Data Insights, Research, Impact and Evaluation Manager

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P4028
  • Date Posted: 8 March 2018
  • Recruiter: Big Lottery Fund
  • Location: Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester or Leeds
  • Salary: £30,875 to £40,950
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus Generous Benefits
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Executive Positions, Not For Profit, Charities, Public Sector
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description


Every year, we distribute millions of pounds of the National Lottery's good cause money to community groups and charitable projects around the UK



Data Insights, Research, Impact and Evaluation Manager that has excellent management, leadership and organisational skills with previous experience providing expert guidance across funds / grants is required for the Big Lottery Fund.


SALARY: £30,875 - £40,950 per annum plus Generous Benefits

LOCATION: Candidates can be based either at Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester or Leeds.

HOURS:  37 hours per week


APPLICATION PROCESS: Candidates will be required to complete an online application form and the details will be emailed over separately. Please keep an eye out for our email.



This is an exciting opportunity for a Data Insights, Research, Impact and Evaluation Manager (also known in our organisation as an Evaluation Manager) to join our specialist team and apply your knowledge, skills and experience to manage high profile evaluations.

The Big Lottery Fund has invested millions in local grants for a diversity of services to make a difference in people’s lives and communities. Some funded strategic programmes have large scale, influential evaluations underway. If you are passionate about working with others to generate useful evidence, and bringing your expertise to evaluations to inspire action, we would like to hear from you.

Working as the Data Insights, Research, Impact and Evaluation Manager, you will work closely alongside the other Evaluation Managers to support the Senior Evaluation Managers and the Senior Head of Evaluation to deliver the vision of this new function. You will bring your experience and insight to maximise the value and effectiveness of evaluation and research to the Fund and the sector.

As the Data Insights, Research, Impact and Evaluation Manager you will provide expert guidance across the Fund on evaluation, research and impact. You will bring your expertise to design, commission and manage external evaluation and research contracts, testing new approaches and ways of working. You will work in partnership with Knowledge and Learning colleagues to develop evidence utilisation. You will hold relationships with external suppliers and develop a wide network in the sector influencing stakeholders at all levels. 



The Big Lottery Fund is the largest distributor of National Lottery funding.

We award grants to projects and activities that make communities stronger and more vibrant, and that are led by the people who live in them.

In 2016/17 we awarded over £700 million (including 10,000 grants under £10,000), supporting charities, community groups, and people with great ideas, local or national, large or small.



As the Data Insights, Research, Impact and Evaluation Manager you will have the following skills and experience:

You may have been promoted through our internal career paths having showcased your skills and leadership abilities or alternatively may come from an external field. Either way, you’ll need to demonstrate your experience and qualifications in these areas:

  • Demonstrable academic understanding of evaluation design and methodology with experience of implementing complex evaluations.
  • Demonstrable academic understanding of both qualitative and quantitative social research methodologies and techniques.
  • Experience of designing tenders, commissioning evaluations and of managing external research/evaluation consultants.
  • Excellent numerical, statistical and analytical skills with proven ability and experience of using these to analyse data and write concise clear and compelling analysis.
  • Project management experience.
  • Excellent communications skills. Ability to influence stakeholders at all levels. Proven ability to present complex information to a generalist audience.



We seek to develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development opportunities.

We offer a wide range of generous benefits including:

  • Generous annual leave and company pension scheme
  • Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance, taking into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals
  • Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket and cycle to work loans
  • Paid volunteering leave

We are an equal opportunities employer and celebrate the diversity of our staff. We positively encourage applications from individuals regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We also offer opportunities for part-time employment. We welcome applicants who can speak a second language.



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Candidates will be required to complete an online application form and the details will be emailed over separately. Please keep an eye out for our email.


This vacancy is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund

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