Evaluation & Research Officer

Organisation Youth Sport Trust

Location Loughborough

Hours of Work Full time (up to 12 months fixed term contract)

Salary & Benefits £28,000 - £30,000

Closing Date 29 January

JOB DESCRIPTION

For 20 years The Youth Sport Trust (YST) has worked to improve the lives the young people through the power of sport. We create, develop and deliver programmes and initiatives that improve health, attendance, academic achievement and raise whole-school standards, equipping all young people with skills for life.

We are now establishing a new Research and Insight Hub which will be responsible for positioning the YST as the leading authority on youth sport, PE and physical activity. This is where your skills and experience are needed as Evaluation & Research Officer.

Working closely with colleagues you will monitor and evaluate activities to ensure that we can effectively evidence our reach and impact. This will involve engaging with project delivery teams to ensure there are robust systems in place to evaluate projects. You will manage the delivery of high quality evaluations by undertaking both qualitative and quantitative research projects as well as compiling research briefs and overseeing the work of external research partners. You will also ensure results are effectively communicated to internal and external stakeholders. Important too will be the ability to use insight to support continuous improvement across the organisation.

With strong project management skills and extensive experience of primary research techniques and methodologies, you are familiar with carrying out literature reviews and secondary data analysis. Used to undertaking evaluations you will have scoped, commissioned and managed evaluation and research projects. Comfortable sourcing data on the internet and in professional publications you will also be effective at presenting information in an accessible way that is appropriate to the audience. Knowledge of the principles of effective questionnaire design and research methodologies as well as an understanding of research ethics and data protection will be needed too.

If you have the skills to support our work and share our passionate belief in the benefits of sport for young people we would like to hear from you.

Applications should be made using the online Youth Sport Trust application form. For further details and access to the online form please visit http://jobs.youthsporttrust.org and click on the appropriate vacancy. 

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