Impact Evaluation Worker

Salford Community and Voluntary Services

Eccles, Salford, Greater Manchester
£25,951 (pay award pending)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 0161 787 7795 Simon Robinson

Reference: G/IEW

Closing date: Wednesday, 6th June 2018  

Since 2014 Salford CVS has been awarding c.£1m p.a. in grants to Salford VCSE organisations. During this period we have been able to gain a real understanding of the strengths and weaknesses in our sector in terms of their ability to be able to demonstrate the differences their funded work is making – particularly in terms of outcomes and longer-term impact.

Over the next two years Salford CVS will be awarding in the region of £2.5m worth of grants to the VCSE sector in Salford. Evaluating delivery and being able to demonstrate the impact of this investment is absolutely integral to our funding programme. We are therefore looking to recruit a highly experienced Impact Evaluation Worker to lead this work.

The post-holder will progress the refinement and implementation of the evaluation and impact framework for the grants and investments we award. This will include:

  • Providing the Grants Team and wider organisation with advice, guidance and support in all aspects of capturing and reporting of project outcomes and impact,
  • Raising awareness and provide training for VCSE organisations about monitoring and evaluation techniques, tools and measuring social value, embedding their use in projects funded via Salford CVS
  • Providing tailored advice, guidance and 1-2-1 mentoring support in order to enable VCSE groups to develop internal systems that enable them to demonstrate their social impact
  • Gathering, analysing and interpreting both quantitative data and qualitative information

In order to support the development of priorities for funding and criteria for grants and investments the post-holder will have an understanding of the issues affecting the VCSE sector in Salford and of the current health and social care challenges and opportunities. They will work closely with the Salford CVS’ Grants, Development and Admin teams, and collaboratively with the Centre for Local Economic Studies (CLES) and Voluntary Sector North West (VSNW).

Our chosen candidate will be a confident communicator with experience of translating the evaluation needs of funders to grant-receiving organisations. They will thrive within a small and dynamic team environment, whilst supporting a wide variety of projects concurrently.

The Impact Evaluation Worker will possess the ability to gather information and enable grant recipients to identify meaningful outcomes for reporting to a variety of stakeholders, including our funders. Underpinning this they will be able to communicate with people from a range of backgrounds in a sensitive and supportive way.

You’ll need to be able to work flexibly and on your own initiative to meet the needs and demands of the VCSE sector and our public sector partners.

You will preferably also have some experience of project management.

This experience, knowledge, understanding and skills will enable you to provide a high quality service to and with Salford VCSE organisations.

This is a crucial role for Salford CVS and we are looking for someone who can hit the ground running to help us deliver this aspect of our work.

Are you the person we are looking for?

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This vacancy closes at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 6th June 2018. Please note late applications will not be accepted. Your completed application form and equal opportunities form should be returned by one of the following methods:

Email: Please email There is no need to post an additional copy. If successful at shortlisting stage you will be asked to sign your application form at interview.

Post: Recruitment, Salford CVS, The Old Town Hall, 5 Irwell Place, Eccles, Salford, M30 0FN.

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