Widening Participation Research and Impact Evaluation Officer

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
£33,797-£35,845 per annum
14 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Widening Participation Research and Impact Evaluation Officer

Salary: Band H - £33,797-£35,845 per annum
Start date: November 16th (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Hours: 36 hours per week
Term: Permanent
Leave: 23 days per annum, plus University Closure Days and Bank Holidays.  

This exciting new role at St Mary’s University is an opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced researcher/impact evaluation professional who can shape and develop clear and robust evaluation strategies that measure the impact of a wide variety of Widening Participation interventions across the student lifecycle. Because this a new role, we are looking for an accomplished and enthusiastic individual to take a lead on designing, developing and delivering evaluation work within a Theory of Change framework and work collaboratively to drive the collection and collation of quantitative and qualitative data related to student access, engagement, success and progression (academic and employment related) and undertake analysis to enable us to evidence, measure, demonstrate and report on the impact of our APP funding commitments.

Based at the university’s leafy campus in Twickenham, you will join the Widening Participation Department and report to the Head of Widening Participation within the Centre for Teaching Excellence and Student Success. You will work closely with a range of professionals across the university, including the WP and Outreach Team, Student Engagement and Student Experience leads, academic and support staff, Employability Services and other key individuals and departments who play essential roles in delivering projects or initiatives or managing student data. You will also liaise with some key external partners in this field.

During this time of blended work from home and on campus, as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, the successful candidate will be expected to respond flexibly and creatively, to engage remotely, design and deliver content through a variety of different technologies and media and establish and maintain meaningful relationships with a wide range of colleagues.

We are seeking candidates with strong relationship management skills and excellent organization and project management skills, as well as research and evaluation experience. We are a team that works closely to achieve our overall goals, with a strong collaborative ethos and are expecting that this role will develop and extend this working practice.

For any informal information about the role, please click here.

Closing Date: Monday 26th October 11.59pm

Interviews are likely to be held on Thursday or Friday 5th/6th November and may be conducted remotely. Please ensure that you are able to access appropriate technology for the interview process if required.

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