Benefits, Evaluation and Impact Lead
Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by UK Atomic Energy Authority
Benefits, Evaluation and Impact Lead
Job Ref: 4907
Job Title: Benefits, Evaluation and Impact Lead
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £51,565 - £55,446 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Closing date: 14th October 2020
Do you have experience of leading benefits, evaluation and impact at a at a strategic level within organisations?
Do you want to help shape the future of the worlds energy? Don't miss this chance to join an amazing group of professionals here at UKAEA.
We are looking for an experienced individual with an impressive track record who will help us to ensure that we realise all the potential benefits of change. You will possess substantial experience in working with a diverse range of senior stakeholders and strong leadership skills that inspire professionals across a business. Within this role you will be the professional lead at a portfolio level in all aspects of benefits, evaluation and impact for UKAEA.
UKAEA have an ambitious portfolio of projects and programmes focused on achieving the organisation's mission and corporate goals. This Benefits, Evaluation and Impact Lead role sits in the Project Management Office (PMO) which oversees the programmes, projects and change initiatives that make up this portfolio.
Responsibilities will include:
- Leading on the development of the Evaluation Framework, looking at different methods for capturing and evidencing social impact, the development of evaluation methodologies and the long-term realisation of impact from across UKAEAs portfolio of activities
- Directing departments across UKAEA to ensure the various pathways to creating good economic impact are understood and clearly communicated. The role will involve monitoring the progress towards this impact which may take several years to realise
- Directing the project and programme leads on how to articulate the benefit and impact element of a business case, or associated documents. Inform how this will be monitored and evaluated to demonstrate impact throughout delivery
- Embedding lessons learned from evaluation projects into appropriate departments, projects and programmes across UKAEA
- Enhancing the understanding of key stakeholders, both internal and external, in the benefits of monitoring and evaluation and what it means for their working practices on a practical level
At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the Organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.
The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UKs MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding, two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in people.
For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.
Knowledge, skills and experience
- Proven track record of delivery in a similar role
- The proven ability to present and write detailed impact case studies, progress reports and economic cases in project and programme business cases
- Proactive in seeking out opportunities to enhance an organisational approach to monitoring and evaluation of impact, across disciplines
- Degree in Economics (or equivalent experience) with the ability to research facts and analyse data
- A good awareness of proven impacts from science and innovation projects
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work with colleagues and senior managers from a range of scientific, technical and corporate backgrounds
- Proven ability to use initiative and problem-solving skills to progress a wide portfolio of projects
- Good background knowledge and understanding of fusion science and/or technology and engineering
Selection Methods and Notes:
- Initial interviews will be held on 12th October. You may be required to attend a final interview on 22nd October. Please note that there may be changes to the dates specified, however rest assured that this will be communicated with you if you are shortlisted for interview
- As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite
- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received
- Please note, UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews
- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role
- Please note, all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions
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