Matter of Focus
Matter of Focus
We are on a mission to help organisations improve outcomes for people

Current vacancies

Evaluation Consultant

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £32,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th August 2022

We are recruiting an Evaluation Consultant to join our growing team at Matter of Focus.

We need someone who has a passion for helping organisations use evidence to drive change, along with strong facilitation and evaluation/research skills. This is a new post working with and for our clients who are public service organisations across sectors, or voluntary organisations, or research centres. This is a mix of service delivery, policy or practice influencing, systems change, partnerships, and other organisations. You will be working across multiple clients and projects on different sizes and scales

We believe that evaluation is best when it is used for learning, improvement, reflection, and storytelling. Our approach builds on logic models or theories of change as tools for planning, organising, and reflecting on data. We want our clients to have the evidence they need to deliver as best they can for people and communities.

Matter of Focus was set up in 2017 by Ailsa Cook and Sarah Morton and is a consultancy and tech company. We are a B Corporation, on a mission to help organisations use data and evidence to improve outcomes for people and communities.

We work with organisations to:

  • help them understand and work meaningfully with the outcomes or impacts that matter to them
  • support them to use data and evidence effectively
  • use our tools and techniques to track change.

We have a highly refined process of working with clients that includes setting out outcome maps, identifying and improving data, and reporting that is based on our extensive experience, and builds on Contribution Analysis. This is brought to life through our software OutNav.

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Finance & Data Assistant

  • Part time
  • £19,500 – £24,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th August 2022

We are recruiting a Finance & Data Assistant to join our growing team at Matter of Focus.

The Finance & Data Assistant is a new post to support the administrative work across the organisation. You will play a key role in the Finance & Operations team and across the organisation, sometimes working independently on tasks set by the team, often working collaboratively to help the team develop ideas and solve problems. We are looking for someone who is organised, has an eye for detail and strong Microsoft Excel knowledge.

Matter of Focus was set up in 2017 by Ailsa Cook and Sarah Morton and is a consultancy and tech company. We are a B Corporation, on a mission to help organisations use data and evidence to improve outcomes for people and communities.

We work with organisations to:

  • help them understand and work meaningfully with the outcomes or impacts that matter to them
  • support them to use data and evidence effectively
  • use our tools and techniques to track change.

We have a highly refined process of working with clients that includes setting out outcome maps, identifying and improving data, and reporting that is based on our extensive experience, and builds on Contribution Analysis. This is brought to life through our software OutNav.

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Senior Evaluation Consultant

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,000 – £38,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd April 2021

We need someone who has evaluation and research experience but can also facilitate online or face to face workshops and has a passion for helping organisations use evidence to drive change.

We believe that evaluation is best when it is used for learning, improvement, reflection, and storytelling. Our approach builds on logic models or theories of change as tools for planning, organising, and reflecting on data. We want our clients to have the evidence they need to deliver as best they can for people and communities.

Matter of Focus was set up in 2017 by Ailsa Cook and Sarah Morton and is a consultancy and tech company. We are a B Corporation, on a mission to help organisations use data and evidence to improve outcomes for people and communities.

We work with organisations to:

help them understand and work meaningfully with the outcomes or impacts that matter to them

support them to use data and evidence effectively

use our tools and techniques to track change.

We have a highly refined process of working with clients that includes setting out outcome maps, identifying and improving data, and reporting that is based on our extensive experience, and builds on Contribution Analysis. This is brought to life through our software OutNav.

OutNav is an innovative cloud-based software we have developed to underpin our approach to outcome monitoring and evaluation. We have spent the last three years building this platform for clients to manage outcome evaluation – a single place for them to hold outcome maps and for collecting, collating and analysing data. We constantly improve and refine OutNav and are considering other products that can help organisations use data and evidence effectively.

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Administrative Assistant

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £23,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd April 2021

We are recruiting an Administrative Assistant to join our growing team at Matter of Focus.

This is a new post to support the administrative work across the organisation. You will play a key role in the client journey team and across the organisation, sometimes working independently on tasks set by the team, often working collaboratively to help the team develop ideas and solve problems.

We believe that evaluation is best when it is used for learning, improvement, reflection, and storytelling. Our approach builds on logic models or theories of change as tools for planning, organising, and reflecting on data. We want our clients to have the evidence they need to deliver as best they can for people and communities.

Matter of Focus was set up in 2017 by Ailsa Cook and Sarah Morton and is a consultancy and tech company. We are a B Corporation, on a mission to help organisations use data and evidence to improve outcomes for people and communities.

We work with organisations to:

  • help them understand and work meaningfully with the outcomes or impacts that matter to them
  • support them to use data and evidence effectively
  • use our tools and techniques to track change.

We have a highly refined process of working with clients that includes setting out outcome maps, identifying and improving data, and reporting that is based on our extensive experience, and builds on Contribution Analysis. This is brought to life through our software OutNav.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Evaluation Consultant

  • Full time or Part time
  • £32,000 – £42,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th June 2022

We are recruiting a Senior Evaluation Consultant to join our growing team at Matter of Focus.

Full time (35 hours per week) or 4 days per week

We need someone who has a passion for helping organisations use evidence to drive change, along with strong facilitation and evaluation/research skills. This is a new post working with and for our clients who are public service organisations across sectors, or voluntary organisations, or research centres. This is a mix of service delivery, policy or practice influencing, systems change, partnerships, and other organisations. You will be working across multiple clients and projects on different sizes and scales

We believe that evaluation is best when it is used for learning, improvement, reflection, and storytelling.

Our approach builds on logic models or theories of change as tools for planning, organising, and reflecting on data. We want our clients to have the evidence they need to deliver as best they can for people and communities.

Matter of Focus was set up in 2017 by Ailsa Cook and Sarah Morton and is a consultancy and tech company. We are a B Corporation, on a mission to help organisations use data and evidence to improve outcomes for people and communities.

We work with organisations to:

  • help them understand and work meaningfully with the outcomes or impacts that matter to them
  • support them to use data and evidence effectively
  • use our tools and techniques to track change.

We have a highly refined process of working with clients that includes setting out outcome maps, identifying and improving data, and reporting that is based on our extensive experience, and builds on Contribution Analysis. This is brought to life through our software OutNav.

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