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An exciting opportunity to join the Substance team!

Performance and Insight Manager


We are looking for a Performance and Insight Manager to join our growing team this summer.

About Substance

Substance is a research and technology company that works with charities, government, sports organisations, and businesses, with a particular focus on the role of sport, physical activity and outdoor recreation in driving social impact.

Our core team is made up of highly experienced social researchers, technologists and programme managers, each with their own specialisms. What we share is an ambition to make organisations that do good have a greater impact.

About the Role

The purpose of this role is to provide data, performance, and insight support for the Chances Programme which was co-developed by Substance, Sport England, the Life Chances Fund and Big Issue Invest. It will support more than 6,000 people aged 8-17 across 21 locations in the UK over the next three years and will be used to create new opportunities to empower young people to get active and re-engage with education and skills provision – with the focus being on young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and those with an offending record and/or low school attendance.

The successful candidate will need to have at least three years’ experience in an organisation which has been responsible for delivering or performance managing projects or programmes with a social purpose. Knowledge of the youth, sport and physical activity sectors is preferable, but not essential if a quick learner with willingness to build knowledge. The successful candidate will also need to have experience of analysing data and performance monitoring as well as having excellent communication, planning and scheduling skills required to manage the work of multiple project delivery organisations. Knowledge of Substance’s impact measurement platform, VIEWS, is desirable but not essential.

This role also provides an opportunity to get involved with other national and international programmes and evaluations currently being managed by Substance.

Remuneration package:

£34,000 – £40,000 basic package depending on experience, plus incentives, pension scheme and gym membership.

Application Process

Applications by CV and covering letter detailing your experience and competencies should be submitted via no later than 5pm on 30th April 2021. Please address to Lauren Ford, Head of Operations.

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