Impact and Evaluation Officer

The Impact and Evaluation Officer is responsible for supporting and leading on the design and delivery of evaluations of Trussell Trust projects and programmes. They will also provide evaluation advice, guidance and resources to staff and the food bank network and ensure evaluation findings are shared to a range of audiences.

Role responsibilities

  • Providing advice and information to project stakeholders. Understanding the needs of project teams, advising on suitable evaluation approaches and methods, and helping to develop impact reporting.
  • Supporting and leading on the delivery of evaluations. Conducting evaluation activities such as surveys, focus groups, interviews, analysis of reporting/monitoring data. Producing outputs such as reports, presentations and fact sheets.
  • Supporting the project management of externally commissioned evaluations. This will include helping with the procurement process and assisting the Learning and Evaluation Manager with day-to-day project management activities.
  • Ensuring evaluations relate to the organisational Theory of Change. Mapping projects to organisational strategic outcomes and ensuring evaluation data contributes to our understanding of the impact we are having as an organisation.
  • Communicating learnings to relevant audiences. Proactively sharing evaluation findings with groups who would benefit from them, ensuring the type of communication is suitable and engaging.
  • Helping to collate data to report on the Trussell Trust’s impact. Helping teams to identify data relevant to the strategy impact framework and sharing it with colleagues in the Impact and Evidence department, for inclusion in our impact reporting.

Person Specification

Technical skills and minimum knowledge:

Sound knowledge of the principles of evaluation and impact measurement gained through academic and/or employment experience

Experience of one or more research or evaluation methods relevant to the social/charity sector

Ability to analyse different types of quantitative and qualitative data

Ability to summarise complex information and present it to different audiences in relevant, engaging and accessible ways

Good written and oral communication skills


Knowledge of participatory evaluation approaches


Behaviours and competencies:
Demonstrates a commitment to the values of the Trussell Trust

Demonstrates empathy for people from disadvantaged, marginalised or socially- excluded backgrounds

Role models inclusive behaviours and values

Able to understand the perspectives and needs of different stakeholders,

Flexible and willing to adapt projects to changing priorities,

Can manage multiple pieces of work, prioritising and sequencing tasks effectively and meeting deadlines.

How to apply

Please submit your application no later than 9pm on 20th February 2023. We reserve the right to close early or extend this date depending on the number of applicants.  

Interviews will be held on 02 March 2023.  

Please note, incomplete or speculative applications will not be considered. If you have any difficulties completing your application using the online portal email [email protected] and we will do what we can to help you. The Trussell Trust is committed to achieve greater diversity and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability. 

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