Monitoring & Evaluation Officer


3rd January 2024

Salary: £30,487 rising to £32,982

Contract: Full Time, Fixed Term until 31 October 2024, with the possibility of extension.

Vacancy ID: 158539

Location: Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus

Oxford Brookes University is looking to recruit an experienced, reliable and highly motivated Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to undertake data processing and analysis on behalf of the Study Higher Team. As a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer you will join a small, friendly and committed Team working to provide equality of opportunity to young people across the Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon regions.

As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You’ll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of the Study Higher team within our Marketing, Recruitment and Engagement directorate.

At Oxford Brookes, inclusivity is one of our five guiding principles: we take positive steps to create an environment in which we celebrate, value and provide equal opportunity to all. We are committed to recruiting from the widest possible pool and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who embrace our values, regardless of their background.

As a Disability Confident Employer we guarantee to interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential selection criteria.

Overall Purpose of the post of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer:

Oxford Brookes University is the Lead Institution for the Uni Connect programme covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon. Funded by the Office for Students (OfS), the partnership is part of a nationwide programme that aims to provide programmes of collaborative outreach in specific, local areas where higher education participation is low overall and lower than would be expected with the intention of boosting participation rates in Higher Education by young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

This post has been created to support the evaluation of learners’ experiences and attitudes from data gathered during Study Higher outreach activities. The post-holder will be responsible for overseeing the collection, processing, storage and cleaning of student data. You will support the Head of Study Higher and Study Higher’s external evaluators with analysis and evaluation of activity data, and participate in the ongoing development and implementation of evaluation materials and approaches that enable the team and other colleagues to carry out relevant monitoring and evaluation of their own areas.

Qualifications and Experience for the post Monitoring and Evaluation Officer:

This role offers a chance assess the impacts of different kinds of outreach activity and to directly influence the types of programmes delivered by Study Higher and across the national Uni Connect programme to best impact young people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in higher education. We want to hear from candidates with a strong background in analysing data and working with spreadsheets, as well as experience of programme and/or activity monitoring against pre-determined KPIs and objectives, and reporting against these. The role holder will effectively communicate across all Study Higher members and partner institutions, support delivery staff with the development and creation of data capture methods, and occasionally support at events. Working with the Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, you will use analysis to understand what works best in Widening Participation and develop resources which support consortia in-house evaluation and monitoring of Uni Connect activity, including creating Theory of Change models and evaluation plans and processes. This role also requires the overseeing of data protection and compliance processes.

CV and Personal Statement:

As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job, but we realise the ‘perfect candidate’ doesn’t exist. If you’re interested in this role and possess relevant experience or skills we’d love to hear from you. Any queries about this role please contact the recruiting manager, Lu Morton (via ) for an informal conversation about this role.

The closing date for applications is: 3 January 2024 Interviews for this position are expected to take place: w/c 15 January 2024.

Flexible working: Flexible working: we support work-life balance for all staff, including career breaks, job sharing, flexible hours, etc. The Team is based in our recently refurbished offices on our Headington Campus. The agile workspace is designed to offer various styles of working, such as collaborative spaces, Hybrid meeting spaces, individual workstations and a more relaxed setting of comfy sofas.

Benefits: As Monitoring & Evaluation Officer you will enjoy the benefits of working at Oxford Brookes University with up to 38 days holiday, rising to 41 days holiday (this includes 13 Bank Holidays and Concessionary Days), a generous Local Government pension scheme, cycle to work scheme and access to a variety of university facilities (Brookes Nursery, Gym and sports facilities).

Please note that a successful and satisfactory background check should be received (Disclosure and Barring Service DBS) before an appointment can be made.

This role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the points based immigration system.

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