Greater Manchester Active Ageing Evaluation Partner Tender

By GreaterSport | 22 January 2018 | TAGS: GMMoving, ActiveAgeing


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The Greater Manchester (GM) Active Ageing programme will use £1 million investment from Sport England to work with inactive older adults aged 55+ in a range of communities across Greater Manchester. The programme will develop, test and learn from novel approaches and evaluate the conditions, characteristics and ways of working that most effectively bring about positive change in physical activity behaviour in older adults, and improve outcomes.

The GM Active Ageing project is part of Greater Manchester Moving, the 'comprehensive plan to reduce inactivity and increase participation in physical activity and sport’ in Greater Manchester. The work of GM Moving is aligned to the Greater Manchester Population Health Plan priority themes and wider reform agenda'. Our shared purpose is to positively change the lives of people across Greater Manchester through physical activity and sport. Building from our strengths and through system wide collaboration, we will double the rate of past improvements, reaching the target of 75% of people active or fairly active by 2025.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a GM Active Ageing evaluation partner to ensure the outcomes of the programme and its processes are robustly evaluated.

It is important that the GM Active Ageing evaluation partner connects with other relevant evaluation work and collaborates with local delivery partners to develop the evaluation framework. The evaluator will also need to feed into the Sport England Active Ageing programme evaluation and work closely with the wider GM Moving evaluation partner to contribute data, insight and learning to the wider GM Moving evaluation work.

The evaluator will be required to work with the GM Ageing Hub partners, GM Moving and GreaterSport to share the learning from the Active Ageing programme with GM networks.

How to apply

GreaterSport is commissioning this work and will contract the evaluation partner. The contract will start from 1st April 2018 and until 31st March 2020. There is a budget of £80,000 over 2 years for this work. The budget includes VAT.

To apply, please outline

1. The approach you would take with this piece of work and key deliverables to meet the role and requirements of the evaluator over the two year period.

2. Your skills and experience in this field.

3. Examples of similar or comparable work in any of the following areas: physical activity, older adults, behaviour change, programme and system level evaluation

4. A specific itemised budget for your proposal

5. A consideration of the risks associated with the project

Please send your submissions to Louise Robbins [email protected] by 5pm on Monday 26th February 2018. We will assess submissions and invite shortlisted partners to an interview on 12th, 14th or 15th March 2018.

Please contact Louise Robbins on 07740 883080 or [email protected] with any questions.

For further information please see the full tender document and supporting documents below.


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