About the department
This role will be part of the corporate management team and will report directly into the CEO, but will work with teams across Hestia, including our Better Lives Forum which is led by service users. The Head of Research and Evaluation will be required to work across different teams and report to a range of managers and peers to test the approaches needed to achieve impact and improved outcomes for our beneficiaries. This role will work particularly closely with our Directors of Services, Director of Performance and Development and Director of External Engagement.
About the role
To ensure that Hestia is a learning organisation using research and evaluation to meet strategic objectives, service user needs and inform wider health and social care policy. You will be responsible for Leading on the commissioning, management and delivery of action research and evidence reviews of existing services across health and social care / mental health / modern slavery / domestic abuse / criminal justice systems, provision and pathways. These reviews will vary in size and scope and will be tailored to our areas of operation.
- Postgraduate-level qualification in a relevant discipline
- Demonstrable experience and/or knowledge of overseeing evidence-based evaluations and action research and an understanding of systems level change and improvement
- Proven experience of evaluating services and interventions, writing reports and briefings
- Experience and /or knowledge of developing regular reporting and monitoring, including designing data definitions and use of automated reporting tools
- Strong IT skills with the ability to use statistical packages and advanced Excel
- Knowledge of the complex policy environments in which Hestia operates
What Hestia offers
- Holiday allowance of 25 days/195 hours per annum plus 8 days/62.4 hours public holidays (pro rata) /
- Company Pension
- Learning and Development Opportunities
- Hestia Rewards
- Access to a range of health and wellbeing support tools
Hestia is a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970.
If offered a role with Hestia, you will be issued a conditional offer based on satisfactory references and an Enhanced disclosure/DBS check.
As provided for by the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (the "HSC Act"), all staff who work at or attend CQC registered care homes are required to be vaccinated against Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) with an authorised vaccine as defined by the HSC Act (unless otherwise exempt) i.e. If your normal place of work will fall within the scope of this legislation OR You may be required to work from or attend a location which falls within the scope of this legislation from time to time in line with operational requirements.
This job description is subject to change depending on the needs of the service/department.
We recommend that you apply at your earliest convenience as we screen applications as they are received as well as interview and appoint suitable candidates on this basis (regardless of the closing date). We may also contact unsuccessful applicants regarding other suitable opportunities within Hestia.