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Evaluation Manager (FTC)

Education Endowment Foundation

Location: London
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 DOE
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd December 2022
Closes: 2nd February 2023
Job Ref: EM112022

Fixed Term Contract to min August 2024 max August 2025
London (hybrid working with a minimum 1 day per week office based)

The Role

High quality research and evaluation is at the heart of the EEF’s work. The EEF looks for projects with evidence that they have potential to raise attainment. We then commission an evaluation, largely using randomised controlled trials, to build on and extend the existing evidence. The EEF’s approach to evaluation is described in more detail here: Process and people | EEF (educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk).

The Evaluation Managers will be primarily be working on evaluations related to our Accelerator Fund work, which is funded by the Department for Education to improve school access to evidence-informed programmes that have the potential to raise pupil attainment in maths and literacy.

The Organisation

The Education Endowment Foundation is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and education achievement. We do this by supporting schools, nurseries and colleges to improve teaching and learning for two- to 18-year-olds through better use of evidence.

About You

- A commitment to the aims of the EEF and a genuine interest in the education sector
- Understanding of technical aspects of evaluation methodologies (randomised controlled trials, non-experimental designs, choice of outcome measurement, implementation and process evaluations, etc.) and an ability to identify high quality evaluation plans and reports
- An ability to manage relationships and communicate with practitioners, academics and policy-makers
- An ability to work flexibly and proactively in a small, ambitious organisation
- A degree in an education, economics, policy, statistics, data science, sciences or health-related subject
- Experience in delivering or commissioning quantitative evaluation projects in education, health, or another related field
- Experience of working in a busy environment and managing multiple demands
- Organised and methodical approach, with excellent project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Able to work independently with strong attention to detail and commitment to fact checking own work
- An ability to work closely across various teams i.e. Programmes
- Initiative and curiosity to quickly understand the EEFs' activities and independently solve problems
- Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, with a track record of communicating complex information to a variety of audiences

The Benefits

- Salary of £40,000-£50,000 DOE
- 27 days’ holiday a year and 2 Festive Season closure days (plus 8 bank holidays)
- Pension scheme matched with 5% employer contributions
- Flexible start and end working times
- Flexible working opportunities
- Life insurance cover
- Interest-free season ticket loan and cycle scheme
- Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave pay
- Confidential access to Employee Assistance Programme

All EEF staff are subject to a check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The level of check which will apply shall be an “Enhanced” level check.


If you’re interested in this position, please attach your CV and a supporting statement. Your supporting statement should address the following points:

Why you want to work in the Evaluation Team at the Education Endowment Foundation.

Your experience of undertaking and/or supporting evaluations – particularly any experience with randomised controlled trials, pilots and process evaluations.

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