Jamie Buttrick BA (Hons) MA

Jamie has over 17 years' experience of managing and delivering research studies for a range of public, private, voluntary and community sector clients including charities, sector skills councils, the voluntary and community sectors and a range of cultural organisations. Recent clients include Skills for Care, Macmillan Cancer Support, Arts Council England, Education Scotland, the Welsh Government and the Big Lottery Fund.

He has a wealth of experience of national, regional and local project and programme evaluations, delivering robust analysis and practical recommendations to assess impact and inform forward planning. His utilises a range of skills across qualitative interviewing and quantitative analysis and brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding of utilising qualitative and quantitative information to generate intelligence in the assessment of hard and soft outputs, impacts and outcomes.

Jamie has specific expertise and interest in interventions focusing on skills, training and personal and organisational development, with a particular interest in social care, training and arts and culture. He brings extensive knowledge of consulting with employers, training providers, learners and beneficiaries of targeted interventions using a range of consultation and survey methodologies to assess progress towards a range of personal, health and socio-economic objectives.

Outside of work Jamie spends most of his time with his young family, increasingly fulfilling the role of taxi driver for his two children to parties, football training and dance class. Amongst his sports and leisure interests, Jamie regularly plays and watches football, struggles both off the tee and with his short game and tries to escape on the bike whenever possible. 

A selection of assignments that Jamie has managed or contributed towards is provided below:

• Awards for All Evaluation, Big Lottery Fund
• Creativity Portal Evaluation, Education Scotland
• Diabetes Voices Review, Diabetes UK
• Equality and Diversity Evidence Review, Arts Council England
• Evaluation of Macmillan's Work and Cancer Employer offer, Macmillan Cancer Support
• Evaluation of the Alcohol Behaviour Change Programme, Safe Newcastle
• Evaluation of the East Durham Creates Creative People and Places Project, East Durham Creates
• Evaluation of the Care Act Learning and Development Programme, Skills for Care
• Evaluation Support, Digital Unite
• Mapping Knowledge Support for Care of Older People in Health and Social Care Partnerships, NHS Education for Scotland
• Options study for the verification of pledges made under the Social Care Commitment, Skills for Care
• Rapid Evidence Assessment: The Effective Delivery of Information, Advice and Guidance, Welsh Government
• Study into the Impact of a Values-based Approach to Recruitment and Retention , Skills for Care
• The Role of Advice Services in Health, Advice Services Alliance
• The Value of Design Review: Evaluation Scoping Project, Design Council Cabe
• The Write Book Evaluation, Booktrust