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Head of Evaluation (Maternity Cover)

Location: London

Salary: £50k - £65k (Depending on skills & experience)

Department: Policy Research Centre

Contract: Contract

Application deadline: 29 May 2017

NatCen has a vibrant and fast growing evaluation practice delivering high quality insights across a range of social policy domains.

We are looking for a Head of Evaluation with substantial experience of designing and winning high value projects, excellent management and leadership skills and a track record of building positive relationships with clients and partners. You will have a good understanding of a wide range of evaluation approaches, with a strong track record in evaluation studies. Expertise in design of RCTs and/or quasi-experimental approaches would be an advantage.

You may be an economist, statistician or even a social scientist, but you must have a passion for applying your skills to real world policy questions, and delivering high quality research that meets clients’ needs.

For a detailed job description, please click here.

About NatCen Social Research

At NatCen Social Research, we're driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better. Our research influences policy makers, practitioners, academics and the media, shaping our understanding of the world we live in and how it is changing.

We offer a friendly and stimulating environment with a high profile, challenging research programme, as well as favourable working conditions. Benefits include a generous holiday entitlement and a defined contribution pension scheme.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and supporting statement (no more than 700 words) outlining your skills, experience and why you would make a great addition to the team by email to

Closing date for applications will be Monday 29th May 2017.