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Widening Participation Evaluation Lead

Widening Participation & Social Mobility

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 to £38,017 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 10 July 2020
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1272820HL

The Widening Participation and Social Mobility (WPSM) department are seeking to appoint a proactive individual to join as Widening Participation Evaluation Lead. WPSM is responsible for the access, success and progression of students from underrepresented groups and disadvantaged backgrounds. 

The post holder will be responsible for contributing to the design of and implementing an evaluative framework to assess the efficacy of widening participation activity. They will be responsible for managing the flow of data into and out of monitoring and evaluation tools and will significantly contribute to internal understanding of the impact of the widening participation programme and external reports and returns associated with the University’s Access and Participation Plan. Attention to detail is critical. WPSM is developing a culture of reflexive practice and the post holder will play a key role in facilitating this. You will have in depth knowledge of evaluation methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and extensive experience of using monitoring and tracking databases, such as HEAT. You will also have an empathy for widening participation and its aims. 

You will be based on Highfield campus and will work across the access, success, enhancement and lifecycle sections of WPSM. This new role will be especially important in understanding what works in widening participation theory and practice. As well as producing reports for internal review, it is expected that the post holder will disseminate findings nationally through networks, conferences and evaluation organisations. 

You are required to hold a relevant degree and/ or functional/professional qualification (or demonstrable, equivalent experience).

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Gino Graziano ( 

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Kate Pounds (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 5456. Please quote reference 1272820HL on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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