SSAFA – Senior Impact and Evaluation Officer


Up to £35,000 per annum.

Full time – 37.5 hours per week.

2-year fixed term contract.

Central Office, with flexibility to work remotely.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Senior Impact and Evaluation Officer to join the Strategy team at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 82,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran – no one’s service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person’s life back to where they want it to be.

About the role

SSAFA’s current Strategic Plan highlights, ‘Understanding Need,’ as a core area of importance for the Charity. This is an opportunity for you to use your research and evaluation skills to work with our volunteers and our service delivery teams to highlight the difference made to the lives of the Armed Forces Community.

You will be working with a small team to support the development of monitoring and evaluation approaches to help SSAFA demonstrate its impact across our organisation.

We are open to discussing the possibility of occasionally working from home. Please wait until the job offer stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what’s possible for the role.

About the team

The Senior Impact and Evaluation Officer will be based within SSAFA’s new and expanding Strategy team, whose work is integral to the ongoing support provided by this established charity as it moves towards its 140th year.

About you

To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of:

– Utilising research and evaluation skills in practice

– Experience of collecting and analysing both quantitative and qualitative data

– Making meaningful, evidenced-based recommendations with your evaluation findings

– Using your strong communication skills to share your findings with a wide range of individuals, including with lay audiences

– Conducting research and evaluation in an ethically sound way; ensuring adherence to governance legislation

SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.

For further information

If you have any queries or would like to speak to someone about this role, please contact Kelly Clifford on to arrange an informal discussion.

To apply, visit SSAFA’s website

Closing date: Midnight on 12 April 2021

Interviews: To be confirmed. [If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test / deliver a presentation as part of the selection process.]

SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.

If you wish to apply for any of our vacancies you will be asked to answer some screening questions before completing an application form and uploading your CV. Personal data to progress your application for employment is covered under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Article 6 Section 1b and Article 9 2b and c. Your details will not be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party without your permission. Data on unsuccessful candidates will be retained for one year from the vacancy being filled. If you take up employment with us, your information will be held for the duration of your employment plus six full calendar years. Further details are contained in SSAFA’s Privacy Statement at

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