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Evaluation Manager

Our role as the UK’s national strategic advisor for design is to champion the value of design and to build the evidence needed to support policymakers, industry, designers and the public to help design to thrive.  From our flagship Design Economy programme to our reports assessing the impact of our transformational design programmes for clients such as Network Rail and the NHS, our research has inspired around the world. Our research helps to shape national policy and programmes, and to build awareness of the value of design with the public.

With our current mission – Design for Planet – we are at the forefront of developing new evaluation and impact methodologies such as our Design Value Framework - to capture the wider social, environmental and economic value of design, and the role it can play in systems change.

We are now looking for a talented evaluation manager to lead on assessing the impact of our transformational design programmes; and support the delivery of our flagship Design Economy research programme and our annual report. They will help us to develop our value and impact frameworks to bring new approaches to assessing the wider value of design across placemaking, national infrastructure, social and business innovation. Supporting these sectors to address the climate and biodiversity crisis, and social and economic regeneration.

The ideal candidate will have a background in research and evaluation and be confident in using a range of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies, and in measuring the impact across projects of a range of scales. They will be a confident facilitator and communicator, able to tell compelling stories through rigorously produced insights and data. They will be passionate about using these skills to demonstrate the value of design, and to develop best practice in impact and evaluation work with leading organisations and design programmes.

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  • Salary: £30,000-£40,000
  • Reporting to: Programme Lead
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing date: 28 August 2022