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We're looking for a new Senior Consultant

We're recruiting! We're looking for a Senior Consultant to join our team. The Senior Consultant will take complete responsibility for the management and delivery of research and evaluation projects from the inception meeting with a client through to the production of a final report. Candidates will have a background in quantitative analysis, econometrics, or evidence based evaluation. Based in Bristol or Aberaeron. If you're interested, please take a look at the job description: Job description - Senior Consultant (quantitative) Further details are also available here: Guardian Jobs Advert To apply, please provide your CV together with a covering letter setting out: (a) Why you feel you are

Want to work for Wavehill? Eisiau gweithio i Wavehill?

We're looking for freelance researchers based in Wales who can work through the medium of Welsh. Ymchwilwyr llawrydd Rydym yn awyddus i recriwtio ymchwilwyr llawrydd ledled Cymru sydd â’r gallu i weithio trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg. Byddai'r gwaith yn cynnwys cyfweliadau ffôn (o gartref) a theithio i gynnal cyfweliadau wyneb-yn-wyneb. Cyflog i'w drafod, yn dibynnu ar brofiad. I wneud cais, anfonwch eich CV at endaf.griffiths@wavehill.com

Measuring success – outputs and results

Should targets for ‘outputs’ be scrapped? No, but results are more important. Endaf Griffiths is one of Wavehill’s Senior Consultants and a Director of the business. endaf.griffiths@wavehill.com As evaluators, we spend a lot of our time analysing monitoring data which projects and programmes collect in order to measure their performance. These indicators are a critical part of the process of assessing whether or not a programme, or a project, can be considered to have been successful. There are usually two types of these performance indicators. Outputs: are measures the activities being undertaken by a programme or project. For example, the number of businesses or individuals advised or supp

What Deprivation Ranks Can’t Tell Us

With the recent release on the 2014 Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation, Wavehill’s Steven Donbavand gives us his thoughts on the pitfalls and perils of using deprivation ranks. Deprivation ranks are used across the public sector as a quick and intuitive performance measure – a sort of socioeconomic health check – for every neighbourhood in Wales. The ranks give each ‘lower super output area’, to use the precise jargon of the Office of National Statistics, a simple number whereby ‘1’ indicates the most deprived area (‘St. James 3’ in Caerphilly) and ‘1909’ the least (‘St. Kingsmark 1’ in Monmouthshire). But although deprivation ranks seem straightforward, they can easily be misinterpreted. F

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