ImpactEd is an award-winning social enterprise that exists to help evaluate, understand and improve impact in education.
In our education system, we invest huge amounts of time, money and energy in different programmes and interventions to improve outcomes for pupils. Yet far too often, we don’t know what is working – and what isn’t. We exist to address this evaluation deficit, helping schools and those working with them to better understand what is working to make a difference to the lives of young people. We do this through a combination of hands-on partnership, training and consultancy, and our digital platform which makes monitoring and evaluation quicker, easier and more effective.
Since being founded in 2017, we have grown rapidly. In 2018, we won the Teach First Innovation Award; in 2019, our work was profiled by the Department for Education and we were finalists in the Education Resources Awards. We now reach over 60,000 young people annually and have launched a new partnership with Big Change to support our vision to achieve system-wide change. We are a small, dedicated and growing team committed to maximising social impact: a mix of former teachers, academic researchers and software developers, our work is overseen by a Board with significant experience of social entrepreneurship, third sector leadership and educational improvement.
We work with both schools and other education organisations such as charities and universities (our ‘impact partners’). This role is a new opportunity to manage our growing number of impact partnerships, working with a range of organisations aiming to improve the life chances of children.
Having grown significantly in recent months, we are looking for a candidate who can design, deliver and consult on evaluation partnerships with these impact partners. In particular, you will help our partners to develop their approaches to monitoring and evaluation, and conduct independent impact assessments of a number of educational programmes and interventions.
The role will involve hands-on partnership management to deliver educational impact. For example, in the last few months, we have supported Oak National Academy to develop their evaluation strategy while delivering 20 million online lessons during lockdown, and helped Yes Futures to assess the impact of their new approach to supporting young people’s personal development and wellbeing. At the same time, you will also contribute more widely across the organisation, improving our processes and helping us to work towards our objectives as a team.
We are looking for some of the following attributes, though you might be more experienced in some areas than others:
- Understanding and experience of the UK education system
- Experience of partnership management, particularly in relation to programme delivery or consultancy roles
- Research and evaluation experience, particularly in education or youth work
- Experience of data analysis, report writing and translating complex findings into actionable insights
As well as this, you are likely to be most successful in the role if you:
- Communicate clearly and persuasively, both written and verbally. In particular, you will have an eye for how we can communicate messy realities in clear formats that enable partners to take action.
- Are detail-oriented, analytical and happy to spend time reviewing research literature or scrutinising data
- Share our intellectual curiosity and desire to learn rapidly
- Are entrepreneurial and solution-focused: you can think on your feet, and adapt to change
- Agile and flexible working: responsive management, flexible hours, work from home options
- Personal excellence: we invest significantly in professional development, including an external mentor for every staff member, an individual CPD budget, and formal and informal training and support
- Ownership: we encourage staff to think about how they can benefit the organisation as a whole, regardless of their role, and provide people with the autonomy and support they need to do that effectively
The application deadline is Monday 5th October at 9am. We expect to hold the majority of first-round interviews in the week beginning 5th October, and second-round interviews the following week. Please note that we will review applications regularly as they come in, so early applications are strongly encouraged.
For further details: see the full job description at: https://impacted.org.uk/careers
To apply: To apply, please visit our website: Impact Partnerships Officer
|Job Category||Social Enterprise|
|Salary||£28,000 - £34,000 dependent on experience|
|Deadline||Monday 5th October at 9am|
|Location||London - with some work from home options|