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Policy Evaluation Manager

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Hybrid with occasional travel to Birmingham
Policy or NSRGH
£43,139 per annum
Full Time
Fixed Term Contract

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Policy Evaluation Manager
Birmingham, West Midlands (with hybrid working)

Are you passionate about shaping effective policies and ensuring their impact?

We are currently looking for a dynamic and experienced Policy Evaluation Manager to join our team in Birmingham. Currently this role is a Fixed Term Contract for 12 months. This is a key role that sits within our Policy function and works in partnership with policy leads and our Head of Evidence Assurance and Evaluation, ensuring we plan, deliver, and utilise learning from the evaluation of the impact of policy change.

The Benefits

- Salary circa £43,139 per annum
- Civil service pension, with an employer contribution rate of 27%
- Flexible working
- Hybrid working, specific guidelines are to be agreed upon with line manager
- 26 days holiday and option to buy up to five days extra annual leave

Joining us means joining an organisation that is certified as a Great Place to Work, respects work-life balance, is inclusive, and is completely dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential. Whether that’s through flexible working, really understanding how you work best or exposing you to real opportunities to challenge yourself, if you’re passionate about making your mark on the industry and on society, then we will help you do that.

Your Role

As the Policy Evaluation Manager, you will work to measure the impact of our policy interventions, through the design, implementation, and evolution of our evaluation plan. The immediate focus is on the evaluation of policy changes that take forward the Commission’s commitments following the Government’s White Paper - High Stakes: Gambling Reform for the Digital Age.

Your role will also involve:

- Ensuring our evaluation process and associated resources are clearly and effectively articulated and executed, as part of a wider policy development process. This includes ensuring we retain and apply learning so that what works (or doesn’t) informs future policy development.
- You’ll have experience of successfully developing and delivering evaluations, including evaluation strategies, in project management and complex environments. This includes helping to plan, design, procure and oversee evaluation activities. You will have the ability to apply critical thinking skills to develop and implement creative solutions to complex problems.
- The delivery of evaluation projects of different scales from start to finish. For externally commissioned work, this will require project management, contract management and potentially budget management responsibilities.
- You’ll have effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to enthuse, support and build working relationships at all levels. You will collaborate internally – particularly with colleagues in our Policy, Research and Statistics, PMO and Communications teams – and work in partnership with external stakeholders.
- Successfully communicating the outcome of projects, including through the production of high-quality written reports, presentations, and other outputs. You will have experience of communicating effectively to a mixture of audiences.

About You

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

- Understanding of a range of evaluation frameworks and methodologies
- Experience of successfully developing and delivering evaluation, including evaluation strategies, in project management and complex environments.
- Capability in the development and delivery of stakeholder mapping and engagement strategies, and in managing relationships successfully.
- Experience of documenting, maintaining and promoting evaluation processes and related resources, and ensuring they are adhered to.
- Ability to mobilise, motivate, guide and instruct multidisciplinary teams, and to present to and influence senior colleagues.
- Developing a range of concise and coherent communications, including for evaluation outputs.
- Experience of procurement and management.
- Excellent organisational skills, and capacity to juggle a wide range of priorities and competing deliverables.


- Working in a policy and/or regulatory environment.
- Matrix management working style.
- Budget management.

About Us

Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. We work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.

The closing date for this role is 29th February 2024.

PLEASE NOTE: ensure you have the right to work in the UK before applying. We are unable to provide sponsorship for visas currently.

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We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

As the regulator of the National Lottery, there are some roles within the Commission that are prohibited from playing the National Lottery. This does not affect your family playing. We will let you know at interview if the role you have applied for is on the Prohibited List.

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