Spread the Word seeks evaluator for London Writers Awards


**Deadline extended until Friday 10 September, midday**

Spread the Word is seeking an evaluator for our high-profile annual development programme, the London Writers Awards for writers underrepresented in publishing. We welcome applications from evaluators who reflect the underrepresented groups supported in this programme.

The evaluator will have demonstrable experience of designing and delivering effective quantitative and qualitative evaluation frameworks and activity within an arts or creative industry context and, ideally, a knowledge and understanding of the non-profit literature and/or publishing sectors.

This is a significant freelance contract running over 20 months (from October 2021 to May 2023) and is open to UK based applicants only. The total fee to the evaluator for this freelance contract is £16,000 (inclusive of VAT and expenses). This covers approximately 40 days of work from October 2021 to May 2023.

The Brief outlines our work, the context in which we work, the London Writers Awards programme, its outcomes, alongside the details of the work in hand and how to apply for the contract.

Spread the Word particularly welcomes and encourages applications from people with lived experience and/or an understanding of the issues most affecting the communities we work with and for. All reasonable adjustments will be made for shortlisted candidates.

How to apply

Please read the brief before applying which is available to download as a Word document and as a PDF.

Please note that this contract is for UK based evaluators only who have experience of non-profit evaluation. Knowledge of the arts and publishing sectors is also desirable. We welcome applications from evaluators who reflect the underrepresented groups supported in this programme.

Please email the following making the email subject heading: London Writers Awards Evaluation  to [email protected] by the deadline of: 12pm on Friday 10 September 2021 (this has been extended from Friday 3 September 2021)

  • Your evaluation proposal (no longer than five sides of A4) outlining your proposed methodology, budget and timeline, and experience of researching and writing previous evaluation reports; as well as your understanding of the brief, how you would approach the role and your relevant experience.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online on Friday 17 September. Please confirm if you can attend on this date in your application email. For the successful applicant, we will also request contact details of two previous clients to seek references.

Please let us know in your application of any reasonable adjustments that will need to be made, if you are invited to be interviewed.

No recruitment agencies please.

Published 2 August 2021

Updated 31 August 2021