Project Assistant, Research and Evaluation

Leeds, United Kingdom
£23,067 to £26,715 p.a.
24 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you passionate about making a difference and improving access to higher education? Do you have excellent interpersonal skills and attention to detail? Do you want be part of a team working on a cutting-edge Realist Evaluation framework to help us evidence what works in Higher Education outreach? 

Go Higher West Yorkshire, a consortium of 13 Higher Education Providers in West Yorkshire, is looking to appoint a Project Assistant to support the delivery of our OfS funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP).

NCOP seeks to identify and address issues around progression to higher education for young people living in areas where progression is low overall, and particularly low when GCSE attainment is taken into account.  Working with the NCOP Research and Evaluation team, academic experts, and our network of school, college and university stakeholders, you will ensure the project’s targets for improved access into higher education are met, by supporting research, evaluation and monitoring of our outreach activity. This is varied role in which you will support the planning and organisation of research fieldwork and evaluation activity, as well as working closely with school and college-based staff to collect and record their monitoring data.

The post will be based in the Go Higher West Yorkshire team, located on the University of Leeds campus, but will require the holder to work on a flexible basis, including travel to alternative locations and occasional evening/weekend work.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Anna Woodhouse, NCOP Research and Evaluation Manager (Go Higher West Yorkshire)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6661, email: 

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 24 February 2020.

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Student Education Service
School/Institute:     Admissions & Recruitment
Section:     Educational Engagement
Category:     Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:     Grade 5
Salary:     £23,067 to £26,715 p.a.
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (until 31 July 2021)
Release Date:     Thursday 23 January 2020
Closing Date:     Wednesday 12 February 2020
Downloads:     Candidate Brief