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Research and Evaluation Officer

Closing date: October 10, 2021 at 12:00

Anticipated week of interview: 1st November 2021


We’re looking for someone with experience of evaluating policy or projects to join our team to support the delivery of Equally Safe at Work, Close the Gap’s employer accreditation programme. Committed to women’s labour market equality, you’ll be working closely with Equally Safe at Work colleagues to evaluate the accreditation programme in local government, NHS boards, third sector employers and Scottish Government. You’ll be developing and implementing an evaluation plan and gathering quantitative and qualitative data from employers and employees. You’ll also be writing research and evaluation reports and developing case studies.

Hours: 34 hours per week
Salary: £28,463
Pension: 10% employer contribution
Location: 166 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 2LW (homeworking while Covid-19 restrictions are in place)

Responsible to:The Executive Director

The post is fixed term, funded until 30 September 2023, with potential extension depending on funding.

Close the Gap values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Flexible working options are available for this role.  


To support the delivery of Close the Gap’s employer accreditation programme, Equally Safe at Work, by monitoring and evaluating its implementation in a range of sectors. Equally Safe at Work supports employers to develop gender-sensitive employment practice to advance gender equality at work and prevent violence against women. To work closely with the Programme Manager to develop and deliver an evaluation plan, and design and deliver data gathering processes for Equally Safe at Work and related work. To gather and analyse data from employers and employees to inform monitoring and evaluation.

Main duties

  • Develop and deliver an evaluation plan for the expansion of Equally Safe at Work.
  • Design and manage data gathering processes to inform monitoring and evaluation.
  • Distribute an employee survey which has been adapted to different sectors.
  • Deliver focus groups with employees.
  • Produce research and evaluation reports that and are appropriate for employers, policymakers and other stakeholders.
  • Identify and develop case studies on Equally Safe at Work employer activity.
  • Work closely with Close the Gap colleagues, contributing to work that will advance women’s labour market equality.
  • Carry out any other duties required by the Executive Director commensurate with the post.

Person specification


  • Good understanding of women’s inequality in Scotland’s labour market.
  • A gendered analysis of violence against women and girls.
  • Experience of evaluating policy and/or programmes.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Experience of designing and delivering surveys, interviews and focus groups.
  • Ability to interpret data and communicate research findings effectively.
  • Proficient written communication skills including the ability to write for a range of audiences.
  • Sound verbal communication skills including in delivering presentations, and the ability to deal competently with people at all levels.
  • Ability to plan, manage and prioritise workload while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to self-motivate and work effectively as part of a small team.
  • Strong commitment to women’s labour market equality.


  • Knowledge of theory of change methodology.
  • Knowledge of public and third sector employment practice.
  • Knowledge of Scotland’s violence against women sector, and Equally Safe, Scotland’s violence against women and girls strategy.

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Application Process

The deadline for applications is 10 October 2021.  

You will be notified by 27 October 2021 if you have been selected for interview. 

It is anticipated that the interviews will take place remotely during the week commencing 1 November 2021.  

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