Projects Researcher [for APP Evaluation Plans] - Secondment Opportunity
15 April 2021 23:55
This role is central to the operational delivery and implementation of a number of University of the Arts London (UAL) Access and Participation Plan (APP) Evaluation plans that respond to particular university strategic priorities
To help with data collection and analysis [qualitative and quantitative] for smaller APP projects across UAL. The Projects Researcher would gain overarching familiarity with College APP as well as cross UAL/central APP projects and be able to report back to the APP group any particular insights and trends that could help lead to increased impact across UAL.
Your profile requirements include -
Specialist Knowledge/ Qualifications
- Experience of having worked with and managing data sets for small to medium scale HE projects
- Experience of working with institutional data [HE data]
- Report writing / summarising data for non-data experts
- Deals appropriately with difficult situations or confidential matters according to policy and procedure, referring to others where necessary and appropriate
- Understanding of diversity principles
- Experience of working on complex projects or initiatives that support inclusion and improve access and outcomes for specific groups
- Has previous IT experience of working on databases and complex spreadsheets.
- Experience of analysing and interpreting datasets to inform planning activities
- Experience of developing evaluation questions for particular purposes
- Experience of designing and writing questionnaires and surveys
- Communicates effectively orally and in writing adapting the message for a diverse audience in an inclusive and accessible way
- Communicates effectively using technology given current context
- Uses appropriate levels of IT skills for the post, including a good understanding of related databases and data manipulation and extraction
- Analyse and synthesise data for clear communication
- To attend internal meetings relevant to the role and present/discuss progress of work with colleagues across UAL
- Demonstrates commitment to own development through effective use of the appraisal schemes and other staff development processes
- Commitment to diversity and equity
- Using a range of methods such as interviews, surveys, and focus groups suitable to the needs of a project
Planning and Managing Resources
- Plans, prioritises and organises work to achieve objectives on time
- Managing a number of projects simultaneously, each with specific focuses and needs
- Managing projects across different contexts [in this case working across UAL teams and colleges]
- Works collaboratively in a team and where appropriate across or with different teams
- Able to take initiative to work autonomously
- Coordinate activity relating to collecting, analysing, and evaluating data and presenting findings to varied audiences
- Builds and maintains positive relationships with students and staff
- Maintains up to date knowledge of services available in own and related areas of work adapting service and systems to meet customer needs
Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving
- Uses initiative or creativity to resolve problems
- Designs and uses data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, recognising and accurately interpreting patterns and trends and producing reports that identify key issues and findings
- Assesses and challenges decisions appropriately to ensure risk are minimised and that processes and outcomes are robust
This vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Consequently, if you wish to apply for this position please submit your application as soon as possible.
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UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.
Candidates are advised to submit applications early.
This opportunity is closed to applications.