The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking to engage a casual Research Assistant to support a flagship evaluation of a high-profile leadership development programme delivered by the Leadership College for Government, Cabinet Office, on behalf of the UK Civil Service and public sector. The Research Assistant will lead the design and analysis of qualitative evaluation within a multiple-methods, theory-driven evaluation design. 

Data sources will include semi-structured diaries, interviews, and observational feedback from programme facilitators. Your analysis will contribute to the process evaluation of this intervention by helping us understand what benefits or outcomes may be associated with participation, how and why the programme works (or doesn’t work) and how participants’ work contexts may shape the impact of the programme across the varied landscape of the UK Civil Service. 

You will have a genuine interest and relevant experience in evaluation, including qualitative approaches, and want to use your work to drive programme development and help us improve how we evaluate this programme now and in the future. Experience of complex, realist and/or theory driven qualitative analysis and/or experience of educational evaluation (in any context) would be an advantage. This is a flexible post, where there is scope for you to influence the nature and extent of your contribution. The post will also require flexibility in being able to respond to the needs of the evaluation at different points of the programme. You will work directly with the evaluation leads in the Leadership College for Government day-to-day.

This casual engagement would start from 17 February 2023 for 12 months, and payment will be at the rate of £16.97 per hour (Grade 6.2).

Further details for this position, including information on how to apply, are outlined in the attached job description. 

Please note that you must have the right to work in the UK.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (UK time) on Monday 6 February 2023. Interviews will be held virtually (via MS Teams) on Monday 13 February 2023.