Research and Programme Officer – Chance to Shine –

Job Description
A great opportunity to make an impact in a national children’s charity.
Chance to Shine is a national children’s charity. Each year, we give over half a million children the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket in schools and disadvantaged communities.
We’re looking for a Research and Programme Officer to help understand the impact of our programmes and monitor their delivery.
In a time where only one in five children are considered physically active, and many drop out of sport as they get older, we are proud of the difference we have made to improve children’s attitudes towards sport. We have seen how cricket can engage children in a team activity and develop personal, social and mental wellbeing.

The role
Working with the Impact and Evaluation Manager, the role will involve carrying out research with children, young people, teachers and schools. It will involve working with large sets of monitoring data and will support the Operations team to deliver elements of our programmes.
We are seeking someone who is analytical, organised and passionate about the aims of the charity. It does not require an understanding of cricket but does require and interest in supporting children and young people to develop life skills through sport.
Fixed term contract until 31st March 2021.
Please see the full job description on our website for more details.
Application deadline: 6pm Thursday 11th July

Person specification
• At least one year of relevant work experience post education (Essential).
• An understanding and experience of research approaches with people (Essential).
• Experience of using Excel or similar packages to organise / monitor information (Essential).
• An interest in Chance to Shine’s aims (Essential).
• Strong numerical skills and attention to detail (Essential).
• Excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise workload and deal with conflicting demands (Essential).
• Excellent written communication skills (Essential).
• Willingness to learn new skills on the job (Essential).
• Experience of supporting similar programmes / monitoring outputs (Desirable).
• Experience of reporting quantitative / qualitative research (Desirable).

How to apply
Please submit a CV and cover letter to Vanessa Greene at by 6pm on 11th July. The cover letter should address the following questions in no more than 700 words:
1. Why do you want to work for Chance to Shine?
2. What interest and experience do you have in carrying out research with people?
3. What experience do you have in using Excel or similar packages to organise/monitor information?

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