Skip to content

Research & Evaluation Officer (Access & Participation)

Directorate of Planning and Risk
33,309 - 40,927 per year
Grade 6
Contract status
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
Interview date
Posted Date
Apply by
Job Reference

Role Description


The Planning and Risk Office supports the University’s strategic planning, develops management information to support departmental and institutional decision-making, and undertakes reviews of processes across the University with a view to improving the quality and effectiveness of activities that support academic and professional support services delivery.

The Access & Participation Monitoring & Evaluation Team, within the Planning and Risk Office, are responsible for robust and research-informed analysis of all of the University’s widening access and participation activity, across the student lifecycle, from pre-entry and access, through to student success and progression. The team is committed to a whole institution approach, involving colleagues from all areas, as well as working with students as co-creators of knowledge, ensuring that learner voice is central to our evaluation strategy.


This new role in the Monitoring & Evaluation will support the University’s developing approach to evaluation, evidencing the impact of our widening participation in its entirety and ensuring that we continuously improve our practice.

The post holder will work closely to advise and support colleagues involved in access and participation work across the University, working collaboratively with teams to ensure that their work is properly evaluated and informed by the findings of the evaluation of relevant projects and activities.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of effective practices and methods relating to qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Evaluation or research experience in education programmes, preferably relating to widening participation.
  • Proactive communicator, with the ability to work in a team and form positive working relationships with colleagues and external contacts.

Interview date: Wednesday 10th August 2022

For informal enquiries: please contact Michelle Hughes,

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

New Athena Swan Bronze Award



Forgot password | Register

Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.