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Evidence Manager

  • Start date ASAP
  • £38,000-£45,000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • 35 hours per week(part-time considered)
  • Remote/ Home working with occasional travel
  • Closing date 17th June
  • Interviews expected w/c 1st july

Cover Letter Requirement

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter as part of the application process, highlighting their relevant experience, skills, and enthusiasm for the role.

About RNID

We are RNID: the national charity supporting the 12 million people in the UK who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.

Together, we will end the discrimination faced by our communities, help people hear better now and fund world-class research to restore hearing and silence tinnitus.

We work with our communities and partners across industry, government, charity, education and more to change life for the better.

Join our team

At RNID we have big, ambitious plans to make real impact for our communities. To do that, we need the right people in our team.

We are a remote working organisation, with colleagues based across the UK in locations from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands and everywhere in between. We come together in person three times a year for our Staff Summits, inspirational events for sharing skills and ideas, hearing from external speakers and spending quality time with colleagues. Working in this way, we bring together the best of digital and in-person working in a modern, progressive organisation. We know our colleagues have responsibilities and interests outside work and we want to support that, which is why we offer a sector-leading flexible working policy to all our staff from day one.

Our values are at the heart of how we work and communicate with each other, and the outside world. We strive to be an organisation that is connected, insightful, curious, and passionate in everything we do.

Does that sound like a good fit? If so, we can’t wait to hear from you…

Your Purpose                                                

We are looking for a dynamic and creative Evidence Manager to join our Insight and Evidence team.

In this role, you will be playing an essential role in collating, analysing and communicating the evidence on a wide range of issues relevant to our communities.

We already know a huge amount about the priorities, needs and experiences of people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus. We now want to take this to the next level to inform our evidence-based approach to support our programmes, services and policy work. In this role you will be taking a lead on how we can both broaden and deepen our insight from the available evidence; we want to improve how we communicate and share this information to a wide range of stakeholders; and we want to get better clarity on where the gaps are that most urgently need addressing.

The role is an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in a wide range of social issues and how they are experienced by and affect our communities. We take an inclusive approach to evidence – we recognise that much important insight is gathered and held in ‘grey literature’ generated by third sector organisations, for example, and value qualitative insights alongside quantitative approaches.

We are looking for someone who embraces this inclusive model and is also flexible and creative: there are novel and interesting approaches to evidence mapping and reviewing (including the use of AI tools, participatory approaches etc.). We are keen to explore how we can incorporate these into our ways of working – whether that be for improved efficiency and/or to bring our communities closer to our work.

You will be working closely with colleagues in the Insight and Policy team, as well as with others across our matrixed organisation to ensure that the organisation is insightful and evidence-led.

Your Role

You will:

  • Lead the development of a new approach to our evidence management, in line with our new Insight & Evidence strategy.
  • Identify and select the most appropriate methods for systematically mapping, reviewing, and synthesising the evidence on key issues relating to our communities.
  • Be hands-on in carrying out evidence mapping, reviewing and synthesis.
  • Work closely with our Digital & Innovation and our Marketing Communications teams to develop engaging and accessible ways of communicating this information to a range of audiences.
  • Contribute to developing and reviewing evidence-based content including policy papers and programme plans.
  • Work closely with the wider Insight & Policy team, as well as more widely across the organisation, helping to upskill colleagues in the use of evidence.
  • Work closely with the Director of Insight & Policy and the Insight Lead to seek routes to proactively fill evidence gaps and influence the funding landscape in this field.

You

Essential criteria

  • Strong experience in evidence searching, mapping, reviewing and synthesis, in a social research context.
  • Solid understanding of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  • Demonstrable ability to distil evidence into a range of formats suitable for diverse audiences.
  • Experience of setting priorities while able to work across multiple projects.
  • Experience of building strong working relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders who may be less familiar with research methods and outputs.
  • A proactive and creative mindset, with an ability to work flexibly and innovatively to solve problems.
  • Evidence of strong organisational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team, encouraging innovation and collaboration.

Highly desirable

  • Experience of innovative and creative approaches to evidence searching, mapping, reviewing or synthesis.
  • Knowledge of one or more of our priority areas: social attitudes; experiences of health services; health behaviours and outcomes; inclusive broadcasting/media; financial inclusion; employment.
  • Experience or demonstrable understanding of the lived experiences of people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.

What we can offer you

  • 28 days annual leave plus all bank holidays
  • Plus 2 wellbeing days for extra flexibility
  • Sickness benefit entitlement from day 1
  • Fully remote working with no core hours
  • £26 remote working allowance every month
  • In person whole staff conferences per year
  • Pension scheme with 4% employer contribution
  • Employee assistance programme that provides counselling sessions
  • Additional benefits for maternity, paternity, and adoption
  • Access to a discounted ticketing platform
  • Hospital Saturday Fund

Our commitment to diversity

We are committed to supporting our staff including making reasonable adjustments. If you require support to apply for or fulfil the requirements of this role, please inform us so we can discuss the options with you.

Disability Confident 

Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. It has replaced the previous Two Ticks Positive About Disabled People scheme that you may have heard of. 

RNID is proud to be a member of Disability Confident and as a Disability Confident Leader we recognise the value disabled people bring to RNID. We offer interviews to any candidate that tells us they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the role. 

It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-peak times, the employer may need to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered. This will include the number of interviews offered to disabled people that meet the minimum criteria for the job.

Cover Letter Requirement

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter as part of the application process, highlighting their relevant experience, skills, and enthusiasm for the role.

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