Army Families Federation – Evidence Officer

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Do you have skills and experience in data collection and analysis? Would you like to make a difference by helping to ensure that AFF continually understands the unique challenges Army personnel and families face? Can you make complex evidence easy to understand and have an impact on decision makers? We are looking for an Evidence Officer to be part of our Policy team.

If you have an understanding and knowledge of Army life and the challenges families face, with strong analytical skills and the ability to work as part of a remote team, then we’d love to hear from you.

About the role
This is an exciting time to join AFF in this role, as we are currently evolving how we collect and use evidence, and measure impact. You will be part of the Policy team, which supports Army families with their complex enquiries and engages with policy makers on key issues.

You will work closely with colleagues to collect and analyse data and evidence to identify key trends and issues, and support policy engagement. You will co-ordinate AFF’s responses to stakeholder consultations and calls for evidence. You will support AFF’s quarterly programme of engagement and evidence collection by identifying key trends and areas where further evidence is needed.

You will work across all policy areas, from housing to health and additional needs, education to employment, money and allowances to support for non-UK families.

The annual salary is £23,000-25,000 per year, pro-rata, 3 days a week. Hours can be worked flexibly across the working week. AFF offers a generous leave package of 30 days’ annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays – and a day off on your birthday. We also offer non-contributory Employee Assistance and Medicash schemes.

This is a home-based role (UK only). Unfortunately, due to the difficulties obtaining employer’s liability insurance overseas, it is not possible to offer this role to a candidate based outside the UK.

This post is a fixed-term two-year contract, with the possibility of extension beyond November 2025.

What we are looking for
You’ll have an understanding of, and interest in, the welfare and quality of life of Army families.

You’ll be able to analyse both quantitative and qualitative evidence and data, and be able to translate complex evidence into easily understandable information. You will have the ability to horizon scan and gain insights on trends and developments affecting Army families. You will have experience in bringing together data and insights into accurate and focused reports, sometimes at short notice.

You will be skilled in prioritising your workload and using your time effectively. Given this is a home-based role, you will be self-motivated and able to use your initiative to undertake work. You will be an effective team player.

Ideally, you will have experience in evidence collection through focus groups and surveys, and in the use of PowerBi and pivot tables.

A full list of the skills and experience we are looking for can be found in the Job Description.

AFF encourages applications from all sections of the community.

Job Description. Application Form and important info
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Any enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to Tracy Connolly (HR Administrator) via email recruitment@aff.org.uk

Closing, interview and start dates
Applications should be submitted by 23.59 on Sunday, 22 October 2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday, 27 October.

Interviews will take place in the week beginning 30 October via Microsoft Teams.

The successful candidate will be notified by Friday, 3 November, with a start date as soon as possible thereafter.

Due to the significant number of applications received for posts, we will only be able to provide feedback for those candidates who are invited to interview.

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