East Durham Connected - An Information, Advice and Guidance Partnership
Evaluation Brief 2021 – 2025
East Durham Trust are seeking a freelance evaluator for their innovative partnership programme East Durham Connected. The role requires someone with an understanding of the communities of East Durham with an ability to make clear and meaningful connections to our often seldom heard communities.
East Durham Connected Project
Funded through the National Lottery Community Fund until 2025 East Durham Connected is a partnership of VCS organisations, statutory providers and strategic bodies working together to deliver a proactive 4-year development and transformation programme for improved delivery of community IAG across East Durham. To better meet the complex needs of our vulnerable and marginalised communities the East Durham Connected programme aims to create a truly coordinated and connected referral and support system and network of improved community infrastructure across all four corners of East Durham.
Background of Organisation
Formed in 2007 and working in one of the most ‘left behind’ localities in England East Durham Trust is a flagship VCSE organisation for County Durham. Delivering poverty reduction and community development we promote community led support for the most marginalised. We are the ‘go to’ organisation within East Durham for our often-disenfranchised ‘seldom reached’ communities. We balance delivery and development of a range of community based and led services. East Durham Trust’s operates on a ‘hub and spoke’ approach through well-established partnerships with our communities. This connects us directly to the 93,500 individuals living in our locality. Over the last two years alone, we have worked directly with our communities to face down true adversity and avoid catastrophe in the shape of the Covid-19 pandemic
Budget and Duration of the Contract
There is a maximum budget of £3,000 per annum (including VAT and expenses). Total value of £12,000. The contract will be held by East Durham Trust and run from December 2021 to December 2025.
The contract will run from December 2021 – December 2025. A payment schedule will be agreed prior to starting the contract. The contract will be subject to renegotiation each year, with either party able to withdraw after a three-month notice period.
Expression of Interest
To express interest in this opportunity please forward a CV or illustration of previous experience alongside a proposal on how you would meet the outlined brief.
Please send Expressions of Interest by email to helen.waller@Eastdurhamtrust.org.uk
You can contact us if you have any communication support needs. We’re happy to talk about alternative ways for you to send us your Expression of Interest.
The deadline for Expression of Interest is 5pm Friday 15th July.
For further information please contact helen.waller@Eastdurhamtrust.org.uk or call 0191 5693511 or call into Community House, Yoden Road, Peterlee, SR8 5DP
Trustee - East Durham Trust
East Durham Trust is looking for public spirited and well – motivated individuals to join the current board of Trustees in fulfilling the governance duties for this well-established and innovative Charity. The role includes the general overseeing of policy, strategic direction and performance. Where experience and background apply there may be scope for additional specialist input in areas such as Human Resources or Finance.
East Durham Trust
East Durham Trust is a registered Charity established in 2007 and serving the area formally known as the District of Easington, the former mining communities of East Durham. The Trust is based in its own purpose built premises in Peterlee and employs 14 people. Constitutionally the Trust is charged with contributing to the Social and Economic Regeneration of the area. It currently addresses this with a range of projects and services ranging from the distribution of Emergency Food, the provision of Welfare and Debt Advice, community based Mental Health and Wellbeing Support and the development of arts engagement through East Durham Creates, a long standing programme funded by Arts Council England.
The Trust is also the recognised flagship local Infrastructure Organisation, which includes hosting the local Volunteer Centre and supporting over 300 local groups. In recent years, the organisation has established a reputation for innovative, high quality services that have improved the lives of local people in one of the UK’s most statistically disadvantaged communities.
The Board meets bi-monthly. The Trustees invariably attend an annual Business Planning and/ or Trustee Development Day. Additionally, Trustees are invited to attend various events including the Annual Conference. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from East Durham residents with knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
For more information on this opportunity please call 0191 5693511.
Interested parties should express an interest in writing to the CEO by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Initially, Candidates are likely to be invited to an informal discussion with the Chair of Trustees and the CEO.
East Durham Trust
T: 0191 5693511
Charity No: 1117642
Company No: 05934124