Date Added: 29 May 2019
: 24 June 2019
Job Title: Evaluation Manager (Maternity Cover)
Working For: Education Endowment Foundation
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement for children aged 3 to 18. The EEF was set up in 2011 by The Sutton Trust, as lead charity in partnership with Impetus Trust (now part of Impetus–The Private Equity Foundation), with a £125m founding grant from the Department for Education. The EEF and Sutton Trust are together the government-designated What Works Centre for improving education outcomes for school-aged children. You can find out more through our website: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/
The EEF works towards its mission by:
- Identifying and funding promising educational projects that address the needs of disadvantaged children in primary and secondary schools in England;
- Evaluating these innovations to extend and secure the evidence on what works and can be made to work at scale;
- Encouraging schools, government, charities, and others to apply evidence and adopt innovations found to be effective.
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. The EEF then commissions an evaluation, largely using randomised controlled trials, to build on and extend the existing evidence.
The Evaluation Manager will work in a small, focussed team responsible for commissioning robust, cost-effective evaluations of EEF-funded projects, and for monitoring and supporting the contracted research groups to ensure that they are delivered to a high standard. This will include working closely with grantees, other members of the EEF and the EEF’s panel of evaluators to understand the practical issues involved in delivering evaluations and finding solutions to issues that arise.
You can find a full job description and person specification on our website: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/about/vacancies/evaluation-manager/
Our Privacy Notice for job applicants is also on our website: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Grantee_guide_and_EEF_policies/Privacy_notice_-_EEF_Job_Applicants_Updated_100419.pdf
Closing Date: 24 June 2019
The deadline for applications is 5pm on the closing date. Initial interviews will be held in London on 2nd July 2019. We will not appoint prior to the closing date.
Please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your covering letter should be no more than two sides of A4 and should outline why you are interested in this position and how you meet the criteria linked, drawing on specific examples.