Interim Principal Evaluation Officer

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 12/11/2020

Start: ASAP

Duration: 3 months

Salary: £400 - £450 per day


A public sector body are currently looking to recruit an Interim Principal Evaluation Officer


To support the development of a public health approach to violence reduction by coordinating and overseeing evaluation projects and initiatives for the Violence Reduction Unit. To help steer and inform the work of the violence reduction unit via an evidence-led approach to delivery, interventions and systems change. The individual needs to be able to work independently and steer the team, being the lead evaluation officer and support service for the unit; supporting wider Public Health expert steer.

  • Selecting, planning and directing the application of different evaluation methodologies and techniques throughout the team
  • Ability to act as an expert on a variety of evaluation and performance themes, methodology and ethics; supporting a public health approach to delivery.
  • Programme management and risk management of single projects and the unit evaluation workstream; with financial responsibility of associated budgets.
  • Manage tender and procurement processes and oversee the management of external evaluation providers.
  • Develop and maintain effective procedures for monitoring and reporting progress on the evaluation programme.
  • Selecting, planning and directing evidence-led approaches and analysis for the VRU, informing delivery and strategic direction.
  • Guide and oversee the development of literature reviews.
  • Support and direct an enhanced theory-based approach to delivery, collaborating and supporting the VRU academic networks.

Data and Insight

  • Conducting and overseeing data analysis work to support evaluation of VRU models and outcomes.
  • Routine use/analysis of data and statistics, including oversight of unit performance management.

Collaborative working

  • Supporting and directing VRU stakeholder evaluation development and collaboration.
  • Management of internal and external senior stakeholders and maintaining a professional network.


  • You will be a graduate and/or professional qualification in statistics, economics, social science or related area, or an appropriate business management subject; or, an ability to demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge.
  • Knowledge of cost/benefits realisation and analysis.
  • Fluent in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Ability to communicate and influence senior staff and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and manage own time.

The role will be remote working due to COVID-19

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