Please note that in order to be considered for shortlisting for interview, all applicants must answer the questions in full in the application form. CVs, or reference to CV entries cannot be accepted.About The Access Project
- Applications close: Monday 10th May 2021, at 9am (please note that late applications cannot be accepted
- Salary: £32,000 (FTE) pro rata (0.6PTE = £19,200 PTE actual), plus London weighting where applicable
- Contract: Permanent
- Hours: 22.5 hours (3 days) per week
- Location: This role is London-based. However, we would consider applicants who would like to be based in our Birmingham office with regular travel to London, or would like to work remotely with regular travel to London. [Once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted: home-based until that point].
- Interviews: Week commencing 17th May 2021
- Start date: ASAP
- Function: Impact Team
- Reporting to: Impact & Strategy Director
We support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access and successfully transition top universities, through a unique combination of tuition and in-school mentoring. We work with them to make good applications, get the grades and transition to university. Our volunteers are trained and supported to be effective tutors who work with our students for an hour a week to raise their grades. In addition, a dedicated school-based staff member mentors the students so they have the knowledge and support to make strong university applications. Our results show this approach works.About the role
The Access Project (TAP) is an evidence-based, data driven intervention. Central to our programme are the ways in which we use data to ensure each of our students receives the provision they need, to learn about how we can improve our delivery and to evaluate our impact on our students' university prospects. We have developed sophisticated monitoring and evaluation systems bringing together data from a variety of sources to track students' progress (impact management) as well as ascertain their outcomes (impact evaluation). We collect data on our students' academic and socio-demographic background, their participation on TAP's programme and progress on our bespoke university readiness scales, and their academic results and university destinations. We use this data to intervene in real-time when delivery goes off-course but also to understand how TAP activities affect student outcomes and publicize this impact externally.
As part of the Impact Team, the Insight & Evaluation Manager will manage the development and delivery of bespoke research and evaluation projects being conducted internally or externally commissioned to help TAP achieve the greatest possible impact for its students. One key part of this role will include the project management of TAP's annual impact evaluation through which we aim to understand the relationship between our programme activities and students' university and academic outcomes. The ideal candidate would be confident in overseeing such a project from start to finish, designing the evaluation approach, coordinating data collection and analysis, and presenting findings to various audiences. The Insight & Evaluation Manager will also be responsible for line managing and supporting the Data & Insight Coordinator, as well as working both individually and collaboratively on additional research projects, and overseeing impact-related external reporting. This role would suit an analytical thinker, who possesses excellent project management and people skills, and is passionate about using research and evaluation to improve the university outcomes of disadvantaged students.For further information about the role and the person specification, please see our online portal via the link.Please note that CVs cannot be accepted. All applicants must complete the application form in full in order to be eligible for shortlisting