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Evaluation and Impact Manager


Location:  Southampton Science Park, Chilworth
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date:  Friday 31 January 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1220919VB-R

We are looking for experienced Evaluation and Impact Managers to join our Research, Insight and Analysis Team. As an Evaluation and Impact Manager, you will support the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) by leading on the design and delivery of process and impact evaluation, and the identification and curation of key portfolios. Working collaboratively within and beyond the NIHR, you will provide advice and support to colleagues to improve understanding of evaluation, research impact and portfolio insight. The NIHR is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research and has a mission to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research, both in the UK and beyond.

Successful candidates will be experienced in the design and delivery of mixed-method evaluation; hold a degree in in a social science, health science or other relevant research methodology discipline; have effective project management skills, including strong quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills; will demonstrate strong communication skills and be able to work effectively and collaboratively within teams. We would welcome applications from those with experience of undertaking impact evaluation and from those with experience in community or international development.

We are looking to recruit the equivalent of two full-time equivalent members of staff.  We will consider applications on a full or part-time basis for up to 12 months, fixed term.  We would also welcome the opportunity to consider secondment opportunities (full or part-time) from those working in similar roles in other organisations. The Wessex Institute is committed to equal opportunities and gender balance in the workplace, and recognises that applicants may seek flexible working patterns which will be considered as part of the recruitment process. For further information including key benefits designed to help maintain and support employees' well-being and work-life balance, please see working with us. We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

NETSCC is based within the Wessex Institute. The Institute is a large and vibrant enterprise unit based at the University of Southampton’s Science Park, Chilworth, which is home to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC), funded by the Department of Health. The institute is within the University’s Faculty of Medicine and has a dedicated staff team focused on making a difference to patients and the public and providing research evidence to meet the needs of decision makers in health and social care. Our teams also comprise health research administrators, specialists in information management, finance, contracting, public and patient involvement and communications. The University Science Park offers a pleasant, spacious and green working environment, on-site childcare facilities, coffee shop and good transport access, including a regular commuter bus link.

The University of Southampton is an institution in the top one per cent of world universities and has an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. The University offers excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional and friendly working environment.

For an informal discussion about these roles please contact Sarah Thomas (

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.  If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote vacancy reference number 1220919VB-R on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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