Assistant Director of Performance and Insight

Are you a strong leader with expertise in strategic business planning? Samaritans is looking for an Assistant Director of Performance and Insight. 

You’ll line manage three direct reports - Head of Planning, Performance & Programmes, Head of Research & Evaluation and Head of Data. You’ll be responsible for the annual planning cycle, organisational performance and ensuring we maintain a focus on achieving our five strategic priorities through championing the use of research, evaluation and data to inform all that we do. 

You’ll have experience of leading and developing high performing teams, with knowledge of planning and reviewing the delivery of services for sustained improvement. 

£75,000 per annum plus benefits 

Permanent role 

Part time or full time hours considered (a minimum of 21 hours, up to 35 per week)

Hybrid working: Linked to Ewell (Surrey) office with home and office working 

In-office working: A minimum of twice per month 

We are passionate about flexible working, talk to us about your preferences 

The Role: 

Lead and support team to achieve the performance and insight vision

Strategy and Business Planning

Organisation Transformation

Data, Insight, Research and Evaluation

Job Description is found here

Employee Benefits:

We offer some brilliant benefits including flexible working, family-friendly policies, and training to support your development. You'll have 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and we match your pension contribution up to 5%. You can claim money back via a Health Cash Plan and wellbeing options including a free subscription to Headspace and a Perk Box account.


Samaritans is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person they are. We warmly welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to everyone and are flexible in how we receive information. If you would like to apply via a different format or let us know how we can support you to be the best you can be, please contact the People team.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply. You’ll be asked to upload your CV and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages), outlining what attracted to this role, your transferable skills and experience.This role will close for applications at 9 am on Monday 27 November Interviews are likely to take place w/c 4 December.