YPI Scotland

The Wood Foundation is recruiting for the role of a Learning and Evaluation Lead who will have responsibility for coordinating all learning and evaluation activities across the Developing Young People in Scotland (DYPS) portfolio.

Location Aberdeen
Contract Full Time
Pay Range £37-42,000
Closing Date Monday 13th May 2024

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that associated data and learning is shared to support the organisational commitment to learning and continuous improvement.
  • Supporting the creation of conditions for a reflective and learning organisational culture.
  • Collaborating closely with colleagues across organisation to support organisational commitment to continuous learning and improvement.
  • Providing support and guidance to programme teams on an individual programme level learning and evaluation frameworks.
  • Creating the necessary frameworks to capture and effectively measure the learning for each programme/area of investment.
  • Coordinating the procurement and supporting associated delivery of contracts for any external evaluation/research.
  • Supporting Programme Teams to embed any externally produced learning and evaluation frameworks into operational activities.
  • Preparing reports for internal and external audiences based upon data from learning and evaluation processes.
  • Identifying emergent challenges, trends and learning from investment activity.
  • Ensuring evidence is available to support consultation and policy responses.
  • Analysing and using outcome data to facilitate decision making, learning, and contributing to establishing good practice both internally and externally.
  • Identifying opportunities to disseminate learning, working closely with the Communications Manager.
  • Contributing towards the creation of communications outputs such as social media platforms.
  • Participating in external learning opportunities as appropriate to both share and gain knowledge.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • A degree level qualification, in a relevant Social Research discipline or related work area.
  • A strong understanding of UK GDPR legislation and best practice.
  • Strong numeracy, including an understanding of basic statistical analysis techniques.
  • Demonstrable experience of evaluating system change level activity.
  • Ability to think creatively, innovate and initiate.
  • Experience (or interest) in data visualisation and design.
  • Competence working with Microsoft Office 365 applications, particularly Sharepoint.

The full job description can be viewed here.