Evaluator for Change Your Story

Settle Stories wishes to commission an impact evaluation of a new project Change Your Story.

About the project

Change Your Story will provide creative opportunities for people with mental health needs. It will equip individuals with skills to maintain & improve their own mental wellbeing. It will support participants long into the future enabling them to live happier, healthier lives & to develop their resilience to everyday challenges.

The programme was developed in line with the recommendations outlined inRealising the Value (2016) report in support of the NHS Five Year Forward View. A community centred approach to health & well-being, it will use a range of Mindfulness, Myth and Story, NLP and Sounding Bowls.

Activities to be evaluated

1. Change your Story programme of workshops running from April – May 2017 and Sept – Oct 2017

2. Online resources

Key Project Dates

  • 15 April 2017: Evaluation Framework agreed
  • May – June  2017: First set of workshops
  • 31 July 2017: Interim report with initial recommendations
  • Sept – Oct 2017: Second set of workshops
  • November: Production of Online materials
  • 31 December 2017: Final Evaluation completed

External Evaluator’s duties and responsibilities

The evaluator will be expected to:

  • Bring specialist skills, expertise in impact evaluation techniques
  • Set up evaluation methodologies and processes to assess the programme of work
  • Analyse data collected and form conclusions
  • Produce an Interim report after the first set of workshops and make initial recommendations
  • Produce a final Impact Evaluation report. 

Application Assessment Criteria

  1. Previous experience and track record in delivering similar evaluations
  2. A current DBS check or a willingness to obtain one
  3. Knowledge of the current arts and health environment
  4. Experience of using the Edinburgh & Warwick scale in evaluation
  5. Experience of Formative and Summative evaluation
  6. Experience of Qualitative and Quantitative research

Application process

To get a full brief and details of the application process please email Sita Brand on info@settlestories.org.uk Please put Evaluator for Change Your Story in the subject line.

Closing date is 5 pm on Tuesday 28th February.

Fee: £1500 (including VAT & expeneses).

We expect this work to take 8-10 days.

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