Head of Monitoring and Evaluation

Organisation: Cambridge Science Centre

Head of Monitoring & Evaluation

Reporting to: Chief Operating Officer
Location: Cambridge
Salary:  ~£25,000, depending on experience

Cambridge Science Centre – An Introduction

Young people are full of curiosity that, once encouraged and nurtured, knows no bounds.  Cambridge Science Centre (CSC) feeds that natural curiosity, encouraging a lifelong passion and understanding of how science and innovation will increasingly impact on the world around them and inspiring them to believe in the part they can play.    

An independent educational charity (Registered Charity No. 1146349) CSC is dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) engagement through hands-on exhibits, shows and STEM activities for young people and their families to ignite curiosity in the next generation of young learners   

Since opening our doors in 2013, CSC has interacted with over 350,000 young people and their families, visited more than 300 schools throughout Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk and held over 100 street science pop-up events.  

We are guided by three main principles:

  • To develop, acquire and host high quality, curriculum-based, hands-on exhibits, shows, activities and events.
  • To deliver targeted engagement both in our Science Centre and through outreach in schools and communities that will improve access to STEM subjects for underserved communities throughout Cambridgeshire and the East of England.
  • To evaluate our outreach to determine how effective our unique, multiple touch point model is in helping to inspire and excite as well as improve attainment in STEM subject.

We are seeking a highly professional and experienced Head of Monitoring & Evaluation to lead monitoring, analyses and impact studies for Cambridge Science Centre and help support us in the next stage of our growth.

As Head of Monitoring & Evaluation you will have responsibility for the evaluation of all activities undertaken by the organisation and the collection of all required monitoring data. You will design evaluations, collect and analyse a variety of data, and present findings internally and externally. You will be an advocate for evidence-based working, with a focus on audience needs and the impact/benefit of engagement and outreach.  

Monitoring and evaluation is core to the work we do and key to our donors and supporters.  You will therefore already have experience in evaluation design in an STEM education or museum setting, including use of logic models and theory of change.  You will be able to demonstrate a track record in monitoring visitor engagements, analyses of extensive data sets and in understanding STEM impact studies. 

This is a very exciting time for Cambridge Science Centre.  We have been through a period of significant change to ensure we have internal systems and processes in place to provide a solid foundation for our continued growth.  In addition, last year we relocated to new premises which gives us a great, central Cambridge location to showcase the excitement of science.    

If you are looking for a role where everything you do will be noticed and make a difference to establishing the value of science, technology, engineering and mathematics as vital skills for day-to-day life and future careers, then please do get in touch, we do want to speak to you.

Contact details:

For more information on how to apply go to the website.

Closing date for applications is 15 May 2019