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Evaluation and Research Officer (up to 12 months fixed term contract)

  • Location: East Midlands
  • Organisation: Youth Sport Trust
  • Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum
  • Closing Date: 29 January 2019 | Strategy & Research

Evaluation and Research Officer (up to 12 months fixed term contract)

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 per annum

Location: Loughborough

For 20 years The Youth Sport Trust (YST) has worked to improve the lives the young people through the power of sport. We create, develop and deliver programmes and initiatives that improve health, attendance, academic achievement and raise whole-school standards, equipping all young people with skills for life.

We are now establishing a new Research and Insight Hub which will be responsible for positioning the YST as the leading authority on youth sport, PE and physical activity. This is where your skills and experience are needed as Evaluation & Research Officer.

Working closely with colleagues you will monitor and evaluate activities to ensure that we can effectively evidence our reach and impact. This will involve engaging with project delivery teams to ensure there are robust systems in place to evaluate projects. You will manage the delivery of high quality evaluations by undertaking both qualitative and quantitative research projects as well as compiling research briefs and overseeing the work of external research partners. You will also ensure results are effectively communicated to internal and external stakeholders. Important too will be the ability to use insight to support continuous improvement across the organisation.

With strong project management skills and extensive experience of primary research techniques and methodologies, you are familiar with carrying out literature reviews and secondary data analysis. Used to undertaking evaluations you will have scoped, commissioned and managed evaluation and research projects. Comfortable sourcing data on the internet and in professional publications you will also be effective at presenting information in an accessible way that is appropriate to the audience. Knowledge of the principles of effective questionnaire design and research methodologies as well as an understanding of research ethics and data protection will be needed too.

How to apply

If you have the skills to support our work and share our passionate belief in the benefits of sport for young people we would like to hear from you.  Please go to and complete an online application.

Youth Sport Trust positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality. 

Closing date for applications 10am on 29 January 2019

Interviews will take place on 6 February 2019 in Loughborough

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