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External Evaluator – Prison Safe

Deadline : 30th November 2023

The aim of this project is to provide current and useful training to correctional staff regarding the safe and respectful management of LGBTIQ+ offenders. Relying on a best practices approach, this training will enable correctional staff to make better informed decisions about the safety, security, treatment and care of LGBTIQ+ offenders by providing academic, cultural and legal perspectives of the issues that make this group unique.

The OBJECTIVES of Prison Safe are:

To train prison staff to:

to implement specific procedures in cases of sexual assault,

to detect signs of fear and distress among LGBTIQ+ prisoners,

to ensure that they receive immediate protection and assistance where necessary,

to listen to the concerns and complaints by members of such groups and be instructed to take these complaints seriously,

to detect signs of suicidal tendencies and refer such prisoners to psychological support services as necessary.

The project will have a duration of two years and more information can be found at

Overall Purpose of the Job: 

The evaluator will participate in all partner meetings, will have access to all documents and training material, will attend the

training sessions and will be present at all major project awareness raising activities. The main outcomes of the external

evaluation procedure will be the interim and final evaluation reports.

Person specification

Relevant academic expertise and experience

Knowledge of processes of project management

Excellent time management and organisational skills

Experience of research governance and research ethics procedures

Experience in project management and previous participation in funded European projects, preferably in the same field

Experience in project and/or proposal evaluation for funded projects

Excellent IT skills

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work with colleagues at all levels

Excellent written and spoken English

Team working abilities

Previous experience working in projects concerning LGBTQI+ issues and/or prisons will be considered an advantage.

The successful candidate will work with the Project Consortium and will oversee the progress of the project and evaluate the quality of the deliverables produced using quantitative and qualitative methods (questionnaires, interviews etc).

Please submit your CV, cover letter and quotation to [email protected] by the 30th November 2023.