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Impact and Evaluation Analyst

21 June 2018

This is an exciting new role for an individual with previous experience of measuring success and impact, who is looking to expand their experience and develop their career. The Wellcome Sanger Institute and its partner Connecting Science are looking for someone to help them measure the impact of the ground breaking research, education and public engagement undertaken by our talented researchers and support staff. You will be working closely with the senior leadership and other stakeholders of both the Sanger Institute and Connecting Science to deliver and refine the Impact and Success Framework. 

Role Purpose and Primary Objective:

You will work with researchers and senior managers across the organisation to refine the Impact and Success Framework and identify activities within that framework that demonstrate impact and success of our work. These activities will extend significantly beyond research, and will include innovation, public engagement, education, policy and external relations among others. You will work with stakeholders to develop quantitative metrics and case-studies across the organisation and lead measurement and recording.


You will work closely with the Associate Director (Research Planning) to provide her with key evidence of our successes and impact for our quinquennial funding application to Wellcome, due at the end of 2019. In addition, you will work with senior leadership across the organisation on the delivery the two other major quinquennial funding applications for Connecting Science and the campus.

You will support the Associate Director (External Relations) and the Policy Lead in their delivery of work designed to influence and engage external stakeholders, including national and international policy-makers, funders and investors, and support development of key strategic relations with industry and academia.

You will work with teams and individuals as and when needed to support the delivery of projects where demonstration of impact is required. This includes supporting the delivery of the Sanger Institute’s Annual Review, working with grant applicants and recipients to create and deliver impact plans, and other teams across the organisation where outputs require a demonstration of impact.

Essential Skills:
  • Previous experience of measuring and evaluating impact in a scientific research setting 
  • Thorough understanding of the research environment and the impact agenda 
  • Experience of assessing impact, preferably in an academic or charitable organisation  
  • Excellent written and oral communication and analytical skills 
  • Ability to assimilate complex issues 
  • Good analytical and critical thinking abilities 
  • Ability to manage tasks  involving multiple stakeholders and competing deadlines 
  • Proven ability to work well within a team and with external parties 
  • Ideal Skills:
  • Experience evaluating non-research related activity e.g. public engagement or translation 
  • Confident and enthusiastic presenter 

Other Information:

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Closing Date: 22nd July 2018

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