Evaluation Manager

Evaluation Manager - Grade M – £46,418 pa (2020 award pending) - Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely) - Permanent - Closing date 16th August 2020

Evaluation Manager

Grade M – £46,418 pa (2020 award pending)

Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)


Closing date – 16th August 2020

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We are seeking to appoint an Evaluation Manager for our Research and Intelligence team. You will lead the overall program of evaluation activity whilst leading a new team working on the monitoring and evaluation of the £317m Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) Programme.

The Leeds City Region has been successful in securing one of the largest TCF awards in the country. It is an exciting and ambitious programme of transport infrastructure aimed at reducing reliance on car travel and increasing and improving infrastructure for public transport and cycling and walking. This programme is vital in meeting our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region.

The role

Reporting to the Head of Research and Intelligence you will lead a team of analysts tasked with managing and co-ordinating the organisation project evaluation pipeline. In your role you will lead on all aspects of high level impact evaluation activity across the Strategic Economic Framework, the evaluation of the Growth Deal and the TCF program.

You will also be responsible for stage 7 of the LCR Assurance Framework (project closure and lessons learned) and will be responsible for ensuring all project evaluations are compliant with the LCR Assurance Framework, LEP Growth Deal Guidance and HMT (Her Majesty’s Treasury), Green Book best practice and CA’s newly adopted Evaluation Strategy.

The communication and dissemination of all project and program learning will be key to success in this role and you will need to work closely with the communications team to leverage key external successes and “What Works” messaging to drive engagement of our national and local partners.

Review at the Role Profile provided for more information about the responsibilities.

About you

You will be an ambitious, results-focused individual, proficient at managing multiple projects and working flexibly. Key requirements:

  • Experience of managing a corporate evaluation team’s program of work ensuring the co-ordination of Assurance Framework project evaluation and ongoing program level impact evaluation work.
  • Significant experience of evaluating major schemes ensuring all funding streams is consistent with recognised national guidance and methodologies.
  • Experience of managing project evaluation to support to district partners ensuring the organisation is capable of delivering high quality evaluation strategies and economic impact assessments.
  • Ability and confidence to advise senior figures both within and outside the organisation on procurement and financial responsibilities.

Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 Days Holiday plus bank holidays
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme,
  • Free Travel on rail and buses with the M-Card,
  • Flexible Working Practises with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

What next

To submit your application, upload your CV and covering letter on our website http://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/jobs/ by 11:55pm on 16 August 2020.


Further Information

For further information about the role, please contact Patrick Bowes on patrick.bowes@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

We want you to feel confident that we are the right fit for you. Colleagues have provided written case studies to provide an insight into their professional background and day-to-day responsibilities, which can be found on here.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, race, gender, religion or beliefs, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis. The annual pay award for the financial year 2020/21 is still pending and could result in a positive change to the salary brackets

Given the high volumes of applications we receive we are unable to respond to every applicant, therefore if you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.