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Reference: 70465

Date Added: 28 March 2019
Closing Date: 1 May 2019

Job Title: Associate Director, Research and Evaluation

Working For: Ambition Institute

Location: Newcastle, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Leeds

Salary: £38,000 per annum + £3,000 LW (if applicable)

Job Details

This is an key and exciting role within our organisation. You will lead the Business Development team and have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the delivery of new products and services. You will ensure the organisation has the market information it needs to meet our mission effectively. This role will be offered on a 6 month fixed term contract.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • A strong commitment to education, the non-profit sector and raising the aspirations, achievements and life chances of all children
  • Previous experience managing multiple, competing demands
  • Demonstrated experience in a previous role using own initiative and working with high levels of autonomy
  • Ability to seek and clarify detail
  • Outstanding attention to detail and organisational skills to ensure work is completed to a high standard and to a deadline
  • Ability to clearly explain procedures
  • Ability to manage sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills, with the ability to translate that into effective recommendations
  • Strong conceptual thinker, with a flexible and creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple levels in a matrix organisation, working in a fast-moving environment, adapting to change and managing a complex brief
  • Effective and confident communicator (verbal and in writing) with individuals at all levels, with the credibility to advise, challenge and hold to account senior stakeholders

Our Offer

We are happy to be able to offer you:

  • Agile working - a dynamic and flexible internal culture that gives employees control over the way they work and supports wellbeing
  • A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus bank holidays
  • A generous employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% NI rebate)
  • Competitive salaries rates and life assurance
  • Access to an interest free season ticket and bike loans, as well as eyecare vouchers
  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides confidential support for employees on personal or work-related matters.
  • A robust learning and development offer that ensures your continuous professional development

Closing Date: 1 May 2019

Interview/Start Dates

w/c 22 April 2019 and w/c 29 April 2019

Application Details


Website: http://www.ambition.org.uk

Additional Notes