Opportunity: Is Anybody Listening? Our Time, Our Place Evaluator (Freelance)

Freelance Fee:


Reporting to:


£9292 to include all disbursements

Hybrid plus Blackpool, Blackburn, Wirral, Salford, Liverpool

Programme Manager, Is Anybody Listening? Our Time, Our Place

February 2023 – May 2024

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It is a significant occasion for a Northwest artist,Craig Easton, to win Sony World
Photographer of the Year (2021) with his series Bank Top, created in Blackburn, as well as
second place in the documentary category for Thatcher’s Children, made in Blackpool. Due to
Covid19, we were unable to celebrate this achievement within his home region.

Easton tackles stereotypes and responds to the negative way in which the main-stream
media often portrays Northern communities. The relevance of Easton’s work has resurfaced
in a new light as communities endure the cost-of-living crisis and face new challenges and
segregation. Is Anybody Listening? is a touring exhibition. Our Time, Our Place is an
engagement programme and symposium. Is Anybody Listening? Our Time, Our Place is
delivered in partnership with University of Salford, LeftCoast, Open Eye Gallery, Blackburn
Museum and Art Gallery and the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum.

A consultation with Salford Youth Council shows that 70%+ of participants said that they
want to “capture their own world through photography”. One participant remarked:
“‘Coz you grow up there they decide that’s what you are going to be. There is always a
community to be found. Even in the most run-down areas there is always something there…
The people make the place; the place doesn’t make the people.”

Our Time, Our Place aims to do exactly that: give young people the skills and support to see
the value of their story and learn how to preserve and share it from the inside out ess
through the adoption of a logic model to set out activities, resources and planned outputs
and outcomes (or impacts)


The contractor will develop a monitoring and evaluation framework, collating and analysing
data against the aims and objectives of the programme. The programme aims to engage a
diverse audience and develop connections between heritage and people. The contractor will
assess how Is Anybody Listening? Our Time, Our Place engages people to take steps to
involve themselves more deeply in the issues and communities of their lived experience. The
contractor will develop a logic model and delivery plan leading to an unbiased, robust
evaluation report for our major funder, The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Key Responsibilities:

The contractor will work closely with external stakeholders, participants and colleagues to
devise, plan and undertake/coordinate the evaluation.

  • Develop, plan and embed a monitoring a framework for continuous programme evaluation.
  • Use appropriate and methodical ways of asking questions that provide robust evidence which could cover well-being, demographics, economic, social capital, learning journeys, rise to action and quality.
  • Embed evaluation into the heart of programme liaising with venues, community groups and young people.
  • Gather baseline data at the start of each project and comparison data set to demonstrate change over time.
  • Monitor progress through the adoption of a logic model to set out activities, resources and planned outputs and outcomes (or impacts).
  • Communicate any deviations from strategy, objectives and respond to evidence gathering gaps/omission/ issues through timely meetings.
  • Provide detailed and transparent summaries of the research methods used to collect data in relation to the numbers of people that have engaged with / or tried to engage with evaluation activity including limitations, statistical tests and response rates.
  • Analyse and interpret data to provide evidence on outcomes highlighting areas of strength, future development, areas to improve.
  • Provide clear conclusions and recommendations to help enable stakeholders to identify and apply any lessons learned.
  • Produce a timely, clear and sufficient report evaluating project aims, objectives, effectiveness, efficacy and sustainability to inform funders, present and future meeting Heritage Fund submission requirements.

How to apply and the selection process:

For an informal chat about the role please email craigeaston.isanybodylistening@gmail.com

Please send a CV and covering letter no larger than 10 MB to craigeaston.isanybodylistening@gmail.com by noon on Friday 3rd February 2023 . Please tell us how you meet the experience, skills and qualities outlined in the Contractor Specification. Please propose how you would split the fee into materials and time if applicable. This should be no longer than 2/3 pages in either Word or PDF. Please keep your CV 2/3 pages of A4 and include two references from recent or current employers/ clients. All applications will be acknowledged with an email receipt. Should you be shortlisted, you will be invited to interview on Wednesday, Feb 8th. Your application will be assessed against how you meet the experience, skills and qualities outlined in the Contractor Specification through your application and interview.


Open Eye, Liverpool – Exhibition and engagement programme 

January 2023 – April 2023 

LeftCoast and Blackpool School of Art  – Exhibition and engagement programme 

April 2023- June 2023 

Blackburn Museum and Arts Gallery – Engagement programme 

June 2023- July 2023 

University of Salford -Exhibition and engagement programme 

September 2023- December 2023 

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum  – Exhibition, engagement programme and symposium 

January 2024 – March 2024 


A total of £9292 is available. This includes your fee, evaluation materials, public liability
insurance, expenses, site visits, meetings,observation sessions,, administration,
meetings, VAT. The fee will be released in tranches upon competition of agreed

Click here to download the full person specification.