Evidence & Insight Officer

Published 20 June 2024

Closing date: Monday 29 July (9am)

We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. 

Right now, an estimated 500,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease that many people have never heard of and for which there is no known cure. Because of the stigma and misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But they're not alone. We're here for them. And we're not going anywhere until we've beaten Crohn's and Colitis for good.  

The role

Starting between £31,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on experience
Permanent - Full-Time (35 hours per week) - Place of work: Remote/Hybrid/Flexible

There is a requirement to attend out offices in Hatfield, Herts for 4 All Staff days per year.

We are seeking an experienced, confident, and proactive Evidence & Insight Officer to join a dynamic team that undertakes evidence reviews in priority areas and commissions new research, insights, and analyses to understand the impact of living with Crohn’s and Colitis. This work helps improve lives, establishes the charity as a centre of expertise in lived experiences, and enables strategic, evidence-based decisions to maximise our impact. A key aspect of this role is identifying the needs of key audiences, evaluating how well these needs are addressed, and designing, delivering, and sharing relevant research and analysis, including deepening our understanding of diverse communities.


About us

We're the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. We’re looking for a dynamic and innovative Evidence & Insight Officer who can help us reach the people who need us most with the content that resonates most with them. If you like working in a fast-paced, supportive team and being able to get involved in a variety of projects that make a real difference, read on!

About you

The role is suited to someone who:

  • Is experienced in delivering evidence & insight projects
  • Is experienced in using both quantitative and qualitative approaches to gathering evidence and insight.
  • Has strong analytical and data management skills using complex and varied information and data.
  • Has strong data visualisation skills to effectively present data for different audiences.
  • Is a strategic thinker and a team player.
  • Is a fantastic communicator, able to build and maintain effective relationships with our stakeholders.

A full description of the role and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.

Benefits of working for Crohn’s & Colitis UK

If you are successful, you will be joining a dynamic organisation with an amazing culture. We offer competitive that include:

  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing one day per year up to 30 days
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity pay
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Interest free loan for season tickets
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free parking and secure bike locks
  • Training and development financial support and/or study leave
  • Performance review and development scheme

Our location

We are based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, so we are easily accessible by road and rail. But one thing we have learned from the pandemic, is that we are able to work very effectively from home. In this role, there is plenty of scope for doing that although there will be times when you will need to be at face-to-face meetings. It is possible therefore you could live almost anywhere in the country. If you want to be considered for the role but are worried about location, talk to us – it may work!

Job pack

Download Job Pack

How to apply

Please submit a CV and supporting statement outlining why you’d like to apply, how you fulfil the person specification, and what you feel you will bring to the role, so you’ll need to refer to the Recruitment Pack.

Please email your CV & Supporting Statement to:


If you have any queries about this role, would like to have a conversation before formally applying, or if you have a disability and wish to request a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact jobs@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk.

More details on this role and our Recruitment Pack containing the job description and person specification can be found at:


Closing Date: Monday 29th July 9.00am

Please note: no applications will move forward within the recruiting process without a supporting statement. Applications will be assessed as and when they are received, and interviews arranged, so we may close the position before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

We are an inclusive employer and offer equal opportunities to all regardless of an individual’s age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership status, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We are not a licensed sponsor at this time. Any offer of employment will be made subject to the applicant residing in the UK and a valid right to work in the UK being provided.

We will not be accepting any contact from Recruitment Agencies or Media Sales


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Helpline service


We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can help by:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

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If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

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