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Criminal Justice

Invitation to Tender – Evaluation and learning support for Criminal Justice Leadership development pilot programme

The Barrow Cadbury Trust and Lloyds Bank Foundation invite proposals to conduct an independent evaluation. We are seeking an evaluation partner to deliver a summative evaluation of Q-SEED, a new pilot leadership programme for Black and Global Majority (BGM) leaders in the criminal justice system. We seek an evaluation consultant, agency or partnership who will work with our appointed provider.

The overarching objective of the programme is to challenge and change the criminal justice system, from policy through to service design and delivery, through building leadership capabilities. The pilot programme will have four core elements:

  • Personal development and wellbeing
  • Networking
  • Systems thinking and policy development and influencing
  • Leadership competencies and organisational development

The role of the evaluator will be to conduct a summative evaluation on the impact of the programme for participants and the wider criminal justice sector.

A budget of £25,000 is available for the evaluation.

Pilot programme outputs

The programme will recruit up to 20 Black and Global Majority leaders in the criminal justice system, including both people in current leadership roles and emerging leaders.

The training methodology will focus on experiential learning; group facilitation; action planning; coaching & mentoring both in-person and virtual; expert-led classes; shadowing opportunities and access to on-line learning; and research analysis.

We anticipate the successful bidder to provide:

  • An evaluation workplan or inception report
  • Co-produced monitoring, evaluation and learning framework for the
    programme, including any associated measurement tools
  • A short interim report during the delivery of the pilot to capture
    emerging outcomes
  • A final impact report on the programme (no more than 30 pages)
  • A workshop to share final findings on the impact of the programme
    with the programme provider, participants and funders
  • A standalone executive summary to a standard that can be published

Outcomes and objectives

Through this programme the funders and delivery partners are seeking to support people and charities to positively influence the criminal justice system.

  1. Support the design of the evaluation and monitoring framework for the programme to support the learning of the provider and funders during delivery.
  2. Robustly and impartially assesses the impact of the pilot programme against its objectives once it has concluded and a minimum of six months afterwards.
  3. Make recommendations for the further development and roll out of leadership programmes as a route to long-term social change in the criminal justice sector.
Essential skills and knowledge

  • Proven experience in conducting summative social impact evaluations
  • Expertise in developing monitoring, evaluation and learning frameworks
  • Lived experience and understanding of working with Black and Global
    Majority communities
  • Ability to clearly communicate accessible findings and
    recommendations to a variety of audiences and stakeholders, i.e.
    without using jargon

Your values

Your values must align with the programme, including those of the consortia delivering the programme, and it is essential that you understand and display a commitment to the following values and characteristics.

  • Anti-racist practice
  • Adaptability
  • Flexibility
  • Empowering of others
  • Cultural awareness
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Empathy
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Passion for social change
  • An awareness of and ability to respond to issues of intersectionality
Application process
Proposals should be submitted by emailing [email protected] with the title:
[Your organisation name]: Evaluation proposal for Criminal Justice Leadership Programme
By 5pm, 11 March 2024.

Interviews will be held on 26 March 2024.

Read the full tender.