Evaluation & Research Manager

An opportunity to be part of a dynamic social change charity, working at scale across the UK and internationally.

Job details


Head Office in Sheffield; hybrid working with some days working from home.


£27,000 - £37,000 per annum (pro rata), depending on experience plus excellent benefits

Hours of work

Part Time (22.5 to 30 hours/week as per negotiation)



Closing date


About us

Good Things Foundation is a social change organisation with a mission to ensure that everyone benefits from digital. We live the change we are seeking to achieve and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. We operate a policy of providing equal opportunities in all aspects of work including recruitment, training, and promotion, whatever the colour, race, religion, belief, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability of an employee, having regard to the individual’s aptitudes and abilities and requirements for the job. Good Things Foundation is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. Our goal is also to be truly reflective of the makeup of society and we actively welcome differences.

We are ambitious and achieve a lot. By the end of 2025 we aim to have engaged 1 million people – helping them benefit from the digital world, and supported 5,000 digital Inclusion hubs across the nation to respond to local needs.

About the role

Reflecting Good Thing Foundation’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, we would particularly like to hear from candidates whose professional and personal experience will bring new perspectives, understanding and capacity.

As Evaluation and Research Manager you will play a key role in helping Good Things Foundation to measure and evaluate our progress towards our goals.  You will help us better understand the needs of our audiences and how our model does or doesn’t work for them.

You will work closely with our Data Insights Manager, and Data Analyst as well as most other teams across the charity to ensure a joined up approach to quantitative and qualitative data insights and reporting. 

There will be opportunities for you to represent Good Things externally, deputising for the Head of Research and Data Insights, delivering presentations, workshops, engaging with community partners and other stakeholders.

Please see the full job description below for full details of the responsibilities of the role and the skills and experience required. However, to be successful in this role you will be able to answer positively to all the following statements:

  • You are passionate and committed to supporting the goals of Good Things Foundation and ensuring the best end to end experience for our community partners and beneficiaries
  • You are an expert in qualitative research for evaluation – from design, through to delivery and reporting – you will need to conduct interviews from very early on
  • You are knowledgeable about quantitative research and analysis, can work with data analysts to specify analysis and present data in an interesting and engaging way
  • You are passionate about the use of data, insight and research to support learning, change and strategy and use this to inform and influence colleagues
  • You are a skilled manager of both people and projects.  
  • You are organised and can manage your time and that of others efficiently and effectively to deliver on time and to budget
  • You are a highly motivated, effective and collaborative manager and communicator. 
  • You write clear, credible and useful reports.

This role would suit someone returning to work after a career break, looking to create a better work life balance or taking their first step into a managerial role after being part of a highly effective research team. We are happy to talk about flexible working within the confines of the role.

How to apply

Please return your CV and covering letter to by the closing date of 12th October 2022. We would also be grateful if you would complete our EDI Form to help us monitor our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Information can be made available in other formats (for example, large print), so please contact us if you need to discuss what alternative format would be accessible for you.

Equity, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of Good Things Foundation’s vision for a world where everyone benefits from digital. We believe that digital technology can support equality of opportunity, and ensure everyone can participate fully in today’s society. Working towards this vision is only possible if Good Things Foundation is an organisation that is diverse and inclusive of all people.

Our organisational values underpin our equity, diversity, and inclusion commitments. It is only through promoting inclusion that we can truly embody its values of being people-focused and collaborative. Being creative is a core value for Good Things Foundation and we understand that having a diverse workforce drives innovation and creativity.

As an organisation, we are committed to ensuring that individual contributions are encouraged and valued. We recognise the significant benefits that can be achieved from striving towards a workforce that represents our partners in thousands of communities across the UK and further afield.

Safeguarding Statement and Pre-Employment Checks

Here at Good Things Foundation, we work with vulnerable adults and are fully committed to ensuring their safeguarding and welfare at all times, in line with our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. All of our employees, contractors and volunteers will be expected to comply with the policy and procedures. Upon a conditional offer of appointment being made, all employees will also be required to satisfy our pre-employment screening process which for this position, will include:

  • An identity check (photo ID)
  • Receipt of two satisfactory references
  • Documentary evidence of right to work in the UK
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check