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Widening Participation Coordinator (Evaluation and Monitoring) (Part Time, Fixed Term)

The Cambridge Admissions Office are looking for a professional with research experience to join the Widening Participation team. Our close-knit team coordinates a range of high profile outreach projects designed to encourage and support underrepresented and disadvantaged UK students to apply to top universities. In this role, you would be working as part of a national agenda to ensure that university places are open to all students, regardless of their background.

This exciting new post will be responsible for implementing robust evaluation to ensure that all of our widening participation programmes are effective and impactful. Our programmes work with thousands of disadvantaged students across the UK in a variety of ways, from long-term progressive programmes to one-off residential events. Working collaboratively alongside other Widening Participation Coordinators, you will develop and implement evaluation frameworks to ensure that projects are working towards their intended outcomes, find ways to measure their impact and ultimately suggest evidence-based improvements to maximise the benefits of our projects.

We are looking for someone who has experience of conducting research and gathering evidence. This varied role will include conducting focus groups, undertaking interviews and other qualitative research methods. Ideally you will be someone who is meticulous and accurate with high attention to detail as you will be collecting and analysing large amounts of data. You should have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in order to produce high quality reports and share your findings with the wider community.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

The University and the Cambridge Admissions Office are committed to safeguarding young people we work with and we expect new employees to share this commitment. Our safeguarding policy can be found online:

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Your application should clearly set out how you meet the Person Profile criteria listed in the Further Particulars (see link below) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based upon these criteria.

We expect interviews for the role to be held on Wednesday 18th December 2019.

If you wish to make an informal enquiry about the post, please contact Michelle Tang, Widening Participation Manager (Post-16) - Email:

If you have any issues when trying to apply please email

Please quote reference AT21532 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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