Performance and Impact Analyst

Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire

Responsible to: Head of Evaluation and Impact

Working hours: 37.5h a week

Contract: Permanent, 3 month probation and 1 month notice

Holiday: 28 days per annum, plus statutory holidays

Equal Opportunities: The Satellite Applications Catapult strives to be an equal opportunities employer opportunities employer and commitment to this process will be expected.

About Us

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent technology and innovation company whose purpose is to promote, develop and facilitate the commercialisation and advancement of the satellite applications industry. The company is a not for profit Research Organisation, with a commercial trading subsidiary. The organisation embraces an open and innovative culture, encouraging an ethos of knowledge exchange and sector engagement, and has quickly become a world class centre of facilities and expertise.

We’re one of ten “Catapults” launched by Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board). The aim for each of them is to become a world-leading innovation centre in its own specialist area.

Our Mission

To innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites.

Our Vision

To be a world-leading technology and innovation company, helping businesses of all sizes to realise the potential from space. By embracing a pioneering, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, we create valued partnerships to deliver game-changing results.

Our Culture

The Catapult fosters an open and collaborative culture that stimulates and develops staff and encourages collaboration and innovation. Our employee value proposition is strong. We have worked hard to create an environment which is dynamic, exciting, challenging, rewarding, flexible and, most importantly, fun.

The Role

The Performance and Impact Officer works across the Catapult to model the predicted economic impact of Catapult activities from programmes to projects.  The outputs support the Catapult in determining what activities to undertake and setting the framework for impact evaluation.  The role also supports the Catapult strategic planning process.

About You

Required Skills and Experience

  • Degree-educated and from an analytical profession, with a keen interest in the world of innovation analysis.
  • Strong modelling skills to be able to estimate economic impact.
  • Strong writing skills to be able to present compelling cases for Catapult action.
  • Ability to analyse and present data and provide assumptions for any variances against targets, in support of effective performance reporting.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with internal Project Manager’s and supported businesses, working with them to develop an evaluation framework and monitor key performance indicators.
  • Ability to use initiative and problem-solving skills to progress a wide portfolio of activities to demonstrate impact.
  • With excellent interpersonal skills, you are someone who pays attention to detail, particularly in numeric work, and have a proven ability to analyse and present complex information.

 Desired experience

  • Experience of business development and benefits management is advantageous.
  • An understanding of the research and/or innovation ecosystem and how the types of activities that deliver economic value to the UK.
  • Economics or Evaluation experience desirable but not essential.
  • Knowledge of strategy and business planning frameworks desirable but not essential.
  • Working experience of ERP and CRM systems, although candidates without this experience will be considered provided they are willing to undertake training to develop their skills.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a business analyst/economist looking to be part of an energetic, results driven team.


If you are up for the challenge and thrive in a fast-paced and creative environment, send your CV along with a covering letter to


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