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Lead Analyst – Evaluation / Ageing

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Job Title: Lead Analyst – Evaluation / Ageing
Salary: Grade 7 -  from 31,371 to £34,788
Hours: 36.25
Contract: Permanent                                                                                          
Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Churchgate House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU
Role Profile
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is a statutory body consisting of the ten local authorities of Greater Manchester and a directly elected Mayor. It has wide-ranging economic development, regeneration and transport functions and an ambitious agenda to make Greater Manchester a better place in which to grow up, live, work and invest.


We are looking for an exceptional researcher to pursue a career with a dynamic, exciting and socially responsible employer. This is a senior role as a Lead Analyst within the research team, delivering evaluations and acting as a key liaison for our Ageing Hub and ageing strategic priority.


Key areas of responsibility include the delivery of evaluations which primarily support the ageing agenda, but also help to embed evaluation techniques and practices across the team. This includes the Ambition for Ageing (AfA), £10.2 million Greater Manchester (GM) wide initiative aimed at creating more age friendly places and empowering people to live fulfilling lives as they age. The post holder will also act as a liaison point for wider policy relating to ageing , working in partnership with the Centre for Ageing Better and sit on the University of Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group and helping to increase the visibility of ageing research within the wider economic and reform agenda of the Mayor and Greater  Manchester Combined Authority.


You will have experience of working in research related field, strong analytical capabilities in both quantitative and qualitative research.  Experience of undertaking evaluation methodologies is highly desirable.  You will have a keen interest in current debates on demographics, equality, public service reform.


We are also looking for a candidate that can apply new data analytics and visualisation techniques to provide a better understanding of datasets and intelligence.


About you:


You will have strong quantitative and qualitative research skills with a good understanding of a range of research methods. This will be complemented by project management skills and a desire to make a difference.


You will be able to disseminate findings to a range of audiences and to build relationships with key stakeholders through the use of good communication skills.


Applicants need to be flexible; they should be willing and confident in turning their hands to a wide variety of research tasks. The opportunity to work with a wide range of stakeholders across all GMCA policy areas will be offered.

Our work and about us:


Greater Manchester is one of the country's most successful city-regions. It is home to more than 2.8 million people and with an economy bigger than that of Wales or Northern Ireland. Greater Manchester is at the forefront of policy innovation and new thinking about how to transform the lives of local citizens by nurturing a world class, competitive, caring and economically sustainable place to live. It was the first city region to win a devolution agreement with the government in late 2014. On May 4th 2017 the residents of Greater Manchester voted for their first ever Mayor for Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. This is an exciting time to be working in the city region for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

The GMCA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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This role is available is permanent.


 Please contact Rose Grubert if you have specific questions regarding the role via

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application deadline

11 59 pm

8th Sep 2019

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