Evaluation and Impact Officer

Closing date: Mon Sep 21st

Location: Woodberry Down, Hackney

Salary: £23,187 (pro-rata) Spinal Point 9 Local Government Pay Points

Contract: 1 year (with possibility of extension) Hours: 14.5 (0.4, 2days)

Sector: Community Development

Evaluation and Impact Officer Job Description 

Manor House Development Trust are looking to recruit a part-time Evaluation and Impact Officer to work 2 days a week at MHDT’s hubs in Woodberry Down. Thisexciting job is for someone who loves research, evaluation and impact and values local community projects.The officer will support the improvement and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems and measuring the impact.

Role: Evaluation and Impact Officer 

Accountable to: Evaluation and Impact Manager; Project Manger 

Responsible for: Community Researchers / Research Assistants as necessary 

Location:  Woodberry Down, London  

Salary: £23,187 (pro-rata) Spinal Point 9 Local Government Pay Points 

Terms of Employment: 1 year (with possibility of extension)   

Hours: 14.5 (0.4, 2days) 

Holiday entitlement: 27 days and bank holidays (pro-rata)  

Probationary period: 6 months    

Primary objective: To co-ordinate and maintain effective systems for monitoring, evaluating and reporting the impact of all community projects based in Woodberry Down.

The role will include:

  • Working with Impact Manager to manage and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework across community development activities
  •  Working with staff and project facilitators to establish, and then periodically review, clearly defined and measurable outcomes for community project
  • Co-ordinating data collection on MHDT projects and working closely with project facilitators to ensure the regular and consistent collection of data
  • Conducting qualitative research including interviews and focus groups 
  • If applicable, co-ordinate community researchers to conduct fieldwork and data collection
  • Maintaining and overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of data on our CRM
  • On occasion, data entry and transcription of interview / focus group audios
  • Assist Impact Manager with analysis of data generated by monitoring and evaluation processes, and present information for delivery teams, managers and trustees that measures performance against agreed outcomes and targets Attend weekly team-meetings and monthly monitoring meetings
  • Co-ordinating steering groups and Theory of Change processes
  • Taking part in training to develop further skills needed
  • Producing impact reports that are suitable to a variety of different internal and external audiences.  

These duties are not exhaustive and may be changed due to research needs by the Impact Manager. This post may require occasional evening and weekend work.  

  • Training can be provided to successful applicants, however applicants should possess the following qualities:
  • Experience with evaluation techniques – defining evaluation questions, revealing assumptions, using a range of methods to collect and analyse data, drawing insightful conclusions and identifying implications for practice
  • Expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods 
  • Expertise in survey methodologies, including questionnaire design and sampling, and experience of managing survey fieldwork.
  • Ability to present information clearly, concisely and appropriately for an intended audience, both in writing and in person
  • Able to set own plans and priorities, and manage own workload to meet targets and timescales with high level of self-organisation and motivation
  • IT literate – able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint to a high standard and preferably have experience managing data on IT systems
  • Able to communicate with project design and delivery teams in order to describe and define aims and outcomes for evaluation
  • Knowledge of ethical issues for research and evaluation 
  • Ability to manage conflict, apply diplomacy, work independently and as part of a team
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field preferred
  • Preferably local to Woodberry Down, or based in North London 

If you wish to apply for this role please forward your CV, and supporting statement no more than two A4 size pages demonstrating how you meet the person’s specification above to:


Interviews to be held: Week commencing 5th October 2020 (TBC).