Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager
Job posted: 24 September 2015
Closing date: 12 October 2015
Job type: Full time
Job term: Fixed term role up to January 2017
About Into Film
Into Film is an education charity that seeks to put film at the heart of children and young people's learning and cultural experience. Our ambitious UK-wide programme will provide 5-19 year olds with unparalleled opportunities to see, think, make and imagine, contributing to their educational, cultural, creative and personal development. We will achieve this by:
- Working with the education and informal youth sectors to support and promote learning through and about film
- Partnering with industry to enhance the appreciation and understanding of film
- Taking advantage of the learning solutions made possible by digital technology
Into Film incorporates the legacy of two leading film education charities, First Light and FILMCLUB, and will be working together with a range of partners in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Into Film is supported by the BFI, together with funding from the film industry and a number of other sources.
The role requires an experienced and flexible Manager, who is able to quickly grasp the workings of the organisation and maintain an overview of its information and research requirements. The postholder will possess excellent communication and team working skills, understanding of quantative and qualitative research and analysis, strong information management,statistical data manipulation and dissemination, IT and coordination skills, alongside experience of project management and database development.
A good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation in a cultural and/or education context and of the UK education system would be an advantage.
An exceptional eye for detail is required as well as the abilityto work across a variety of projects simultaneously in a fast paced environment. The role entails working alongside a number of departments andpersonnel, and so an approachable manner is essential as is the ability toconvey and explain some of the more technical aspects of the work to less technically experienced staff members.
Key responsibilities include:
Working under the Director of Strategy and Development you will be responsible for:
- Overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of Into Film andadvising colleagues on monitoring, evaluation and research methods as necessaryto improve the quality, targeting and strategic planning of the work
- Taking a lead on the continued project management of CUREE, the appointed external evaluators for Into Film during 2013-2017, working in partnership with key members of the BFI Evaluation team and CUREE and the Into Film Executive team
- Regularly gathering monitoring data from across the organisation that will provide specific information about Into Film activity tofunders and stakeholders including but not limited to: the British Film Institute, Cinema First, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and BIG Lottery Fund
- Researching and presenting information to support the organisation's communications and advocacy work
- Assisting in the devising and compilation of questionnaires, market research, case studies, and surveys
- Supporting colleagues in their own evaluation work, asappropriate. This may include: helping design methodologies, carrying outlimited primary research, and supporting on analysis and report-writing
- Feeding information and ideas into monitoring and Boardreports
- Liaising with external research and information gathering organisations, commissioned by Into Film or its partners as necessary
The following skills and experience are essential to the post:
- The ability to communicate effectively with different audiences and levels of seniority across: funders, suppliers, colleagues, teachers, young people and other stakeholders as necessary
- Excellent understanding of qualitative and quantative research and analysis
- Demonstrable experience in monitoring and evaluation programme management, ideally within a cultural and/or education context
- The ability to write reports and present data with precision, accuracy and lucidity
- Excellent organisational capabilities, multi-tasking a number of projects simultaneously and troubleshooting calmly and concisely
- Self and team motivation
A love and knowledge of film would be an advantage but is not essential.