External Evaluator Brief – apply by 9am 24th August


External Evaluator Brief

We are looking for an individual or organisation who will work closely with the Made With Many team to conduct evaluation of our programme, in both Corby & Wellingborough, from Autumn 2020 to October 2023.

External Evaluator Role

We are looking for an External Evaluator/s to fulfil the following requirements, in collaboration with the Consortium Board, Programme Director and wider staff team:

  • Work with the team to establish key milestones and activities within the programme and build the evaluation framework around these
  • Review evaluation and data collection methods used to date
  • Analyse and interpret quantitative data collated by the Made With Many team for our quarterly Arts Council England monitoring reports, annual postcode analysis carried out by the Audience Agency and use of the Impact & Insights Toolkit
  • Establish a framework and methodology for collecting qualitative data, which can be used across both places
  • Utilise methods to ensure that our evaluation captures a wide range of opinions, including audiences, participants, community partners, artists, consortium and advisory group members, alongside the programme delivery team
  • Investigate ways of incorporating community leadership, decision-making and volunteering into the evaluation framework
  • Incorporate use of stories through a consistent method
  • Support the team in creating a data collection volunteer team, with appropriate training and resources
  • Advise of best practice and innovative approaches to evaluation
  • Find engaging ways to disseminate the findings of our evaluation and highlight the impact of our work, potentially including blog posts, zines, artist commissions and documentary films. These may be co-authored with the Programme Director and there is a modest additional budget for this.
  • Attend meetings of the Consortium Board to discuss each report produced
  • Work with our Critical Friend, Andrew Ormston, as and when required

The evaluator will report to the Programme Director and will work with the entire team. To enable this, the evaluator will join the team for an annual half-day evaluation planning meeting (with a particular emphasis on emerging findings) and have regular catch-ups with the Programme Director and any other relevant members of the team.

We are looking for an experienced evaluator, who has a good understanding of the context in which Creative People and Places projects operate and shares our commitment to community leadership and co-creation. The evaluation must respond to the requirements of a range of stakeholders, including:

  • Arts Council England and the national Creative People and Places project and the national evaluation framework
  • The Made With Many project and governing consortium partnership
  • Local partners and stakeholders
  • Participants in the activities of the project

Before You Apply

Download the full External Evaluator Brief below, which includes:
– About Made With Many
– Evaluation Plan
– Evaluator Role
– Reporting
– Contractual information
– How To Apply
– Contact details for informal discussion about the role

Closing date and interviews 

Application deadline: 9am on Monday 24th August 2020

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Thursday 10th September 2020

Equal Opportunities

Made With Many is committed to equal opportunities. We are working to achieve diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. In support of this, we have an access budget available to people with a disability delivering aspects of our programme. If you require additional support to complete this contract, please outline these in your application. Any such requests will not affect the outcome of our decisions. If you require additional support in making an application, or would like this information in an alternative format, please contact the office on 01536 267895 / info@madewithmany.org

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