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BVSC, Closing date: 23 April 2024

Job Title: Learning, Research & Evaluation Lead – Maternity Cover (BVSC Research)
Salary: SCP 36 (£34,176)
Responsible to: Learning, Research and Evaluation Manager
Location: Working hours divided between BVSC Offices (Latham House, 33-34 Paradise Street, B1 2AJ) and home address, as agreed by BVSC
Hours of work: Full time (35 hours). Part time also considered.
Contract Duration: Fixed Term 9 months to cover maternity leave

BVSC Research are excited to be offering the opportunity to work with our team as a Learning, Research and Evaluation Lead. You will have experience of utilising creative learning, research and evaluation methods to deliver high quality accessible research and evaluation to a wide range of audiences. You will have a good understanding of the barriers and enablers to participation in research, and a strong belief in the power of community-led research.

We will be asking you to:
• communicate effectively with stakeholders, community members, academics, and colleagues within BVSC;
• work independently, using your own initiative, and complete tasks within given timeframes;
• be responsive and flexible and willing to work together with the team to ensure that deadlines are met;
• be prepared to work in a wide range of contexts;
• be ready to use (and learn) a broad range of research methods;
• be inquisitive.

You will have the ability to write persuasively at a Masters level or equivalent degree level. You will have specialist knowledge of qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.

At BVSC, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are underrepresented within BVSC Research at this level. These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities and people identifying as LGBTQI+.

Please see the job description for further details and full person specification.

Working for BVSC

BVSC is proud to provide a place to work in which staff feel valued and motivated. Our talented and committed staff team are provided with competitive terms and conditions, and a supportive, flexible, friendly working environment.

Our organisation’s culture is underpinned by our 4 core values – Commitment, Collaboration, Inclusion and Integrity. These values are demonstrated in the work of our staff team, who are integral to the achievement of our mission to support and advocate for a vibrant, resilient voluntary sector in Birmingham.

Terms and conditions
• 35 hour working week
• 29 days annual leave + bank holidays a year
• 5% pension contribution
• 3.5 times salary Death in service benefit
• BVSC is a Living Wage Employer

Work-life balance
• Hybrid working, allowing staff to divide their working hours between our city centre office and their home
• Flexible working arrangements available for staff
• A flextime system is in place for staff
• We offer up to 7 days paid leave per year for undertaking voluntary work or public duties
• We provide generous maternity and paternity pay

Staff development
• We support staff to undertake training and development, providing funding and time off for study

Values based approach
• We take a values led approach to the full employee journey including values based interview, and values based supervision and appraisals

Wellbeing
• We offer free access to a range of wellbeing platforms
• BVSC offers all employees a suite of wellbeing support
• Cycle2Work scheme

We are looking for candidates that can demonstrate the following BVSC organisational values:

Commitment: Making a positive difference through passion, innovation and social action
Collaboration: Connecting people and organisations to work together to improve lives
Inclusion: Empowering and involving everyone in creating a fair and equitable Birmingham
Integrity: Building trust through delivering excellent outcomes

We are committed to diversity and inclusion and believe that a more inclusive workplace, where people of different backgrounds work together, ensures better outcomes for all staff. From application to interview, we place inclusion at the heart of all we do.
We strongly encourage suitably experienced applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join BVSC.

We encourage applicants to think creatively about how they can meet the requirements of the role and person specification if there are essential criteria you do not meet, so please describe this in your application. We are looking for talented individuals who align with our values and support our mission – there are no barriers to how you demonstrate this.

For more information on how to apply please click here
For a job description please click here
For an equal opportunities monitoring form please click here

Closing date for applications – Tuesday 23rd April 2024 at 10am.
Interview date – Week commencing 29th April.
Interview venue - Latham House, 33-34 Paradise Street, B1 2AJ.

We invite you to submit a current CV and a covering letter. The covering letter should detail examples of your relevant skills and experience that match the requirements of the job, and illustrate why you are the best candidate for the role. Please send your CV and covering letter [email protected] 

A DBS check will be carried out with the successful candidate to this role.

Secondments will be considered.