Common Purpose is hiring a
Common Purpose is launching two Nature Recovery Leadership Programmes for the North of England and Scotland. The Programmes are for emerging leaders who are working in nature recovery.
The ambition of this Programme is to gather a diverse group of emerging leaders working in nature recovery and give them the leadership skills, connections, and inspiration that will enable them to progress in their organisations, in the wider sector, and beyond - to become key players in the regeneration of our natural heritage.
Terms of reference
It is expected that the evaluation will assess the impact of the Programmes on the participants and the extent to which they have met the stated project objectives.
The work will take place between Feb/March 2024 and December 2024.
Task: Conduct online participant pre-programme interviews
Period: April & May 2024
Task: In-person participant interviews at the in-person 3-day Residential programmes in the North of England and in Scotland
Period: 4 - 6 June 2024 and 18 - 20 June 2024
Task: Online focus group with participants
Period: July / August 2024
Task: Interim report
Period: July 2024
Task: In-person interviews with participants at the in-person 1-day Alumni joint gathering
Period: 12 September 2024
Task: Online interviews with Academy stakeholders
Period: October 2024
Task: In-person focus group with participants
Task: Final report
Period: December 2024
It is expected that primarily qualitative evaluation methods will be used. The results of leadership development programmes are often complex and subtle and so a purely quantitative method would not yield an accurate, rich or useful sense of the impact of the project – nor what adjustments may need to be made to reach the desired objectives for future Programmes.
Also, quantitative (and some qualitative) data will be gathered by Common Purpose as part of its assessment and monitoring system. All of these data will be made freely available to the evaluator, and the evaluator will have the opportunity to input to the questions included in the quantitative surveys.
It is envisaged that both one-to-one interviews and group interview sessions will be used to allow for both more deeply probing questioning and a more complete picture. This also allows participants to fully consider their responses to the questions posed.
The number of one-to-one interviews is currently planned to be 10 for each Programme plus two focus groups per Programme one online and one in person. The evaluator will attend the 3-day in-person gathering for each Programme and the alumni in-person gathering. We are happy to discuss the number of interviews/group sessions with the evaluator during the selection process.
It is also envisaged that the evaluator will conduct 5 interviews for each Programme with stakeholders such as nominating organisations, supporters of the project to understand more about the context in which the Programmes are being run and the leadership challenges experienced by those organisations.
Your response to this is invited. The work will take place online and in the North of England and Scotland.
Participants to be interviewed will be identified by the Common Purpose team in conjunction with the evaluator. Your aim should be to gather views from a sufficient range of people to cover the objectives (e.g., women, people from under-represented communities, people from different types/size of organisation etc).
We would also like you to compare the impact of each Programme and whether there are distinct differences/similarities in the Scottish and English pilots that could inform future Programmes. It is our ambition to run a UK wide Programme and so this information would be of enormous benefit in considering how this might be done.
Analysis and reporting
Your analysis should:
An interim report is required after the main part of the Programme is completed in July 2024 and a final report in December 2024 following the alumni gatherings and ongoing peer coaching sessions. The reports should be:
concise and readable by all kinds of stakeholder.
as a guideline, run to between 10 and 20 pages.
if appropriate, be discussed with the team as it is being written.
Please provide a paragraph or two highlighting your experience and qualifications for undertaking this task. If you are expecting to work with a colleague, please provide similar biographical information about them.
Responses and deadline
Please send your proposal to Joanna Hancox at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org.