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Senior Evaluation Consultant

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

  • Advertised from 12th March 2021
  • Full time or 4 days a week


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.

Application notes

If this sounds exciting to you, and you have experience of evaluation, public and/or voluntary sector organisations, and you would like to join a small team and help it grow, please read on in our full job description and send your CV with a covering letter explaining why you are a good fit for this role and out company to