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Renaisi Job Description: Evaluation and Research Project Manager


London |Full-time | Salary: £28-37k p.a. dependent on experience


About Renaisi   


We’re an award-winning social enterprise with a simple goal: to spark change in place. We believe that the best way to do this is to ask a question: what does it take to improve a place?


What makes us unique is the fact that we combine two things in one business: we deliver employment support, advice, connection and engagement services to individuals and we help social organisations, charities and institutions to deliver greater impact through our consultancy services.


We are a company with a clear social purpose. We have just had our twentieth anniversary and our proud of what we’ve achieved. We want to continue to contribute positively to society and be proud of the impact and change we foster. Our values are at the heart of Renaisi and they reflect us and our work.  Our values as a business mean that we value strengths rather than picking at weaknesses, and we make time to understand and hear people. When it comes to taking responsibility for our work and our mission, we own it, and when it comes to how we approach learning, challenges and the issues we engage: we are constantly curious. 



Are you interested in joining our Consultancy Team?


We’re currently looking for an Evaluation and Research Project Manager to join our busy and dynamic Consultancy Team.  


Our Consultancy Team has an excellent reputation for supporting organisations in evaluating their services, understanding their impact and making a strategic change to further than impact. Our clients are charities, public services, local government and funders, and we support them to understand what works and why, as well as to understand their ongoing learning and improvement. We also have a track record of engaging in large, complex programmes of learning and change in places.


We’re empathetic and analytical people. We have backgrounds in social policy, gender, criminology, behavioural science and public policy, but we’ve also worked providing frontline services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people. 



The Evaluation and Research Project Manager role


As a Project Manager in the Consultancy Team you will manage a variety of projects, mostly research or evaluation-related but with the opportunity to gain some experience across different teams in our organisation. Some of your projects will be internal, to help with Renaisi’s own development, but most will be external-facing with our client organisations. 

Our project managers are responsible for the day-to-day project management of some of our smaller client commissions, and also play a role in supporting Senior Project Managers on our medium sized and larger projects. You will oversee the performance of the contract, manage project officers working on the project, be the main  point of contact with clients and manage the budget and project team resourcing effectively. 

You will have expertise in designing and delivering qualitative and quantitative research and analysis. We will match you with projects based on your skills and experience, and as far as possible with areas that interest you or will benefit your professional development. We can’t predict what types of client projects you might be working on in the future, but they are guaranteed to involve interesting social issues and an insight into how different organisations work.   You will primarily be working on research and evaluation projects with a qualitative focus, but our project managers can also work across our consultancy team and support our neighbourhoods work.

Project Managers also play a key role in business development by contributing to and/or taking responsibility for proposal writing, and attending pitches. They also contribute to cross-organisational learning and working, and supporting other members of the team to develop their skills. 


What we’re looking for


We are looking for someone who will be a great fit for our team. You will need to be:   


• A “people-people” who share our values

• Able to communicate confidently to a range of audiences

• Always looking for opportunities to add value beyond immediate delivery requirements

• Resilient and able to turn their hand to a range of work

• Inquisitive and have a curious mind

• Organised and able to confidently manage multiple projects at the same time. 


We’re looking for someone with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience who wants to make a difference to communities, organisations and places.  We’re passionate about that and you’ll need to be too!



Closing Date: Friday 05th October 2018 at 2pm – applications received after this time will not be considered.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 15th October 2018.


If you’re interested in this position, please read the detailed job description on our website and then apply via our recruitment portal with your CV and a one page covering letter outlining the following:

- How you identify with the values and purpose of Renaisi as they are outlined in the job      description 

- How your skills and experience suit the role and the type of work that the consultancy team does at Renaisi

- What else do you think you bring to the role and Renaisi


If you have any questions about the role, please email Rebecca Simpson to arrange a conversation (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Renaisi is an equal opportunities employer.


Job posted on 12th September 2018

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