Research & Evaluation Lead

Post title: Research & Evaluation Lead
Salary: £30,000 - £35,700
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)

All applications must be received by the 20th of June at 11.59pm. For those shortlisted an initial half hour interview will take place remotely, with an in person second interview thereafter.

Job description

High Trees are seeking a thoughtful and experienced evaluator, with strong project management and excellent people skills. You will be joining us at an exciting time following the formation of a new Research and Development Team. We have recently undertaken an in-depth review of how we measure our impact, and you will lead the implementation of best practice in monitoring and evaluation across our organisation and partnerships to ensure we use impact data to continually improve our practice and to benefit the communities we work with.

Working across all High Trees services and our partnerships, you will need to be confident across a range of approaches to monitoring and evaluation and be able to assess and determine appropriate methods, dependent on context. You will be proficient in collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative data and have experience working with theory of change, outcomes, and indicators.

Collaboration with colleagues is an essential part of this role and you will enjoy working with others and be a valued partner, peer and colleague. This is a leadership role within High Trees, and you will be responsible for ensuring impact data is collected to a high standard across the organisation and our partnerships. You will need to be highly responsive to the needs of colleagues, partners and funders and be able to provide practical solutions for a range of situations.

You will also be an outstanding communicator: experienced in facilitation; an engaging presenter, and a compelling writer, able to frame and share our impact with a range of audiences. You will have the ability to see the bigger picture, at the same time as being on top of the detail.

High Trees have also recently published our first research report and we are now expanding our work around community research. This work will aim to enable local communities to set local research priorities and build the capacity and skills of local people and organisations to lead research and engage with research findings. The Research and Evaluation Lead will support on community-based research projects as part of their role.

Benefits of working at High Trees

  • 35 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays and 3 Christmas days) rising by 1 day each year after 2 years’ service (capped at an additional 8 days)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave after 2 years’ service
  • Save money off a new bike with the Cycle to Work scheme
  • Up to 7% contribution to the staff pension scheme
  • 24/7 Employee Support Line
  • Clear pay structure with yearly increments (based on performance)
  • Annual Staff away day
  • Premium eye-care vouchers through Specsavers and season ticket loans
  • Regular team lunches and generous supplies of office breakfast and snacks!
How to apply:

Please send a completed CV, covering letter (no more than 2 pages) explaining how you meet the key accountabilities and the personal specification, the applicant monitoring form and the additional information form to with ‘Research & Evaluation Lead’’ in the subject line.

If you have any questions about the role or High Trees, please contact or call 0208 671 3132


Job Pack
Application Monitoring Form
Additional Information Form