Theory of Change Facilitator and Evaluator – invitation to tender

Well-City Salisbury

Region: South West

Salary / Fee: From £ to £ Invitation to tender

Job Type: Freelance The project will run for 3 years and is set to conclude at the end of the summer in 2024. In total we require 5 days with a Theory of Change Facilitator and 35 days of evaluation. Year One: 5 days of Theory of Change time and 10 days of evaluation time Year Two: 10 days of evaluation time Year Three: 15 days of evaluation time

Closing Date: 21/6/21

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Our Theory of Change facilitator and our Evaluator do not have to be one and the same.  Please state clearly on your tender which role(s) you are interested in.

If you’d like to work with Well-City Salisbury, please contact Leigh Chalmers, Heritage Inclusion Development Specialist for further details, or submit your expression of interest, CV and fee by Monday 21 June.  We will make our decision by early July order that we can start working together from July / August 2021.

Applications can be made to:
Leigh Chalmers
Heritage Inclusion Development Specialist
l.chalmers@wessexarch.co.uk     07874 886903

Project Background

Well-City Salisbury is a project about wellbeing, creativity and connection. Connecting people to the arts, heritage, locality, landscape and to each other.

Bringing together the combined experience and unique skills from four partner organisations across Salisbury (ArtCare, The Salisbury Museum, Wessex Archaeology and Wiltshire Creative) to support people with a mental health need through creative courses, volunteering opportunities and training.   Incorporating a social prescribing model, Well-City will support local organisations and health services working with people with mental health needs on their wellbeing journey.

In May 2021, the project received £260,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund to fund this innovative three-year project.

In Year One each organisation with run two 8-week creative courses for up to 12 participants which play to the strengths of the organisation. For example, Wessex Archaeology might run a course on creative landscape walks, whereas Wiltshire Creative might run a music course.

In Years Two and Three volunteer mentor and peer to peer course are introduced so that there is a progression for people who wish to stay connected to the project and continue their wellbeing journey with us.  These courses present participants with opportunities to develop further skills, gain confidence and potentially become volunteers.

Each year will end with an exhibition and a celebration and at the end of Year Three we will create opportunities to share our learning and experiences with a wider audience through symposiums, conferences, articles and resource packs.  Our courses will run across an academic year from September – August.

Theory of Change Facilitator and Evaluator – invitation to tender

Well-City Salisbury is seeking a critical friend to facilitate a Theory of Change model and to monitor and evaluate the impact and legacy of a significant community engagement, learning and wellbeing project.

As our Theory of Change Facilitator, you will support the four project partners to solidify their understanding, aims and outcomes for the project. You will help us to define our long-term goals and to map the journey of change for the participants who will take part in the project

As our critical friend and Evaluator your primary deliverable will be to prepare a methodology for monitoring and evaluating the project and a timetable for data collection and evaluation deliverables. We seek to understand both the immediate and legacy impacts on participants, the community and partners. As our evaluator you will help us establish a framework to examine this as we deliver the project meeting defined aims and outcomes.

As the project develops and grows over the 3 years you will sense check our aims and outcomes and ensure that we are collating the right evaluation in order to inform our next moves and to ensure that at the end of the funded period there is room for further growth, legacy and sustainability.

We are seeking somebody who is or has been a practitioner in the wellbeing/arts/heritage sector and who has significant experience of monitoring and evaluating community wellbeing engagement projects, perhaps with NL funding (heritage or community fund) experience.

Deliverables:

  • A Theory of Change model and narrative for the project including the wellbeing journey for the participants
  • Prepare, submit for acceptance a methodology and toolkit for monitoring and evaluating the project.
  • A timetable for data collection and evaluation deliverables.
  • Establish a framework for evaluation.
  • Production of a final evaluation report
  • Participation in the end of project symposium

Deadlines:

  • Monday 21 June  Submit your expression of interest, CV and fee.
  • Early July              Interviews and decision made.
  • July / August        Start working together.

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