Army Families Federation – Evidence Officer


Would you like to be part of a friendly and supportive team that works to support Army families?  Why not apply to become our Evidence Officer?

Your role will help ensure that AFF has the evidence to better understand the unique challenges Army personnel and families face, and help us to influence and inform key decision makers.

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 AFF needs you!

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 & Research 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 provide briefings on key reports, support AFF parliamentary activity and co-ordinate responses to key stakeholder consultations and the quarterly engagement and evidence collection planning.

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

The post is 30 hours per week and 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. The annual salary will be £23,200.

This post is a fixed-term two-year contract. There is no guarantee that the post will continue beyond September 2025.

You’ll have an understanding of the impact of Service life on Army families and a keen 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 strong report and brief writing skills.

You will be skilled in prioritising your workload and using your time effectively to be able to manage multiple areas of work. 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 previous experience and knowledge of influencing policy development in the public sector, as well as experience in evidence collection through focus groups and analysis through 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.

For further information, please download the following:

Any enquiries about the vacancy can be directed to Tracy Connolly (HR Administrator) via email

  • Applications should be submitted by midnight on Sunday 30 July.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified by close of play on Thursday 3 August.
  • Interviews will take place on Tuesday 22 August via Microsoft Teams.
  • The start date for this post is September 2023.

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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