Post Title: Programme and Evaluation Consultant – Maternity cover

Location: Flexible. Primarily home working with some meetings in London and visits to projects in London/ across the UK.

Payment and hours: 2 days a week for July and September 2021; 3-4 days a week from October 2021- June 2022 with the possibility to extend subject to funding. £125 per day (self-employed position)

ABOUT THE ROLE:

Are you looking to gain skills in project coordination, monitoring, evaluation and report writing? Are you interested in working in the creative industries and arts education? The Abram Wilson Foundation is looking for a passionate individual to join our team and contribute to our growth and development. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the mission of the Foundation, while being exposed to some of the most exciting up and coming musicians in London today. You would be taking the lead in the planning and implementation of our monitoring and evaluation processes for our arts education and career development programmes. By working with our Head of Impact & Programmes and our founder and CEO, you will organise and collate both quantitative and qualitative data collection for our evaluation and report process. We are looking for someone who enjoys working flexible hours, is happy to work remotely as well as part of a team, has excellent Excel skills, is well organised with good attention to detail, enjoys live music and understands the importance of a creative education.

As an organisation that places huge importance on our young beneficiaries being able to see themselves reflected in the world we are particularly keen to hear from candidates from under-represented backgrounds.

Your role would include, but would not be limited to, the following:

Project coordination

To lead the coordination and management of our Future Sound Music Education Programme and Career Development programme including:

  • Managing the flow of information between workshop leaders / artists / schools / partners / parents / pupils including the scheduling of workshops and planning
  • Organising meetings with schools, cultural venues and other organisations
  • Liaising with schools and other delivery partners to ensure they are aware of their requirements for resources and information
  • Organising prospective funders/funders/donors/trustees to attend workshops
  • Conducting risk assessments and coordinating DBS checks
  • Preparing contracts and resources for workshops
  • Ensuring evaluation materials, lesson plans, workshop materials and resources are prepared in advance
  • Booking regular calls. and meetings with our cohort of career development artists and overseeing the administration of this programme
  • Coordinating the organisation of events for the Career Development Programme, such as masterclasses

Leading communication and disseminating information including:

  • Meeting with current and prospective schools and other non-school delivery partners regarding our programmes and organising projects in collaboration with partners.
  • Liaising with other current and prospective partners to build the reach, capacity and effectiveness of our programmes
  • Organising focus groups and feedback meetings, including our Youth Advisory Panel, ensuring feedback is captured in final reports and disseminated to the workshop leaders
  • Liaising with schools regarding monitoring and evaluation

Data handling and collection including:

  • Collecting baseline data from schools using Excel
  • Inputting data from evaluation forms into Excel
  • Ensuring the printing, distribution/online dissemination, completion and collection of evaluation forms from teachers/ parents / students / workshop leaders / artists
  • Keeping our database and shared folders up to date with the relevant information
  • Collating anecdotal evidence for evaluation report in the form of quotes, feedback, video footage and photographs throughout the programme
  • Creating spreadsheets and accompanying pivot tables, graphs and infographics to accurately represent findings for our supporters

Monitoring and evaluation of programme including:

  • Organise and conduct interviews, focus groups and other evaluation methods for teachers / parents / students / workshop leaders / artists pre, during and post programmes for feedback and evaluation
  • Preparing and completing evaluation reports
  • Reporting back to funders in a timely fashion, adhering to deadlines and ensuring all reports are made public as necessary

Policies

  • Overseeing our policies and procedures and keeping these up to date, and developing new policies as required, in consultation with the CEO and Board.

Research including:

  • Monitoring and evaluation tools
  • The benefits and long-term impact of multi-arts education programmes on vulnerable young people

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a range of partners and stakeholders
  • Strong IT skills, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Strong programme management and organisational skills
  • Excellent and proven written communication skills (in English)
  • Ability to deliver projects within timescales
  • Good attention to detail

 Knowledge/Experience

  • Experience of managing donor/trust funded projects
  • Experience of liaising with donors/trusts and writing donor/trust reports
  • Understanding and experience of conducting monitoring and evaluation
  • An understanding of music and music education would be an advantage

 Attributes

  • Self-motivated, proactive and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Passionate about ending inequalities
  • A commitment to and a working understanding of equality and diversity
  • Strong commitment to safeguarding
  • Ability to work well in a team

The post holder must have, or be willing to apply for through Abram Wilson Foundation, an enhanced DBS due to contact with young people.

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

Founded in 2012, the Abram Wilson Foundation is inspired by the late, great Abram Wilson and the values he embodied as both a critically acclaimed, award winning musician and an inspiring educator.

Our vision is a music industry that genuinely reflects the best image of our society so any young person is able to see it as a place for them and can participate in, and collectively contribute to the next generation of talent.

Our purpose is to inspire, connect and open doors to the music industry so that diverse young talent has an equal chance to realise their creative potential.

Our values are non-negotiable:

  • We challenge inequality, promoting inclusivity and equity in music.
  • We pay it forward, sharing our knowledge, skills and networks with the next generation.
  • We work tirelessly to encourage young people to find and use their creative voice.
  • We are champions of untapped, undiscovered and unrealised talent.

How we achieve our aims

Our Future Sound, Music Education Programme is aimed at disadvantaged and diverse participants from 11– 18 years and involves:

  • Music workshops in schools based in deprived areas
  • Training for professional artists to design and deliver our workshops
  • Our Future Sound Digital programme, providing free and accessible music education wherever a young person lives.

Our Career Development Programme supports talented up and coming jazz musicians in the early to mid-stages of their careers through:

  • An 18-month strategic support programme to build sustainable full-time professional careers
  • Access to industry professionals to realise strategic goals
  • Live performances to showcase their work
  • Opportunities to develop educational practice through involvement in our Arts Education Programme

HOW TO APPLY

Applications can be sent to our Head of Impact & Programmes, Lucy Watkins – [email protected] in the form of:

  1. One page cover letter expressing your interest and an up-to-date CV and/or link to an updated LinkedIn profile

AND / OR

  1. Short video application of up to five minutes explaining who you are, why us and how your values align with ours, the experience you could bring to Abram Wilson Foundation and what you will gain from being part of our team

Deadline: by 10:00am on 16th June 2021.

Provisional interview dates: 29th June and 2nd July 2021. Looking for the successful candidate to start asap.

Please let us know if you have any access requirements for completing your application and/or attending an interview in the event that you are short-listed or if you would like this information in an alternative format.