External Evaluator - Landing Craft Tank 7074

The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN), working in partnership with The D-Day Story, Portsmouth (DDS) are looking for an External Evaluation consultant (or team of consultants) to help us effectively evaluate the impacts of Landing Craft Tank 7074 project in terms of meeting the project outcomes.

1. Landing Craft Tank 7074

LCT 7074 is a partnership between the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRM) and The D-Day Story (DDS) operated by Portsmouth City Council. The project will see the preservation and relocation of this tank-carrying landing craft built specifically for D-Day and the Normandy Landings. Built in just a few weeks and not designed nor expected to last beyond the Second World War, its survival is all the more remarkable.

The project began at the end of 2018. LCT 7074 is currently undergoing extensive conservation work at HM Naval Base Portsmouth adjacent to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.  Work on site has started to build a canopy over the 59 metre ship and an activity plan is being delivered.  In spring 2020 LCT 7074 will be moved by sea to a prominent public position outside the D-Day Story, in Southsea.   LCT 7074 will open as part of The D-Day Story in summer 2020. 

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a consultant or a team of consultants to adopt a collaborative approach with skills and experience in the areas of:

• Innovative and creative ways of capturing evaluation to encompass quantitative and qualitative methods
• Measurement of programme outcomes using a range of creative evaluation techniques
• Working across numerous and varied stakeholders and clearly communicating with them
• Synthesis of data and report writing in a clear and concise manner
• Experience of evaluating capital projects and partnership projects
• Development of advocacy tools to show value of heritage to society.

Outlined below is a summary of work expected from the Evaluation Consultant/s for the evaluation process.

Project start-up and scoping:
• Kick off meeting to fully understand the project, discuss expectations and set parameters
• Create evaluation framework which sets out the approach to grasping and understanding pre-existing evaluation data
• Agree suitable evaluation techniques
• Agree the balance of data collection between consultants and project team staff
• Provision of creative evaluation training sessions:  Training session for project team on evaluation and evidence-based advocacy.

Mid project:
• Attend relevant project meetings
• Regular updates from the evaluator on project progress to be submitted to the Project Board for NLHF quarterly reporting
• Mid-term independent report to be presented to the project team
• Review the evaluation framework and timescales
• Suggest format for end of project reporting.

End of project
• Lead a meta-analysis and impact evaluation of the project. This will assess whether the project is appropriate, effective and efficient but will go beyond this to influence legacy and look at the project in a much wider context
• Produce a written report interpreting monitoring and evaluation data from across all project outcome areas including all of the essentials required by NLHF, however the report will focus upon telling the story of the project
• Qualitative and quantitative data from all areas of the project will be synthesized together to create a rounded picture of the project and the impacts across its aims as well as unexpected outcomes
• Give a face to face presentation of results.

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For an informal discussion please contact Trudie Cole at trudie.cole@nmrn.org.uk or Daniel Jessop- Community Participation Officer, LCT 7074- at daniel.jessop@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.


HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands