The Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire (HeppSY) is part of the Uni Connect Programme (UCP) funded by the Office for Students, and delivered in partnership with Sheffield Hallam, the University of Sheffield and local colleges.
HeppSY ( www.heppsy.org
) aims to significantly improve participation in higher education by under-represented groups in South Yorkshire through targeted, monitored and evaluated outreach activity.
Your role will be to lead the Evaluation and Data team to ensure that data on widening participation activity in schools, colleges and partners is collected, inputted, and reported on, and that the programme is evaluated effectively using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
An experienced researcher and evaluator with excellent project management skills you will have a good understanding of higher, further and secondary education, widening participation policy and practice, and data protection legislation.
You will have a range of skills / experience including:
• Knowledge of the higher education, further education and school sectors.
• Experience of developing and using evaluation techniques relevant to widening participation policy and practice to identify 'what works'.
• Leading quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and reporting to improve programme performance and student impact.
• Experience of team leadership and management of others.
• The ability to communicate complex information in various formats to differing audiences.
• The ability to work independently and take responsibility for key decisions.
• The ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with external partners
Please note that occasional travel across South Yorkshire will be required and may include attendance at some events in the evening.
If you are offered this post you will be subject to an enhanced with lists check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working at Sheffield Hallam University but its relevance to the duties of the post will need to be assessed before the appointment is confirmed.
For this job we particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic applicants who are underrepresented in this area/ this type of job at Sheffield Hallam.
For non-EU applicants, we won't be able to provide a certificate of sponsorship / visa for this job.
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