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Evaluation of the St Giles Peer Circles

Employer
St Giles Trust
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
4 Nov 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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St Giles is delighted to announce an invitation to Quote for the independent evaluation for its Building Better Oportunities National lottery community fund/ European social fund funded project. Value: £13,500 (VAT inclusive)Closing date: 01/11/2021Contact: Brendan Ross, Peer Circles Project ManagerSt Giles is seeking an experienced, flexible independent evaluator who can plan and deliver the second phase of evaluation to cover the 3.5 years extention of the BBO funded Peer Circles Project. The Peer Circles project began as a three year programme funded through Big Lottery/European Social Fund (ESF) Building Better Opportunities (BBO), running from January 2017 to December 2019, with participant engagement commencing in April 2017 which was extended to June 2023 supoorting over 1250 people to stability in its lifetime.We are are asking for a quote for evaluation of the final section of this successful Project and subsequently the project as a whole , and want to hear from evaluators who share the ambitions, passion, and commitment of St Giles to drive systems-change through enabling people with lived experience of disadvantage to work at the heart of service design and delivery. For the first 2.5 years we have worked with an evaluation partner to conduct the interim and final evaluation of the First stage of funding.Now wish to be evaluated on the whole projectWe are seeking to build on and extend the understanding gathered from previous evaluation (attached) , to:1. Develop a more robust evidence base on success of the project in achieving systems-change and long-term positive impact for individuals, services, and communities using People with Lived experience.2. Highlighting economic benefits to feed into the work of future programs3. Maximise learning from the evaluation to increase impact and to influence funders, commissioners, policy-makers, and delivery partners, in particular:understanding more about why aspects of our current approach work well or less wellWe are looking for an evaluator who:Is committed to the vision and values of St Giles, understands the value of 'lived experience' approachesUnderstands complex adaptive systems and how evaluation can help make sense of changes in this context, and make practical, action-focused recommendationsHas experience of economic or return on investment analysis, and the ability to draw sound conclusions on value for moneyIs able to add value by enabling the project team to gain new expertise and insight, and has great networks we can learn fromHas a track-record in producing engaging and creative outputs that create impact.This evaluation will play a critical role in future sustainability and development of our work to enable people with lived experience to grow, support others, and drive change in local communities and wider funding, delivery and policy-making systems.
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