Senior Impact and Evaluation Officer - Chance to Shine Foundation - Salary £28,000 - £30,000 per annum - Closing date 24 October 2021
The Oval, Kennington Oval, London, UK
Job Title – Senior Impact and Evaluation Officer
Department – Impact and Evaluation
Salary - £28,000 - £30,000 per annum depending on experience
Contract Type – Fixed term, 12 months (maternity leave cover), full time (37.5 hours per week)
Benefits - 8% non-contributary pension, private medical healthcare, life insurance, 25 days annual leave FTE (with additional non-contractual time at Christmas when the office is closed), season ticket loan scheme
Location – Flexible: London Office, The Kia Oval / remote
Reporting to – Head of Impact and Evaluation
Closing Date – 24/10/2021
1. Background Chance to Shine is a national charity that aims to give all children the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket. We believe that our programmes can support the physical, personal, mental and social wellbeing of the 600,000 children that we work with every year.
Chance to Shine Schools programme has introduced five million state school children to cricket over the last 15 years. 84% of the teachers we surveyed agreed their pupils had developed a positive attitude towards physical activity through taking part. 82% saw their pupils increase in confidence and teamworking skills.
Chance to Shine Street was set up to reach young people in disadvantaged areas. Street is a fast, fun, free and exciting version of cricket requiring limited equipment. The programme engages more than 5,000 young people each year across 200 projects. 66% of our participants are from the 30% most deprived areas of England and 81% are from ethnically diverse communities.
As a charity, we need to understand who takes part in our programmes and whether we have helped to improve their lives. This is the role of the Impact and Evaluation team. We closely monitor our programmes and carry out research with thousands of teachers, children and young people through surveys, focus groups and interviews. We analyse data, write reports and bring it all to life in our annual impact report.
2. Purpose of the Role Working in the Impact and Evaluation team, the Senior Impact and Evaluation Officer will support and lead on research projects with thousands of teachers, coaches, children, young people and families. They will play an important role in monitoring Chance to Shine programmes. They will work directly with the Head of Impact and Evaluation and Research Administrative Assistant, while also working closely with the Operations and Fundraising teams. As an example, recent work has included: longitudinal telephone interviews with parents/carers of Street participants to understand the impact of Covid-19 on their family; summarising participant demographic data to support a Trust and Foundations funding application; designing a start/end of programme survey for those taking part in our Secondary Girls Leadership programme. This role does not require an understanding of cricket but does require an interest in supporting young people to develop their physical, personal, social and mental wellbeing.
3. Key Responsibilities
Monitoring of Chance to Shine programmes
The Senior Impact and Evaluation Officer plays a key role in the collection, quality assurance and use of monitoring information. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Lead on regular data quality checks: develop quality assurance indicators, interrogate the accuracy of data and work with the Operations team to communicate improvements needed to delivery partners.
• Lead on regular KPI reporting: design and compile half-termly KPI reports, work with and support the Operations team to understand delivery partner progress against plans, support the Fundraising team to communicate programme delivery information to funders.
• Support the management of the digital monitoring system: design reports, develop guidance materials and respond to data requests from within the organisation. Impact research and evaluation Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Carry out fieldwork and analysis: recruit and co-ordinate research participants, run surveys, conduct interviews and focus groups, carry out literature reviews, carry out qualitative and quantitative analysis.
• Lead bespoke research and evaluation projects from end-to-end: develop theory of change and logic models, design evaluation frameworks and research tools, project manage fieldwork.
• Disseminate research and evaluation findings: write and present reports and case studies to internal and external audiences.
• Support all departments across Chance to Shine, in particular Fundraising, in making the case for external investment in our work. Within this, lead in supporting the Trust and Foundations Manager to incorporate impact findings into reports and design evaluation frameworks for specific partnerships.
• Support delivery partners to develop high quality case studies.
4. Key relationships
• Chief Executive and the Chance to Shine senior management team
• Operations, Fundraising, Finance, PR & Communications teams
• ECB and County Cricket Boards
• Sport England
5. Skills, knowledge & personal competencies
The job holder should be able to demonstrate the following:
• A passion for improving children and young people’s lives; an interest in young people’s physical, personal, mental and social wellbeing.
• Confidence with numbers, cleaning and organising data.
• Highly organised and excellent attention to detail.
• Clear written communication skills
• An effective and enthusiastic team player
• Willingness to learn new skills on the job
• Enthusiasm to embrace Chance to Shine values: inspiring, ambitious, passionate, inclusive and fun.
6. Experience & qualifications
• Experience of using Excel or similar packages to clean, summarise and carry out descriptive analysis of quantitative data.
• Experience of carrying out research with people e.g. survey design, focus groups and interviews.
• Experience of reporting on quantitative and qualitative research
• Experience of producing clear written communication
• Experience of working or carrying out research with children, young people or teachers