The Senior Evidence and Evaluation Officer will work in a dedicated Impact and Evidence team, working at the heart of Youth Futures Foundation – a certified What Works Centre. You will be crucial to Youth Futures’ ambition to hold the largest repository of robust evidence and evaluations of what works to support young people into good jobs. You will manage commissioned evaluations across multiple funding streams, including our flagship What Works Programme funding the highest quality evaluations of youth labour market interventions, systems change and employer funds.
The Senior Evidence and Evaluation Officer will support all aspects of the commissioning of Youth Futures evaluations, from design to dissemination. This will include: working closely with Youth Futures’ grants teams to ensure funded programmes are supported within the set-up phase; supporting grantees through their evaluation journey and ensuring that all evaluation and evidence outputs are consistently high quality and make clear, practical, and impactful recommendations for practice and policy. In addition, you will work collaboratively and creatively with other team members to develop new funding streams and independent projects in alignment with our organisational goals.
In this job, you will the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary, people-centred organisation working towards an ambitious and exciting mission. You will also have access to our expert advisory and evaluation panels, which are comprised of leading experts in the fields of evaluation, policy, and youth employment. As a part of a young organisation, you will be able to make your own mark on our strategy and have the potential to shape the future of youth employment policy and services.
In the Evidence and Evaluation team, we value the diverse attributes, skills and expertise of individual team members aiming to align methodological specialisms or subject or policy expertise to lead roles within the team. You will have a chance to build your areas of expertise while continuous learning on cutting-edge evaluation methods through our expert groups, training programmes and your team peers. If you have a passion for finding out how things work and why, we will support you to do this to best effect.