Evaluation Facilitator

Job Description

Agenda for Change Band 6


Brief Description of the Role:

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who has experience of working in community based organisations and an understanding of the value of research in practice to join our team as Evaluation Facilitator. This is a key role within our programme that will act as the main link between the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub research team, the Better Start Bradford programme team and numerous community based organisations who deliver early years interventions. The long-term goal of this role is to promote the value of evidence based practice and encourage local services to embed simple monitoring and evaluation into usual practice, and be confident to interpret these findings, ensuring sustainable robust evaluation of their services into the future.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an initiative which will have real impact for families in Bradford. Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Better Start Bradford aims to help children in three wards of the city, Little Horton, Bowling and Barkerend, and Bradford Moor, to get the best start in life. They provide more than 20 projects for pregnant women and families with children aged 0-3 years. The Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub , part of Born in Bradford leads on the evaluations of these projects to find out the best ways to improve the social and emotional development, communication and language development, and health and nutrition of young children.

The post holder will work alongside researchers in the Innovation Hub and the implementation team at Better Start Bradford to ensure delivery of monitoring and evaluation processes and successful data capture by all Better Start Bradford service providers. They will be responsible for producing simple reports and for disseminating evaluation findings to service providers and local communities.

The post holder will have excellent communication skills, with an approachable and friendly manner and be able to explain complex ideas in a simple, accessible way. They will be computer literate and able to work under their own initiative to meet tight deadlines.

This is a unique role and we would welcome any interested applicants to discuss their experience and skills with us before applying. The Innovation Hub research team will support and train the successful candidate on required research processes and skills.

For informal enquires please contact Sara Ahern, BSBIH Programme Manager email: sara.ahern@bthft.nhs.uk

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, excellent pension scheme and advice on childcare.

Closing Date: 15.07.22 (This date may change dependent on the response)

Interview Date: 25.07.22

Born in Bradford is a registered charity (no. 1061753). This post is funded by the National Lottery through the Community Fund.