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Evaluation Manager

Student Recruitment

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £31,406 to £34,304 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Thursday 18 August 2022
Interview Date:  Thursday 01 September 2022
Reference:  EHA2044-0722

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an Evaluation Manager to have a real impact using mixed method evaluation skills to support the delivery of our Access and Participation Plan. The Evaluation Manager is a key post within the Widening Access and Participation Team. This team lead on the development and implementation of the university’s Access and Participation Plan (APP) to support students from underrepresented groups into and through their higher education journey. 

The Evaluation Manager will lead the Widening Access and Participation Team and the wider university to design and deliver effective mixed method evaluations of their APP interventions, so we can demonstrate the impact of our work. They will work across the student lifecycle of: 

1)       Access to Higher Education (widening the participation of students from underrepresented student groups)

2)       Success within Higher Education (improving the continuation and attainment of underrepresented student groups)

3)       Progression from Higher Education (improving the graduate outcomes of underrepresented student groups) 


About You

As an Evaluation Manager, you will have experience of working within a Widening Access and Participation focused role, with knowledge of the Office for Students evaluation requirements, and the Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT). You also have demonstrable knowledge and experience of using socio-demographic data to interpret evaluation findings. You will be a confident evaluator, with knowledge of effective practices and methods relating to qualitative and quantitative evaluation, and a proven ability to evaluate interventions/programmes. 

You can effectively influence colleagues to help in the fulfilment of our APP by confidently leading others to follow the evaluation approaches required by the regulator, the Office for Students. You are a natural collaborator who is able to plan and organise own workload, manage competing or evolving priorities to meet deadlines, and to work professionally within a large complex organisation with minimal supervision. You have excellent communication, influencing and interpersonal skills with an ability to engage effectively and positively across a range of teams and departments, and with external stakeholders


You will benefit from 25 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday inclusive of University closure days per annum. We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity. 

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award. Edge Hill has also recently been awarded University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

The University has judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

 For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Emma Hall, Interim Head of Access and Participation,

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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