Evaluation Team Leader (TCF)

Evaluation Team Leader (TCF) - Grade K – £35,344 pa (2020 award pending) - Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely) - Permanent - Closing date 16 August 2020

Evaluation Team Leader

Grade K – £35,344 pa (2020 award pending)

Leeds City Centre (currently working remotely)


Closing date 16 August 2020

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We are currently seeking to appoint an Evaluation Team Leader for our Research and Intelligence team. You will manage a new team working on the monitoring and evaluation of the £317m LCR Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) Programme whilst also contributing to CA’s wider evaluation activity.

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 new Evaluation Manager you will manage, co-ordinate and deliver TCF project and programme evaluations and all associated LCR Assurance Framework activity. You will develop, manage and oversee all TCF project and program evaluation ensuring that commissioned evaluations are compliant with the LCR Assurance Framework, HMT (Her Majesty’s Treasury) Green Book best practice and the CA’s newly adopted Evaluation Strategy.

You will be responsible for managing relationships with consultants undertaking external evaluations whilst leading the organisations TCF evaluation activity and engaging with key national stakeholders such as DfT. You will be a key contributor to our strategic approach to programme level evaluation and ensuring that we are capable of capturing the “Additionality” of our investments across projects and ensuring evaluation learning shapes project design through communication and engagement with project sponsors.

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:

  • You will be or have been working on corporate evaluation team’s programme of work ensuring the co-ordination of Assurance Framework project evaluation and ongoing program level impact evaluation work.
  • Worked on evaluating major schemes ensuring all funding is consistent with recognised national guidance and methodologies.
  • You have been involved in project evaluations to support stakeholders in ensuring the organisation can deliver 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 at 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.

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