Senior Research & Evaluation Manager

Sport England
37336.00 GBP Annual
12 Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Full Time, Permanent / GBP37,336 p.a. plus generous benefits

Application closing date: Tue 31 Oct 2017

Sport England want everyone in England regardless of age, background or level of ability to feel able to engage in sport and physical activity. Some will be young, fit and talented, but most will not. We need a sport sector that welcomes everyone - meets their needs, treats them as individuals and values them as customers.

That's a big challenge we've set ourselves and to do this, we know we need exceptional research and insight. We're already having some success - we won the 2016 AURA Insight Impact award for the work we did shaping our 'This Girl Can' campaign.

But resting on our laurels won't help us achieve our vision. We're a growing Insight team who want to continue to develop and challenge ourselves and improve what we do. We want to keep having an impact on colleagues at Sport England and across the sector - ensuring they have great insight at their fingertips and changing the way they think and act.

The Insight team comprises three areas:
  • Extensive evaluation, research and analysis capability combined with data analytics to generate insight and elicit learning from Sport England's investments
  • Customer insight expertise to ensure insights are actionable, advising and supporting internal and external stakeholders to apply insight to the decisions they make in designing policies or investments for different customer groups
  • A market insight function which provides portfolio level insight to support our Executive Team and Board with strategic thinking and decision making

Operating at the heart of the organisation, the Data, Research and Evaluation team's work is varied and team members will get involved in a range of different projects. Recent and current examples of the type of projects the successful candidate might work on, include:
  • Reviewing the existing research and evaluation evidence around the contribution of sport and physical activity to the outcomes of the government strategy for sport "Sporting Future". The team commissioned and managed a major evidence review working with a steering group of sector practitioners / stakeholders and a small group of leading academics.
  • Design and management of the evaluation of Sport England's This Girl Can campaign. This exciting project is helping us to better understand women's sporting attitudes and behaviours as well as the impact of the campaign.
  • Research into the local economic value of sport in England. Presented as an easy to use model, the findings of this work help us and local authority colleagues articulate the value of sports and make the argument for continued support and investment.
  • The development of an attitudinal based segmentation of the youth sport market and a youth consultation panel. The consultation panel is representative of the six personalities identified in our youth insight and has provided a wide range of research options, including: online communities, discussion forums, online/mobile questionnaires, voxpops, co-creation workshops and focus groups.

Our busy and growing team is currently seeking to make a number of key appointments, including:
  • Senior Research & Evaluation Manager
  • Senior Analyst - Quantitative Research x 2
  • Analyst - Quantitative Research
  • Head of Customer Insight x2

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Sport England actively promotes diversity in employment and sport and welcomes applications from all parts of the community.
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