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Research & Evaluation Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,731 – £35,009
  • Jubilee House, Stirling
  • Closing 7th February 2020

  • Advertised from 23rd January 2020
  • Salary: Grade 6 (From £26,731 to £35,009 per annum DOE), Fixed-Term from April 20 to approximately May 21, Full-Time (35 hours per week).


Volunteer Scotland leads in developing new ways to grow and enhance volunteering in Scotland by providing advice and resources to volunteer involving organisations of all sizes and connecting Scotland’s people with volunteering opportunities.

Whichever part of Volunteer Scotland you’re joining, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a fantastic team, solid values, and lots of scope to grow and make a real difference. We are centrally located in Stirling with close proximity to transport links and offer a very flexible approach to working patterns.

We offer various benefits including 28 days holiday, Volunteer days off, life assurance, eye care vouchers, and an annual contribution towards personal learning of your choice. We are proud to have been awarded gold standard in our Healthy Working Lives and Investors in People accreditations.

We are looking for a Research and Evaluation Officer to provide maternity cover.

This role has a specific focus on the evaluation responsibilities in the ‘Research and Evaluation Officer’ role profile, with more limited engagement on research. Reporting to the Strategic Performance Manager, you will focus primarily on the evaluation of Volunteer Scotland’s projects and services (including data gathering, analysis and reporting), and contribute to the wider Volunteer Scotland research programme by carrying out research and data analysis which meets the needs of volunteering-related policy and practice communities.

You will support evaluation and impact assessment projects undertaken by Volunteer Scotland for funders and other external clients. In addition, you will be required to identify opportunities and help facilitate the exchange of knowledge between practice, public policy and research and evaluation communities. You will also organise and facilitate internal Volunteer Scotland Seminars and research events and assist the Strategic Performance Manager to co-deliver impact focused learning and development initiatives.

Application notes

The closing date for applications: Friday 7th February 2020.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please complete our application form/equal opportunities monitoring form which can be found on our website returning to

Alternative formats for all documents (e.g. Braille, large print) can be provided on request.

For further information on the role or if you need any help with the application or selection process, please contact our HR Manager, Caroline Lindsay, by telephone 01786 479 593 or by email at

Interview Dates: Likely to take place w/c 17th February 2020