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Evaluation Partner


NEF is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in research and policy making and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. Further details follow the jobs listed below.


NEF is seeking a partner to help us develop and implement an evaluation framework for our five year programme on social housing (Homes for Us). We have £30,000 available for this work to be spent between 2022 – 2026. We are looking for a partner with experience of evaluating large scale programmes of work, and who has a solid understanding of how movement building and organising, policy development, and campaigning, influencing and advocacy lead to progressive change.

The evaluation partner will be comfortable and confident working with the programme team at NEF, as well as with a diverse range of community partners on the ground, and allies from other organisations, local and national government, to gather insight and learning in an iterative way and co-develop a process and framework that can change and adapt as the work unfolds over the next five years. A good understanding of or background in housing issues would be welcome, but isn’t essential.

We would like to work with someone who is knowledgeable about how to bring in participatory approaches to evaluation, as well as an intersectional lens with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Homes For Us evaluation brief

How to apply

Please send a CV which outlines your relevant experience, along with a proposal of no more than two pages outlining how you would approach this evaluation, paying particular attention to the work strands we have outlined. Please send both in Word format to recruitment@​neweconomics.​org

Deadline: 5pm 10 June 2022

Interviews: 20 June 2022


Disability confident employerHappy to talk flexible working

NEF is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in research and policy making and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class now or in the past.

We are also aware that many highly capable prospective candidates nonetheless rule themselves out of work in research and policy because they underestimate their own ability to do the role. With this in mind, we strongly encourage applications from anyone who is prepared to learn and grow on the job and would like to stress that past experience of working in think tanks is not required.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. We make use of positive action to select between candidates of equal merit as a way to address under-representation in our workforce.

We recognise that people have commitments and responsibilities outside of work, therefore NEF supports flexible working. We are also open to suggestions of job shares.