Evaluation And Research ExecutiveVacancy posted: Friday, 14 October 2016
Salary: £34,523 - £42,174
Closing date: 30 October 2016
Job ref. no.: 845
About the Role
SDS has an opportunity for a part-time permanent Evaluation and Research Executive. Based in our Paisley office, you will work with the Evaluation Manager, Research Manager and Lead Head of Evaluation and Research in leading on key research studies and delivering an evaluation service for SDS colleagues. Key responsibilities will be to manage, conduct and commission research and evaluation activity around SDS’ core activities. You will be responsible for liaising with colleagues to determine evaluation requirements, scoping project briefs and undertaking evaluation work including surveys with businesses and individuals in receipt of SDS services. You will also be responsible for procuring and commissioning any external evaluations, managing contractors and presenting and discussing evaluation findings.
This role is a permanent part time (0.5 FTE) position based in Paisley
Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland in building highly productive workplaces through the development of skills across the range of industry sectors. SDS plays a key role in driving forward Scotland’s economic future through their delivery of the Scottish Government’s economic and skills strategy. SDS helps the skills and learning system to better respond to the needs of the economy and help individuals benefit from a variety of learning and skills development opportunities.
The successful candidates will be educated to degree level (SCQF level 9) and have experience of conducting high quality evaluation and review work or extensive customer research experience. This could have been gained in an academic, consultancy or public sector role. You should be able to demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding the national skills and sector development agendas, evaluation and research techniques and labour market issues. Ideally you will have experience of commissioning, managing and publishing high-quality evaluations related to skills and training.
You should be a good team player, able to work with a range of colleagues at all levels and be able to lead and manage projects with minimal supervision.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 30th October 2016
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