Impact and Evaluation Analyst

Salary range: £35,000 to £43,000 pro rata per annum plus benefits

Fixed term for 3.5 years in the first instance, (22 hours per week)

This is an exciting new role for an individual with previous experience of measuring success and impact, who is looking to expand their experience and develop their career. The Wellcome Sanger Institute and its partner Connecting Science are looking for someone to help them measure the impact of the ground breaking research, education and public engagement undertaken by our talented researchers and support staff. You will be working closely with the senior leadership and other stakeholders of both the Sanger Institute and Connecting Science to deliver and refine the Impact and Success Framework. 

Role purpose and primary objective:

You will work with researchers and senior managers across the organisation to refine the Impact and Success Framework and identify activities within that framework that demonstrate impact and success of our work. These activities will extend significantly beyond research, and will include innovation, public engagement, education, policy and external relations amongst others. You will work with stakeholders to develop quantitative metrics and case-studies across the organisation and lead measurement and recording.

You will work closely with the Associate Director (Research Planning) to provide her with key evidence of our successes and impact for our quinquennial funding application to Wellcome, due at the end of 2019. In addition, you will work with senior leadership across the organisation on the delivery the two other major quinquennial funding applications for Connecting Science and the campus.

You will support the Associate Director (External Relations) and the Policy Lead in their delivery of work designed to influence and engage external stakeholders, including national and international policy-makers, funders and investors, and support development of key strategic relations with industry and academia.

You will work with teams and individuals as and when needed to support the delivery of projects where demonstration of impact is required. This includes supporting the delivery of the Sanger Institute’s Annual Review, working with grant applicants and recipients to create and deliver impact plans, and other teams across the organisation where outputs require a demonstration of impact.

Job Reference
83103

Essential Skills

  • Previous experience of measuring and evaluating impact in a scientific research setting 
  • Thorough understanding of the research environment and the impact agenda 
  • Experience of assessing impact, preferably in an academic or charitable organisation  
  • Excellent written and oral communication and analytical skills 
  • Ability to assimilate complex issues 
  • Good analytical and critical thinking abilities 
  • Ability to manage tasks  involving multiple stakeholders and competing deadlines 
  • Proven ability to work well within a team and with external parties 

Ideal Skills

  • Experience evaluating non-research related activity e.g. public engagement or translation 
  • Confident and enthusiastic presenter 

Other information

Closing Date: 29th July 2018

Interviews likely to commence week commencing 20th August.

The Wellcome Sanger Institute is a world leader of genomic discovery and revolution committed to training the next generation of genomic scientists. It brings together a diverse and exceptional scientific community, devoted to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to pursue some of humanity’s greatest healthcare challenges.

The Sanger Institute, in the village of Hinxton and about 10 miles south of Cambridge is set on a beautiful and active campus. Onsite restaurants and cafes serve high quality food and drinks including a free drinks and nibbles event every month to celebrate payday. Gym and sports facilities are also available for a nominal fee and the large rural campus is free to explore. Free staff buses and shuttles are provided, for travel to and from work every day from nearby train stations, Cambridge, Saffron Walden and the surrounding villages

Our BenefitsOur employees have access to a comprehensive range of benefits and facilities including:

  • Group Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing by one day a year to a maximum of 30
  • Family friendly environment including options for flexible and part-time working, a childcare voucher scheme and Campus Nursery
  • Two days paid Employee Volunteering Leave a year
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Campus Gym, tennis courts, cricket pitch and sports hall plus a range of dining facilities
  • Active Campus Sports and Social Club
  • Free Campus Bus Service

We welcome applications from underrepresented groups in our organisation and from those who may be returning from a career break

Genome Research Limited is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our dedication to gender equality and promoting women’s careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We will consider all qualified applicants without discrimination on grounds of disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.