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Evaluation & Impact Lead Officer


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£21,007 to £22,627 per annum

Closing date

Sunday 21 August 2022

Contract type

Fixed term contract until July 2023

Post type




About the role

We are looking for a motivated person to join the Data, Evaluation and Impact Team in the new role of DANCOP Evaluation Assistant.

DANCOP (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Partnership) is a collaboration of universities and colleges as part of the Office for Students (OfS) funded Uni Connect programme. DANCOP aims to inspire and inform learners about their options and encourages them to think about higher education in all forms, including university, college-based higher education and higher and degree apprenticeships.

Evaluation is a key part of the programme, helping to evidence the impact of the work we do with learners and contributing to best practice across the sector.

You will support the Evaluation and Impact Senior Officer with a range of evaluation administration duties, including inputting and preparing data for analysis. You will have excellent communication, organisation, and time management skills and the ability to work independently.

Ideal candidates will have an understanding of widening participation concerns, and some knowledge of evaluation approaches appropriate to the context would be beneficial.

This post is offered on a full-time basis; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 0.8 FTE).

This is a fixed-term contract until 31st July 2023.

We are currently working within a hybrid model, with time divided between the office, remote working and attendance at external meetings where required.

Principal accountabilities

  1. Collate evaluation reports from across the DANCOP partnership, ensuring reports are submitted on time
  2. Support the administration, recording, filing and submission of evaluation reports to the CFE national evaluation.
  3. Support adherence to the implementation of evaluation and compliance with agreed systems. This will include working closely with partners and stakeholders.
  4. Acting as a point of contact for enquiries from schools, colleges and others with regard to evaluation.
  5. Liaise where required with external evaluation providers with regards to sharing monitoring data.
  6. Cleanse data returns to ensure analysis is accurate and representative.
  7. Assist with the set-up and facilitation of qualitative evaluation and research activities e.g. interviews and focus groups.
  8. Take accurate minutes for relevant meetings and accurately record evaluation activities and events e.g focus groups
  9. Assist with enquiries regarding GDPR compliance, seeking out further information as required.
  10. Support the timely production and presentation of relevant statistics, analyses, reports and presentations for colleagues and stakeholders in order to monitor partnership activities and explain relevant trends.
  11. Have an awareness of the national outreach research and evaluation agenda,
  12. Cover for Data Administrator as required.

Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

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How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Please note that unfortunately, this role will not attract sufficient points to obtain a sponsored Skilled Worker visa under the UK Visas & Immigration points based immigration system; however, applications are welcome from candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK, but who would be eligible to obtain a valid visa via another route..

Please consult the Home office website for further information.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

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