Project Officer, Research and Evaluation

Leeds, United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
24 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Do you have good research and evaluation skills?  Are you passionate about making a difference and improving access to higher education? Do you want to 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 researcher and evaluator 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 as part of the NCOP Research and Evaluation team, and alongside academic consultants, you will contribute to the delivery of our mixed methods Realist Evaluation framework. This is an exciting opportunity to develop innovative approaches and apply a Realist evaluation methodology in the field of Widening Participation.

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: 

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Student Education Service
School/Institute:     Admissions & Recruitment
Section:     Educational Engagement
Category:     Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:     Grade 6
Salary:     £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:     0.5 FTE
Post Type:     Part Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (until 31 July 2021)
Release Date:     Wednesday 22 January 2020
Closing Date:     Wednesday 12 February 2020
Downloads:     Candidate Brief