Key tasks:Support the delivery of a portfolio of evaluation projects, working collaboratively with other evaluation specialists across the organisation.Support with evaluation planning, including the development of Theory of Change.Undertake project management to ensure we meet deadlines, manage resources, and provide support as required.Provide critical feedback and quality assurance on evaluation outputs.To lead our dedicated SharePoint site to support capability building in evaluation across Natural England.To support the delivery of a programme of capability building.To play a lead role in management of evaluation resources including our internal Evaluation SharePoint online site.To collect and analyse relevant data to feed into evaluation processes, including undertaking primary research (e.g. quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods) in line with our Evidence Standard.To support organisational learning and improvement to strategy and delivery through the application of evaluation evidence.
Specialist Skills and KnowledgeA good understanding of the value and purpose of evaluation in driving change and improvement.Experience of working across virtual teams working with colleagues in evidence, strategy and delivery.The ability to provide support to a programme of work through planning and organising a complex range of activities.Able to quickly get to grips with new technology (including SharePoint and MS Teams) to support evaluation projects.Knowledge of theory of change and how it can be applied to inform evaluation planning and project management.Ability to coordinate across internal teams and external contractors when managing projects.
How to ApplyWe'll assess you against the competencies below during the selection process. When completing the application form you should present relevant examples using the STAR format. STAR stands for:• Situation• Task• Action• ResultExamples should be given in no more than 250 words for each competency. Please ensure you read the Candidate Information Pack before you begin completing the application form.
We may use a reserve list of candidates who pass at interview for any future opportunities that arise at the same grade in Natural England where similar skills are necessary.