NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

Sally Cupitt, Head of NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

sally cupittSally leads NCVO Charities Evaluation Services and is responsible for larger impact evaluations, including those for the Campaign to End Loneliness and the Alzheimer’s Society. She has a particular interest in participatory approaches to evaluation, and her background in frontline social and community work gives her particular expertise in organisations that work with vulnerable people.

Sally has trained and supported hundreds of organisations to develop their theories of change and self-evaluation processes, and written a number of well-read self-evaluation guides. She has carried out external evaluations for a very wide range of voluntary sector organisations and their funders. Sally has been with Charities Evaluation Services for 17 years.

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Shehnaaz Latif, Lead Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

shehnaaz latifShehnaaz has strategic overview of training and currently leads on capacity building self-evaluation work for the Alzheimer’s Society. She oversees training contracts for Comic Relief (UK) and Macmillan Cancer Care. Shehnaaz has provided training and support to hundreds of organisations to develop their theories of change, outcomes monitoring frameworks, and self-evaluation processes. Shehnaaz carries out external evaluations, and self-evaluation capacity building, for voluntary sector organisations and their funders. She has particular interest and expertise in working with funders and volunteer-led organisations. She is an advocate of creative, flexible and pragmatic approaches to evaluation. Shehnaaz has been with Charities Evaluation Services for 12 years.

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Georgina Anstey, Senior Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

georgie ansteyGeorgie supports organisations to increase their capacity in impact and outcomes planning, evaluation, and reporting. She also conducts external evaluations. Georgie sits on the Inspiring Impact programme board and managed the collaborative development of the Code of Good Impact Practice for the sector. Before this, she worked on a programme to develop innovative tools to demonstrate the impact of voluntary sector support organisations. Georgie has been at NCVO for eight years and joined Charities Evaluation Services following the merger of the two organisations in 2014.

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Harriet Pearce Willis, Senior Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

harriet pearce willisHarriet’s clients include BBC Children in Need and the Alzheimer’s Society. She has particular expertise in health, social care, children and young people’s services, and disability-related issues. Harriet completed a two year programme evaluation for the Safe Network, the national safeguarding unit for the voluntary sector, managed by the NSPCC and Children England. Harriet joined Charities Evaluation Services in 2013.

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Amira Chilvers, Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

amira chilversAmira delivers training and works on projects supporting organisations to build their evaluation capacity. She also carries out external evaluations. Since joining NCVO Charities Evaluation Services in 2016 her clients have included the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the Religious Education Council of England and Wales. Prior to joining NCVO, Amira worked for the Church of England Education Office where she developed the theory of change and business plan for the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership. Amira has extensive experience in education, having been a secondary school teacher for three years and worked in a range of educational charities, and brings this expertise to her evaluation work.

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Sarah Menzies, Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

sarah menziesSarah runs training, external evaluation and capacity building for Charities Evaluation Services. She specialises in supporting voluntary organisations to build their capacity in evaluation and research.

Prior to working with Charities Evaluation Services, she worked for a refugee and migrant charity, and ran an accredited research programme in which 65 organisations graduated. She also acted as a consultant supporting groups to set up evaluation frameworks to a further 100 groups. Prior to this, she held a research and community development role at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, supporting a network of voluntary organisations across Scotland through a community development approach with their research and evaluation requirements.

She is a mixed methods researcher but has expertise on action research, empowering/inclusive research and working with marginalised communities. She has extensive experience of grant and lottery fundraising and supporting voluntary organisations to meet funders’ reporting requirements.

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Faruk Barabhuiya, Assistant Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

faruk barabhuiyaFaruk works on external evaluations and handles consultancy administration. He has a particular interest in creative and participatory research methods. In addition to supporting organisations to conduct effective monitoring and self-evaluation, he has grant management and information management experience. Faruk has worked extensively in the charity sector, mainly in grant-giving organisations, including Youth Music and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

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Maria Jadersten, Administration and Training Assistant, Charities Evaluation Services

maria jaderstenMaria provides a range of financial, administrative and training management support to the team. She also provides a range of support for all the open training and in-house training contracts, such as BBC Children in Need and MacMillan Cancer Support, and leads on the Trust for London training and support contract. She formerly worked for British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) and CoramBAAF for eleven years. Maria joined NCVO Charities Evaluation Services in 2016.

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Associates

Alongside our staff team, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services works with a small group of trusted associates. These skilled evaluation professionals help us expand our capacity and meet the need for our services. We have worked with most of them for many years, and a number are former staff.

Jean Ellis, Associate Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

Jean has played a key role in developing PQASSO, NCVO’s leading UK quality mark for the third sector, as well as other bespoke quality systems. She has led numerous programmatic evaluations in the UK and internationally, most recently an impact evaluation for the Church Urban Fund. Jean is the author of several seminal publications on evaluation and performance improvement. She has worked with Charities Evaluation Services for twenty years as a senior consultant.

Milla Gregor, Associate Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

Over ten years Milla has worked for funders and charities that include Camden Council, Z2K, the National Housing Foundation and The Baring Foundation. She has a particular interest in the smart use of research, statistics and database systems. Milla specialises in outcomes evaluation and theory of change development. She supports people through the human side of organisational changes. Milla has experience as a mediator and trainer in relationship skills and a diploma in group facilitation, counselling skills and conflict resolution. She has studied research through many lenses including anthropology (Cambridge), health policy (LSE/LSHTM) and research methods (Open University).

Diana Parkinson, Associate Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

Diana has particular expertise in working with organisations in the criminal justice, homelessness and women’s sectors. Her clients include One25, the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Volunteering Matters. She has an MSc in professional practice in research methods and is chair of the board of trustees for the charity, Birth Companions. Diana has been an associate consultant with Charities Evaluation Services since 2002.

Avan Wadia, Associate Consultant, NCVO Charities Evaluation Services

Avan’s recent work includes supporting the Motor Neurone Disease Association to implement an outcomes framework. She also carried out an evaluation for Swindon Therapy Centre. Avan has provided support to grantees of Children in Need and Lloyds TSB Foundation. She is an experienced evaluator and trainer and has been an associate consultant with Charities Evaluation Service since 2005.

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