, food to feed those who are vulnerable in the UK by supporting front line charitable organisations that tackle the cause and not just the symptoms of food poverty.
Our Purpose: We are doers. We are a community. We change lives.
Our Values: Passion – for our cause and the challenge that lies ahead
Ambition – to go the extra mile and drive the change that must happen
Respect – for ourselves, each other, our volunteers, our partners and our beneficiaries
Collaboration – it s only by working with others that we can be stronger
Focus – on providing the best service possible so that we deliver and
achieve the most for our clients/customers.
Reporting to the Impact and Evaluation Manager and with dotted line management by our Public Affairs Manager, you will help to ensure that FareShare has a robust impact and evaluation framework and research projects so it is able to clearly articulate and demonstrate the social and environmental outcomes of its work.
This role is central to creating an evidence-based culture and embedding evaluation into service development and delivery across our service. You will help shape the future of the charity by working with colleagues across FareShare, ensuring that impact and evaluation insights are used to drive service improvement and innovation. You will be also supporting qualitative and quantitative research projects across key stakeholders and provide insight for our Public Affairs work.
You will ensure that all outputs are brought to life and communicated across both internal and external communications channels to deliver first class storytelling which keeps FareShare relevant and front of mind.
This is an exciting time to join FareShare as it has gone through tremendous growth and change. With the growing awareness of our work we are looking to expand our impact and evaluation function. This exciting and new role is critical in evidencing FareShare impact, through designing, developing, and implementing organisational wide monitoring, evaluation and learning initiatives. It also presents a unique opportunity to combine both social and environmental impact measurements.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about impact and evaluation with strong analytical skills, the ability to transform data into engaging insights and great at communicating with a wide range of audiences.
Main areas of responsibility
Support Impact and Evaluation work across FareShare. This will include:
Reviewing and updating the Impact & Evaluation frameworks.
Developing measurement tools.
Analyzing data and providing meaningful data insights.
Supporting teams with project evaluation, especially the fundraising and food teams.
To support the development and implementation of evaluation projects that will help FareShare in getting a better understanding of its community; their needs; and how to maximize the social value of its work.
Helping in producing briefs and coordinating external evaluation projects.
Producing high quality impact reports for internal and external stakeholders.
Helping to improve Impact & Evaluation practices across FareShare.
Supporting the work of the Impact Steering Group.
Support FareShare s Public Affairs function through policy and research work.
As an employer committed to Equal Opportunities, we will assess applications in line with these criteria that we consider either as being essential or desirable in this role.
Experience, Knowledge and skills (essential):
1-3 years experience of a similar role or working on Impact & Evaluation and research projects.
In-depth knowledge and experience of both quantitative & qualitative research and evaluation methods, tools and techniques.
Experience of analysing, interpreting and presenting data.
Strong verbal and written communications skills, an enquiring mind, highly organised with good attention to detail and a track record in report writing.
Experience of turning data into visually engaging insights.
You will be highly numerate and computer literate, including excellent Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills, as well as a wider range of project management, CRM and internal communication tools.
Able to work both collaboratively and on own.
Able to develop strong internal and external relationships.
The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Experience, Knowledge and skills (desirable):
Experience of working in the third sector.
Experience of collaborating with a) fundraising b) a dedicated IT and data team c) marketing.
Experience of building contacts with and working alongside academic partners.
Experience of using or shaping the development of, business intelligence and reporting systems such as PowerBI (our current system), Tableau or Qlik.
Experience of briefing and managing external consultants.
Experience of designing, executing and embedding measurement frameworks.
Experience of policy research and policy development support.
Competencies and behaviours
Desire for change and ability to adapt
Flexibility and ability to work well as part of a team and alone
A commitment to Equality and Diversity
Curiosity and empathy with FareShare s mission and strategy
Salary £19,000.00 – £23,000.00 per annum
Hybrid / Flexible working, with regular UK travel
25 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays
Employers pension contribution
Employee Assistance Program
Interest free bicycle purchase loan scheme
Season ticket loan
Closing date: 17th August 2022
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