Monitoring and Evaluation Manager - Access Sport CIO - Salary c. £30,000 - £40,000 FTE dependant on experience - Closing date 22 August 2022

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  • Flexible. Option to be linked to Access Sport’s London, Bristol or Manchester offices, with flexibility to work from home. Will also involve project site visits across the country, particularly Sheffield and Manchester
  • Jul 29, 2022
Full time, permanent

Job Description

Interview date1 September 2022Job DescriptionWe are looking to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation Manager to lead Access Sport’s monitoring and evaluation activity, as well as our wider research related activity.
This is a new role within the organisation and the post holder will have the opportunity to shape a new, sector leading, approach to impact
monitoring, evaluation, and reporting.
Any new approach will need to take account of both existing and future
partner and supporter requirements, whilst also helping to inform the
ongoing development of our varied activities during a period of growth.
Working closely with our Delivery Team, as well as the Fundraising &
Communications Team, the post holder’s ultimate goal is to help us to
deliver our stated vision, mission, and objectives, as detailed our 2022-2025 growth strategy ‘Stand for Inclusion’.
• Review, shape, develop and lead Access Sport’s impact monitoring
and evaluation work as well as other research activity.
• Align monitoring and evaluation activity to our new five-year growth
strategy targets and annual milestones, with a focus on the four key
benefits on which we focus (see growth strategy).
• Work closely with the wider Access Sport team, as well as partner
clubs and organisations, to embed a consistent and robust approach
to data collection across our varied activities.
• Oversee all aspects of our qualitative and quantitative research work,
including surveys, workshops and panels, from design through to
implementation and reporting.
• Manage relationships with external evaluation partners e.g. Universities or research agencies.
• Lead on the development of engaging and accessible internal and
external storytelling and impact reporting for key partners, supporters and trustees, including production of an overarching annual impact report and other communication materials.
• Build inclusion practices into our monitoring, evaluation and research
activity and promote good practice across our system partners.
• Inform the research, monitoring and evaluation aspects of our varied
funding applications, promoting a standardised approach wherever
• Contribute to sector research undertaken by our national partner
organisations including, for example, Activity Alliance and the Sport
for Development Coalition.
• Maintain an up to date understanding of best practice in impact
monitoring and evaluation within the sports, sport for development and charity sectors.
• Contribute to research activity as part of Access Sport’s System
Change consultancy/ advisory work.
• Support the monitoring and evaluation of Access Sport’s EDI action
plan, which may include occasional internal organisational surveys and consulting with external partners.
• Support other ad hoc organisation wide research to support internal
process improvements and governance.
Person specification
Skills/ experience
• Considerable experience in a research related role, including the
management of research processes from concept through to delivery
and reporting, is essential.
• In-depth understanding and experience of both qualitative and
quantitative research methodologies, is essential, as is awareness of
current best practice in impact monitoring, evaluation and research.
• Charity impact monitoring and evaluation experience is desirable, as
is experience in the sports/ physical activity sector.
• Experience of working with partner organisations and outside
agencies/ universities on evaluation projects.
• Excellent writing, presenting and story-telling skills with an ability to
clearly communicate research findings to different audiences (trusts/
foundations, national organisations, corporate partners, individual donors).
• Experience of working collaboratively with multiple teams across an
• Strong attention to detail.
• Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly PowerPoint.
• Experience or willingness to develop expertise in using data
processing and visualisation packages such as Power BI and ArcGIS.
• Experience in using online survey software such as Survey Monkey.
• Experienced in using third party impact reporting tools (we currently
use UpShot, for example).
Personal attributes
• Strong attention to detail, analytical and an excellent communicator.
• Enthusiasm, energy and willingness to meet challenging demands and work to deadlines.
• Self-motivated and able to use initiative.
• A collaborative team player with an ability to motivate colleagues.
• A passion for Access Sport’s cause and commitment to diversity and
• Innovative and able to adapt to emerging challenges and opportunities.
In order to work effectively in a changing environment, flexibility is
required from the post-holder. Any other tasks that may be requested
will be at the same level of responsibility and terms and conditions of
employment. The role will require some travel for partner meetings,
conferences and to different Access Sport offices, as well as occasional unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.
Equal opportunities
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. Access Sport is committed to creating an inclusive culture, through fostering a diverse workforce where everyone feels like they belong, differences are valued, and everyone can reach their potential.
We are actively seeking to diversify and to create a workplace that is
welcoming for all, ensuring that our workforce is representative of wider society and the communities we support.
Background checks
As this role may, at times, involve working in a regulated environment
with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory
background checks which includes a criminal record check with the
Disclosure and Barring Service and two references.