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Criminal Justice

Invitation to Tender

The Barrow Cadbury Trust and Lloyds Bank Foundation invite proposals to conduct an independent evaluation. We are seeking an evaluation partner to deliver a formative and summative evaluation of 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 formative and 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:

  • Co-produced monitoring, evaluation and learning framework for the programme, including any associated measurement tools.
  • 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 externally.

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

  • Sound and proven experience in conducting formative and process evaluation.
  • Sound and proven experience in conducting summative social impact evaluation.
  • Expertise in monitoring, evaluation and learning in leadership development programmes.
  • Knowledge and expertise on leadership skills and development.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Black and Global Majority communities.
  • Knowledge of participatory evaluation methods.
  • 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 14 December 2023, 5pm

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17 January 2024.

Read the tender