Common Ground: Evaluation Consultant

We are seeking an experienced organisation or individual to evaluate the development phase of our Heritage Lottery Funded Common Ground project.

The evaluation consultant will shape the evaluation design for a key element of the project that will be tested during the development phase – the heritage hack lab – as well as setting up the project process evaluation framework for the partnership. This project will be delivered in two parts, with the following aims:
Part one: Evaluate the delivery of the pilot heritage hack labs, human-centred design activities that will be tested in Lowestoft in October, followed by a second test in Peterborough, to capture learning and inform future activity and project planning.
Part two: Design a process evaluation framework and schedule for year one delivery, focussing on the operations and processes of the partnership.

Duration of the contract: The contract period is from October 2018 to March 2019. The aim of this project is to evaluate an important element of the project and set up a process evaluation framework during the development phase of the Common Ground Project in order to provide a structure and schedule for process evaluation and a frame for summative evaluation in the delivery phase.

About the project: Common Ground is a young people’s leadership and heritage engagement project in the East of England. With investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund for development, we have an opportunity to deliver new heritage experiences with, by and for young people, increasing community engagement by delivering high quality heritage interpretation locally. The project is designed to support young people and heritage specialists to lead, building capacity to innovate and connect, working in places where individuals face barriers to heritage engagement.

Led by a strategic partnership, the Common Ground Consortium is a cross-sector collective covering the East of England with a clear vision for action and impact. The consortium partners are: National Trust, Norfolk & Norwich Festival (lead organisation), Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, SHARE Museums East, The Prince’s Trust, The Wildlife Trusts for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire.

Deadline for applications: You must complete and submit your tender response/proposal electronically to by 12 noon on 1 October 2018. If you would like to discuss this tender please contact our Common Ground Project Manager Karen Birch on 0775 451 4295.

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