Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Transport for the North

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Closing date:12:00pm, 5th December 2022    
Location:Flexible across the North of England, but with a requirement to regularly work from our offices in Manchester
Salary:£35,387 – £42,384 per annum
Contract:Full Time, Permanent

Transport for the North (TfN) is England’s first Sub-national Transport Body. We were formed to transform the transport system across the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth.

We bring together the North’s twenty local transport authorities and business leaders together with Network Rail, National Highways, and HS2 Ltd and working with Central Government. We enable the North to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy.

Our role is to add strategic value by ensuring that funding and strategy decisions about transport in the North are informed by local knowledge and requirements.

Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life.

TfN is looking to recruit the following role:

The Strategy, Policy and Communications team at Transport for the North (TfN) is responsible for the development of policy, strategy, research and evidence underpinning TfN’s Strategic Transport Plan (STP) and a range of transformational transport schemes. The team also leads on developing and implementing a consistent approach to monitoring and evaluation across TfN to ensure that a cycle of evidence-based policy making is embedded across all TfN’s activities, and that TfN can appropriately monitor and evaluate progress towards our pan-Northern objectives. .

As a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer you will lead on implementing TfN’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Strategy. This will involve implementing TfN’s M&E Framework, by tracking and reporting on performance of a set of targets and indicators to measure progress towards achieving the objectives of the STP, including providing support to annual STP Action Plan reviews. You will support with establishing processes to communicate M&E evidence on the progress towards pan-Northern targets and the contribution of TfN’s activities, ensuring that this evidence informs policy making, appraisal processes and business case development.

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will develop, implement and maintain TfN’s approach to monitoring and evaluation. They will also support the wider research activity of the Strategy, Policy and Communications team. You will have a strong background in quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, and knowledge and experience of monitoring and evaluation. You will be capable of delivering analysis on a range of economic, environmental and social themes. Experience of delivering monitoring and evaluation in the transport sector is desirable, but not essential.

Alongside your skills and experience in research, monitoring and evaluation, you will have strong communication skills and the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders. You will be confident in using these skills to ensure collaboration, consistency, and the implementation of best practice in the approach to monitoring and evaluation across TfN.

Candidates must possess a degree in a relevant subject or have equivalent experience.  

Provisional Interview Dates: 15th & 16th December 2022

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits include:
•27 days holiday per annum (Pro-Rata for part time employees)
•Access to the local government pension scheme
•Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme.
•Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year

For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online by clicking the link below: ,ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile.

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

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  • Location: Manchester
  • Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Salary: £35,387 - £42,384
  • Closed: 5 Dec 2022

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