Evaluation and Impact Lead

British Heart Foundation
Health, Medicine & Well Being, IT & Communication Technology, Project Management
Salary Details
£43,000 - £46,000 p/a + benefits
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Are you an analytical expert with a strong understanding of applied evaluation methodologies?

Job Description

We’re recruiting an Evaluation and Impact Lead to help the British Heart Foundation (BHF) undertake comprehensive and meaningful evaluation, learn from its evaluative activity and demonstrate the impact we have for people living with heart and circulatory disease.
As our Evaluation and impact Lead you'll be passionate about the difference high quality evaluation and analysis can make, leading on the development of evaluation approaches for our programmes of work and health focussed partnerships.

You’ll ensure that all programmes of work are supported and able to demonstrate their performance and impact against agreed programme objectives. You’ll do this by leading a small team to commission or designing evaluation approaches, creating bespoke tools for analysis where appropriate, and supporting BHF teams to effectively measure and tell the story of their outcomes and impact.   

You’ll bring to bear your knowledge of the best available social research methods ensuring they are utilised appropriately and be able to marry the ‘bigger picture’ with the technical know-how necessary to see projects through from start to finish.
Our Insights and Impact team is a critical part of the BHF’s Medical directorate, supporting teams within the directorate to influence senior decision-makers in government, health, social care, and industry to ensure CVD is a priority area, and that policy and legislation benefits those at risk of, and living with, CVD.  
Working arrangements

This is a dual location role, with your working time split between your home and approximately once a month at our London Office. This will allow us to unlock our best work for our cause, blending the best of home and office working.

We are open to considering applications from candidates interested in working part time, 4 days a week.
Here at the BHF we understand that you might need a little help balancing your work and home life. Many of our people work flexibly in many different ways. Please feel free to talk to us about the flexibility you may need; we’re happy to explore what’s possible for you and the role, including part time and flexible working opportunities.

About you

With an advanced social science degree, or equivalent, you’ll have a strong understanding of applied evaluation methodologies. 

You’ll have experience as an evaluation practitioner, impact analyst, or similar role in a large, complex organisation, with associated technical skills in common methodologies and tools.
With excellent communication skills you'll be able to lead complicated conversations with ease, able to frame problems and develop solutions in a logical fashion.
You'll have previous experience of effective stakeholder and contract management, ideally in a ‘customer’ facing context able to build strong working relationships with key contacts within the organisation and with its partners. 

You’ll have a ‘can-do’, supportive attitude, able to embrace and deal with ambiguity and complexity and be open to creativity in helping to bring about effective change. With strong collaboration and consultative skills, you’ll be able to support a team with a range of professional backgrounds and experience.

What can we offer you?

Our Career Academy provides you with support, inspiration, and opportunities to help you unlock your full potential. 

Our generous staff benefits include:

  •  30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  •  Private medical insurance
  •  Dental health cover
  •  Contribution towards gym membership
  •  Pension with employer contribution up to 10%
  •  Life assurance

We have been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for our Live Well. Work Well. Programme. Heart health is central to our mission, and that starts with you. We provide a programme of activities, opportunities, and guidance to inspire and support you to live a healthy and happy life, at home and at work.

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory basic DBS check. 

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer and ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, the BHF will use anonymous CV software as part of the application journey. 

To apply: Click the apply link to be transferred to our recruitment site where you can download the full job description and apply online. To help us to manage our advertising resources, please mention Ethical Jobseeker in your application. 

Company Description

At the British Heart Foundation, we are focused on the urgent need to fund more research into heart and circulatory diseases like heart diseases, stroke, vascular dementia and the conditions that cause them, to find answers fit for 21st century challenges. We are independent, have more than fifty years of breakthroughs under our belts and we won’t stop in funding life saving research.

We celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day. Diversity and Inclusion forms a main pillar in our People Experience Strategy. Our aim is for all of our colleagues and volunteers to bring their true self to work, so we can continue to fund life saving research.