|Title||Head of Evaluation|
|Directorate||Strategy & Planning|
|Salary||£58,434 - £67,199|
|Number of Positions||1|
|Working Pattern||Full Time|
|Closing Date||28 Feb 2017|
Highways England is the new Government company that operates, maintains and improves England’s network of motorways and major A roads. This network is around 4,300 miles long and while it represents only 2 per cent of all roads in England by length it carries a third of all traffic by mileage as well as two thirds of heavy goods traffic, making it the backbone of the country.
We have around 3,500 staff based in seven offices around the country including a uniformed Traffic Officer service in control centres and patrolling key areas of the network. Highways England is held to account by two bodies who act on behalf of the public – The Office of Rail and Roads monitor the performance of our highways and Transport Focus champion the needs of road users.
For further information on Highways England, please visit our website: http://www.highways.gov.uk/highways-england/
This new senior role will be responsible for shaping, developing and embedding an Evaluation Team for Highways England. The successful applicant will be responsible for directing the new team, developing the strategy, methodology and procedures for undertaking evaluations in house and liaising with other senior managers to ensure evaluations is effectively integrated into the wider business.
Establish in-house evaluation programmes:
A decision has been taken to bring the evaluation of Major Schemes in house. The job holder will need to oversee this transition and develop the in-house capability. The job holder will also oversee the evaluation of other investment streams, notably Designated Fund schemes and will develop an evaluation strategy with potential to bring other work in house.
Development and Leadership of the Evaluation Team:
To facilitate in-house evaluation, a team will need to be set up. The job holder will be responsible for the recruitment, establishment and ongoing management of the evaluation team. They will be responsible for setting the direction of the team, creating an evaluation strategy for Highways England and innovating to exploit the significant amount of data that exists around the network.
The job holder will ensure that the evaluation methodology adopted is robust and meets the needs of Highways England’s new structure and priorities, whilst also championing continual improvement and innovation. The job holder will ensure the evaluation studies are high quality.
Embedding evaluation into the wider business:
The job holder will need to establish a culture of evaluation at all levels of the business. the job holder will liaise with other senior managers to ensure evaluations are effectivly intergrated into the wider business, both in terms of process and leaning lessons. The job holder needs to be a good communicator to build links with the wider business.
Skills & experience
The job holder must have:
Essential Functional / Technical Skills
Personal Attributes / Competencies:
All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert (Above).
Please note that Highways England reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should a sufficient response have been received. Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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