Job vacancy: Evidence for Impact Officer

Posted on 12 July 2017

Job details

Employer: Institute for Effective Education

Location: York

Salary: £26,000

Contract type: part time

Contract term: Open (dependent on funding)

Closing date:  26 July, 2017

Interview date: 2 August, 2017


The vision of the IEE is to improve teaching and learning for all children and young people. We do this by working closely with schools to support the development and use of effective and efficient approaches.

One part of this work is the Evidence 4 Impact website, which provides schools with information on the evidence behind particular interventions. The Evidence 4 Impact Officer is responsible for keeping this website up to date.

The post-holder will work under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of the IEE.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop the E4I database/website of programmes, researchers, developers and research. In particular:
    • Research educational programmes offered in UK schools, their suppliers, principles, and the evidence that supports their effectiveness, and add them to the E4I database/website.
    • Gather new studies of educational programmes from sources such as Best Evidence in Brief and the Education Endowment Foundation. With assistance from colleagues, evaluate whether these new studies affect the rating given to the programme, and update the rating on E4I accordingly.
    • Keep the website up-to-date by carrying out regular checks of existing content (eg, links, contact details).
  • Work with the web developer and other IEE staff to improve the design and functionality of the E4I website.
  • Respond to queries about E4I website and suggestions for new programmes.
  • Help promote E4I to schools, other educational organisations, and policy makers.
  • Assist the IEE in any other activities required, appropriate to the level of the post.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send a completed equality and diversity monitoring form along with your CV and a covering letter, which details why you are suitable for the role, to, or by post to Institute for Effective Education, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD.

For more details, please see the job description and person specification and guidance for applicants.