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Job | Part Time

Belfast Works Quality Assurance Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation)

Ashton Community Trust

£26,317 pro rata
Job Title: Quality Assurance Officer (Monitoring and Evaluating) Responsible to: Quality Assurance Co-ordinator Hours: 25 hours per week Salary: £26,317 per annum pro rata Contract Term: 31st March 2022



This post is part of the Belfast Works Project, a Belfast wide employment project implemented by a consortium of organisation led by Ashton.  The Belfast Works Partnership organisations are:


  • Upper Springfield Development Trust
  • Impact Training
  • East Belfast Mission 

As part of the Quality Assurance team the post holder will work with Quality Assurance staff to design and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework for the Belfast Works Project. They will also work closely with colleagues across Mentoring and Training Services to produce evidence of the projects’ key performance indicators and spotlight best practice in service provision. 


  1. Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered across the Project. 
  2. Assess existing data and baseline information produced by the services.
  3. Review partner information systems and advise on changes as required.
  4. Provide advice to the Quality Assurance Co-ordinator on improving performance using monitoring and evaluation findings.
  5. Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against performance indicators and service targets.
  6. Identify areas where support is required and design and deliver training for staff on monitoring and evaluation.
  7. Recognise lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs for the project.
  8. Produce reports on monitoring & evaluation and prepare presentations based    the findings.


  • Undertake any other related responsibilities commensurate with the evolving objectives of the post and the evolution of the Ashton Community Trust, as may reasonably be requested by the Director.
  • Work flexibly on evenings, weekends and during school holidays to ensure full delivery of the programme.
  • Undertake training in order to develop work related skills and knowledge.
  • Work with due regard for Ashton Community Trust’s core values and objectives
  • Ensure the effective implementation of and adherence to, the Trust’s policies and procedures
  • Participate in Ashton Community Trust’s Performance Management and Appraisal process, and agree short, medium and long term goals with line manager, and direct line staff.
  • Identify learning and development needs with your line manager and evaluate T&D to demonstrate needs have been met.
  • Share best practice and achievements, and contribute to opportunities to present outcomes and case studies.


Status of the Job Description

This job description is not incorporated into the employee’s employment contract. It is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification and it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to objectives agreed with the line manager.

Essential Criteria:

  1. Recognised qualification Level 3 or above and at least one years’ experience of implementing Monitoring & Evaluation activities Or At least 3 years’ experience of implementing Monitoring & Evaluation activities
  2. Good knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices
  3. Experience of designing, implementing and operating monitoring and evaluation systems.
  4. Knowledge of tools for refining data collection, evaluation methodologies and analysis (e.g. qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods)
  5. Experience of planning and managing surveys
  6. Ability to work independently and proactively as a team member
  7. Sound knowledge of ICT including all Microsoft Office applications (word, excel, powerpoint, web-based tools e.g. survey monkey)
  8. Valid driving license and access to transport appropriate for the post

Desirable Criteria

(Desirable criteria may be used to shortlist applicants, should there be a need to facilitate manageable shortlists)

  1. Excellent interpersonal skills
  2. Experience of working as part of a consortium with a range of partners
  3. Knowledge of the barriers to education and employment particularly for those furthest from the labour market


Closing Date

Wednesday / 10 March 2021 12:00pm

Contact Details

McSweeney Centre, 23 Henry Place
BT15 2AY
United Kingdom