Senior Evaluation Analyst

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The National Foundation for Educational Research

Slough, York, Work from home

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£43,000 - £50,000

Want to design and lead the analysis of large-scale education RCTs and QEDs? If so, by joining NFER you can make a positive, lasting impact with a leading charity whose mission is to help children and young people get the best education possible.

At NFER we work on a number of classroom evaluation work that covers teaching methods and leading the Covid19 recovery work which includes the evaluation of the National Tutoring Programme; a scheme that provides additional, targeted support for children and young people in schools who have been most affected by disruption to their education as a result of the pandemic.

As the Senior Evaluation Analyst, you’ll take control of the whole design of projects, using cutting edge quantitative evaluation methods and econometric techniques to evaluate complex educational initiatives and interventions.

You’ll collaborate with Project Leaders, Statisticians and Economists to ensure the most robust evaluation is delivered within the budget available. You’ll support our expertise in evaluation design, to secure external or internal funding for research projects in the UK and from time-to-time internationally. We are seen as experts in our field and our robust findings influence decision makers and key stakeholders to ensure education delivers the best-in-class service to its learners.


  • First degree or equivalent in a subject with a high quantitative/econometrics content
  • Strong experience in evaluation research and the use of quantitative methods
  • Experienced user of statistical software, for example STATA, SPSS, R, MPlus and MLWin
  • Ability to take responsibility for the quantitative design and analysis within evaluation research projects
  • Effective communicator both verbally and written, with experience of drafting research reports and/or publications as an author
  • Ability to work with a considerable degree of autonomy and to consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively in a team


  • Salary £43,000 - £50,000 per annum DOE
  • Generous pension scheme
  • 42 days’ holiday per year including Bank Holidays plus additional discretionary days (pro rata)
  • Excellent support for professional development
  • Hybrid or remote working with great work/life balance
  • UK based and UK Skilled Worker sponsorship

We are reviewing applications regularly as part of an ongoing recruitment process.

We are a flexible and collaborative organisation. Our offices are located close to Windsor and Slough town centre, a pleasant office environment surrounded by green space that’s just 15 minutes from London Paddington and an easy drive from the M4 and M40.

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

If you’re looking for a place where you can put your heart, soul and skills into making a difference, we want to hear from you. Apply via the button shown.


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