• Vacancy Reference Number
    664
  • End Date:
    28 Jul 2024 at 23:59
  • All Departments
    Public Health
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    £54,135 - £57,177 (PO6)
  • Contract Type
    Fixed Term
  • Additional Contract details
    4 years
  • Hours Per Week
    35
  • Working Pattern
    Full time

About The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated evaluation specialist to join our dynamic Evidence Islington team.

Evidence Islington is a NIHR-funded Health Determinants Research Collaboration that aims to improve how local authorities gather, link and use evidence to inform decision-making and practice, with a particular focus on wider determinants of health (e.g. housing, environment). 

This initiative is a collaboration between Islington council, Healthwatch Islington, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London. We are curious, collaborative and committed to producing efficient, effective and timely evidence to inform policy and practice, and to meaningful engagement with residents and VCS organisations throughout our work. 

This role will involve leading outcome evaluations and applied research studies, as well as supporting, mentoring and advising other staff to develop and conduct evidence reviews, identify gaps, craft answerable evaluation questions, design, conduct, analyse, interpret and present findings.

We are looking for someone with:

  • substantial knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods and experience conducting outcome evaluations, applied research and primary data collection (i.e. surveys, interviews, focus group discussions, participatory methods);
  • an ability to advise colleagues with less experience in these areas;
  • experience writing successful proposals for external funding;
  • experience working in multi-disciplinary and cross-organisational teams;
  • strong communication skills. 

Following shortlisting, the selection process will involve an evaluation design task, a panel interview on the week of 12th August and review of a writing sample/previous outcome evaluation report.

To learn more about the role, contact Anne Buffardi, Head of Research ([email protected]) or Dalya Marks, Associate Professor ([email protected])

Working for the team, service and our organisation

Islington is a place rich with diversity and culture. As a council our sense of purpose couldn’t be clearer: we serve. It’s in the logo. We are committed to challenging inequality in the borough and as one of the largest employers we know that to look after the place and the planet, we have to look after our people. Together we can change the future.

We are determined to create a more equal Islington, where everyone who lives here has an equal chance to thrive. 

To do this, everyone who works at Islington Council lives by a set of values which guide us in everything that we do: collaborative, ambitious, resourceful, and empowering. They spell out ‘CARE’, which is what we think public service is all about. 

Watch our video to hear more about our mission and how you can help us achieve it from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz.

Recruitment information
 
It is the policy of Islington Council that no user of service, present or future employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of their sex, perceived or actual sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion or belief, age, creed, colour, nationality, national origin, ethnic origin, or disability, or on the grounds of their association with someone in one of these groups; nor is disadvantaged by any conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified. We welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates and acknowledge our responsibility to mitigate against racial discrimination. 
 
Islington Council operates a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria and we are committed to providing support to applicants who request reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process and throughout their career with us.
 
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
 
The post is subject to a qualifications check and 3 years referencing. 
 
Please note: Priority will be given to those at risk of redundancy within Islington Council. Current employees who are part of the redeployment pool must meet the essential criteria for shortlisting to be prioritised.

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