Peer-led Evaluation Coordinator

  • Reference SJ-POJ-211124-01
  • Remuneration £24,276 - £35,844
  • Role/TypeFixed Term/Part Time
  • Locationremote home-based working with travel

£24,276 - £32,844 outside M25 (pro rata); £27,276 - £35,844 inside M25 (pro rata) + excellent benefits
Hours flexible between 21-35 hours per week (open to a wide range of flexible working options).
Fixed-term until 31 March 2023
Blended work – remote home-based working with travel to St Giles offices across the UK (London, Midlands, Yorkshire, East of England, North Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland)

Job Summary
Are you a driven, dynamic and highly organised individual with expertise in evaluation & research, lived experience of disadvantage and an understanding of the value of lived experience in local service design, delivery, and evaluation? Do you have experience of managing or coordinating a team effectively to deliver activities in many different places at once?

St Giles’ unique peer advisor programme is at the heart of all our work, and our NLCF-funded Peer Advisor Network (PAN) delivers this from seven locations in the UK, driving positive change for peer advisors, clients, and local organisations. Our ultimate goal is to embed lived experience at the heart of commissioning, design, delivery and evaluation of local services and support.

We are seeking a Peer-led Evaluation Coordinator who is passionate about making this happen. Our peer-led evaluation initiative is our latest step taking peer-led influence and action to a new level, and you will be key to its success

About St Giles Trust
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.

About this exciting opportunity
This multi-faceted role will see our Peer-led Evaluation Coordinator focus on ensuring peer evaluators are recruited, inducted and on-boarded effectively, as well as coordinating training attendance.

You will Line manage peer evaluators, overseeing first-line quality assurance of outputs, plus offer support to peer evaluators, including assessing their needs and strengths and responding to queries. You will also act as point of contact in managing the relationship between peer evaluators and independent evaluation partners and work closely with colleagues from the Quality and Training Development teams to identify skills development needs. Designing accessible, easily-used evaluation materials and tools where opportunities arise is also a key duty.

What we are looking for:
• Expertise in evaluation and research with an understanding of commonly-used methods and tools
• Strong understanding of the value of lived experience in local service design, delivery, and evaluation
• Experience of supporting and developing people with lived experience to gain new skills and deliver high quality professional services or research and evaluation activities
• Sound knowledge of evaluation and research methods and an excellent relationship manager
• Knowledge of the issues faced by project participants with multiple and complex needs
• Excellent IT, interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
• A flexible, proactive and professional approach to your work

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, childcare vouchers, season ticket loan and much more.

For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button, or
email hr@stgilestrust.org.uk for an application form.

Closing date: 11pm Sunday 12th December, 2021. Interview date: Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th December 2021.

St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.

Peer-led Evaluation Coordinator

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