We are seeking a talented and incisive evaluation consultant for our Thames Discovery Programme River Recoveries project, which brings together young people, volunteering, & digital engagement around the archaeology of the Thames.

Applications are open all, we’re especially keen to hear from ethnically diverse, youth, LGBTQI+ or disability-led organisations and consultants.

An external evaluator will be commissioned to undertake an evaluation of the River Recoveries project. It is proposed that the evaluator should work with project team and volunteers over the life of the project to ensure that short-term findings can be quickly integrated into the delivery of the project. This will also enable the evaluator to undertake in-depth observational analysis of specific elements of the project and to incorporate this with the data gathered through the monitoring procedures.

River Recoveries will work across and between four London sites (Fulham/Putney, Bankside, Limehouse, and Deptford) with young people and diverse communities to develop co-produced participatory models for foreshore archaeology.

For more details, fee and application criteria, please see the Evaluation Brief.

To apply:

Please confirm your intention to bid with Helen Johnston ( as early as possible, so that you can be added to the list to receive any tender updates or clarifications.

Requests for clarifications should be submitted by Wednesday, 14 October 2021. Everyone who has stated their intention to bid will then receive all clarifications by close of business Friday, 15 October.

Please send your expression of interest by email as a Word document and PDF to Helen Johnston, TDP Project Officer, at with the subject line ‘AAN Freelance Evaluator’. Interviews may be arranged following shortlisting.

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday, 20 October 2021