Well-City Salisbury 

 

Theory of Change Facilitator and Evaluator – invitation to tender 

 

Project Background 

Well-City Salisbury is a project about wellbeing, creativity and connection. Connecting people to the arts, heritage, locality, landscape and to each other.  

Bringing together the combined experience and unique skills from four partner organisations across Salisbury (ArtCare, The Salisbury Museum, Wessex Archaeology and Wiltshire Creative) to support people with a mental health need through creative courses, volunteering opportunities and training.   Incorporating a social prescribing model, Well-City will support local organisations and health services working with people with mental health needs on their wellbeing journey. 

In May 2021, the project received £260,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund to fund this innovative three-year project. 

In Year One each organisation with run two 8-week creative courses for up to 12 participants which play to the strengths of the organisation. For example, Wessex Archaeology might run a course on creative landscape walks, whereas Wiltshire Creative might run a music course. 

In Years Two and Three volunteer mentor and peer to peer course are introduced so that there is a progression for people who wish to stay connected to the project and continue their wellbeing journey with us.  These courses present participants with opportunities to develop further skills, gain confidence and potentially become volunteers. 

Each year will end with an exhibition and a celebration and at the end of Year Three we will create opportunities to share our learning and experiences with a wider audience through symposiums, conferences, articles and resource packs.  Our courses will run across an academic year from September – August. 

 

Invitation to tender 

Well-City Salisbury is seeking a critical friend to facilitate a Theory of Change model and to monitor and evaluate the impact and legacy of a significant community engagement, learning and wellbeing project.

As our Theory of Change Facilitator, you will support the four project partners to solidify their understanding, aims and outcomes for the project. You will help us to define our long-term goals and to map the journey of change for the participants who will take part in the project  As our critical friend and Evaluator your primary deliverable will be to prepare a methodology for monitoring and evaluating the project and a timetable for data collection and evaluation deliverables. We seek to understand both the immediate and legacy impacts on participants, the community and partners. As our evaluator you will help us establish a framework to examine this as we deliver the project meeting defined aims and outcomes. 

As the project develops and grows over the 3 years you will sense check our aims and outcomes and ensure that we are collating the right evaluation in order to inform our next moves and to ensure that at the end of the funded period there is room for further growth, legacy and sustainability.  

We are seeking somebody who is or has been a practitioner in the wellbeing/arts/heritage sector and who has significant experience of monitoring and evaluating community wellbeing engagement projects, perhaps with NL funding (heritage or community fund) experience. 

The project will run for 3 years and is set to conclude at the end of the summer in 2024.  In total we require 5 days with a Theory of Change Facilitator and 35 days of evaluation. 

 

Year One:        5 days of Theory of Change time and 10 days of evaluation time

Year Two:        10 days of evaluation time 

Year Three:     15 days of evaluation time

 

Our Theory of Change facilitator and our Evaluator do not have to be one and the same.  Please state clearly on your tender which role(s) you are interested in.

If you’d like to work with Well-City Salisbury, please contact Leigh Chalmers, Heritage Inclusion Development Specialist for further details, or submit your expression of interest, CV and fee by Monday 21 June.  We will make our decision by early July order that we can start working together from July / August 2021. 

 

Applications can be made to:  

Leigh Chalmers  Heritage Inclusion Development Specialist 

l.chalmers@wessexarch.co.uk    

07874 886903

 

 

Deliverables:

  • A Theory of Change model and narrative for the project including the wellbeing journey for the participants 
  • Prepare, submit for acceptance a methodology and toolkit for monitoring and evaluating the project.
  • A timetable for data collection and evaluation deliverables.
  • Establish a framework for evaluation.
  • Production of a final evaluation report 
  • Participation in the end of project symposium 

 

Deadlines:

  • Monday 21 June           Submit your expression of interest, CV and fee.
  • Early July                      Interviews and decision made.
  • July / August                 Start working together.

 

 

Wessex Archaeology is the UK’s leading archaeology and heritage company and an educational charity, seeking to enrich communities through heritage. Trusted for over 40 years, Wessex Archaeology offers an unrivalled range of services above ground, below ground and underwater, delivered by industry experts from an international network of offices. We work in partnership with planners, designers, developers and property managers to deliver practical solutions. For more information please visit https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/

ArtCare is the arts in health service for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. ArtCare has more than 25 years of experience delivering visual, participatory and environmental projects for patients, visitors and staff at Salisbury District Hospital, as well as projects in other hospitals and health care settings, including mental health. ArtCare aims to bring colour and inspiration to the Trust by delivering a quality arts programme. Find out more at https://artcaresalisbury.uk/

At The Salisbury Museum we are committed to welcoming, inspiring and entertaining our diverse audiences by telling the story of Salisbury and the surrounding area – a unique landscape which has been the cradle of unparalleled human achievement for over half a million years. We continually seek new ways to engage and collaborate with the broadest of audiences and partners. We use our expertise, creativity and passion, and the extraordinary breadth of our collections, to present contemporary experiences, displays, exhibitions and events which give context to the archaeological, historic and artistic riches of Salisbury and south Wiltshire.   The Salisbury Museum acts as a catalyst to understanding and learning about English history on many different levels, and to appreciating what is so special and significant about this landscape, and the lives of the people who have shaped it – and who continue to shape it today. For more information please visit www.salisburymuseum.org.uk

Wiltshire Creative is a pan-arts organisation that brings together the energy and ambition of Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. It is an ambitious and innovative joint arts offer that secures a bright future for audiences, artists and participants. Wiltshire Creative is rooted in, and draws inspiration from, the city of Salisbury and works beyond its boundaries and draws audiences from across the county and further afield. The creation of new work is at the heart of its programme, as it builds new relationships with audiences, artists and participants. Find out more at www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/about-us/

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we’re proud to award money raised by National Lottery players to communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. National Lottery players raise £30 million each week for good causes throughout the UK. Since June 2004, we have made over 200,000 grants and awarded over £9 billion to projects that have benefited millions of people.   WebsiteTwitterFacebookInstagram