Evaluation and Policy Assistant with The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

The ALLIANCE is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations. The ALLIANCE has over 750 members including large, national support providers as well as small, local volunteer-led groups and people who are disabled, living with long term conditions or providing unpaid care.

Location: Glasgow
£16,000 pro rata. Part-time (14 hours per week). Fixed term until June 2017.
Immediate start.

The ALLIANCE’s vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.

Drawing upon the experience and learning from the Year of Care partnerships , early adopter projects in Lothian, Glasgow and Tayside will make Care and Support Planning conversations routine for people living with one or more long term condition. This should be the norm wherever a person is being supported or cared for – whether it is in primary and community care, secondary care, social care or in the third sector. It is crucial that all these services work collaboratively to support people and this model helps.

The key purpose of this role is to support the on-going development, knowledge management and evaluation of Early Adopter project activity. The post holder will work with the programme director assisting on a wide range of tasks.
The successful post holder will:
• Coordinate activity
• Assist the Programme Team with on-going data collection
• Support the Programme Team to build an information base, Assisting with research and with the systematic collation of existing programme data, capturing and organising information about the programme
• Support the Programme Team to draft relevant evaluation reports and analysis
• Support the Programme Team and the Finance team with administration of the House of Care grants, including preparing and issuing grant contracts, and requesting and checking progress reports from grantees
• Support the social media activity
• Support the team to develop policy briefings and updates for the sector
• Support the wider activity of the Programme Team as appropriate


• An understanding of research / evaluation approaches and methods.
• Experience of using research / evaluation approaches and methods (in an academic or ‘real world’ context).
• The ability of manage the collation of evaluation data from different sources
• An understanding of Scotland’s health and social care policy and service landscape.
• The ability to work effectively as part of a team.
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent IT skills including Excel and Word

• Experience of working in the third sector, particularly within a health and social care context
• An understanding of evidence based improvement and practice.
• Educated to degree level or equivalent within a relevant field, e.g. social sciences, health, social work, community development
• Experience of grants administration


Closing date for applications is 9 January 2015, 5pm.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.