Research and Evaluation Intern with EVOC




Location: Edinburgh
£8.45 per hour (plus paid annual leave)
Part-time for 6 months (28 hours p/wk, 4 days)
September Start
Closing Date: 21 August 2017, 12 noon
Interview Date: 24 August 2017

About the Company

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) helps to support, develop and promote the interests and work of voluntary and community organisations in Edinburgh.

EVOC does this by providing services that enable voluntary sector organisations to thrive and working to influence the statutory sector in the creation of conditions that will allow the voluntary sector to flourish.

EVOC is the Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) for the City of Edinburgh. EVOC is a partner in the Edinburgh Third Sector Interface (TSI), which is part of a national network of Third Sector Interfaces.

You can find more information about EVOC, their work and their values on their website.

The Role

The successful candidate will undertake key functions within these pieces of work:

• Prevention Investment Fund: analyse self-evaluation information from each of the Third Sector projects within the PIF, with the aim of generating a final report and presentation. This will identify a key set of learning points to inform information dissemination and capacity building over the course of the next year.
• LOOPs: analyse self-evaluation information from both the LOOPs Networks and Projects elements of this work-stream. Work will include development of analysis with other Third Sector organisations working with older people and research into day services.
• Community Transport in Edinburgh: Community Transport services are provided by five large Third Sector transport providers and we are seeking to publish an analysis of unmet need in local communities.
• Community Link Workers: working with the CLWs currently employed by EVOC, others around the city and GPs, analyse data as to the impact of the programme.

This work shall include participation in appropriate briefings and meetings with all stakeholders involved in planning and delivering services for Edinburgh’s older people.


The candidate will be educated to degree level with a strong focus on research and evaluation, candidates from any degree background will be considered.

Specific knowledge and skills required include:
• An understanding and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation principles and techniques with an outcomes focus
• Understanding and knowledge of research skills
• Ability to plan ahead and provide online resources to ensure the sustainability of the outputs from the project
• Communication and presentation skills (reports, presentations etc.)
• Collaboration and partnership skills
• Analytical skills
• Planning and work management skills, including ability to work independently to an agreed work plan

This exclusive 6-month internship is an excellent opportunity to gain invaluable practical experience in research and analysis in a third-sector organisation. Within this role you will develop and utilise business development skills, and have the opportunity to expand your professional network, whilst empowering an established dynamic and innovative socially aware company.


Closing date for applications is 21 August 2017, 12 noon.

Interviews will take place on 24 August 2017.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the AAI online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon 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.

Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.

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