Senior Evidence and Influencing Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,204 – £35,664
  • Home based, with some travel required
  • Closing 28th October 2020

  • Advertised from 21st October 2020
  • 35 hours/week (with some evening and weekend work). Fixed-term maternity cover, 12 months.


Senior Evidence and Influencing Officer (Young People with Care Experience, Fixed-term Maternity Cover for 12 months)

The Life Changes Trust is looking to appoint a Senior Evidence and Influencing Officer for a fixed-term maternity cover (to begin December 2020/January 2020).

The role will be responsible for:

  • supporting the collation of evidence from work funded by the Life Changes Trust and from elsewhere, and work with colleagues to promote learning about what works best to achieve a holistic approach to the empowerment and support of young people with care experience in Scotland
  • supporting colleagues to develop and evidence a deeper understanding of the particular needs of young people with care experience who may face multiple or distinct challenges
  • supporting work that ensures a diverse range of young people with care experience help shape the Trust’s work and the work of the Trust’s Awardees, and that they are supported to draw on the Trust’s evidence base and use it to influence positive change in Scotland

The Life Changes Trust is an independent Scottish charity, established in April 2013 with a ten year, £50 million “spend-out” endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund (formerly the Big Lottery Fund).

The Trust’s mission is to facilitate and support transformational and sustainable improvements in the quality of life, well-being, empowerment and inclusion of three key groups in Scotland:

  • Young people with care experience
  • People living with dementia
  • Unpaid carers of people with dementia

This is a great opportunity to work with a visionary charity which is committed to investing in real and sustainable improvements in the lives of our beneficiaries.

The Life Changes Trust is a time-limited organisation established from April 2013 until March 2022.

For more information about the Trust please see


Educated to degree level and with at least 3 years’ relevant work experience, it is essential that the successful candidate has an understanding of the Trust’s beneficiary groups, or an ability and willingness to develop this.

Please read the full job description before you apply.

Application notes

For more information, a job description and details of how to apply, please see our website:

The closing date is Wednesday 28th October 2020 at Noon. Late applications will not be accepted.

Interview Date: 16 November 2020 (via Zoom)

Start Date:December 2020/January 2021