Evaluation Programme Manager

STFC - The Science and Technology Facilities Council - STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

About Us
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering.

About The Role
STFC funds research in particle and nuclear physics, astronomy and space science, manages UK membership of international science organisations including the European particle physics laboratory CERN and the European Southern Observatory (ESO), and operates large research facilities in Oxfordshire, Cheshire, Scotland and Hampshire with a significant focus on new R&D in cutting edge technologies and engineering.

The Strategy, Planning and Communications Directorate brings together the core functions that are needed to help the organisation shape, communicate and monitor our national and international strategic agenda.  The Directorate is responsible for developing a coherent set of national and international strategies, translating those ambitions into a co-ordinated and coherent set of policies and plans, aligning key internal and external messages to support our position, coordinating stakeholder and international activity to deliver an effective influencing platform for both STFC and UK science and proactively shaping the external environment to strengthen STFC’s reputation.

Within the Directorate the Corporate Strategy and Impact (CSI) team plays a key role in supporting STFC’s Executive Board in all aspects of the organisation’s corporate responsibilities including responding to BEIS policy and reform, corporate strategy, output and impact evaluation and organisational performance. 

You will be part of a team which manages STFC’s impact and evaluation processes, playing a key role in demonstrating the economic and societal benefits from investment in research.

Duties of the role will include:

  • managing key projects which evaluate STFC’s programmes in response to Government requirements, particularly impact evaluation and benefits realisation projects
  • management of STFC’s response to the BEIS annual evaluation plan, working with colleagues across the organisation to ensure all key projects have a monitoring and evaluation plan for the lifetime of the project
  • ensure lessons learned from impact evaluation projects are implemented into appropriate operations activities, working in collaboration with those facilities and programmes to ensure value added
  • ownership, development and communication of STFC’s evaluation framework and strategy, reflecting current Government priorities and best practice.

Personal Skills and Attributes
It is essential that you are educated to degree level, or equivalent, with relevant experience. A scientific or economics degree would be an advantage. Proven experience of operating in an evaluation role, experience of benefits realisation and/or economic impact methodologies would be beneficial to the role. It is essential that you have experience of researching, writing and communicating complex reports and documentation, particularly the ability to communicate a range of complex issues in a concise and accessible style to different specialist and non-specialist audiences as well as having the ability to work on own initiative and with a high degree of autonomy together with the capability to work well within a team as projects demand.

To Apply

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc234469_6769.aspx

All applications for this role must be submitted by 31st October 2016.

Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000.

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