Freelance Evaluation Practitioner

Knebworth House

Region: East of England

Salary / Fee: From £500 to £500 (£250 per day)

Job Type: Consultancy (2 days work, Spring 2019 & Autumn 2020)

Closing Date: 22/3/19

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Timescale and Fee

The Watchman’s Tower Project is a two-year project which started in October 2018, and we would envisage the Evaluation Practitioner working 2 full days, one in Spring 2019 and one in the Autumn of 2020.  The fee will total £500 (2 days’ work at £250 a day).  This fee includes all expenses and VAT.

About the role

This role is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Watchman’s Tower Project’ – a two-year project to renovate a Victorian tower.  This project will make the derelict building accessible to public visitors and school groups and deliver exciting new interpretation and learning resources and activities. The role is supported by existing staff members who will assist in coordination, collation and dissemination.

Principles and plans for our evaluation

  • The evaluation needs to cover both the capital works and the activity plan relating to HLF.
  • The evaluation will need to demonstrate the achievement of the approved purposes and the delivery of the HLF outcomes
  • The evaluation of the project will need to take a mixed method approach using a combination of qualitative and quantitative data
  • A wide range of evaluation tools will need to be employed. This will need to include traditional methods such as surveys, questionnaires, interviews, photographs but also more innovative approaches such as observations, films and videos, workshops or others.
  • Training in-house staff.

About us

Here at Knebworth House, we believe that there is something for everyone to enjoy. We have a house full of 500 years of history surrounded by delightful gardens. Over 90,000 children, young people and adults visited Knebworth House in 2016.  Our desire is that even more people can experience the wonder of this stunning heritage location and for some of these people to become inspired to commit to helping to preserve this cultural site.

About you

We are seeking a consultant with:

  • Solid experience in developing and implementing monitoring, evaluation systems and frameworks;
  • Experience of analysing monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment data for meaningful conclusions and reports;
  • Excellent IT skills and a working knowledge of systems which would be readily, easily and cheaply integrated into the evaluation plan to support effective and insightful data collection in a range of forms;
  • Experience in developing innovative opportunities for reflection and learning and a working knowledge of the ‘Inspiring Learning’ framework used for the development of the activity plan;
  • Experience of training and supporting others, including volunteers for the best result
  • Ability to articulate a vision, strategy or idea clearly and concisely with a vigorous eye for detail
  • Experience of working on HLF funded, educational or development projects
  • Strong report writing, presentation writing and presentation delivery skills;
  • Ability to self-manage and work as part of a team.

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